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 Building a healthier local food system is a tall order. It takes commitment, reflection, planning, partnerships, money… and a ton of volunteer work by people throughout our community.  We are grateful to have had the support and hands of thousands of volunteers from our inception, and are able to continue offering our programs and services because of our Volunteer Program.

Most of our regular volunteers support the production at Bounty Community Farm. We receive volunteers from many places including local schools, universities and colleges churches, businesses, and many interested community members. We also work with the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, who refers volunteers to us, many of whom need to complete court-appointed service hours. If you need to work off hours through the Volunteer Center, let them know you’d like to volunteer with the Petaluma Bounty Farm!

There are lots of ways to contribute as a volunteer, depending on your interest, experience, skills and availability.

If you are interested in volunteering with Petaluma Bounty and would like to get involved, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form

If you are under 18 years old, you’ll need to print off a volunteer waiver, have a parent or guardian sign it, and bring it with you the first time you volunteer with us.

Si usted o su hijo va a hacer trabajo voluntario con Bounty y prefiere llenar el formulario en español, por favor haga click aqui.

Current volunteer hours at Bounty Farm:

Our current volunteer hour are Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm and 2-5pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm. 

To sign up, go to our Calendly.

The volunteer season ends mid-December and begins again on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on the third Monday in January. Check Facebook for most recent updates and call or email with questions, (707) 364-4866 or education@petalumabounty.org.

Chicken Tender Program:

You can also volunteer to be a chicken tender! This includes either letting the hens out in the morning or putting them to bed at night. Each shift is ~30 minutes long. We ask all volunteers to complete a training before taking on a shift. Check our Facebook page or Weekly email (you can sign up on our home page) for upcoming trainings or email education@petalumabounty.org to schedule your own!


Bounty Hunters Program:

Please note: we are in the process of re-launching our Bounty Hunters Program. We will provide updates for when the program is accepting volunteers again. 

Bounty Hunters gleaning and food recovery activities happen year round. We’re looking for volunteers (to help harvest fresh fruit and vegetables from local orchards and farms) and drivers (to help drive donated food to local distribution sites). Read up on the program, roles and needs here. And when you’re ready to volunteer, simply fill out our online Volunteer Form or email bountyhunters@petalumabounty.org.

Corporate Service Days:

Organize a community service day for your business or place of work! We organize hands-on service days at Bounty Farm for groups up to 30 people. Farm activities can include planting, weeding, organizing, harvesting, etc., or other larger project of need on the farm at the time. We charge a fee for organizing these days, please contact education@petalumabounty.org if you are interested.

Service Learning Opportunities:

We welcome groups of students or community members who wish to engage in service learning opportunities at the farm. Typically, service learning groups are high school aged and above and are motivated to complete service hours. Service learning projects usually involve supporting farm production at Bounty Farm, and are available on a seasonal and project by project basis. If your group is over 5 participants, we ask that you contact education@petalumabounty.org to coordinate schedule and tasks. If you have a group of 4 or less, you welcome to join in at the Bounty Farm. See above for additional information.

4 Replies to “Volunteer”

  1. Victoria

    We are new to the area and look forward to volunteering! We LOVE gleaning and foraging. How can we get involved? We are in Occidental and would be open to driving up to 30 min for a glean.

    Let us know!
    Many Blessings!
    Victoria, Bryan and Kali

  2. Elizabeth Rosnel

    Looking forward to doing the hands-on work that will help our Petaluma Bounty Farm!

    See you there!

  3. Tricia shipley

    Would like more info please ? And was wondering if there was anything like that here in Santa Rosa?? Thanks
    Tricia Shipley

  4. Maria Wnorowski

    Hello Tricia,

    Are there specific questions you have about volunteering? And Bayer Farm could be a good place to look into!

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