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 and gleaning with Bounty Hunters. We receive volunteers from many places including local schools, universities and colleges churches, businesses, and many interested community members. We also work with the Sonoma County Volunteer Center, 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 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:
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-12pm and Thursdays, 3-6pm (2-5pm when daylight savings ends). 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 email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are having folks sign up for a volunteer spot so we can continue to have a safe number of folks at the farm at one time. You can sign up to volunteer here. If you have any issues or concerns, please reach out to our Program Associate, Elizabeth, using the information above!
At this time, we are still asking folks to bring a mask and adhere to social distancing norms for the safety of everyone at the farm.
Bounty Hunters Program:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.