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Become an Ecology Center Volunteer!
Earn great benefits as a volunteer:
Volunteer up to 5 hours and you will be eligible for a free one-year  Ecology Center membership which entitles you to store and event discounts, a free resource library and more!  If you have not already, please fill out our volunteer application to receive future opportunities. 

Volunteer Opportunities:
FMAE Market Match Face-to-Face Meeting

Our Farmers' Markets Access & Equity (FMAE) Program 
is hosting a Face-to- Face Meeting , an annual two-day  conference for Market Match partner organizations from across the state to share best practices, gain skills, and celebrate program accomplishments. Market Match is  California's largest healthy food incentive program.

When: March 9th, Monday, 9 AM to 8 PM
     March 10th, Tuesday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Who: 6-8 volunteers for different shifts throughout the days

Location: California Endowment, 2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA

Volunteers are needed to help run a smooth event!  If you're interested in learning more about volunteer roles, reach out to Jacqui, Program Coordinator, at  or (510) 548-2220 x 232.

Ecology center hosts various workshops and events, from cooking a five course meal using food scraps to our larger Winter Crafts Fair and Salsa Festival.

Who: 1-2 volunteers

When: Flexible between Tuesdays to Thursdays, around 11 AM to 2 PM

  • Work directly with Events Coordinator on event implementation, communications and promotion
  • Assist with Google Suite (Forms, Excel, Mail Merge... etc.) and EventBrite
  • Draft event descriptions to post on promotion and social media platforms
  • Hours are weekly to bi-weekly, depending on event amount

If you are interested, please contact our Events Coordinator, Cynthia, at or (510) 548-2220 x 240 for more information. 

MarketingPhotoshop and InDesign Volunteer

Who:  1-2 volunteers

When: Flexible on Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoons

  • Have knowledge using Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other Adobe Suite applications
  • Assist the Marketing and Communications Coordinator on designs and needs
  • Edit Ecology Center's fiscal projects' posters, flyers, brochures as needed

If you are interested, please contact our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Sachiko, at or (510) 548-2220 x 226 for more information. 

Who:  2-3 volunteers

When: Flexible on Tuesdays to Saturdays

  • Assist with administrative and development processes for Ecology Center programs and events
  • Membership and donation acknowledgement through letter preparation
  • Office upkeep duties: storage inventory, mailing list cleaning and more
  • Basic flowering and maintenance of plants in front of store space

Please contact our Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator, Helena, at or (510) 548-2220 x 235!

ecohouseRegular EcoHouse Volunteer

Who:  4-5 volunteers

When: Flexible on Tuesdays to Saturdays

  • Maintenance of the EcoHouse, a sustainable living demonstration home, for workshops and classes
  • Weeding, wood chipping, flowering and other garden needs
  • Plant identification and labeling projects
  • Learn about different ways to green the home, from water catchment systems to maintaining your own seasonal garden! 
Ecology Center will provide all materials to complete projects. Be sure to wear clothing suitable for outdoor projects and bring a water bottle. Please bring your friends too, everyone is welcome! 

Please contact our EcoHouse fiscal partner, Guillermo, at or (415) 879-5508 if you are interested! 

UpcomingSneak Peak into Future Opportunities! 

1. Earth Day Festival: Ecology Center will be hosting an Earth Day Festival on 4/18 to bring back the importance of why the Earth Day movement began - activism to instigate tangible change. Look out for future emails on possible volunteer roles needed for the festival! 

2. Thirsty Third Thursday: Thirsty Third Thursday is a monthly booth at the North Berkeley's Farmers' Market beginning  5/7 through 10/29. In lieu with a kid's zone and other special activities, Thirsty Thursdays works to promote Ecology Center's mission and cultivate a new audience to the markets. We will need volunteers to help with set up, beer and wine pouring, onsite promotion, kid's zone and more. 

3. Salsa Festival: Our annual Salsa Festival on 8/1 features various eco-friendly activities, Farmers' Market vendors, music and dancing; it's the perfect day for the family! We will need lots of volunteers to help the show run smoothly. 

If you would like to keep up-to-date with these opportunities, please contact Helena at or (510) 548-2220 x 235!

Remember to fill out our  volunteer application  to receive future 
opportunities and check out our website to see

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