Get involved by volunteering! We rely on help from volunteers like you.
Become an Ecology Center Volunteer!
Earn great benefits as a volunteer.
Volunteer for 5 hours and you will be eligible for a free one-year  Ecology Center membership.   We have several opportunities to get involved.

Internal Volunteer Opportunities:
Event Support Volunteer- 2nd Annual Ride Electric Event

Who: 3-5 volunteers
When: This Saturday, September 15, for 2+ hours between 9am-4pm
  • Event set up help: set up of tables, cones to block off street, parking spaces for vehicle owners, and more.
  • Support event coordinator with event logistics and flow; maintaining road blocks, managing flow of traffic between guests and hosts etc.
  • Event break down: clearing out attendees, breaking down tables and/or tents, providing directions to host and other event support tasks
Location: Civic Center Park  (2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704) 
To Volunteer: Please contact Minna at
If you are unable to volunteer but would like to attend the event, RSVP  here.
EcoHouse Volunteer Work Day

Who: 10-15 volunteers
When:  Every Wednesday from 2-6pm *If you would like to volunteer at a                      different time, please fill out this form.
  • Plantings: replace overgrown, weeded plants
  • Debris Removal: any excess growth from front yard.
  • Replace bushes with lower, more appropriate native plants
  • Plant identification and labeling project, possible other tasks. 
*The Ecology Center will provide materials to complete projects.  Please feel free to bring gardening gloves and knee pads (based on personal preference) and be sure to wear clothing that is suitable for outdoor projects. Due to the large amount of people volunteering, if you have personal gardening tools-that's great too! Hats and water are also recommended.  

To Volunteer: Contact Niysha at or click here .
OutreachEvent Outreach Volunteer

Who: 5-7 volunteers
When: Tuesday-Sunday, flexible times
  • Our Events Coordinator will be developing a "Street Team" to support with outreach and promotions of Ecology Center events and programs.
  • We are seeking active and enthusiastic folks who are willing to hit the streets and spread the word about upcoming projects and events.
  • This team would work directly with Ecology Center staff to complete tasks such as: creating event flyers, cranking out creative social media posts, distributing flyers and posters to community members and businesses, etc.
This role is aimed to build strong community relationships and increase access to information about Ecology Center programs and resources.

Location: Dependent upon project
To Volunteer: Contact Lily at or click here.
Farmers' Market Data Entry Volunteer

Who : 1-2 volunteers
When: 2-3 hrs/week or 10-15 hrs/month
  • Assist Market Managers in the transfer of data collected at market into internal databases 
  • Help create and maintain database of vendor profiles
Location: Ecology Center  (2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94702)
To Volunteer:  Contact Niysha at or  click here.
Farmers' Market Writing and Newsletter Content Creator Volunteer

Who: 1-2 volunteers
When: Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Support the Operations Manager in the creation of content by writing short articles, interviewing farmers and customers, and capturing recipes from the community at large 
  • Assist the Operations Manager create bi-weekly Ripe Now! e-letters featuring in season produce as well as quarterly e-newsletter or guest blogs
Desired skills: 
  • Creative writing experience- comfortable writing short articles -General knowledge or interest in fresh produce, sustainable agriculture, and/or cooking 
  • Should be comfortable engaging with the public & vendor
To Volunteer: Contact Nina at nina@ecologycenter.or g or click here.
Farmers' Market  Volunteer

Who: 1-2 volunteers
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays
  • Support the farmers' market team with essential tasks i.e, vendor support, youth intern management, community engagement and more!
  • Managing the parking lot - ensure cars are parked in their correct spots and neighbors driveways, handicap spots are being respected 
  • Create a contact list of all chefs and restaurants that are attending the market (point of contact for any chef needs)
  • Setting up and breaking down of signage, etc 
  • Assisting in loading/unloading
Location: Multiple Berkeley Farmers' Market locations 
To Volunteer: Contact Niysha at or  click here. 

Please arrive on time and contact Niysha if anything arises. 

Volunteering comes with benefits!
Volunteer for 5 hours and you will be eligible for a one-year Ecology Center membership

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