Volunteer with Sierra Harvest Today!

Make a difference in our community while making new friends, developing new skills, and gaining a sense of accomplishment. Volunteering with Sierra Harvest programs is a fun way to help bring fresh, healthy, local food and nutrition education to Nevada County families.

Food Love Farm Senior Camp Counselors

This is a leadership-building summer opportunity for students 15 to 17 years of age. It has the foundation for a senior project, looks great on a resume, and is a lot of fun. Perfect for students exploring interests in farming, child development, or nutrition.  This is a skill-building volunteer opportunity.  

The job will entail arriving before campers at 8:30 am to help prepare for the camp day and staying until 3:30 pm. Helping harvest and prepare meals and leading nature activities will be part of your daily routine. We are looking for positive role models who are excited to lead our campers with positive and supportive guidance. 

There are 3 camp sessions this summer: 

1st Session: June 27th to July 2nd

2nd Session: July 18th to July 23rd

3rd Session: August 1st to August 5th

To apply please email Farmer Bri at bri@sierraharvest.com including:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. 
  2. Why do you want to be a Food Love Farm camp counselor?
  3. Which sessions are you available to volunteer for?

Farm Institute Ag Skills Welcome Volunteer

The Farm Institute Ag Skills Welcome Volunteer helps facilitate on-site class logistics, arrives early to class, welcomes and orients attendees, is the liaison with the host farmer, and answers basic questions from guests about Sierra Harvest.

The Sierra Harvest Farm Institute helps people to learn farming skills, build a better farm business, find farmland, and connect to our community.

Be a Hero – Apply to be a Volunteer Harvest Leader
for the 2022 Gold Country Gleaning Season!

Pick fruit, meet new friends, explore our stunning county and donate the fruit to those in need (plus take a wee bit home for you) – Wow! What a remarkable volunteer opportunity this is and it could be yours!  We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers who can commit to picking and/or leading a crew of volunteers at least twice a month from June to November. You will pick fruit that would otherwise go to waste from Nevada County farms and home orchards and deliver it to Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) to be distributed to folks in our community.  In 2021 volunteers picked and donated more than 28,000 pounds to IFM – be a part of this awesome team! To be a volunteer Harvest Leader for the 2022 Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaning season, check out the job description and contact Edy at edy@sierraharvest.org and apply.

Get Your Hands Dirty at Food Love Farm!

Wanting to get your hands dirty and support our educational farm team? We’re looking for volunteers to help our farm team this spring and summer!

Volunteer days are Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm and every other Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm (starting 5/7/2022).

For more details, contact brianna@sierraharvest.org

Open Board of Director Positions

Sierra Harvest is currently recruiting positions for its Board of Directors.  We are looking for individuals with unique and diverse work and life experiences that have a passion for food and farming education.  It is an exciting time to join the board as Sierra Harvest transforms school food for 10,000 kids, provides holistic farmer training, and expands our community food access services. No food or farming experience is necessary. Time commitment is five-plus hours per month. If you are passionate about transforming lives and strengthening our community through fresh, local, seasonal food, send an email and resume to info@sierraharvest.org.  

Sierra Harvest is Proud to be a part of BriarPatch’s Volunteer Program!

PatchWorks Nonprofit Neighbor LogoBriarPatch Food Co-op launched is PatchWorks Volunteer Program in 2020. When you volunteer with Sierra Harvest for 6 or more hours per month, you will receive 15% off one BriarPatch shopping trip the following month!  Visit their website to download the application and more information

Sierra Harvest Office Opportunities

If you aren’t ready to get your hands dirty but still want to support Sierra Harvest’s mission join our office support team. We are open for volunteers and would love to help update our database, records, and more.

Data Entry Clerk

Sierra Harvest is looking for data entry volunteers to assist with maintaining our program tracking information and database. Your experience and support will help our team focus on programs and development while providing them easy access to current data.

Website Maintenance Technician

Sierra Harvest is looking for a website maintenance technician volunteer to work the with Sierra Harvest team in the maintenance of existing and development of new WordPress pages and posts. 


Crystal Dossman, the Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.  For more info contact her at Crystal@sierraharvest.org

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