Volunteer with Sierra Harvest Today!

Meet new friends, develop new skills and gain a sense of accomplishment by volunteering. Bring fresh, healthy food and nutrition education to Nevada County families while having fun too.

  • 2018 Volunteer Sierra Garden Crew of the Year

347 volunteers donated more than 3,870 volunteer hours this past year building capacity for our local food movement. Earn Discounts at the BriarPatch Food Co-op | Free admission to Soup Night, Food & Farm Conference, and more!

Volunteer Positions as of Feb. 2020

Help keep our community healthy during this challenging time.  Get involved and volunteer with our partner organizations – list of opportunities here with Connecting Point to bring food to those homebound, foster pets, and more.

COVID-19 Grown Your Own Food

sierra garden recipientsPosition Overview and Impact: During the coronavirus pandemic, Sierra Harvest invites you to volunteer to stay home, stay safe, and start a garden to grow your own food! The “garden” can be a small container on a deck or porch, or something more ambitious. Go outside and play in the dirt!

Express interest on the Connecting Point volunteer hub website to let us know you’re “in” and browse the resources here


Greenhouse Irrigation Installation at the Food Love Farm

food love farm greenhouse 2019Position Overview and Impact: Come help at the Food Love Farm, our educational farm, where more than 2,000 students learn where their food comes from and get first-hand experience working on a farm.  Our program has been gifted an overhead irrigation system for our greenhouse and we are requesting an experienced project leader to install it.  Irrigation kit is from DripWorks, but unfortunately did not come with any instructions! 

Time Commitment: 1 hour planning, ½ day installation project

Time: Flexible!

Qualifications and Skills Required:  Experience with greenhouse irrigation systems

Additional Information:  Bring water, snack.  Wear closed toe shoes for safety.

Benefits of Volunteering:  Opportunity to help support our educational farm.

Staff Contact: Emily Koller for more info – emily@sierraharvest.org


2020 Volunteer Harvest Leader for the Gold Country Gleaning Program

gleaning plums 2019Position Overview and Impact: Harvest Leaders are volunteers who love harvesting fruit who commit to leading a crew of volunteers up to twice a month June – Nov. picking fruit that would otherwise go to waste from farms and home orchards and bringing it to Interfaith Food Ministry to be distributed to those in need. 

Time Commitment: 1-2 Harvests a month for 6 months. Harvests last 1 ½ -3 hours plus scouting, equipment pick-up and fruit delivery. 

Qualifications and Skills Required: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest serving the community and enjoy picking fruits and vegetables. This volunteer should be detail oriented, personable, and feel comfortable in a leading a group of volunteers. He/she should enjoy sharing Sierra Harvest’s work to inspire continued volunteerism. Must be able to lift 40lb boxes.

Amazing Benefits of Volunteering:

Learn leadership skills directing a diverse array of volunteers.

Taste and take home seconds of delicious seasonal fruits.

Meet new like-minded people.

Learn the seasonality of locally grown produce.

Full job description here.

Staff Contact: Miriam Limov for more info – miriam@sierraharvest.org

PatchWorks Nonprofit Neighbor LogoBriarPatch Food Co-op has launched a new volunteer program, PatchWorks Nonprofit Neighbor and Sierra Harvest is one of the lucky 10 participating partners benefiting from this awesome program where volunteers receive discounts on purchases 1-2x a month after volunteering a minimum amount of time with a participating partner.  Apply today as there are only 100 volunteer positions available in this new program that begins January 2020.



Complete the form below to join the Sierra Harvest Volunteer Team.  Katherine Doolittle, Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch within a week.  More info contact her at volunteercoordinator@sierraharvest.org

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