Volunteer extraordinaire, Sara Raskie cooking up a giant pot of soup for soup night!

Volunteer extraordinaire, Sara Raskie cooking up a giant pot of soup for soup night!

Volunteer with Sierra Harvest Today!

Our volunteers play a vital role in all of our programs and provide the foundation of our efforts. Do you have special skills to share? Or enthusiasm for educating children? Or do you enjoy teaching cooking? Or did you want to make new friends? Be a part of our growing organization utilizing your skills and passion to support our mission to educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food.  We thank the 310 volunteers who donated more than 3,815 volunteer hours this past year to support Sierra Harvest’s programs.  Because of their dedication of time and talent, our programs are thriving, our community is healthier and we have exciting goals for the coming year.

Please review below the list of volunteer opportunities and then complete the online volunteer application. Miriam Limov, Engagement Manager, will be in touch within a week to find out how YOU want to get involved and make a difference in Sierra Harvest!

For more information about volunteering Miriam can be reached at Miriam@sierraharvest.org.

.Volunteer Opportunities Available Now

Volunteers helping with a Sierra Garden build!

Volunteers helping with a Sierra Garden build

1. Sierra Gardens Building Volunteers (On-going opportunity) Click here for more info about how YOU can help families grow their own garden by helping them install the garden beds, the fencing, irrigation and support the families year-round. Do you have light building skills and a strong back?  Also seeking one core volunteer to assist Edy Cassell, Sierra Garden Coordinator weekly from April 15 – June 15, 2017.  More info here.

2. Office Volunteer Click here for the full job description.

Volunteer at the Sierra Harvest office and help with a variety of tasks utilizing your skills or learn new ones!

Time/Date: You can choose to help weekly, bi-monthly or monthly!  Let us know what works best for you.

Time Commitment: Can be as little as 1 hour or 2-3 hours. Flexible hours.  Though, ideally, helping on Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 10am – 2pm.

Qualifications and Skills Required: Working knowledge of Excel, MS Word, databases, WordPress.

1st Grader at Clear Creek School showing her fresh spring roll creation – 2016

Volunteer with Sierra Harvest and Earn Discounts at the BriarPatch Co-op Market!

Owner Volunteers may earn a discount at BriarPatch by doing volunteer work at affiliated nonprofit organizations. Just as with our other volunteer “jobs,” these volunteer hours will earn a 10% discount for working six hours per month (3 hours for seniors) per each adult in the household.
Following a model established by La Montanita Co-op in New Mexico, the new program is another way for BriarPatch to embody the seventh International Cooperative Principle, “Concern for the Community.” In order to receive Owner Volunteer credit at BriarPatch, volunteers must be new to Sierra Harvest as a volunteer (i.e., must not have previously volunteered with Sierra Harvest), and must be referred in advance by BriarPatch staff.

More info here about this remarkable program – thank you BriarPatch Co-op Market for such profound support of numerous local non-profits creating a more vibrant and wonderful community.

Would you like to volunteer with Sierra Harvest? Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
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