Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about gardening, CA native plants, and participate in building community connections. Be part of MEarth’s mission to educate + inspire through environmental stewardship!

Check out our opportunities below.

Volunteer opportunities are open to residents of Monterey County and surrounding areas who are age 15+. Volunteers will be oriented to our safety procedures and asked to sign a participant liability waiver at the beginning of their first shift. For those under 18, parents must complete a liability waiver. We kindly ask volunteers not to attend shifts if they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 (and any variants) or have been in close contact with anyone with Covid-19.

Edible Garden/Habitat Workdays:

Saturday, September 10th | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Habitat Workday)

We are thrilled to be partnering with local food relief organizations to donate fresh produce from our edible gardens to community members in need! We’re looking for volunteer support with harvesting, along with other garden tasks, including getting beds ready for planting, planting out seedlings, weeding, mulching, and other habitat and garden maintenance work. Volunteers are essential to keeping the gardens running efficiently!

Monday | 8:30 am – 10:30 am (Harvest Day). Stay tuned for the start date.

Wednesdays | 9:00 am – 4 pm

Thursday | 9:00 am – 4 pm

Native Plant Nursery & Workdays:

Fridays | 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Stay tuned for more opportunities!

We’re looking for volunteer help in our native plant nursery, which collaborates with the California Native Plant Society. By volunteering in our native plant nursery, you will help us supply our community with native plant species vital for our local ecosystems. Tasks include watering, pruning, weeding, propagating, and more!

The 10th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch of Carmel

The 10th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser and community event require many volunteers over the course of 3 days from September 16th – 18th. Masks are encouraged. We hope to see you there!

CUSD Classroom Support

Starts September 6th & Ends December 23rd 

Join MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat as we host programming opportunities for our Carmel Middle Schoolers. Masks are encouraged.

Field Trips

Start: September 6th & Ends November 4th

 Join the MEarth team in hosting classrooms from diverse communities all over Monterey County! Masks are encouraged.

Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County

Starts September 22nd  & Ends October 14th

Join the MEarth for an onsite visit to the Boys and Girls Club, where students will be learning about the natural world around them. You can also join us here at our property as we host the Girls Leadership Network, a program offered through the Boys and Girls Club.  Masks are encouraged.