Learn about gardening and native plants while being part of MEarth’s mission to educate + inspire through environmental stewardship!
As of May 21, 2021, all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
before beginning work at the Hilton Bialek Habitat. Volunteers must bring proof of
vaccination to their first volunteer shift. Volunteer medical information will be kept
Edible Garden/Habitat Workday Opportunities:
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, washing, and packing produce, 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!
Native Plant Nursery Workdays:
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!
Volunteer opportunities are open to residents of Monterey County who are age 18+. Volunteers will be oriented to our safety procedures and asked to sign a participant liability waiver at the beginning of their first shift. We kindly ask volunteers not to attend shifts if they have experienced COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19. Let us know if they have traveled outside of Monterey County within the 14 days before their volunteer shift.
Edible Garden/Habitat Workdays:
Monday | 8:30 am – 10:30 am (Harvest Day)
Tuesday | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursdays | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Native Plant Nursery Workdays:
Fridays | 2:30 – 4:30 pm
MEarth Educational Field Trips
Join MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat as we host programming opportunities with Monterey County schools and community partners (Girls & Boys Club, Girls Health Girls Hands).
You’ll have the opportunity to join us in the garden, teach kids about caring for and restoring native plants, how to make some healthy snacks in our green classroom, lead DIY arts and crafts, and more! Specific programming and volunteer duties will be communicated before the event date.
November 2nd & 3rd | 9:30 am -12 pm
November 30th & December 1st | 9:30 am -12 pm
November 16th | 9 am -3 pm
MEarth Community Connections days
We are looking for 30 volunteer shifts for each MEarth Community Connection Day. These will be held throughout 2021 Sunday, November 21, December 19, and March 27th, 2022. Join MEarth at the Hilton Bialek Habitat as we host a full day of environmentally focused activities.
Throughout the day, you’ll have the opportunity to join us in the garden, teach kids, families, and community members about caring for and restoring native plants, how to make some healthy snacks in our green classroom, lead DIY arts and crafts, and more! We also have early and late set-up/clean-up shifts
November 21st | 10 am – 4 pm