MEarth Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to learn more about gardening and native plants, and be a working part of MEarth’s mission to educate + inspire through environmental stewardship?

Volunteers provide tremendous and essential support in the maintenance of the MEarth’s gardens, habitat and nursery. Volunteering provides a wonderful opportunity to learn valuable skills in gardening and native habitat development as you lend a hand to support our environmental stewardship efforts.

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 is run in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society. By volunteering in our native plant nursery you will help us supply our community with native plant species that are 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 if they have been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19, and to let us know if they have travelled outside of Monterey County within the 14 days prior to their volunteer shift.

Edible Garden/Habitat Workdays:

Thursdays | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Native Plant Nursery Workdays:

Fridays | 2:30 – 4:30pm