Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about gardening, and 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:

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!

Saturday, September 2nd workday | 8:00 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays | 9:00 am – 4 pm

Thursday | 9:00 am – 4 pm

Native Plant Nursery & Workdays:

Tomato workshop at the Hilton Bialek Habitat

Fridays | 2:00 – 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!

Community Outreach & Workshops

October 7th | Native Plant Sale 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We seek energetic individuals to help us at our community workshops and tabling events. These events will occur across Monterey County and at the Hilton Bialek Habitat.

MEarth Day 2024

April 2nd-6th | 8:00am-4:30pm

A memorable and unique community event celebrating the natural world around us. This family friendly festival-style event will focus on living sustainably & becoming better environmental stewards.

Youth Classroom Support

Field Trip with MEarth

MEarth delivers environmental education programs to Monterey County youth, including Carmel Middle Schoolers. If you volunteer, you will be supporting our educational programs by assisting in gardening classes, and cooking programs, and helping set up/clean up in between lessons.

August 2023 to May 2024

Summer Camp Volunteer Work

Join us this Summer for an immersive experience of culinary and natural science activities! If you volunteer, you will be supporting our summer camp programs by assisting in cooking programs, exploration of the habitat and helping set up/clean up in between lessons.

June 2024-August 2024