Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome volunteers at the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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UCSC Student Volunteer Opportunities

We have weekday volunteer opportunities for UCSC students at the campus farm, Chadwick Garden, Cowell Coffee Shop and Produce Pop-Up. Learn more and sign up on our Student Opportunities page.


Important Information for Volunteers

The following tasks must be completed by volunteers before coming to the Farm or Garden:

  1. Please let us know to expect you at the Farm or Chadwick Garden. Contact us at agroecology@ucsc.edu or 831-459-3240 to let us know you are interested in volunteering.
  2. Complete and submit the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire before coming to campus. The questionnaire will require the contact information of a staff person. Please enter hharris2@ucsc.edu. If someone arrives on campus and has not submitted the daily symptoms check, they MUST isolate, complete and submit the form BEFORE beginning work. 
  3. Complete and submit the campus Volunteer Form with an end date of December 31, 2022.
  4. Complete and submit a Workers' Compensation form. The recommended form for all UCSC volunteers is the Volunteer Waiver and Election of Workers’ Compensation Coverage; the volunteer is both electing workers' compensation and waiving other remedies. A volunteer who does not want to accept workers’ compensation coverage must sign the General Use Waiver instead. Submit these completed forms to Heidi Harris, Volunteer Coordinator: hharris2@ucsc.edu. 
If you do not have access to a computer, please let us know so we can have these items completed in advance of arriving on campus.

Parking Instructions

Parking lots #115 and #116 (south campus near the Farm and Hay Barn), #119 (near Chadwick Garden/Merril College) and #168 (near back gate entrance to Farm/The Village) are all free on weekends, and require permits from 7am-5pm on weekdays. Here is a map of campus parking lots and information on parking permit requirements.

If you will be coming to campus during the time where a parking permit is required, or you are not sure if a parking permit is needed, please email agroecology@ucsc.edu for assistance. 

Volunteer Resources

The following resources contain helpful information on working at the Farm and Garden and with Center for Agroecology.

Thank you!