Welcome to all who have navigated here to find out more about the volunteer program! Green Gulch has a dedicated group of volunteers who have been participating for years and have found the work and support enriching to their lives. The community, in turn, has been enriched by their offering.
One Zen motto is “Working Hard, Accomplishing Nothing.” This may seem odd but it may also be a relief to consider―especially since for most of their lives, people are actually encouraged to work very hard and to accomplish as much as they can.
The Green Gulch Farm community has a radically different take on work―and life, for that matter. When individuals cease from looking at work as “trying to get something,” even for a moment, it opens pathways for other experiences to emerge.
Outlined below are some of the opportunities being offered at Green Gulch for participants to “work hard and accomplish nothing” while growing with the volunteer community, learning and sharing skills, and enjoying the bounty of the farm, the kitchen, and boundless other areas:
Youth & Family Program
2019 Volunteer Orientation Days
Begins over lunch at the deck near the sauna at 12:30 pm; dates to be announced.
All volunteers will need to attend an orientation before starting. Volunteer orientation are offered one Sunday a month. The orientation lasts about 1½ hours, and begins over lunch at 12:30 pm on the deck near the sauna.
Volunteers have found these orientations very useful with regards to familiarizing themselves with Green Gulch Farm and also welcoming with regards to meeting other volunteers and having a chance to talk and learn about the different areas of work available. Please contact the volunteer coordinator Karena Franses at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next orientation; they will respond by email with the date of the next orientation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): [PDF]
General volunteer info: Please contact the volunteer coordinator through leaving a message at the Green Gulch office at 415.383.3128 or email@example.com to volunteer at Green Gulch or ask questions regarding the program.