Together, we can fall in love with the beauty and power of California Native plants, grow delicious food, make our community more climate resilient, and have a whole lot of fun!

Welcome to the exciting and fulfilling opportunities of volunteering with the California Native Garden Foundation. We look forward to meeting you and growing our vibrant community with you, especially sharing our love of California Native plants!

Everything volunteer related is currently hosted on our MeetUp page. Please register for the page and check out upcoming events to join us in the garden.

Some of the core ways to become a part of our community are below.

If you have questions, want to schedule special volunteer events, or otherwise have needs that these opportunities don’t meet, please reach out to us via the form at the bottom of the page, and we will make sure to respond promptly.

SECOND SATURDAYS: Volunteer Training
|  Second Saturday of every month from 9 to 12

Meet your fellow volunteers, learn about our mission, get your hands dirty, and join us for a community lunch featuring many of our edible foods after all your hard work!

We host many different events for all ages and all kinds of learning opportunities. This training is the best way to get discover how you can best use your talents to help us further our mission!

Please register to attend on MeetUp in advance! By knowing the number of participants, we can plan how much food to prepare.

EVERY MONDAY: Volunteer Social
|  Mondays from 6 to 8 pm

We host a Volunteer Social every Monday evening. Our community loves to bring dishes to share, especially recipes that integrate California Native plants, and some nights we’ll enjoy a bonfire, jam sesh, or game night! We look forward to tasting your creations, but please don’t feel any pressure to make something.

Please register to attend on MeetUp.

EVERY THURSDAY: Virtual Native Plant Talks
|  Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm

Thursday evenings, we host a plant talk on Zoom, investigating native plants from different California habitats. Connect with fellow plant enthusiasts and learn everything you need to know from naturalist and CNGF founder, Alrie Middlebrook, with a native plant photo slideshow taken on her weekly hikes!

Please register for a talk on Meetup.