Volunteer Opportunities

Both the City and SRHF have a variety of volunteer opportunities and are always looking for people with time and interest. Come join our active and interesting group of volunteers. Learn about the agriculture history of our valley, make new friends, participate in the programs, and contribute your thoughts and ideas as we develop Forest Home Farms for now and the future. We have a variety of projects to suit everyone’s interest.

It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s rewarding.

Forest Home Farm

You could become a docent at the Farm. Every School year, approximately 3,000 third graders visit the farm for a morning field trip. Docents are needed to lead tours describing the history of the Farm, showing them how to garden, or explore Grandma’s trunk or Grandpa’s tool chest (a script is provided).

How about helping out with the annual clean-up? The farm and equipment gets dusty over the winter months and we need help to make everything clean and shiny.

We need volunteers to lead tours of the Glass House Museum and to welcome visitors in our Welcome Center when we are open.

We have many needs to fill, some are on-going and some are one day events. If you have the time and interest, we need your help. Call us at 925-973-3284.

Foundation Volunteer Needs

The Foundation is the money-raising arm for the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. We raise money to sponsor events or provide financial support when needed. We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. We are looking for volunteers with skill or interest in money raising, data processing, or have good community contacts to build support for our financial needs.

As the SRHF continues to build and develop our new Auxiliary, we will be talking over several of the events previously run by the City. We always need volunteers to help with craft tables, ticket taking, setup, cleanup, and various other tasks. These events include:

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Holiday on the Farm (partnering with the City)
  • Traditional evens, such as our Octoberfest and Crab Feed.

Education Docents

If you are available weekday mornings and enjoy working with children, this is a fun program. We have 3rd graders coming to the farm for a three and a half hour program to learn about early life on the farm. The program runs five months a year, October, November, March, April, and May.

History Volunteers

Forest Home Farms Historic Park is looking for a few good historic researchers to research information about the early residents of the San Ramon Valley. In addition, we have a group of volunteers who do Oral Histories on San Ramon Pioneers. If you are interested in history, then these volunteer opportunities will be right up your alley.

Tractor Volunteers

Our active group of tractor volunteers helps with restoration of tractors and we currently have an impressive display in our large barn. These volunteers also operate tractors occasionally in parades, help disc the fields at Forest Home Farms, and move tractors around for special events at the farm.

Gardening Garden Volunteers

Garden Volunteers help maintain our vegetable garden, maintain and help expand our California native wildlife garden, work in our herb garden, help manage groups of people on our twice-yearly large volunteer work days, and if interested, can be Garden Docents for the 3rd grade education program.