Come work with us!

We would love to bring your energy into our work!

 We regularly host individuals, community groups, schools, and businesses at our five-acre farm & East Oakland nursery for volunteer work days.  

Because most of our on-site volunteer work involves working with plants, the tasks vary a great deal from season to season. Join us on a regular basis throughout the year to gain exposure to a wide variety of different activities, tools, and techniques to round out your farm, nursery & garden education.  

When you volunteer please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and long plants. Also, please refrain from bringing soda on the premises, as Planting Justice is a soda-free zone. Water and other beverages are welcome.

For final details, including the Liability and Media Release form, how to get there, and what to bring, click here for the nursery, and here for the farm.


Individual Volunteers

Our farm welcomes volunteers every Thursday from 9am - Noon and from 1pm - 4pm.  Our nursery welcomes volunteers Monday- Saturday, 10am - 4pm. 

Once you see how great it is - we hope you'll want to invite others out to work with you too.


Community-based Groups

School groups, gardeners, farmers, summer camps, and local organizations are welcome to come volunteer or partner with us to create a day just for their group!

Planting Justice would love to host your self-organized group of 10-20 or more for a field trip, run a workshop, or plant a garden. 



We'd be glad to host your company or income-earning organization at the Farm, to make kale smoothies at your workplace, or consult for/design your garden!                         

If your workplace has a corporate giving or matching program, please be in touch!

Other offerings

For folks who have other resources to lend our team; from IT support or event space, to old/unused materials in your garage, please be in touch!

People have offered up: bamboo, videography skills, grant writing support, burlap sacks, legal counsel, kitchen appliances, and resistance art. Whoever, you are, whatever your resource, join our team!

If you have any questions about volunteering that are not already answered here or in the links above, you can email our volunteer managers at