At the Edible Schoolyard Project, we love and celebrate the extraordinary generosity of our community. Our community members enable our programs to thrive and grow by giving gifts of time, money, expertise, care, and enthusiasm.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED 

We'd love you to join us! This page details how to visit or volunteer.  


1. Visit Us in Berkeley

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Due to concerns around COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending public visits to the kitchen and garden classrooms. Our site is located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, a city of Berkeley public school, and so we will re-open in accordance with decisions from the Berkeley Unified School District. Learn more about how the district is responding to COVID-19 on their webpage here.

If you would like to schedule a future visit, please send us an email at info@edibleschoolyard.org


2. Volunteer at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley 

Volunteers are integral to the success of our program, enriching and enlivening our daily work. Our volunteers ensure that all students have the opportunity to connect with an adult and demonstrate to our students the caring and commitment of their larger community.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS

Classroom volunteers at the Edible Schoolyard provide vital assistance in helping classes run smoothly and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to connect with an adult. Additionally, before or after each class volunteers aid Edible Schoolyard staff in the daily tasks of maintaining a school kitchen and one-acre organic garden.

We require that all classroom volunteers attend one volunteer training session, and participate in one regularly-scheduled garden or kitchen class throughout the semester, for a total commitment of two hours each week.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at info@edibleschoolyard.org.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE DAYS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

The Edible Schoolyard facilitates volunteer work days for company teams of up to 30 people. Experiences include a private tour of the Edible Schoolyard, garden and kitchen centered team-building activities, and meaningful volunteer work in our one-acre organic garden.

For more information on team workdays please write visits@edibleschooolyard.org.

Screening 

All volunteers will be screened according to Berkeley Public School Fund's volunteer screening policy.