• Employees from Genentech spend a day volunteering at APC.

Volunteer Opportunities

We greatly appreciate your interest in donating your time and skills to APC! Volunteers are an important part of the APC community. Without volunteers, our programs could not provide the kind of high-quality services that help our residents develop the skills to reach their fullest potential.

Individual Volunteers

Each site is different and offers a unique experience to volunteers. APC also welcomes people who need to complete hours for court mandated and Project 22 community service requirements. Please explore the following opportunities and determine in what capacity you would like to volunteer:

Farm2Market: Volunteer as an Urban Farmer performing tasks essential to the successful operations of our farm. By performing everyday farm tasks, volunteers provide the support staff need to focus on harvesting.

Volunteer hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00am-7:00pm (times vary by day)

Farm2Market also hosts community members for volunteering and learning about our CSA program every second Saturday of the month 10am-2:30pm.

Ploughshares Nursery: Volunteers get first hand horticulture experience by performing tasks necessary for the nursery to run its daily operations. Such tasks include gardening, watering, weeding, plant propagation and transplants, pruning, and composting.

Volunteer hours: Wednesdays-Sundays 10am-5pm
Ploughshares will not host volunteers on days when it rains.

Children & Youth Services: By engaging directly with APC youth, volunteers have opportunities to tutor and assist with homework, support and guide enrichment activities, as well as lead and participate in fun projects!

Volunteers who are interested in volunteering with Children & Youth must be able to commit to a weekly 2 hour shift for a minimum of 6 weeks. This position also requires additional screening.

Education Center Skills-Based Volunteers: volunteers are needed to develop and lead art, cooking, and outdoor activities.

Teen Center Skills-Based Volunteers: volunteers are needed for math+science tutoring and cooking class.


Steps to Volunteer


1. Fill out our brief volunteer interest application below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

2. After completing the volunteer interest application form, please do not forget to fill out our waiver.

If you think you have skills that would benefit our community, please fill out Individual Volunteer Application and contact us at apcvolunteermanagement@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer Groups

Groups from local companies, universities, and Boy and Girl Scout Troops complete improvement projects and lead educational workshops. APC has the capacity to host groups of up to 300 individuals. Volunteer projects depend on the size of the group and/or presence of a budget. Please complete the volunteer application above and select “groups” to learn more about your group volunteering. You can also contact the Fund Development department at 510-898-7845 for more information.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at apcvolunteermanagement@gmail.com.