Adult Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways that adults can volunteer at Ceres Community Project. We have volunteer jobs to fit nearly every area of interest and experience. We have locations in Sonoma and Marin counties. Opportunities and schedules vary at each site. Read on to find the right job for you, then come to our next orientation to get started.


Delivery Angel

Delivering the nutritious, bountiful food to our clients every week is a priceless job, one in which you experience face-to-face the magic of Ceres Community Project. Drivers pick up bags of food at any of our kitchens and then deliver to clients.

Adult Mentor

Are you an enthusiastic home cook with whole foods cooking experience and a love and appreciation of teens? As a kitchen mentor, you’ll learn about large scale cooking and support Ceres’ Teen Chefs. Culinary professionals are welcome, but this experience is not required.

Other Kitchen Opportunities

We offer two additional opportunities for adults to work in the Ceres kitchen. Our Supplemental Foods Prep group makes all the Ceres Extras that we offer our clients, such as Immune Broth and Vital Bites. Another group, our Food Prep Team, of adults washes and chops veggies for that week's menu. Light cooking skills required.

Container Sterilizing Team

Each week a group of dedicated volunteers meets at each of our kitchens. They work as a team to organize, sterilize, dry and restack each of our containers and jars so they can be refilled with beautiful, delicious and nutritious food for our clients each week.

Food Procurement

Local farms and markets donate almost all of the organic produce we use. Help discover more sources of food, or pick up food at various locations, such as Whole Foods Market and local farms.

Mentor Gardeners

Working alongside teens in one of Ceres Community Gardens can be a very rewarding job. Teens are responsible for every aspect of the garden from soil to table: preparing beds, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the produce for client meals. Adult mentors help orient teens and share their experience to guide teens who are new to growing food.


Join our gardening volunteer team either in Santa Rosa or Sebastopol. We have both landscaping and vegetable gardens to help grow and nurture. Both novice and experienced gardeners are welcome.


Help plan, coordinate and/or staff a Ceres event, such as our major Annual Fundraiser, Harvest of the Heart, or our Healing Foods classes. Opportunities include procuring auction items, assisting with pre-event registration and logistics, and day of event jobs such as set-up and breakdown, food preparation and service, registration and check out.

Office/Development & Reception

Receptionists staff for our Sebastopol front desk Monday – Friday 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00. They greet visitors, answer phones, take messages, do light data entry and mailings, and other office functions.

Other office opportunities include IT support, grant-writing, development assistance and special projects.






"I feel so uplifted around the Ceres staff and volunteers, young and old, who are showing up to support the community in healing together. It inspires me; it is the world I choose to live in."
Jen Swanson

"I pick up gleaned produce from Whole Foods and deliver it to Ceres every Tuesday morning. It always feels like a miracle... my little piece of the big picture that adds up to healthy, home cooked meals for Ceres clients."
Peggy Tourje