At Ceres we know that youth are intelligent, responsible, capable, creative, and caring. . .
. . . and have the power to make a huge difference in our world.

Volunteering at Ceres is fun!

You will step into an experience that revolves around learning, growing and giving back to your community.

Volunteering at Ceres gives you the opportunity to:

• Become skilled at cooking a wide range of delicious and
healthy food
• Make a life-changing differenc for people in a health crisis
• Expand your cirlce of friends
• Develop new talents and gain self-confidence
• Gain real-life job skills
• Work your way to becoming a Youth Leader and gain skills in leadership, peer teaching, public speaking and more
• Collect community service credits
• Learn to garden (at selected sites)
• Discover how your food choices influence your own health, and that of the planet.

With your help, families struggling with illness are nourished and our community is strengthened.
It's as simple as that.

To volunteer at Ceres you must

• Be in 8th grade and 14 years old or older
• Be able to commit at least 2.5-3 hours/week for three months
• Shifts are in the afternoon, and we work with your schedule.

Here are the steps to take to volunteer at Ceres ~

1. Come to a Volunteer Orientation.
Registration is limited and required. Parents of youth need not register. See orientation dates here.

2. Print and fill out the Youth Application and bring it to Orientation. Parents need to sign some pages of these forms.

3. Come to your orientation knowing your schedule and what times/days will work for you.

4. Read the Youth Welcome Letter. This provides important information about what to wear and what to expect when you come to the kitchen. (download PDF)

Youth are the backbone of Ceres Community Project

You will be respected as a person and mentored to grow and give your very best.

Our Youth Leadership program allows you to move into greater levels of responsibility and knowledge.

A Ceres youth ~

1. Works as part of a unified team.
2. Takes responsibility.
3. Keeps their energy positive and enthusiastic.
4. Honors commitments.
5. Is caring and welcoming to all.
6. Puts passion and love into the food.
7. Looks for what is needed and do it!

Our work is Heart Centered, Love Guided

Locations & Contacts

For more information about volunteering, contact us at [email protected].


Marin County


Ceres Marin Kitchen
4308 Redwood Highway, Suite 100
San Rafael


Sonoma County


Santa Rosa Ceres Kitchen
SAY Dream Center
2447 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa


Ceres Community
Meeting Room
7351 Bodega Ave

Ceres Sebastopol Garden
1005 North Gravenstein Highway
(behind O'Reilly Media)


Register for
Volunteer Orientations

We offer monthly orientations in
San Rafael, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.
All orientations are from 6-7 pm. Click here to view the schedule and register.

A Ceres Video
by Teen Chefs Sonya & Mikaela


Client Gratitude...

Your kindness and fantastic healing food have meant so much to my recovery. Hearing from Ceres was the first really great news I got after my diagnosis. Needless to say you have a special place in my heart. Thank you kindly.

Client G. G.