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.
We place our classroom volunteers once at the beginning of the Fall Semester, and once at the beginning of the Spring Semester. If you are signing up to volunteer after the start of a new semester, you will be placed on our volunteer waitlist until the beginning of the next semester.
Please attend a New Volunteer Orientation with the Berkeley Public Schools Fund before contacting us to volunteer.