Adult Volunteer moving meals from freezer to package them

Nourish our Neighbors, Mentor our Youth

Ceres brings together volunteers of all ages to work toward creating a healthier, more connected community. Our innovative model mentors youth in our kitchens and gardens to grow and prepare nourishing organic meals which we deliver to our clients in Marin and Sonoma counties.

We serve a wide variety of clients, all of whom are ill and unable to shop and cook for themselves. Whether they’re living with cancer, congestive heart failure, diabetes or another health challenge, eating meals tailored to their needs helps them manage their conditions. Many of our clients live alone without support, and most lack the financial support to purchase prepared meals. With your help, we deliver nourishment, care and connection.

Adult volunteers support every aspect of our program, from mentoring teens in our Youth Development program and chopping onions in the kitchen, to delivering meals and answering phone calls.

Due to COVID, demand for our services is high. We urgently need adult volunteers, especially Monday-Friday in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa to prepare and package healthy meals. We know there is a lot of concern around the coronavirus and how safe it is to volunteer. Volunteers have been safely active in our sites throughout the pandemic. We want to assure you safety is our top priority and provide the following:

Our neighbors need Ceres more than ever, and we need your support to be successful. Will you sign up to volunteer today?

To Start Volunteering

If you’re a returning volunteer, all you need to do is email [email protected] or call us at 707·829·5833. Matt's extension is 212 and Pedro's extension is 221.

If you’re new to volunteering at Ceres, first fill out our online application. Once we've received your application, you'll receive a welcome email with directions to complete the on-boarding process. Matt Cadigan will then give you a call about what's going on in our kitchens, safety and sanitation protocols, as well as sign you up for a shift that works for you.

Fill out our online volunteer application.

Adult shifts in Sonoma County are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Adult shifts in Marin County are Tuesday to Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.

"I began getting meals delivered a couple months ago. It doesn’t just make my day, it makes my whole week knowing that you guys are coming. Just remembering I will be seeing one of your compassionate delivery people just for a few moments as one of my few social interactions these days is so important to me. It keeps my spirits up all week and alleviates some of the worry I have about being forgotten."

- Client Angela from Santa Rosa

Click here to read about what adult volunteers do at Ceres.

Locations & Contacts

Marin County

Call 415-827-0706 or email [email protected]


Ceres Marin Kitchen
4308 Redwood Highway, Suite 100
San Rafael

Sonoma County

Call 707·829·5833 x202
or email our volunteer team
at [email protected]


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


Ceres Sebastopol Kitchen
7351 Bodega Ave
Ceres Sebastopol Garden
1005 North Gravenstein Highway
(behind O'Reilly Media)




"I enjoy volunteering at Ceres because I see the way staff and my fellow volunteers come together in joy to create more love, nurturing, hope and optimism in Sonoma County and beyond. There are always new opportunities and ways to be involved, and the positive energy at Ceres is off the chart!"
Becky Thomas

"Thank you for the opportunity to serve so easily and so effectively. From the minute I came to the orientation to now I have always felt I was given the opportunity to do something and to make a unique contribution."
Jan Turrini