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 fill out our online application.

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.

Meal Production: Prep and Cooking

Washing and chopping veggies for that week's menu. Requires the use of knives and repetitive wrist motions. Cooking involves following and executing recipes under direction from staff chefs. Some cooking skills required.


Meal Production: Bagging and Packaging

Packaging involves placing portions of food into containers and sealing them. Meals then get bagged according to a list of required items on the client’s letter for that week. For these tasks, organization and attention to detail will be important.


Garden Mentor

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.


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.


From time to time, we need a project completed! If you indicate that you are interested in this job, we will reach out to you when we need help with plumbing or carpentry.

Education Program Assistant

From time to time, our Nutrition Education Department needs help with nutrition classes.

Data Entry

Transferring data from one source to our system. Some computer skills required.


Help planning donor events, such as Harvest of the Heart.

Donor Recognition

Calling donors to thank them for donations.

Caring Calls

Calling one or two clients once a week to check in and chat. This doesn’t replace calls to the Client Care team — it is to foster social interaction in a safe way for both you and our clients.






"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