2012 Volunteering Annual Report

Who we worked with:

• We worked with over 1544 volunteers at the farm, workshop, retail store, events and office with over 16,586 hours (at $10/hour, a value of $165,860)

At the Downtown Holiday Store:

• For five weeks from November 19th-December 24th 2012, we had over 80 volunteers donate 1,382 hours of service to our Holiday Store on Pacific Avenue (at $10/hour, a value of $13,820).

Volunteer Groups:

Ongoing at the Farm… 

  • We worked alongside Laurel Street on a daily basis year-round; a day center for people with developmental disabilities-participants.
  • We worked with the Bay School on a weekly basis; the year-round school educates students with autism between the ages of three and twenty-one.
  • We also worked alongside two high school groups on a weekly basis. Both Natural Bridges High School & Ponderosa High School.

We hosted the following events and workdays at the farm:

  • Martin Luther King Service Day on January 17th
  • March 31st Caesar Chavez Day
  • April 16th Global Youth Service Day
  • May 7th Human Race
  • October 22nd Make A Difference Day

Here is a sample of some of the groups we hosted at Natural Bridges Farm: 

American Conservation Experience (ACE), CALPIRG, Employment & Community Options, Food What?!, Stanford University Urban Agriculture Program, Bel Air Presbyterian Middle & High School, UCSC CASFS Farm & Garden, Rotaract Club of SC, Zen Center & Jr. Explorers

Thanks to all who helped plant seeds of change in our community!