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Community Climate Action Day Volunteer Opportunities

 

Get Rewarded for Volunteering!

HandsOn Bay Area will give away pairs of Disneyland tickets* to four lucky volunteers! All volunteers who sign up and attend the Kickoff Program will be entered into the drawing for the 1-day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland! Opt into the raffle with your name and contact information when you sign in. Winners will be announced during the closing program (between 1 -2 p.m. ) at Veggielution after the projects are completed! Winners must be present to win.

One entry per volunteer and youth entries must have a guardian’s name and contact information to enter the raffle.

No purchase necessary to participate

Tickets expire by Dec 13, 2022. Must be used before then!


 

Nursery Workday with Our City Forest

 

Join Our City Forest Community Nursery and learn about native plants and stewardship of native, drought-tolerant plants. Volunteers will be transplanting trees & shrubs, cultivating seedlings, building soil, watering, removing invasive species, pruning, moving and staking trees, labeling plants, filling mulch buckets, and propagating plants in the greenhouse.

 

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Planting Trees with Our City Forest

 

Help plant trees in San Jose and surrounding areas; learn how to properly plant a tree to ensure the best chance for a healthy life. This planting will be for 5 trees at Biblioteca Latinoamericana.

 

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Composting with San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School

 

Volunteers will be creating a compost pile, processing finished compost in the on-site trommel screen, and helping prepare bags of finished compost that will be distributed to urban gardeners during San Jose Conservation Corps' Zero Waste Saturday Events.

 

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Historic Orchard Workday with Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

 

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the continued revitalization of the Historic Orchard and maintenance of newly planted fruit trees on site. Tasks may include weed removal, fruit tree care, minor infrastructure repair, tree pruning, and other tasks as necessary.

 

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Gardening at Emma Prusch Park Farm

 

Volunteers will be weeding, spreading wood chips, tree trimming/pruning, and split rail fencing projects.

 

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Gardening at Japanese Friendship Garden

 

Volunteers will be weeding, pruning the Ivy wall, maintenance of the greenery surrounding the pond.

 

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Field Day With Veggielution

 

Volunteers will complete a list of tasks defined by our Farm Manager. Tasks will include field work such as harvesting or seeding, weeding or general materials and green waste clean-up.

 

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Neighbourhood Canvassing with Climate Smart Program

 

Volunteers will be handing out informational material related to San Jose Clean Energy programs for low-income households and recycling and composting materials to residential homes in downtown San Jose. These efforts are intended to boost awareness and participation in environmental programs. Volunteers are expected to bring a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sun protection, and snacks.

 

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Gardening with City of San Jose Climate Smart Program

 

Volunteers will visit the Santee community garden where they will help to water plants, pick weeds, pick up any litter in and around the garden, and do other activities. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and footwear, sun protection, and carry water and snacks.

 

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Education Center Workday with Our City Forest

 

Help us build up our Education Center by doing maintenance, general upkeep of the site, and revamping our parcel at Martial Cottle Park. Over the past year, we have planted over fifty trees at our 2-acre site near the intersection of Chynoweth Ave & Snell Ave. There are plenty of opportunities to build and maintain our ever increasing number of projects here. Help us keep our center looking beautiful, and assist with removing invasive weeds and plants. With speakers from the Santa Clara Office of Sustainability.

 

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