Volunteer/Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Employment | Resident Program | Work Study

Student Employment

Shone Farm has student jobs available in the garden, forest and sales & marketing department. What better way to learn how a small farm operates than with hands on experience?

These jobs average 15-24 hours per week, and can be scheduled around your classes.

To be considered for one of these positions, a student must be enrolled in 6 units in the Fall and Spring, and 3 units in the Summer. Possession of a valid California I.D. card, or CA driver's license is required. 

Starting pay is $11 per hour, and increased with accumulated hours worked.

Sales & Distribution Assistant

Job duties may include:

  • Organizing & delivering CSA boxes
  • Delivering produce to various customers
  • Developing promotional materials including flyers, post cards, and e-mails
  • Using Quickbooks to enter weekly invoices & balance records
  • Help run the farm stand on campus selling produce

Garden Assistant

Job duties may include:

  • Learning the ins & outs of growing produce at Shone Farm
  • Helping with planting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, etc.
  • Picking & packing produce with quality control in mind
  • Learning the different varieties, and what grows best in our climate
  • Developing awareness and skills for farming during a drought

Natural Resource Tech

Job duties may include:

  • Clearing and building trails
  • Developing restoration plans
  • Milling lumber to use for various projects
  • Removal of invasive species

If you would like more information about the available jobs at Shone Farm, please contact the Farm Manager, Leonard Diggs.


Resident Program

Shone Farm offers students the ability to reside in Resident Housing located on the farm. In lieu of rent, student residents are able to do a work exchange of approximately 12 hours per week. Applications are accepted year round. Move-in dates correspond with each semester. 

Resident Housing Application


Work Study

Agriculture Enterprise Project

Agriculture Occupational Work Experience

Independent Study in Agriculture


For Volunteer Opportunities, please contact:

Leonard Diggs, Farm Manager

Please review the Volunteer Agreement prior to your discussion with the Farm Manager:


E-mail us at: shonefarm@santarosa.edu