Volunteer/Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Employment | Resident Program | Work Study

Student Employment

Shone Farm has student jobs available in the garden 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 $14 per hour, and increased with accumulated hours worked.

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

If you would like more information about the available jobs at Shone Farm, please e-mail shonefarm@santarosa.edu


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:

Chris Wills, Manager of Farm Facilities

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


E-mail us at: shonefarm@santarosa.edu