Volunteer/Student Opportunities

SRJC Shone Farm landscape with garden and forest

Student Employment

What better way to learn how a small farm operates than with hands on experience while getting paid?

  • Jobs average 15-24 hours per week
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 units in the Fall and Spring, and 3 units in the Summer
  • Must have a valid driver's license. 
  • For more information or to apply,  please e-mail shonefarm@santarosa.edu.

Student harvesting winter squash

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

Student selling produce at farm stand

Farm Sales Assistant

Click here for full job details. Job duties may include:

  • Creating marketing materials: taking photos, crafting content for e-mails and social media
  • Assisting at Pick and Sip events at Shone Farm one Saturday each month 
  • Organizing and delivering produce, olive oil, and possibly wine
  • Coordinating and distributing food to students through the SRJC Student Equity program

Student pouring wine at event

Wine Sales Assistant

Job duties may include:

  • Creating marketing materials: taking photos, crafting content for e-mails and social media
  • Assisting at Pick and Sip events at Shone Farm one Saturday each month 
  • Running and tracking wine promotions
  • Helping with the wine club

Student working on fence in cattle pasture

Livestock Tech

Job duties may include:

  • Working with a small herd of beef cattle, goats, and sheep
  • Assisting the supervisor in day-to-day activities to maintain the livestock facilities
  • Assisting with rotating livestock in pasture, moving, feeding, and handling livestock as needed
  • This position is about 12 hours/ week

Student working on irrigation system

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

Student next to controlled fire in forest

Wildfire Resilience Program

  • Student interns participate in a semester-long wildfire training with professionals from Fire Forward and Laguna Foundation
  • Provides hands-on training in the 120-acre SRJC Shone Farm forest
  • Students work on reducing wildfire fuel and reintroducing “good fire” (fire in controlled situations) into the landscape
  •  This training gets students ready for this very important and growing workforce
  • Click here for more information

Student weeding in field

Volunteer

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

WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME