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 reach out to shonefarm@santarosa.edu to discuss volunteer options. If you will be volunteering, you will need to fill out the following two forms:

Volunteer Form - We have found it is best to download this form and then open it using Adobe Acrobat. This allows you to fill it out electronically.

Vaccination Status Verification