There are many one-time opportunities to offer your energy, experience and passion as a volunteer at The GreenHouse!  Feel free to contact Brenda Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 916-402-7978 for more information about any of the following opportunities:


    We want you to share your unique skill with GreenHouse youth for a short-term commitment over a couple of weeks! Workshop leaders might teach a single workshop or a series of workshops. Well-led workshops allow GreenHouse students the opportunity to build new skills, unlock their artistic gifts and passions, and have important experiences of achievement that spill over into their academic studies.

    Workshops can include any informative, artistic, or creative skill - from origami to dancing to singing to information about college and careers. We welcome new ideas and experiences! Workshops are held on Fridays from 4-5pm in Evergreen (for elementary students), and on Tuesdays from 4:45-5:30pm in R4 (for teens).


    The GreenHouse Eat A Rainbow Project is designed to increase access and change attitudes about fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eat A Rainbow Family Nights provide a fun forum for elementary school students and their families to sample fresh produce, share their own favorite veggie recipes, and take recipes home.  We need small groups of 4-6 volunteers to prep fruits and veggies and then host interactive, pre-designed stations.  It's great fun (and really tasty!)  Eat A Rainbow Family Nights will be held this year on February 1 and April 5 from 4:15-6:45pm.


    For the last 17 years, The GreenHouse has hosted an annual Harvest event at Niños Park to build community and offer families a free, fun, safe place to play and celebrate!  Click here to see a slideshow of the fun from our most recent event.

    Volunteers help set up and lead carnival games.  We also welcome donations of pumpkins and other activities.  Harvest Carnival is usually held on the last Saturday of October from 3:00-5:30pm. Let us know if you'd like to help!


    The GreenHouse has an educational garden that we use as an outdoor classroom with elementary students.  We regularly host groups of 3-20 volunteers for garden workdays: weeding, pruning, repairing planters, and providing general maintenance.  No garden experience required; just a willingness to jump in and get your hands dirty!  Dates are flexible depending on your group's availability.


    Each Christmas The GreenHouse partners with local churches and organizations in our "Christmas Family Gift Partner" programs.  Partners are paired with a GreenHouse child and their family, and donate a gift card to support the family in meeting needs for food, clothing, necessities, and/or gifts in the holiday seasons.  Partners have the option of receiving prayer requests from and sharing prayer requests with GreenHouse families, as a way to bless each other mutually.  It's a powerful way to connect!