COVID-19 Updates

Regarding Visits & Volunteering in Spring/Summer 2020

Following shelter-in-place directives and quarantine measures, we made the tough, but safest decision not to accept any ecological interns or spiritual residents this Spring/Summer. 

We look forward to welcoming volunteers as soon as the COVID-19 situation permits.

Volunteer at Starcross


There are many ways that folks come to volunteer at Starcross.

Many families or individuals come for one-time, half or full-day volunteer activities,

while some people choose to stay with us for longer for Harvesting Retreats or 

as Farm Interns with WWOOF-USA or WorkAway.

We invite you to contact us directly about any questions you have about volunteer opportunities. 



We are a host with WWOOF-USA®. Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. 

Are you a WWOOFer? Connect with us!



We are also a host site with WorkAway. Their mission is "Building a sharing community of global travellers who genuinely want to see the world whilst contributing to the places they visit." We have many folks who find us through this program who are looking for volunteer opportunities connected to agriculture, and beyond.


Ecological Projects

Our volunteers help with a variety of ecological projects. This includes clearing hiking trails through the protected “Forever Wild” forest land. Planting, weeding, watering little Redwood seedlings for the new Redwood grove being established. Repairing fences and making fire breaks around the native grassland pastures while removing invasive weeds. Protecting and beautifying the perimeters of the property by mowing and weed whacking along public roads. Maintaining areas for birds and wildlife. 

Helping Hands


One-Time Volunteering

One-Time Volunteering

One-Time Volunteering

During certain season there are opportunities to plan half-day visits to Starcross to volunteer in our garden or orchards! Bring your friends, family, schedule a work-retreat, or a plan a personal, peaceful getaway from the city! Starcross is located just 7 miles up from the coastal towns of Sea Ranch & Gualala, and just over an hour from the wine country region in Healdsburg. 

crates of vegetables and fruit, canned and dried goods

Food Pantry

One-Time Volunteering

One-Time Volunteering

The secluded rural region of northwest Sonoma county that we call home is beautiful, but it is also woefully lacking social programs for those in need. The pantry runs every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 2-4 pm; local folks and farm volunteers organize and facilitate the Food Pantry.

*Read more about updates to our pantry pick-up here due to COVID-19.


ESL Classes

One-Time Volunteering

ESL Classes

For many of our neighbors, English is not their first language. Several of our employees and volunteers had experience in teaching English, so we began offering free classes once a week. We provide textbooks, English/Spanish dictionaries, notebooks, and other necessary materials. Our first “semester” of classes was very successful and we look forward to offering more classes in the future.

Contact Us

Discover how you can make a difference at Starcross!

Volunteer opportunities and projects are all scheduled in advance, and based on our current need. Please be sure to send us a message ahead of time about your interest in one-time or long-term volunteer experiences at Starcross.

Starcross Monastic Community

Starcross Community 34500 Annapolis Road Annapolis, CA 95412 US

(707) 886-1919

Office Hours


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm


09:00 am – 03:00 pm