Following shelter-in-place directives and quarantine measures, we are slowly & carefully considering new applications for volunteers.
Please refer directly to our volunteer sites to contact us regarding our application process.
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.
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.
During certain seasons there are opportunities for one-day volunteering at Starcross. 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.
*One-times visits are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
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.
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 Community 34500 Annapolis Road Annapolis, CA 95412 US