Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Both the City and SRHF have a variety of volunteer opportunities and are always looking for people with time and interest. Come join our active and interesting group of volunteers. Learn about the agriculture history of our valley, make new friends, participate in the programs, and contribute your thoughts and ideas as we develop Forest Home Farms for now and the future. We have a variety of projects to suit everyone’s interest.

It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s rewarding.

Foundation Volunteer Needs

The Foundation is the money-raising arm for the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. We raise money to sponsor events or provide financial support when needed. Our board currently has 12 members. We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. We are looking for volunteers with skill or interest in money raising, data processing, or have good community contacts to build support for our financial needs.

As the SRHF continues to build and develop our new Auxiliary, we will be talking over several of the events previously run by the City. We always need volunteers to help with craft tables, ticket taking, parking, setup, cleanup, and various other tasks. These events include:

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Holiday on the Farm (partnering with the City)
  • Traditional evens, such as our Victorian Tea and Crab Feed.

Crab Feed

On the last Saturday of every January we hold our popular Crab Feed. Volunteers are always
needed to help plan and work this fun event.

City Volunteer Needs

  • Lead one hour tours of the Forest Home Farms Historic Park or Glass House Museum
  • Greet visitors in the Welcome Center
  • Work with the restoration of tractors
  • Special Events
  • Garden Volunteers
  • Spring and Fall Cleanup
  • Be a docent in the popular Third Grade Field Trip Program
  • Volunteer at Forest Home Farms

Education Docents

If you are available weekday mornings and enjoy working with children, this is a fun program. We have 3rd graders coming to the farm for a three and 1/2 hour program to learn about early life on the farm. The program runs five months a year, October, November, March, April, and May.

History Volunteers

Forest Home Farms Historic Park is looking for a few good historic researchers to research information about the early residents of the San Ramon Valley. In addition, we have a group of volunteers who do Oral Histories on San Ramon Pioneers. If you are interested in history, then these volunteer opportunities will be right up your alley.

Tractor Volunteers

Our active group of tractor volunteers helps with restoration of tractors and we currently have an impressive display in our large barn. These volunteers also operate tractors occasionally in parades, help disc the fields at Forest Home Farms, and move tractors around for special events at the farm.

Gardening Garden Volunteers

Garden Volunteers help maintain our vegetable garden, maintain and help expand our California native wildlife garden, work in our herb garden, help manage groups of people on our twice-yearly large volunteer work days, and if interested, can be Garden Docents for the 3rd grade education program. We have garden work days every Tuesday afternoon and usually once a month on Saturdays or Sundays.

Volunteer Form

Download the San Ramon Historic Foundation Volunteer form. Fill it out and send it to:

San Ramon Historic Foundation
PO BOX 1
San Ramon, CA 94583

This form is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download a free copy of this software.