Opportunity Details


Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:16+

Day of Service at Big Oak Canyon (DOS)

Earthroots is developing a 200-year plan for restoring and stewarding Big Oak Canyon. Meet some new friends and enjoy spending time in nature.
Volunteers are invited to assist with our restoration and stewardship efforts.

All levels of experience welcome. All ages are welcome. Ages 12 and under require adult supervision. Ages 12-18 need an adult signature on the release form.

*Driving directions to the property will be emailed upon RSVP at least one week before the event*

Volunteer Day Tasks may include: 

ompost building: soaking and mixing manure and plant materials, scooping materials into a pile 

Nursery maintenance: sifting finished compost and native soil to make potting soil, filling pots, sowing seeds and watering 

- preparing nature kits - assembling the Honey & Bee Activity Kit
- compost building: chipping and chopping branches, gathering dead leaves and branches from the road and trails, soaking and mixing manure with leaves and branches, piling materials 
- tending to the onsite plant nursery:  sifting finished compost and native soil, mixing compost and soil to make potting soil, filling pots and planting seeds, watering

Organizations and groups interested in private volunteer opportunities, please send an inquiry to volunteers@earthrootsfieldschool.org

Big Oak Canyon in Silverado Canyon
Driving directions will be emailed upon RSVP to volunteers@earthrootsfieldschool.org

What to Bring 
– gloves (or use ours!)
– towel, plastic bag (for your dirty clothes) & clean clothes to change into after work, optional
– bandana
– water
– snacks/lunch

What to wear
– close-toed shoes
– long pants
– long-sleeved shirt
– hat

- COVID-19 Protocol, please visit https://earthrootsfieldschool.org/covid-policy/
No more than 15 volunteers are allowed during volunteer days. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing at events.
- Please expect physical outdoor labor. 
– There is poison oak on-site growing in some of the areas between the plants where we will be working. Everyone will learn to identify this plant before volunteering. For those brave enough to work near this incredible plant, you may want to wash before heading home.
– Ticks are found at Big Oak Canyon seasonally. The California Department of Public Health offers valuable information on all things ticks, including prevention, removal and treatment.
– Weeding grassy habitat may startle snakes and other small animals. Close-toed shoes, gloves, and pants are required if you will be weeding.
– Children must be accompanied by their parents or responsible adult at all times while on-site.
– Each participant MUST print, fill out a Release Form, and bring it to the event: https://earthrootsfieldschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Earthroots-Waiver.pdf

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