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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Garden Project


The Customer Service Volunteer welcomes customers, offers to answer questions, assists at the register, restocks merchandise, supports Shift Manager as needed, and educates customers in the store about HGP, upcoming events, and how they can support and get involved.

Customer Service shifts are 7 days/week: 12pm - 2pm, 2pm-4pm & 4pm-6pm.

All volunteers must attend one orientation training before their first volunteer shift. Once you attend an orientation, I will add you to our online work scheduler, so you can select the shifts you'd like to work.

Orientations are hosted at the store location, 1338 Pacific Avenue. I will send you an email to sign up. You only need to attend one orientation.

About our Store: Our Store is where we make a significant amount of our yearly income to support our transitional employment and job training program for folks experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Those who are in the training program make over 40 types of products using materials we grow on the farm, including food products, bath and body products, and dried-flower wreaths. Each year we have a network of over 100 volunteers who support the store. The store is, in part, volunteer run, meaning that the profit we make goes directly toward supporting our programs and folks transitioning out of homelessness.

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

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About Homeless Garden Project


30 West Cliff Drive P.O. 617, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95061, US

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project helps men and women gain skills and confidence to enter wider communities. We provide training and transitional employment within a community-supported organic garden. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.


The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) provides paid job training, transitional employment, and support services to people experiencing homelessness. In complement, the Project operates a community education and volunteer program that serves over 2,500 people annually. The programs take place at our 3.5-acre organic farm and related enterprises. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


1338 Pacific AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95060



  • Retail / Sales




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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