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Volunteer at the HGP Holiday Store

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Garden Project


About our Holiday Store:

Our Holiday 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 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.

We have a network of volunteers who support the holiday store each holiday season. The store is almost entirely volunteer-run, meaning that the profit we make goes directly toward supporting our programs and folks transitioning out of homelessness.

This is a big task, so we're starting early this year to ensure that we have enough volunteers.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Holiday Store? Read the info below!

There is 1 staff person and 2 volunteers per shift.

All volunteers must attend one orientation training before their first volunteer shift. We will email you to schedule an orientation.

Orientations will be hosted at the store location, 1338 Pacific Avenue. You only need to attend one orientation.

Once you attend an orientation, you will be added to our online work scheduler so you can select the shifts you'd like to work.

Shifts will be 2 hours long and offered 7 days/week. Starting on November 13, HGP will be expanding its store hours.

We are asking volunteers to sign up for one shift/week for the holiday season (2 hours/week, 2-3 month commitment)

Feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might also be interested in volunteering at the store. We could use all of the help we can get! Please reach out if you have any questions.

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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
Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Tue Oct 31, 2023 - Tue Jan 02, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


1338 Pacific AvenueSanta CruzSanta Cruz, CA 95060



  • Retail / Sales




  • Must be at least 17

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