Payroll Assistant Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Garden Project


The Homeless Garden Project (HGP), founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, provides job

training, transitional employment and support services to people experiencing homelessness. In addition,

HGP operates a thriving community education and volunteer program. Our programs take place on our

3.5 acre organic farm and related social enterprises.


Schedule: 6 hours per week, starting on December

Salary: This is a volunteer, unpaid internship. If you are using this internship to gain course credit or seek

out grants with your college, please include this information in your cover letter.

To apply: Along with your resume, please send us a brief cover letter highlighting why you're interested in

the program. Send your materials to and include the internship

position for which you're applying in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the

position is filled.

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented volunteer to join our team as a Payroll Assistant. This role

is crucial in ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing for our staff.


Assist with processing bi-weekly payroll using ADP software.

Review and verify employee timesheets for accuracy.

Calculate and prepare payroll taxes and deductions.

Maintain confidential employee records and payroll information.

Assist with other administrative tasks related to payroll, as needed.


Experience with ADP payroll software (or a similar software) is preferred but not required.

Strong knowledge of payroll procedures and tax regulations.

Proficient in Google Suite applications (e.g., Gmail, Docs, Sheets). Excel is ok.

Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Reliability and trustworthiness

Volunteer Will Gain:

Increased self-confidence and self-esteem.

Improved communication and interpersonal skills.

Networking opportunities with other professionals.

A sense of belonging and community.

The opportunity to explore new career paths.

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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 Dec 12, 2023 - Tue Dec 31, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Santa Cruz, CA 95060







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