Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine


2525 N AveNational City, CA 91950 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Inspire youth and adults to be healthy and active citizens through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education. Our Vision: A community free of diet-related health conditions and a thriving environment. Olivewood’s purpose is to build healthy families and a healthy environment. We work with children, families and adults through hands-on classes in the garden and the kitchen.


Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center’s historic property in National City, California serves as an interactive, indoor-outdoor classroom for children and adults from around San Diego County.

We are fortunate to be supported by a team of passionate and hard-working volunteers. Volunteers are not only integral to the success of our program, but they also help demonstrate to students the caring and commitment of their larger community. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about environmental and nutrition education; fresh, local food; working with children; community engagement; and hands-on gardening and cooking.

To Get Involved...

  1. Fill out a volunteer application
  2. Complete a volunteer waiver
  3. Complete a background check
  4. Schedule a volunteer orientation

Open Volunteer Positions:

  • Adult Cooking Class Volunteer
  • Children's Cooking and Gardening Class Volunteer
  • Children's Field Trip Program Volunteer
  • Children's School-Garden Lessons Volunteer
  • Garden Volunteer
  • Internship (college students and recent college graduates)
    • Garden Support Internship
    • Sustainable Urban Agriculture Internship
    • Outdoor Education Internship
    • Nutrition Education Internship
    • School-Based Outdoor Education Internship
    • Communications and Marketing Internship


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