Deer Hollow Farm is a 160 year-old historical ranch in Silicon Valley. Its mission is to support environmental education programs for our community. Open to the public, this nonprofit teaching farm welcomes 100,000+ visitors and thousands of students annually.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Farm via fundraising, awareness efforts and fun events for families.

 Volunteering Opportunities

Thank you to Toni Gooch for the video!

Deer Hollow Farm would not survive without our volunteer community.

We have two types of volunteer opportunities:

1. Volunteer on the Farm

Deer Hollow Farm is supported by a community of 100+ volunteers. No experience is necessary, training is provided!

 

deer hollow volunters

More info on volunteering at the farm is here.


2. Be on our Board

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm is a support organization for the Farm. Our mission is to support the farm’s operations and raise awareness for its importance to our community.

SEATED: L to R: Lauren Merriman, President; Nina Wong-Dobkin, Vice President; Nancy Stuhr, Secretary; Carla Dorow, Treasurer. Standing: L to R: Park Chamberlain, Dick Walker, Wai Mo, David Fung, and Pamela Baird. Not pictured: Jenise Henrikson, Kevin Henrikson, and Timothy Wood.

SEATED: L to R: Lauren Merriman, President; Nina Wong-Dobkin, Vice President; Nancy Stuhr, Secretary; Carla Dorow, Treasurer. Standing: L to R: Park Chamberlain, Dick Walker, Wai Mo, David Fung, and Pamela Baird. Not pictured: Jenise Henrikson, Kevin Henrikson, and Timothy Wood.

Board duties can include:

  • Writing grant requests to local organizations
  • Conducting fundraising campaigns
  • Maintaining the website and Facebook page
  • Publishing donor newsletters

We meet quarterly. Typically, we work in small committees.

Our fundraising and promotions support:

  • Field trip scholarships for low-income students
  • Animal feed and care
  • Farm operations
  • Major Farm improvements like the new chicken coop and duck pond

We invite you to learn more about us: 

Board Member Requirements

Our Current Board Members

For more information: lauren@deerhollowfarmfriends.org