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 for the Farm

Deer Hollow Farm has a wide range of activities available for volunteers. No experience is necessary, training is provided!

Volunteer roles:

  • Docents: Teach schoolchildren about farm animals and gardening, the wilderness, and Native American habitat and customs.
  • Weekend Docents: Educate visitors about the farm’s animals and programs.
  • Garden and Orchard Volunteers: Plant and maintain the teaching garden and orchard.
  • Livestock Volunteers: Feed, clean and care for livestock.
  • Maintenance Volunteers: Work with farm staff on maintenance projects.
  • Summer Camp Interns: Interns assists counselors in leading activities for youth 5 – 14 years old at the farm and in the wilderness. Interns must be 14 years old and above.
  • Fundraising events such as Farm Tours, Ohlone Day and Spooky Holloween.

Thank you to Toni Gooch for the video!

To volunteer with Deer Hollow Farm, call 650-903-6430.