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!

Are you ready to volunteer?

If yes, send us an email at or call 650-903-6430.