Volunteers are welcome during our normal operating hours as well as for special events and weekend volunteer days.
If you would like to lend a helping hand, register on our Volunteer Registration List.
Volunteers during the week (Monday – Friday) will assist with normal operations which could include planting, watering, weeding, and transplanting.
No, our staff will work alongside you to ensure you are able to learn and feel comfortable with the task to which you are assigned.
No, we will provide all the tools and work gloves you need, however, please bring your own re-usable water bottle, and sun protection.
Close-toed shoes are a must! Long pants and long sleeves are recommended to protect you against prickly weeds and the sun. Hiking/outdoor sports clothing or work-out attire will work well. Please come prepared for the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.
Absolutely, we love to work with groups! Send an email to: Holly.Carpenter@Hacola.org and we will coordinate a volunteer day.
Please include in your email:
- List of potential dates
- Size of group
- Age range of group
- Any accommodations needed for the group
The Growing Experience is managed by the Los Angeles County Development Authority, and is located within the Carmelitos Public Housing Development.
Holly Carpenter, Program Manager
Phone: (562) 984-2917
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed on all Holidays
Visit Our Community Farm
750 Via Carmelitos, Long Beach, CA 90805