Hidden Villa will be closed to the public from June 3 through August 3 for the safety of our camp community.


Share your passions, learn by doing, and lend a hand! 

Volunteers support in every aspect of Hidden Villa’s mission and vision for the future. You don’t need any experience to volunteer with us as we’ll provide training and support to make for a positive experience.

We host individuals, family groups, corporate groups, short-term internships, and teen groups of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please take a look at the opportunities below, and fill out a Volunteer Application. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Chore Volunteer – NEW! Feed and take care of Hidden Villa’s beloved farm animals. Join us for 4 days of orientation and shadowing in late August 2024. Then, take on a minimum of one, 2 hour shift weekly from Sep – May. Must be available 7:30/8 am-9:30 am OR 3:30 pm-5/5:30 pm shifts.

Education Guide Volunteer – Tuesday – Fridays for 3-7 hours. 1 shift weekly. Get the training and support to be a stellar and impactful environmental educator, serving local PreK-6th graders who bring joy and fun on a field trip visit to our farm and wilderness space. We’ll host an Education Guide volunteer open house on Saturday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 21 for you to learn more about this role. We’ll host our Training on Thursday, September 4 from 9 am-4 pm.

Farm Team Volunteer: 9 am-12 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays. Register Here. Youths 12+ can volunteer with an adult. Work alongside one of Hidden Villa’s farmers to weed, weed, weed in our 8 acres of organically grown fruits, veggies, and flowers. 25% of our annual harvest is donated to our local food bank at the Community Services Agency in Mountain View.

Garden Keeper Volunteer: Flexible timing and ongoing. Kids 9+ with an adult. After an orientation with our staff, work independently to care for the popular Education Garden or other landscapes around our facilities.

Trail Maintenance Volunteer: Flexible timing and ongoing. Work alongside our property staff to help maintain our 8 miles of trails by trimming branches and clearing the pathways. These trails are used by thousands of visitors, school groups, and teen programs.

The Dirtiest Volunteer: Flexible timing and ongoing. Join us for only the dirtiest, hardest, most ugly jobs we have. This kind of help is meaningful to get the grittiest jobs around the ranch completed.

Communications Volunteer: Flexible timing and project-based. Youth 14+ welcome. Work in partnership with our Communications Team to gather stories, take pictures, support events, and learn alongside our community.

Admin Volunteer: Flexible timing and project-based. Work alongside our staff to complete projects such as research, data entry, filing paperwork, or archival work.

Archive Volunteer: Flexible timing and project-based. In 2024 Hidden Villa will celebrate our Centennial Year! Support our volunteer archival team to sort, scan, and organize Hidden Villa’s rich and deep history.

Are you interested in corporate volunteering? Learn more on our corporate volunteering webpage.

You must be at least 16 years old or a teen who can work alongside a parent.

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