We wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for our team of passionate volunteers that work hard to make an impact in the lives of our youth! We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities – from assisting cooking classes to writing grants and reaching out to sponsors. We are committed to teaching our volunteers as much as possible about the nonprofit sector, working with youth, and the culinary arts.


We look forward to learning more about you! Please fill out our Volunteer Application, and a team member will contact you soon!

Assist Sprouts Cooking Club’s Event Manager at our weekend in-restaurant classes and birthday parties

Time Commitment: Weekend events only, up to 4/hours an event
Description: This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals to give back to the community. See first-hand the inner core of a non-profit while hanging with local chefs, cooking with kids, and eating delicious food! As an Event Assistant, you will be assisting our Event Manager at our in-restaurant classes.
Requirements: No formal cooking experience is required – just a love for working with kids and trying new recipes!

Capture high-quality, professional photos from Sprouts Cooking Club programming to be used for marketing purposes, website, and outward communication.

Time Commitment: Up to 4 hours/week including shooting and editing
Description: This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals to gain experience and add to their portfolio. We rely on high-quality, professional photo documentation to express our narrative to our community. The photos will be sent to the chefs/restaurants participating in our program and the parents that have sent their kids to our classes. This is a great way to get your name out as a photographer and to be credited and published in online articles, magazines, and blogs.
Requirements: Experience in photography (as a hobby or professionally).  Please submit your blog, portfolio, or any relevant materials.

In-office position that focuses on marketing, operations, and office support.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week, flexible schedule
Description: We’re looking for highly organized and enthusiastic volunteers to work with us in our co-working space in Oakland.  Responsibilities will include donation solicitation, social media management, and general office support duties.
Requirements: Strong organizational skills, familiarity and comfort with social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), interest in community development.
Job Description:
Sprouts is looking for dedicated community members with a green thumb that would like to adopt two gardening beds at Sprouts’ organic garden-kitchen space at Chaparral House. The work would include tending to the beds and crops and keeping Sprouts’ outdoor kitchen space weed-free. You would be able to harvest and enjoy 70% of the items you plant! Throughout the summer, Sprouts gardening volunteer would have the opportunity to run 60 minute gardening exercises with Sprouts’ students, ages 7-12 years old. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills all the while creating an educational and thriving space for diverse Bay Area youth. Former gardening experience is required.
Sample Tasks:
  • Soliciting seed and starter donations
  • Planting starters for your garden
  • Assisting in an orientation with Sprouts’ garden partners at Chaparral House
  • Teaching a gardening workshop to Bay Area youth
  • Pulling small weeds from Sprouts 100 square foot kitchen
  • Emailing Sprouts’ culinary director with an update on produce that is ripe
  • Submitting a timesheet with your total hours
  • Planting herbs for youth to use during the summer camps
  • Visiting the garden multiple times a week to water, weed and monitor crops
Position Details:
  • Application is on a rolling basis.
  • Position would last nine months and end at the end of the growing season. For avid, local and successful gardeners the position length can be extended.
  • A minimum of three hour weekly commitment is required.
How to Apply:
We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position


“I volunteered with Sprouts this past summer and loved it! I work in the nutrition field and so I really enjoyed seeing kids learn the skills needed to get creative with food and live a healthy life. The kids are exposed to amazing chefs in the community and have so many first-rate experiences. The Sprouts team puts in an incredible amount of effort behind the scenes and also on a day to day basis at the cooking classes/camp.”

-Meghan C

“Volunteering with sprouts was an awesome experience. Very smooth volunteer process, I’ve done it several times. Upon arrival, their Operations Director provides an overview of the program and then kids start arriving. The chefs always are excited and we always make such delicious foods and learn so much about cooking and health. It’s always awesome to see a shy or nervous child’s personality emerge while cooking. Sprouts is doing really amazing and necessary work in our community.”

– Casey A.


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BAY : (510)-680-3614
Sprouts Locations

169 11th street, San Francisco CA 94103