BUSD Gardening/Cooking/Nutrition
Volunteering Opportunities

Cultivating Wellness

As part of Berkeley’s 2020 Vision and BUSD’s Integrated Wellness Policy, BUSD’s Gardening, Cooking, & Nutrition program is woven into student life district-wide, preschool to high school. The program aims to impact three key areas of student development: academic achievement, student health, and essential life skills.

Volunteers with the Gardening, Cooking, and Nutrition:

  • Support small groups of students with interdisciplinary, garden-based lessons
  • Help prep, support instruction, and clean up after hands-on cooking demonstrations in both outdoor and indoor settings

Gardening, Cooking, and Nutrition Volunteers Also:

  • Support the integration of nutrition into gardening and cooking activities
  • Help maintain school gardens through regular weeding and composting

Gardens are actively staffed August-June, weekdays from 8 am until 3 pm.

There are after school gardening opportunities in some locations, as well as summer garden maintenance needs district-wide.

To learn more about BUSD’s Gardening, Cooking & Nutrition program, click here.

Next Steps

  1. Watch BSV’s Online Info Session, designed for new volunteers.
  2. Complete your Volunteer Application!

To hear more from Berkeley’s experienced  volunteers, see our Volunteer Testimonials