Want to give back to the community? Discover some of the volunteer opportunities in the Rogue Valley.
ACCESS Cooking Skills Education Program
ACCESS's Cooking Skill Education Program is seeking accomplished home cooks who are interested in sharing whole foods cooking skills with our community by becoming trained as a Cooking Skills Educator! They offer an informative and fun Training Session planned to equip you with skills to give simple, delicious whole foods cooking demonstrations at community sites such as growers markets, food pantries, local businesses and community events. Your efforts will benefit individuals and families who want to learn healthier ways of preparing foods. You’ll also have a hand in enhancing the health of individuals and our community as a whole; growing our local economy at the same time.
ACCESS Food Share Gardens
Garden helpers needed! Volunteer at an ACCESS Food Share Garden: grow fruits and vegetables sustainably, take home fresh produce, share with local food pantries, and help reduce hunger in our community. ACCESS has garden locations in Central Point, Medford, Rogue River, and Gold Hill.
Bear Creek Stewardship Day
The biannual Bear Creek Stewardship Day is a community-wide, volunteer-based clean up to keep the Bear Creek Greenway clean and to keep trash out of the stream. This collaboration of individuals and organizations promotes a thriving urban Medford Bear Creek Greenway corridor through the convergence of art, environmental stewardship and recreation. Bear Creek Stewardship Days are held in April and September of each year.
Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ
Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ is an annual fundraiser benefit for the Rogue Valley Food System Network featuring all the best regional craft beers, 8 hours of foot-tappin' bluegrass music and delicious BBQ. Event proceeds go to local food programs.
Rogue Valley Farm Tour
Your local food co-ops, Ashland Food Co-op and Medford Food Co-op, are organizing the annual Rogue Valley Farm Tour! On Sunday, July 14, 2019, local residents will have the opportunity visit multiple local farms and vineyards around the Rogue Valley, participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours, and learn about the abundance of our local food system.
St. Vincent de Paul of Medford
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in France in 1883 to help the poor and destitute of Paris. The Rogue Valley District Council was established in 1982 to serve the poor and needy in Jackson County. Their all-volunteer staff serve all who come regardless of race, creed, religion or ethnic origin. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to ensuring that the poor and needy of Jackson County have a safety net of support and encouragement.