Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

National City, CA |
Joined in January 2012

About Us

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The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to empower students and families from diverse backgrounds to be healthy and active citizens through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education.

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center's historic 6.85-acre property in National City, California serves as an interactive, indoor-outdoor classroom for children and adults from around San Diego County. Olivewood provides science based environmental education lessons, hands-on gardening, and hands-on cooking to students and families from underserved communities.

We are fortunate to be supported by a team of passionate and hard-working volunteers. Volunteers are not only integral to the success of our program, but they also help demonstrate to students the caring and commitment of their larger community. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about environmental education; fresh, local food; working with children; community engagement; and hands-on gardening. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Getting involved...

  1. Attend a public tour (Tuesdays, 10am-11am)
  2. Fill out a volunteer application
  3. Check our volunteer calendar for available dates

Open Volunteer Positions:

  • Nutrition Program Volunteer 
  • Garden Field Trip Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Volunteer 
  • Garden Volunteer
  • Administrative/Office Volunteer
  • Special events/Weekend volunteer
  • Internship (college students and recent college graduates)

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Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine


  • 2525 N Ave, National City, CA 91950, United States

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