Something for everyone

Where you are new to permaculture, a concerned citizen or an experienced community organizer, there are lots of ways to get involved with the NorCal Network.

New to community resilience or permaculture? Take action! 

Interested in learning what this movement is all about but don’t have much time to volunteer? You can support building local self-resilience by either volunteering directly with the Network or with one of our collaborating organizations – or both! You can either use your professional skills to support grassroots organizing, or get your hands dirty through a work party.

Support our Collaborators: Check out some of the opportunities through the X-Pollinators website(click on “action opportunity” through the organization listings).

Learn from Transition US: our partner Transition United States has a huge archive of webinars open to the public.

Volunteer with the Network: The Network is on the search for passionate individuals to help support our work.Please fill out the application below or register through VolunteerMatch if you are interested in volunteering. We have opportunities from a few hours per month to internships requiring up to 10 hours per week of commitment, from administrative support to writers and photographers.

For community groups, non-profit organizations and businesses

Get your group or business on the map! Submit the name of your group on the X-Pollinators community platform. If your bioregion already has organizers listed, reach out to them! They will be thrilled to plug you into what’s going on in your community. If not, contact to learn how you could get started!

For Community Service Groups: Contact us about projects

Is your group or business looking for opportunities to support grassroots organizations who are building resilient communities? We can help find the ideal opportunity for you. From planting trees to sowing seeds with community gardens, we can help to match Girl Scout troops, corporations and other community service groups with meaningful opportunities with groups who don’t always have the resources to promote their opportunities.

We offer a free 1/2 hour consultation; please contact Susan Silber for more information (

For seasoned Citizen Activists and Community Organizers: Plan a project!

Want to get started right away in organizing a home or neighborhood project? Go for it!

If  are part of a b’nai mitzvah, Eagle Scout, school group or other community group and would like more extensive support in organizing your own project please contact Susan: We will be starting to offer bi-weekly support calls for organizers starting in June.


Please consider supporting the movement to build healthy, vibrant sustainable communities! You may donate here.