Service Learning

Service Learning

Filoli's Service Learning program provides a free learning experience on a variety of topics, such as horticulture and garden tips and tricks, combined with an opportunity to volunteer to support Filoli. Enjoy time with family and friends, meet new people, be immersed in the beauty of Filoli, and give back to this treasured community resource through service. There are no minimum requirements or minimum hours of service. Anyone is able to sign-up for just one program or as many as you like.
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Collections Care

Tuesday & Thursday
January 24 & 26 | 9am-12pm

Help the Collections team as they begin the winter preservation process! Join us on Tuesday as we deep-clean the Library in the historic House, or on Thursday as we head outside to work on some of our outdoor Collection items. During each project, learn firsthand from the Collections team how to care for and clean ephemera, both in a museum and at home, inside and outside.

Preparing for Spring

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
February 21, 23, & 25 | 9am-12pm

Help us groom the Formal Garden for spring! Work with Filoli’s horticulture team to prepare the Garden as spring unfolds.  There will be an emphasis on grooming plants and beds. During the project, learn firsthand from the team how to care for your own garden before the arrival of spring.

Dell Volunteers helping with the High Place renovation
Estate Trail July Hike Sign

Trail Stewards

Friday & Saturday
March 17 & 18 | 9am-12pm

Nestled against the Santa Cruz Mountains, Filoli’s nature trails are enjoyed by thousands of guests every year and are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. We'll start the day with a guided hike and then clear trails of brush and obstacles so they are open and easy to navigate. 

This project is open to those 18 years and older and all experience levels.

Physical requirements include bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, and the ability to carry 20 lbs. Be prepared for walking on uneven ground, a high level of physical activity, and exposure to poison oak.

Mulch Appreciated

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
April 18, 20, & 22 | 9am-12pm

Join Filoli’s horticulture team as they start on spring cleaning by weeding and mulching the formal Garden. Halfway through the session, we’ll learn about how to apply new tips and tricks when cleaning your own garden at home.

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Mulch Appreciated Service Learning project
Down The Apple Orchard Path

Orchard Care

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
May 6, 9, & 11 | 9am-12pm

Spend the morning in the Gentleman’s Orchard as you help Filoli’s Horticulture Team mulch, weed, and prune the historic fruit trees to prepare for a summer harvest. Halfway through the session, learn about the history of the Orchard and what best practices to use when working with fruit trees.

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Corporate and Youth Groups

Now booking for 2023 corporate and youth groups!

Fruit Forward 2022 Service Learning
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