Located on one acre of City of Sunnyvale land, Charles Street Gardens is a Sunnyvale Community garden run entirely by volunteers. It is home to 92 resident only plots full of flowers, fruits, vegetables and other plants in 92 large plots. Gardeners must use organic methods and can only plant California native plants to ensure sustainability. Volunteers are needed to care for The Food Forest that is based on permaculture. They donate their harvest to local food banks. Other volunteer projects include helping to clean up the garden, organize the tool sheds, emptying compost bins and turning compost piles.
The Lace Museum is one of two museums devoted solely to lace in the western part of the United States. The museum houses hundreds of tools, lace examples, books and other materials covering the history of lace. They need volunteers to help staff the museum or be docents, help to set up new lace displays, create new lace work for sale in the gift shop and other help in the gift shop. Volunteers for the museum can also teach lectures about lace to local organizations, provide hands on instruction at local schools and childrens craft fairs, and demonstrate lacemaking at annual county and craft fairs.