volunteers make it happen
Come meet us, work with our neighbors, eat great food and see what we do. You will help with a variety of projects that support our mission and bring food growing and nutrition education to the Madison community and Grand Rapids as a whole!
We applaud the hearts of our volunteers! Without the many helpful hands, our community farm wouldn't be the place it is. We strive to offer a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved with Urban Roots so that anyone can join us as we Grow. Eat. & Learn.
2018 volunteer orientations
Join us on the community farm to learn more about how you can be involved in this work as a volunteer. They are held inside our building at 1316 Madison Ave SE 49507.
- Thursday, March 15th 10am - 11am
- Tuesday, March 27th 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Thursday, April 17th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Tuesday, May 22nd 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Thursday, June 14th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Thursday, July 19th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Thursday, August 16th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Thursday, September 13th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
- Thursday, October 11th 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Another way to drop in and volunteer is to come to one of our Open Houses. You can get details by clicking here.
Drop in and volunteer
We invite you to join us with no strings attached. Come check out the community farm, learn about what we do, and work side by side with us.
Drop in Hours run from April 17th to November 15th, 2018
- Thursdays 3p-7p
- You don't have to stay that whole time. Come when you can and leave when you need to :)
- When you arrive, check in with Emily, our volunteer coordinator and she will get you going
- Pro tips - Click here for more details for volunteers
We are looking to add drop in hours on Tuesday's from 3p-7p. That said, we need an additional volunteer coordinator to work with us weekly during that time. No experience necessary! If you are interested please email email@example.com!
2018 special committees
New in 2018, we have formed a Fund Raising and Events Committee. This volunteer opportunity is great for people with professional skills who wish to donate their time to the work of Urban Roots.
This committee meets one hour a month on a Thursday evening from 5:30p - 6:30p
For more information on joining this committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BE A PART OF OUR TEAM
When we can, we love working with long term volunteers. You can become part of our team with a weekly commitment of 2-8 hours on a regular day(s).
The process to become a long term volunteer is to start by being a drop in volunteer. As we get to know people, long term volunteer positions and individual projects tend to manifest themselves pretty naturally.
We need all kinds of individuals who are ready to dig in! (get it?) We look forward to meeting you!
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