volunteers make it happen
We offer a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved with Urban Roots so that anyone can join us as we Grow, Eat, & Learn.
Come meet us, work with our neighbors, see what we do, and help with a variety of projects that bring food growing and nutrition education to Grand Rapids!
Interested in receiving regular updates on opportunities including volunteer events, new positions, volunteer committees, and more? Fill out the form below to get started!
Community Farm Volunteer Gatherings
Join us on the farm to enjoy the fresh air, work side by side with our neighbors and friends, and learn some new skills! Volunteer tasks may include planting seeds, weeding, painting, or building. Refreshments will be provided!
Saturday, April 27th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, May 23, 3:00pm-6:00pm (Community Market will be open)
Saturday, September 28, 10am-1pm
Tuesday, October 29, 3pm-6pm (Community Market will be open)
Drop in any time to these gatherings, and stay as long as you are able. Arrive ready to work outdoors, with close-toed shoes, a FULL water bottle, a hat and gloves. No need to RSVP! Simply show up, and we will get you started on a project.
Join our team
When we can, we love working with long time volunteers. In order to be considered for a volunteer position, we require a commitment of 3-8 hours per week for a three month period.
We are not currently hiring for any long-term volunteer positions. Check back in periodically, or fill out the volunteer form above to receive email updates on volunteer positions.
View our internship page for other current volunteer opportunities.
bring a group to urban roots
By signing up for a Farm Field Trip, your group can experience a thriving urban farm while learning, working, and eating a farm fresh meal!