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!


2019 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 16th, 3:00pm-6:00pm (Community Market will be open)

  • Saturday, September 28th, 10am-1pm

  • Tuesday, October 29th, 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 currently hiring for the following position(s):


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!

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