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, September 13th 5:15pm - 6:15pm

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

Children up to age 12 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older for drop in hours. 

  • Wednesdays 10a-2p

  • Thursdays from 3p-7p

  • You don't have to stay that whole time. Come when you can and leave when you need to :)

  • Email info@urbanrootsgr.org if you plan to stop by. When you arrive our volunteer coordinator will get you going on a project

  • Pro tips - Click here for more details for volunteers

We are looking to add drop in hours on Tuesdays . 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 info@urbanrootsgr.org!


2018 special committees

New in 2018, we have formed a Fundraising 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 maaike@urbanrootsgr.org


When we can, we love working with long term volunteers. We are currently hiring for volunteer positions! Check out the job descriptions below:

Volunteer Office Administrator (1 position available)

Compost Crew Volunteer (3 positions available)

We need all kinds of individuals who are ready to dig in! (get it?) We look forward to meeting you!

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Group Service Learning is what you are looking for! Come experience a thriving urban farm while learning, working, and eating a farm fresh meal!

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