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Jobs & Internships

Growing Hope largely depends on the helpful hand provided by volunteers, but we also have paid positions and internships. When hiring for paid positions, we give preference to people we know who’ve volunteered for us. Start Volunteering Today.

Paid Positions

Applications for paid positions at Growing Hope are generally considered on a rolling basis, but please check individual postings for deadlines or different instructions.

Development & Administrative Assistant This is a part-time position that provides administrative support around all types of fundraising activities and annual fundraising plans.  This person will manage donor database, donor communications, and support donor research., reporting to the Development Director. We are seeking a friendly, efficient, thorough, and detail-oriented person to help support our internal administrative operations as well as externally-focused development and fundraising activities. Position posted July 10th, 2017, open until filled. Please see position posting for more details.

Urban Agriculture Internship Growing Hope is seeking two returning citizens to help develop an urban agriculture based job training program. To ensure that we meets the needs of those with barriers to employment, the internships are for returning citizens who have gone through the process of returning home from prison. The interns will be involved in helping develop and plan for the program including curriculum, pedagogy, wrap-around support services and post-program support. During the internship, they will also learn skills in urban farming, specifically around growing and selling herbs, to help develop the “Hopeful Herbs” farm enterprise.

Michigan Works Positions Are you a client at Michigan Works? Growing Hope can be a job site for temporary paid employment, up to full time, through Michigan Works. Please let your case worker at Michigan Works know that you’d like to be considered for a position with us. Apply today by contacting Growing Hope at apply@growinghope.net.

Internships & Volunteer Positions

Internships Growing Hope supports high school, college, and out-of-school individuals in unpaid internships throughout the year. We can work with you to meet internship requirements for your school when relevant. We require, in general, a minimum 12-week commitment, with a regular schedule working a minimum of 10 hours/week.  See below for specific descriptions and opportunities!  We are still seeking some interns who can work this summer, as well as beginning to line up interns for Spring/Summer 2017. All internships please make an inquiry at apply@growinghope.net.

Available Internships include:  

Board of Directors Our full board meetings six times/year with monthly committee meetings. The time commitment is roughly 6+ hours each month. We’re looking for board members ready to be good ambassadors and fundraisers for the organization, and who can help to oversee the governance and future of Growing Hope. We’re specifically in search of the following: you love events, you love fundraising, you’re an attorney, or you’re a graphic designer. If you are review the description and are interested in being considered for a position, please send a statement of interest/background and a resume to apply@growinghope.net.


July 24, 2017
  • Open Hours!
    July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Farmers Marketplace Workday
    July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
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July 25, 2017
  • YpsiTasty Local Food Grub Crawl
    July 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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July 27, 2017

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