Whether you are looking to get dirty and dig around the Growing Hope Center or stay clean by helping out in our offices or at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market, we have volunteer opportunities for you or your group!
Volunteers of all ages are an integral part of Growing Hope, and they support every angle of the organization’s work at all times of the year. Volunteers make the positive impact that we have on communities a possibility. Without you Growing Hope would not be nearly as impactful as it is with you as a volunteer. Inquire about all volunteer opportunities at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers can contribute to a number of areas at Growing Hope including;
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Special Event Help Needed
Chefs in the Garden – Sunday, October 15th
Setup: 2-4:30 PM
Event help: 4:15-8 PM
Cleanup crew: 8-9:45 PM
Chefs in the Garden is a dinner series that features an artisan-prepared meal by notable regional chefs, delicious beer and wines, and show-stopping desserts. Guests and volunteers enjoy the beauty of late summer and early fall on our working urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti.
Volunteers for the event will assist chefs, sign in guests, pass around appetizers, serve drinks, serve guests all meal courses, bus tables, clean dishes, and assist with tearing the event down. It’s a fun event filled with smiling faces and happy bellies. Volunteers are served any of the courses they wish to eat after all guests have been served. Come have a great time with great people, and eat great food!
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Volunteer Opportunities
Market Greeter & Counter
We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy a laidback, community atmosphere interested in coming every, or every other, Tuesday from 3-7pm. These volunteers are often the first point of contact people have when arriving to the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, and our customers love to be greeted with a smile. In addition, counting customers is important data for both internal and external market purposes to help us make important business decisions and report to funders about the strength of our markets.
It’s market survey season, and we need some help asking our customers important questions about the farmers markets. If you’re extroverted and enjoy a laidback, community atmosphere, this is a great opportunity for you! If you’re trying to fulfill hours for a requirement, this is also a great way to get consistent hours in each week.
Saturdays before 11:00am
Help us make sure our leftover produce is getting donated and eaten locally! A volunteer is needed to pick up produce from our downtown Ypsilanti produce cooler, and deliver to Hope Clinic on Spring Street in Ypsilanti before they close at 11am.
Must have a reliable vehicle with air conditioning, valid driver’s license, and should be able to commit through at least the end of November.
Music @ the Markets
Would you like to display your musical (or artistic) talents at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets? We’d love to have you! Get more information at email@example.com.
Marketplace Renovation Volunteer Opportunities
Growing Hope Urban Farm Volunteer Opportunities
Come help out on the Growing Hope Urban Farm by helping maintain grounds, garden beds, flowers, compost, and much more. Volunteers should sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by 5PM on the preceding business day, but earlier registration is appreciated.
Farm volunteer days are also open to groups from corporations, schools, religious organizations, etc. Please make sure to inquire with our volunteer coordinator to learn about scheduling groups.
We’ll be training our new watering volunteers throughout the month of October. Please inquire with questions, or with interest.
Specialized Skill Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for volunteers with expertise in the following areas:
Pruning fruit trees
Adobe oven repair
Repairing the front fascia of our Ypsiplanti store
Do you have a skill you want to share?
If you have a skill or passion that you think would benefit Growing Hope, we’d love to know!