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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:

Volunteers can contribute to a number of areas at Growing Hope including;


Evening Hoop House Caretaker
Dates & Times: Everyday between 5-7pm
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: We need a trustworthy, dedicated volunteer who can make a regular weekly commitment. This volunteer will be asked to come to the GH Center and water our hoop house while the staff is away. Typically this job takes about 1-2 hours and all training can be provided prior to starting your shift.

Perry School Garden Support
Dates & Times: Thursdays from 1-3pm
Location: 550 Perry St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description: We need volunteers to help out with weeding the Perry School Garden and prepping it to be planted. Help get this garden ready to become an educational tool!


Gas Line Install for Dryer
Dates & Times: Flexible
Location: Growing Hope Center
Description: Are you certified to install gas lines for home appliances and interested in helping out in your community? Help Growing Hope install a gas line in the basement of the GH Center so staff can have a functioning washer and dryer for special events.

Window Re-glazing
Dates & Times: Flexible
Location: 9 S. Adams St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description: Skilled volunteers needed to reglaze 50 older warehouse windows in place by carefully removing bad glazing, cleaning the glass and metal frame, applying sealant, and smoothing it off and cutting excess away. Tools and materials will be provided.


MarketPlace Reno Volunteers
Dates & Times: Fridays from 9-12pm
Location: 9 S. Adams St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description: Would you like to help with the transformation of a warehouse into a year-round, indoor Farmers Market? We need volunteers to help with the renovation of GH’s future FarmersMarket Place. Volunteers will be needed to help out with prepping walls, painting, and cleaning up the warehouse. Your work will go towards ensuring access to local, healthy food in Ypsilanti year-round!

Winter Market Support Volunteers
Dates & Times: Tuesdays from 2-3pm and/or from 7-8pm
Location: 720 Norris St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Description: Do you love Ypsilanti Farmers Markets? Volunteer with our exceptional market team and show how much you love Ypsi markets. GH needs volunteers to help with set-up and tear down at every Tuesday market. Volunteers will be asked to help with tents, tables, and chairs.


Dates & Times: Flexible
Location: Varies
Description: We are looking for experienced or amateur photographers to help us document special events such as educational workshops, farmers markets, and fundraisers. Gain experience in event photography and help showcase all the events and programs going on at Growing Hope!

Bulk Mailing Help
Dates & Times: During Offices Hours
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: We need a few volunteers to help prepare mail that will be sent out to potential supporters. This job typically includes stuffing envelopes, labeling, sealing, and placing stamps.

Development Data Entry
Dates & Times: During Offices Hours
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: We are looking for a person who would be available to come in once or twice a week to help with donor-related data entry. The ideal candidate is relatively computer savvy, has data entry or database experience, and is available to come in consistently.

During your time volunteering with Growing Hope, you’ll be imparted with knowledge and skills that are valuable to both future employers and the local economy. Growing Hope’s Learn & Serve events education workshops are combined with service work. Growing Hope appreciates every second that us volunteered to help us work toward our mission, and we cannot thank all of our volunteers enough for their generous donations of time, skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes.

DTE2016 Volunteerism at Growing Hope is sponsored
by a generous grant from the DTE Energy Foundation.

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