Volunteer with Growing Hope!


Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Growing Hope! 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! 

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to talk about opportunities by emailing volunteer@growinghope.net.

Volunteer FAQs


Current Opportunities: 
Get Dirty on the Farm!
1. 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.  
2. Perry School Garden Support
Dates & TimesThursdays 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! 
Lend a (handy) Hand!
1. 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.


2. Window Reglazing
Dates & Times: Flexible
Location: 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. 


Support our Farmers Markets!
1. MarketPlace Reno Volunteers
Dates & Times: Fridays from 9-12pm
Location: 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! 
2. 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.


Development and Marketing!  
1. Photographer
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!


2. 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.

3. 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.


Join a Committee
Growing Hope Center Planning Team
Growing Hope Finance Committee
Growing Hope Board of Directors

Check out the latest edition of Let's Grow Together: The GH Volunteer Newsletter below:

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 | getintouch@growinghope.net