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 a little cleaner and help out in our offices or at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, we have volunteer opportunities for you or your group! 

Please click below based on what type of volunteer opportunity you're looking for, and fill out our volunteer application. Then you can register for a volunteer orientation! If you are part of a group that is interested in volunteering together, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 734.786.8401 to talk about opportunities or email to volunteer@growinghope.net.

Volunteer FAQs

Current Opportunities:
Growing Hope Center Site

Click here to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation

Growing Hope Urban Farm Opportunities

Position: Farm Volunteer
Dates and Times: Flexible, 2-6 hours
Location: Growing Hope Center
Description:  Come prepared to work outdoors! Wear close-toed shoes and clothes that you can get dirty. Every day is different- during the winter you will likely be working in the hoophouse, sorting seeds or helping with odd jobs, projects and maintenance on the site.




Growing Hope Center Opportunities

Position: Snow Removal Volunteer
Dates and Times: Variable, as needed
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: If you own a snowblower or a shovel and enjoy clearing sidewalks, then this volunteer opportunity is for you! We need some assistance clearing our front sidewalk and main paths throughout the farm.
Position: Growing Hope Site Maintenance Volunteer
Dates and Times: Flexible, 2-6 hours per week
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: Assist with maintaining the property and its various structures. Maintenance could include landscaping, painting, roof patching and light carpentry depending on your skill and comfort level.
In the Office
Position: Graphic Design Help
Dates and Times: Flexible, approx.  20-25 hours
Location: Flexible
Description: Use your creativity and hone your skills by helping us redesign our newsletter templates and various other forms for our Growing Gardens Program.
Position: Organizer Extraordinaire
Dates and Times: Flexible
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: Come on into the warm office and help us organize and inventory our office supplies. 
Education Opportunities
Position: Garden Leadership Training (GLT) Assistant
Dates and Times: Saturday 2/15, Tuesday 2/18 , Saturday 3/1,Tuesday 3/4 from 10am-4pm or Saturday 3/15 from 12pm-3pm
Location: The Growing Hope Center
Description: As a GLT Assistant you will help set up before the class and clean up afterwards. You will also help with signing folks in, taking photos and general assistance as needed. In return you are able to attend the classes free of charge.
Position: Seed 2 Plate Volunteer
Dates and Times:  Various week days
Location: Local schools and Community Centers
Description: The Youth Program Volunteer will assist the Coordinator with preparing and implementing lesson plans about cooking, nutrition and gardening with groups of children.

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Growing Hope Center Planning Team
Growing Hope Finance Committee
Growing Hope Board of Directors
Growing Hope Advisory Board

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