PO Box 323 Gunnison, CO 81230

Volunteering with Mountain Roots Food Project is a way to give back to the community, share the camaraderie of like-minded folks, learn new skills, practice what you know, celebrate the seasons, and have a lot of fun!  Our volunteers are all ages, and come from all walks of life.

Some Mountain Roots volunteers are one-time-only folks, come come once a week, some volunteer from home doing ‘background’ work like writing articles or graphic design, and others are on-call for special projects like cooking for an event or building a tool shed. We’re always open to new ideas - many of our projects are started by a volunteer with a great idea and the willingness to lead a new project.

Our volunteers also receive an abundance of fresh, local, organic food during the growing season.

We are Community Supported and Volunteer Powered!   So many people play a role in putting our projects into action. Our work would not be possible without the on-going support of community partners, generous funding from individuals and businesses and grants,  and our volunteers. Please take a minute while you’re here and check out all the people who are building the local food systems with us.

Our paid positions are very limited - each program is run by a part-time program coordinator and many, many volunteers. 

Every spring we hire up to four environmental educators and up to four farm & garden interns to co-manage our community farm and garden spaces.  We have two fulltime positions for an Americorps VISTA.

Mountain Roots always has positions for volunteer leaders, committee members,  and interns.

Student-centered internships build capacity for the organization and activate change in the community more quickly by putting projects in motion that would otherwise be on the back burner waiting for funding or staff to lead them.   Please read descriptions thoroughly and we welcome you to contact us about any of the upcoming openings.    

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Your support makes our work possible.  When you make a donation to Mountain Roots, you know that you’re helping to build food security for nearly 10,000 Valley residents. You’re helping improve school meals for 1,200 kids, and helping to build a network of gardens across the Valley that provide food for the people. We triple the value of every dollar with in-kind donations  and over 5,000 volunteer hours. 

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When your business chooses to become a garden, project, or event sponsor, you send a positive message to the community that you are a business that supports sustainable agriculture, local food, healthy kids, food security, and a vibrant community.

People support businesses that support green, community-building efforts like ours.

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we’re partnering with the Crested Butte Film Festival to bring you a local food dinner, silent auction of artisan goods, and festival-worth documentary.

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Farm to School Program

We’re helping you raise

healthy, connected kids.

Food Security Programs

We foster heath equity and ensure

that hunger solutions are

nutrition solutions.

Sustainable Agriculture

We are protecting your landscapes,

providing food for the community,

and regenerating the land.

We envision a truly healthy community where people can thrive.

Where our endeavors are environmentally regenerative, economically viable, and socially just. 

Together, we can foster a sustainable future.

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Resilient Food Systems

We’re building the local economy, putting food on your tables,  and

training the next generation of farmers.

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Preview our new programs that get kids outdoors all summer long!

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