Volunteer Opportunities  


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, work with kids, and have a lot of fun!  Our volunteers also receive an abundance of fresh, local, organic food during the growing season.

click here for “Professional Volunteer” positions >

 

IN THE GARDEN


Come once, or come once a week - whatever suits your schedule. Share what you know, or learn as you go, and enjoy exercise, fresh garden produce and sunshine. Bring the kids, too!


DAYS AND TIMES:

Sundays 12-2  Cottonwood Garden

Sundays 4-6 Giving Garden at Bill’s Park

Mondays 12-2 Gunnison Community School

Tuesdays 12-2  Giving Garden at Bill’s Park

Tuesdays 4-6 Crested Butte Community School

Wednesdays 4-6  Cottonwood Garden

Thursdays 4-6 Gunnison Community School

Fridays 9-11 Crested Butte Community School


May through October


more about our gardens >

contact  our volunteer coordinator >

 

AT OUR  CSA OR

FARMER’S MARKET BOOTHS



CSA - Fridays

Volunteers help sort, aggregate, and pack food for our CSA boxes on Fridays.


Farmers Markets

Saturdays & Sundays

Set up the booth and sell products, and talk to people about the power of local food, sustainable agriculture, and building food security. Youth and adults are welcome. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people !

CRESTED BUTTE:

Selected Sundays on Elk Avenue at the Crested Butte Farmers Market  10-2

GUNNISON:

Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. -1:30


contact our outreach coordinator >

 

WITH FARM TO SCHOOL


Our Farm to School groups need volunteers throughout the school year to help plan projects and put them into action. Each school has a F2S group that meets once a month. Find out more >


SOME SPECIFIC NEEDS:

Be Local Food Lunch Volunteer [make observations and talk to kids about school lunch]

Write Nutrition Education Articles [monthly]

Help teach Hands-On Lessons in Classes

Help with Youth Gardens & Summer Camps

Help design and put into action new ideas for:

  1. Composting Projects

  2. Guest Chefs, Let’s Move! Chefs to Schools

  3. Taste Testing [with visiting farmers or visiting]

  4. Field Trips to Gardens and Farms


contact  our F2S coordinator >

 

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VOLUNTEER REWARDS


We want you to know how much we appreciate your contribution. Now, volunteers can log hours and receive rewards.  Contact Us,  for more information.

Tier 1:  5 hours non-gardeners / 10 hours gardeners

Rewards like:  a free coffee at a local coffee shop, locally handmade soap, granola

Tier 2:  15 hours non-gardeners / 25 hours gardeners

Rewards like:  and Organic T shirt, Organic Canvas Tote, or Yoga class pass, birdfeeder

Tier 3: 30 hours non-gardeners / 50 hours gardeners

Massage, Roots cookbook, or Book of Choice from our sustainable living / local food library

 

EVENTS


Join our events committee and help plan the next food & film event, Dig In Day BBQ, farm to table dinner, or concert! We always have something fun in the works.


contact us >

 

MOUNTAIN ROOTS

FARM TO SCHOOL         GARDENS        CSA        FOOD SECURITY: ACCESS & OUTREACH