Volunteer & Intern

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our growing community of volunteers and interns who play a vital role in sustaining and developing the programs that make a difference in the lives of youth and their families. Collective Roots could not exist without this essential support.

Volunteers can choose among many different ways to serve, including (but not limited to):
• performing tools and seeds inventory
• supporting garden-based projects,
• teaching cooking and nutrition classes,
• developing curriculum kits and materials,
• assisting garden teachers,
• getting your hands dirty at our garden workdays
• working in the office, and much more.

Some of our volunteer opportunities are on our Volunteer Match website, but if you don’t see what you are looking for there, don’t hesitate to contact us. Opportunities abound to get involved, and we will work with you to find the best match of your skills, energy, and time to our need! Please read through the detailed descriptions of our volunteer opportunities for more information. Ongoing volunteers must attend a regularly scheduled volunteer orientation before beginning.

Interns are interested in a more sustained and ongoing commitment to Collective Roots. After an application and interview process, interns work with a supervisor to establish a mutually beneficial project that builds skills for interns, while also having a meaningful impact on our work in the community. Interns and their supervisors develop a work plan that includes personal and professional development goals and meet regularly to assess progress toward the accomplishment of those goals. Interns are also invited to participate in training, team-building, and community-engagement activities with Collective Roots staff. Most interns commit to at least five hours a week for at least ten weeks. Please read through the open internship opportunities for more information.