Volunteer Position Descriptions

Our vibrant community of over 1400 volunteers shares thousands of hours with GRuB each year, increasing our organizational capacity by the equivalent of several full-time staff. We have lots of opportunities for all kinds of schedules, skill sets, and interests!

If you’re interested in volunteering, take a look at some of the roles below for a few ideas of how you can get involved. (Other volunteer events, projects and positions available seasonally and as needs arise.)

Victory Garden Project (VGP)

  • Workshop Instructor: Volunteer to teach different workshops about gardening and help gardeners get bountiful harvests
  • Garden Builder: Help the VGP build gardens with low-income families
  • Gardener Support Team: Love gardening? Join a team of volunteers to offer support to new gardeners via phone, social media, and in-person throughout the growing season.

GRuB School & Farm

  • Farm Volunteer: Come out to help maintain the farm with interns and other volunteers
  • Guest Teacher: Knowledgeable in a particular field? Teach a class to the youth.
  • Guest Chef w/ Youth Food Team: Teach and support the Youth Food Team in prepping a meal and snacks for GRuB School students (high school)

Behind the Scenes Stewards

  • Office Support: Help GRuB with office tasks. Data entry, mini-projects, phone calls, etc.
  • Art/Design: Parking signs, market stand signs, the side of a building, flyers – we like to create functional art when possible
  • Cleaning: GRuB staff and volunteers all work together to care for our Farmhouse. Help keep our space clean and beautiful.
  • Carpentry/Building: Both in the farmhouse and on the farm, we can use support from folks skilled in carpentry/maintenance.
  • Interpreter/Translation: Help make our resources available to community members who speak/read a variety of languages!

Event Support

  • Meal Prep & Kitchen Support: Help prepare a meal or dish for a GRuB event or support a chef with menu planning, shopping, and kitchen prep work
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up: Support GRuB event prep and wrap-up
  • Photography/Videography: Take photos or videos at special events
  • A/V & Tech: Skilled folks who can support audio and visuals at special event
  • Childcare Provider: Make opportunities accessible for parents and meaningful for children by providing childcare during workshops, meetings and orientations for adults


  • VGP Leadership Circle: Work with a group of dedicated volunteers to aide with decisions in VGP programs
  • GRuB Ambassador/Outreach: Enjoy talking about something you’re passionate about? Become an Ambassador for GRuB and represent us in the community and at special events! Serve as a host for events at GRuB during times outside of regular business hours.
  • Internships: Intensive seasonal opportunities, eligible for college credit and sometimes stipends. Past internships include farm, admin, budget, events, grants, and more.
  • Alumni Speakers Bureau: Share your unique perspective and GRuB experience with people in the community

Download and complete a 2018 Volunteer Application and fill out a background check to get started!