The Growing Project is a force of the community. For over a decade, our work has been cultivated by dedicated community members. Volunteers nurture food, people, and justice through tending to the plants and soil, building gardens, grant-writing, coordinating events, guest-teaching, and more.

How to Volunteer with TGP

  1. Review our many opportunities to support TGP below, including at-home activities.

  2. Sign-up for in-person opportunities through our SignUp Genius page.

  3. *When signing up for a volunteer slot for the first time, please fill out this application form.

Please stay tuned for 2021 volunteer opportunities in the FoCo Commons Garden. Follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter for updates!



Garden Volunteer Hours

Volunteer at the FoCo Commons Garden or at our two satellite gardens at Stonecrest Rentals and Odell Brewing.

  • FoCo Commons Garden: At our communal garden next to the FoCo Cafe, volunteers help with planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, cleaning, and other site maintenance. Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm and Sundays 12pm-1:30pm.

  • Stonecrest Rentals Garden: TGP supports the community garden at Stonecrest Mobile Home Park at 1303 N. College Ave. Join the Friday crew to plant, weed, water, harvest, and plan neighborhood engagements!

  • Odell Brewing Garden: TGP has been growing the garden for our friends at Odell Brewing! With the guidance of our teen program, Gifted Handz, and the maintenance of trusty volunteers, the garden produces herbs, flowers, and yummy veggies.


Kids Feeding Kids Breakfast Program

We are recruiting volunteers to support our summer breakfast program with the FoCo Cafe, every Wednesday through Friday until the end of July! We are looking for Spanish speakers who are able to volunteer 1-2x per week. Please email volunteer@thegrowingproject.org with the subject: KFK.

  • Volunteer tasks: Setup, serve breakfast, assist TGP and FoCo Cafe staff, assist guest teachers, converse with families, translate for Spanish-speaking families

  • Wednesdays through Fridays, 8:45am-10:30am


The Growing Project is stronger when community members share resources, including skills to support the behind-the-scenes operations of TGP! Have a skill to offer? Let us know volunteer@thegrowingproject.org

  • Gardening and Permaculture Design

  • Grantwriting

  • Social Media

  • Accounting

  • Event Planning

  • Guest Teaching