info@mountainrootsfoodproject.org        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.


DIG, PLANT & GROW

volunteer in our gardens

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.

Mountain Roots always has positions for volunteer leaders and interns.  Our paid positions are very limited - each program is run by a part-time program coordinator and many, many volunteers.  We have one annual position for an Americorps VISTA. Every spring we hire up to four environmental educators and up to four garden coordinators to manage our urban gardens.  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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PAINT, DRAW, SING, SCULPT

art, design, marketing, empty bowls

Get Involved

THINK & PLAN

come to our thinking & planning meetings, or lead a new project

BUILD THINGS

we need you!

SHOP & EAT LOCAL

volunteer at the farmer’s market

COOK

cook for events or for F2S kids

WORK WITH KIDS

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What do YOU like to do?  Open the door of possibility ...       Contact us to learn more about these options or to share your idea.

THROW PARTIES

help with our seasonal local foods dinners and other fun events

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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SPONSOR GARDENS, PROJECTS, STUDENTS, OR EVENTS

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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MOUNTAIN ROOTS

FARM TO SCHOOL         GARDENS        CSA        FOOD SECURITY         HEALTHY FUTURES AMERICORPS

Simply providing occasional fresh food is not enough to create lasting changes in the health of our children, area farms, our community, local economy, and the environment.  We use and teach life skills to reconnect people with their food and the  land to build food security for people of all ages in all economic groups. We  create and support programs which connect classroom studies with hands-on experiences, offering dynamic, life-long education which fosters sustainable living and makes teaching and  learning come alive.

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KIDS COOK!

Thanksgiving & Holiday Workshops >

Jumpstart your career in local food, health, and environment.

NOW RECRUITING FOR 15 POSITIONS that will start in January 2019.

(apply by Oct 31)

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KIDS COOK 

THANKSGIVING & HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Registration is open!

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WE’RE HIRING!


Seeking an Experienced

Farm & Garden Manager to spearhead the growth of our community farm . 


Seeking an Events & Outreach Coordinator.

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PASTURED POULTRY

Chicken for sale! Buy one of our “Roasters,” raised on open pasture at the Community Farm , and fed organic feed and farm vegetables.

A great deal at $5/pound.

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MASSIVE PASSIVE SOLAR GREENHOUSE

Help us launch this amazing new project, initiated by graduate fellow Jon McDonald. We’re in the design phase - check out en early prototype and pitch in to make this a reality!

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