“The river flows not past, but through us.”
(John Muir, Mountain Thoughts)
This page is a guide to MRCN’s own volunteer opportunities, as well as our partners who can use some extra hands. Check back often, as more volunteer opportunities open up for the spring and summer season.
Volunteering Outdoors in Ashland, MO
Get kids engaged with the environment and local food through gardening, youth education, and tutoring.
Contact volunteer coordinator Julie Grabner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Outdoors in Columbia, MO
Learn to garden, connect with local food, and build a sustainable Columbia! CCUA recruits volunteers to support their urban farm activities, tutor urban gardeners, staff farm festivals, and more.
Find details—and CCUA’s volunteer application—at http://www.columbiaurbanag.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Meet the people behind your local food! Columbia Farmers Market volunteers set up booths, run the farmers market’s token currency system, help direct children’s activities, and more.
Contact email@example.com or view the Farmers Market volunteer application on their website.
TCA is a project of Mizzou’s Environmental Leadership Office. Simply put, it is a sustainability focused student farm. Students ride out to Bradford Research Farm four times a week to grow produce for Campus Dining and Tiger Pantry. They use compost collected from the Dining Halls to grow the produce and they have a local organic farmer teaching them to grow.
Contact Amy Eultgen at the Environmental Leadership Office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Outdoors in Jefferson City, MO
Spend some valuable time getting people of all ages engaged in the outdoors! Volunteers gain experience in complex plant identification and landscape management while they maintain gardens, tutor planting techniques, and assist others with native plants crafts.
Contact volunteer coordinator Nadia Navarrete-Tindall at Navarrete-TindallN@LincolnU.edu or 573-681-5392.
Volunteering Outdoors in Kansas City, MO
The mission of Kansas City Community Gardens is to assist low-income households and community groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area to produce vegetables and fruit from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, and at community sites. KCCG supports Kansas City’s gardeners as they work to transform the food system, along with their nutritional habits, in backyard and community garden spaces throughout the metropolitan area.
For more information about volunteering with KCCG visit their website.
Volunteering Outdoors in Kirksville, MO
The people at the Green Thumb Project aspire to educate their community in sustainability practices, create more access to affordable local food for everyone, and create community gardens that will improve the health and wellness of their citizens. We are dedicated to creating a local food network, one garden at a time. Green Thumb volunteers can work in community gardens, teach others gardening skills, staff events, plant trees, etc. Some of the perks include free produce and the potential for Truman Students to earn scholarships and work study hours.
For more information contact email@example.com
Volunteering Outdoors in Springfield, MO
Build your farming, people, and organizational skills outdoors through SUAC’s urban farm! Volunteers plant and harvest crops, tutor children, work with teachers, and assist with special events.
Find out more at the volunteer page in SUAC’s website, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Volunteering Outdoors in St. Louis, MO
Located in Ferguson Missouri, EarthDance operates an organic farm school on the oldest organic farm West of the Mississippi. Volunteer opportunities on the farm are always available.
To find out more about the opportunities available at EarthDance, visit their website.