Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CCUA. There are many ways to get involved with CCUA’s volunteer program. The different types of volunteer shifts below are designed to suit a diversity of needs.
"Contracted" Volunteer Shifts:
This type of shift is good if you can make the regular, weekly time commitment. This is a good option for students who are looking to volunteer often or students looking to earn internship/class credit.
If you would like to volunteer for regular weekly shifts, please complete an application in our volunteer portal. Create an account, log in and start applying for volunteer opportunities. After you submit your application, someone will be in touch to schedule an orientation.
"Sign Up" Volunteer Shifts:
This type of shift is good if you cannot make a long-term volunteer commitment, but would like to help from time to time. Our "Sign Up" volunteer shifts include special events, like the Harvest Hootenanny, or our Saturday morning workdays.
Our Sign Up volunteer opportunities use SignUpGenius. The links below are our currently available sign up shifts:
"Drop In" Volunteer Shifts:
This type of shift is good if you cannot make a long-term volunteer commitment, but would like to help from time to time. Our only drop in volunteer opportunity is currently at Kilgore's Community Garden (701 N Providence Rd) the Kilgore’s Community Garden every Wednesday evening from April – October at 5pm - Sunset.
"Group" Volunteer Shifts:
This type of shift is good for workplaces, church groups, social clubs, or scout troops who want to spend time together working on a service project. Volunteer groups are an essential part of CCUA, participating in all aspects of planting, growing, harvesting and general upkeep and maintenance at one of our sites including: the Urban Farm, Agriculture Park, or Kilgore's Community Garden. Group workdays must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. To volunteer as a group the minimum age is 12 years old and volunteers from the age of 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or supervisor. To schedule your group for a volunteer work day, please contact CCUA’s Operations Director, Carrie Hargrove at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (573) 514-4174.
CCUA is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. If you would like to volunteer as a member of our Board of Directors, please visit our Board of Directors Page.
You will get dirty! Please dress according to the weather, in layers, wear boots, closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Also bring sunscreen, hat, water and gloves if needed. At some locations, our bathroom facilities are porta-potty only!
Essential items for volunteering
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Close-Toed Shoes or Boots (no sandals or flip flops)
- Water bottles