Food systems volunteer opportunities around ASU

Looking to make a difference in your community and get more involved with the Phoenix local food system? Look no further. Here is a list of some great places to volunteer in and around ASU. This list is regularly updated, so if there is something you think is missing, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]!


Changemaker Central at ASU regularly hosts volunteer events throughout the school year. They usually collaborate with the Gardens at ASU Club, TigerMountain Foundation Community Gardens, and other organizations that are involved with the local food system. Check on their website regularly to stay up-to-date on upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Clark Park Community Garden - Tempe Community Action Agency

“Clark Park Garden hosts a community work day on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of each month from 8AM to 11AM.  Other volunteer work events are scheduled as needed.  Anyone with an interest in working at a community garden is encouraged to come and participate. To learn more about our community gardens please contact Morgan Winburn at [email protected] or click here.”

Location: 1730 South Roosevelt, Tempe, AZ 85281

*You must fill out this quick volunteer application beforehand 

Escalante Community Garden - Tempe Community Action Agency

“Escalante Community Garden hosts volunteer work days on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month – starting at 8 AM. No need to bring tools; however, gloves, hats, and drinking water are recommended. Come join us to learn more about the garden!”

Location: 2150 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281 (behind the building)

*You must fill out this quick volunteer application beforehand

Food Pantry - Tempe Community Action Agency

“From stocking shelves and packing food boxes to picking up food from local partners, this environment is fast paced and constantly changing to meet clients’ needs. Schedules are flexible, but are generally during the following hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM – 12:30 PM & Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM”

Location: 2146 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

*You must fill out this quick volunteer application beforehand 

TigerMountain Foundation Community Gardens

“Challenged communities need help, especially with areas where there is increased incarceration and poor health choices. The TigerMountain Foundation reverses that problem through our community gardens and agri-landscaping initiatives. These initiatives teach practical life skills to youth, adults and seniors, keeping them out of jail, and improving their lives and community. We are a Non-Profit Organization that manages Community Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona.”

*To view their upcoming volunteer opportunities, click here

Garden Pool

“Garden Pool is a federally recognized 501(c)3 international public charity dedicated to research and education of sustainable ways to grow food. Our mission is to develop better ways to grow food and help others do the same. Our operations are based in downtown Mesa, Arizona. We’re working on bringing the GP system to the rest of the world! Do you want to do amazing things and help Garden Pool help others? We are always looking for individuals and groups who are interested in volunteering with Garden Pool. We even meet many requirements for interns from colleges and universities through our internship program at Garden Pool.”

*There is a lot to do here! Find an area you might like to volunteer with and sign up here.

Food for the Hungry

“When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. We rely on our volunteers to help us keep child sponsors connected to the transformational work that FH does all over the world. The dedication of our volunteers is life-changing for vulnerable children. Many of our volunteers find that giving their time to FH allows them to be a part of global missions without ever leaving home. The mission of FH is highly dependent on our faithful volunteers. We need individuals with a variety of skills as well as those who are motivated to help in a variety of capacities. Volunteer opportunities include: ongoing on-site administration duties with short-term or long-term commitments, assistance with special events, and participation in one-day projects.”

Location: 1224 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

*You must fill out this quick volunteer application beforehand