Food systems volunteer opportunities around ASU

Looking to make a difference in your community and get more involved in the Phoenix local food system? Look no further. Here is a list of some great places to volunteer in and around ASU. If there is an organization you think should be added, don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]!

Volunteer at ASU

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

Clark Park Garden welcomes volunteers every Saturday morning, as early as you can wake up and as late as the temperature is tolerable. They have lots of gardening equipment, so all you need to do is show up. Anyone with an interest in working at a community garden is encouraged to come.

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.

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 7:30 AM – 11 AM & Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 PM – 6:30 PM

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 their community gardens and agri-landscaping initiatives.

Food for the Hungry

When you volunteer your time at Food for the Hungry (FH), you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. Volunteer opportunities include: on-site administration duties with short-term or long-term commitments, assistance with special events, and participation in one-day projects.

St. Mary's Food Bank

Volunteer at the first food bank in the United States! They rely on the support from from volunteers to distribute 300,000 meals daily, six days a week.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is able to reach 40 million people, largely thanks to the commitment of volunteers. Our communities are stronger when we join together – help give your neighbors a hand up by volunteering at your local food bank.