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Volunteer and Employment for Youth and Adults

Become a Partner

Your gifts impact youth, while transforming a community. Partner with us today. 


New City Neighbors has various volunteer opportunities, like farm workdays and helping with produce pickups. If you would like to receive general updates about volunteer opportunities please fill out this short contact form.

If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, and especially if you would like to be involved in our youth programs, please fill out this volunteer application form. This allows us to get to know you more and perform a background check, ensuring our that our youth are in a safe space.

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Youth Employment

New City Neighbors provides employment opportunities to high-school-age youth. Our youth employment opportunities provides job, life, career, and leadership skills. Here, not only will youth earn a paycheck, but they will find learning and community. Applications are open now through April 23rd. 

Opportunities include:

  • Farm Experience
  • Kitchen Experience
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Career Readiness
  • Anti-Racism Team
  • Marketing Experience
  • Spiritual Development
  • Customer Service Experience


Thank you for your interest in working with of New City Neighbors! The first step is to fill out this application form. We will get back to you when and if a position becomes available to set up an interview. Please note that our farm assistant positions have been filled for the 2021 growing season.

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New City Neighbors provides internships to college students or adults looking to get involved in community development, farming or faith formation. Internships are flexible to the interns learning goals. They are 250 hours total per season. We have two positions available per season that are eligible for a stipend. 

Opportunities include:

  • Intensive Vegetable Production
  • Urban Farming
  • Food Justice
  • Food & Faith
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Grant Writing

Become a Board Member

We are always looking to add to our volunteer Board of Directors. We value a diverse set of skills and life experiences, a passionate Christian faith, and familiarity with the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids. To get involved please complete the form below and our Executive Director, Ricardo Tavarez, will be in touch. For related questions contact Ricardo at