One-time/Event Volunteering Opportunities

CEAP offers several volunteer options where individuals or smaller groups can simply sign-up online for a particular date and time for volunteering.  Volunteers can then show up at the date and time of the shift and are oriented and trained on the spot for their role.  We know that life can be busy and these opportunities make it easy to contribute towards a thriving community that fits within your schedule!

Current Options:

CEAP Market

Join one of these high energy volunteer shifts to sort and stock CEAP’s Food Market from food donated from our Minnesota FoodShare March Campaigna campaign to rally the community to raise funds and food that will help nourish our neighbors. You’ll help stock the shelves, sort produce/donation and organize the market to ensure that families are greeted with a beautiful and bountiful space when they arrive. This is great for individuals and groups up to 20 people.

Special morning and afternoon shifts are available from the end of March through mid-April.

  • Mondays 1:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am
  • Fridays 9:00-11:00am

Need a special shift? Contact or 763-450-3679, we are flexible with dates and times!


March FoodShare

Help us with our March FoodShare Drop-off Day!

As the donations from our biggest food and fundraiser of the year come in, we need help unloading vehicles, sorting and weighing food, and thanking our community members for their generous support! This opportunity is great for individuals and small groups up to 8.

April 4th and 5th 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm


CEAP Sprout Market

Every other month, CEAP takes its Food Market on the road to three elementary schools in our community to increase access to healthy food and CEAP services for students and their families.  These events are done in collaboration with the school community and includes dry goods, produce and some recipes and sampling.  Sprout Market relies on volunteers to assist with the set-up and distribution of food to school families.

  • Crest View Elementary:  March 20th, May 22nd from 3:15pm to 5:45pm
  • Evergreen Elementary:  March 19th, May 15th from 3:15pm to 5:45pm
  • Garden City Elementary: Feb 7th, April 11th from 2:45pm to 5:45pm

Fare for All:

The Fare For All program (operated by The Food Group) is available at CEAP (7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4pm to 6pm.  Fare For All is a community supported purchasing program and open to everyone.  The more people who participate, the better the deals on fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat!  Volunteers are needed to help serve customers accessing Fare For All food packages.  For more information on Fare For All, go to

  • 2019 Dates: Feb 14th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Nov 7th, Dec 5th from 3:30pm to 6pm


Annual Options not currently available:

Supplies for Success:

CEAP partners with families to ensure that every child is prepared for a successful school year. Help your community start their school year off right by volunteering with our Supplies for Success program. In 2018, CEAP provided over 2,000 children the school supplies.  Volunteers power all aspects of this program – including registering families, packing backpacks and distributing school supplies.



Farm Fresh Fest:

Farm Fresh Fest is a celebration of our community and an opportunity for our neighbors to receive fresh, in-season produce in a warm inviting festival atmosphere.  These free farmer’s market events provide locally grown produce to nearly 200 households.  Volunteers are critical for setting up and  distributing produce to the community in a welcoming and festive way.


Make Holiday Magic Happen! CEAP’s Toys of Joy Program serves more than 2,300 children, from babies to teenagers, in our community each year.

Toys of Joy: 

Your time and energy help create Santa’s workshop of CEAP where parents are able to come through and shop for gifts for their families. Join us for an opportunity to make holiday magic happen right here in your community!