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!
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: Nov 7th, Jan 16th, March 20th, May 22nd from 3:15pm to 5:45pm
- Evergreen Elementary: Nov 14th, Jan 15th, March 19th, May 15th from 3:15pm to 5:45pm
- Garden City Elementary: Dec 6th, Feb 7th, April 11th from 2:45pm to 5:45pm
Sign up: http://signup.com/go/dvakxvQ
Be a part of CEAP’s Operation Gratitude campaign and volunteer with CEAP’s community wide food & fund drive at two local grocery stores on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Help community members pay it forward and donate to ensure that every neighbor can enjoy a holiday meal! Volunteers will be assisting in sharing information about CEAP’s work and programs as well as offering opportunities for shoppers to donate food or funds.
- Stores include: Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee and Brooklyn Center Cub Foods
- Saturday, Nov 17th – Shifts from 10am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 3pm – all shifts currently filled
Sign up: http://signup.com/go/TpkBqtE
Toys of Joy:
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. 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!
- Registration: Dec 3rd to Dec 5th
- Toy Drop-off & Set-up: Dec 12th, 13th, 14th and 17th
Toy Distribution & Clean-up: Dec 18th to Dec 20th – limited shifts still available
Sign up: http://signup.com/go/GKLMccO
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 www.fareforall.org.
- 2018 Dates: Nov 8th and Dec 13th from 3:30pm to 6pm
- 2019 Dates: Jan 17th, 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
Sign up: http://signup.com/go/yUkCWxQ
Click here to register for multiple opportunities:
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.