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:

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 over 200 households.  Volunteers are critical for setting up and  distributing produce to the community in a welcoming and festive way.

  • Dates are July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd, September 6th, September 20th, October 4th, October 18th, and November 1st
  • Volunteer shifts: 2:00-6:00  or 3:00-6:30
  • Group size: 40


CEAP Market

Join one of these high energy volunteer shifts in CEAP’s Food Market. You’ll help sort produce/donations, stock the shelves, and organize the market to ensure that families are greeted with a beautiful and bountiful space when they arrive.

  • Shifts available Monday-Friday mornings, mid-day, and afternoons
  • Need a special shift, or want to bring a group?  Contact volunteer@ceap.com or 763-450-3679, we are flexible with dates and times!


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.

  • 2019 Dates: 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. Last year, 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.

  • Date: August 9th 2019
  • Volunteer shifts: 10:30-1:30, 1:00-4:00 or 3:30-7:30
  • Volunteers needed: 30 volunteers per shift; great for individuals, small to large groups up to 30.

March FoodShare

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.


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!