Volunteer at Capital Roots

Give your TIME to Capital Roots!

If you see a volunteer opportunity that interests you, please send an email or call our Volunteer Coordinator Kim at volunteer@capitalroots.org | 518-274-8685.

Urban Farm Volunteer Calendar

View upcoming group volunteer opportunities at our Urban Farm.

Sign Up for Gleaning/Gardens Volunteer Projects via the button below

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If you have any questions:

Contact Kim, Our Volunteer Coordinator

Veggie Mobile/Sprout Stops

Capital Roots’ Veggie Mobile is a market that travels to inner-city neighborhoods throughout Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. The main task of the volunteer on the Veggie Mobile is to take produce orders from customers. Our staff members will work alongside volunteers participating in packing produce and payment transactions. We have implemented protocols that allow for physical distancing and food safety. Our goal is to set volunteers up for success by providing hands on training, as well as educational resources to study before you begin volunteering. If you enjoy fast paced work and building long-lasting relationships within the community, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Produce Project Urban Farm

Capital Root’s Produce Project is a year-round life skills and job readiness training program that increases employment and educational opportunity for urban youth. The produce project is a program run with the assistance of high school students. Volunteers will be working independently, alongside students, and sometimes taking directions from these students. If you enjoy landscaping, gardening, working outdoors in all types of weather, and other farm related tasks, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Squash Hunger

Capital Root’s Squash Hunger program is a food donation initiative that collects and distributes fresh produce to our region’s food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. The main task of the volunteer is to pick up produce at or our donation collections sites located in Albany, Troy, Delmar, and Schenectady to deliver to emergency food providers on one of our various routes. If you own your own vehicle, and don’t mind adding a few routes to your weekly routine, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Food Hub

Capital Root’s Food Hub is designed to better meet the needs of the surrounding food desert. The food hub staff is to ensure products are created following food and safety protocols. Volunteers will be expected to unload, cull, and consolidate items. The main task of the food hub volunteer involves bagging, weighing, and labeling produce items to be sold through our produce market, and mobile markets. Our produce market is open and accessible to all, all year long. If you enjoy working behind the scenes while making a tremendous impact in the community, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Community Gardens

We have 55 community gardens located throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga counties. Anyone interested in growing food or flowers can sign up for a garden plot. The main task of volunteers in the community gardens is maintaining the quality of our soil health. This involves landscaping, general beautification, and weeding. If you like to work independently and outdoors in all weather conditions, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Looking for a way to help without leaving your neighborhood?

Host a produce drive for Squash Hunger.

Typically, the bulk of food donated to community food programs consists of canned and dry goods. Our produce drives bring healthy, fresh food to those in need.


Become a CLYNK returnable bottle collector.

Donate your cans and bottles to help support our essential food access programs! We will even provide you  green CLYNK bags at our Urban Grow Center in Troy. 


Become a social media ambassador.

Our Beet Squad helps bring attention to Capital Roots and relays our message to their networks. With a wide range of online and at home tasks each month!


Help with a Donation Jar pickup.

Our Donation Jars provide thousands in support each year. We rely on community volunteers to help pick up and drop off donation jars in their neighborhood.


Contact us

If you want to join Capital Roots volunteer efforts please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kim.

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594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180