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Calling all you bright, dedicated, talented folks.

We need volunteers. Can you help?

Volunteering with Purple Asparagus is a delicious delight! Purple Asparagus’s programs thrive because of volunteers. With thousands of eager kids in classrooms across Chicagoland, every volunteer really does make a difference.

Educational & Program Volunteer Opportunities:

Lead Classroom Instructor: Are you a trained chef or good home cook who loves working with school kids? We need your help developing, organizing and presenting school programs.

Classroom Assistant:  Whether it’s for a program in your own child’s school or in any of Purple Asparagus’ other program schools, our Chef Instructors always welcome an extra pair or hands.

Curriculum Writer: Help us aligning our curricula with national and state math, science, social studies, and literacy standards.

Community Program Volunteer: Throughout the year, Purple Asparagus presents informal, drop-in programs at farmers markets’, health fairs, green expos, and so on. We love helping hands! The more the merrier.

Fundraising and Development Volunteer Opportunities:

Grant Researcher & Writer: Our goal is to provide programs to as many school as possible, and while our expenses are exceptionally low, we depend on grants to keep our programs affordable to the under-served schools in the region. If you’re a proven grant writer, we’d love your help.

Event Planner: Between Corks & Crayons, our annual fundraising event, and other special events, we welcome volunteers with great organizational skills and event experience.

Corporate Network Liaison: Are you part of Chicago’s business community with great connections to people who care about food that’s good for the body and the planet and helping kids learn more about healthy eating? We’d love your help connecting Purple Asparagus to new, friendly faces!

Marketing Volunteer Opportunities:

Videographer/Photographer: Have camera … will travel? Bring your camera along and shoot our programs and events. Help us build our digital library of all those smiling faces!

Media Liaison: Work with our committees and the Head Spear to help Purple Asparagus plug into local, regional and national media resources.

Graphic Designer: Help Purple Asparagus develop signs, banners, promotional materials and collateral.

Administrative Volunteer Opportunities:

Office Assistant: Help us maintain lists, stuff envelopes, plan for and present meetings … the list of opportunities is almost endless!

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!