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Event & Volunteer Coordinator

The Event and Volunteer Coordinator works within the Development team to facilitate Groundwork’s presence at public outreach events and coordinate volunteers for events hosted by Groundwork. The Event and Volunteer Coordinator plays a vital role in the success of the Farms, Food & Health Conference, and Harvest at the Commons. This is a paid, part-time contractor position, perfect for graduating college students or those looking for experience in the event industry.

Read the full position description here, and submit an application here. Applications due May 1, 2019. Questions can be directed to



Groundwork Fellows work side-by-side with Groundwork staff on projects, build policy expertise, engage in networking opportunities, and gain valuable professional development skills. Fellows are provided an excellent opportunity to engage in policy advocacy while working for a well-established, community-based nonprofit organization.

Successful applicants will be awarded a competitive stipend in addition to assistance with housing and unique opportunities in our local community. A minimum of 25-35 hours per week is required, with a flexible schedule to allow for outside employment if desired. Depending on the institution, current students may be eligible to earn academic credit.


Current Fellowship Openings:

Farms, Food & Health Fellow

Description: The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with connecting local food to healthcare and nutrition initiatives in our region, as well as support in planning and execution of a conference in Traverse City in September 2019. Applications due May 12, 2019. Learn more about the opportunity here.  



Volunteer opportunities are available by clicking here.