Get Involved

want to connect more deeply with LEAP?

LEAP is a 501c3 nonprofit centered in Roanoke, VA, committed to listening and responding to the ever-changing needs, challenges, and opportunities of our food community.

We cannot do this work without the help of many.

See below for ways to get involved at LEAP.


LEAP primarily uses volunteers in two ways: in our community gardens and in our light processing kitchen work. If you enjoy being outside and want to beautify our community, join LEAP Community Gardens Manager during the regular volunteer days she leads during the growing season. This is a great opportunity for kids to get involved! Light processing happens in the LEAP Kitchen one day a week, during business hours. Click the button to register and see the full range of LEAP’s volunteer opportunities.

Become an Intern

LEAP has shifted its internship program to be year round and flexible. Depending on the interests of interns and the needs of our nonprofit during any given season, we will craft a schedule that works for all. These are unpaid internships. Interns need to be available for 6-12 hours per week and preferably for at least three months. (Don’t have that much time to commit? Sign up as a volunteer!) Find more information here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume the email address below or drop them off at:
The LEAP Hub, 1027 Patterson Ave. SW.

Join our Team

LEAP is not currently hiring for any positions, but we are always searching for skilled professionals committed to expanding access to local food. If you’re interested in working for our organization, email
us and share why you and LEAP would be a good match.

Sponsor LEAP

Your business can sustain LEAP’s important work of helping area farms survive, creating opportunities for food producers, connecting customers to nutritious food, and providing people with the fresh fruits and vegetables that are so often out of reach.

Your support grows healthy communities