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's Community Gardens Manager during the scheduled volunteer days she leads. Light processing happens in the LEAP Kitchen one day a week, during business hours. Click the button to register. LEAP staff will follow up with details.

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 does not currently have any open positions. Feel free to share your skills and interest in our nonprofit by emailing:

Sponsor LEAP

Your business can sustain LEAP’s important work of helping area farms thrive, 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