Volunteer Your Time

Your time is valuable. Give a gift that’s priceless.

You can be a hunger hero

At Food Bank of the Rockies, we believe everyone deserves to thrive. If you agree, join our cause and give more than your time. Give hope.

Please note: We place volunteers in different areas because our needs change daily. Not all opportunities are available every day at every branch. We appreciate your flexibility to volunteer where you and/or your group can help us the most.
Please note we are fully booked for volunteers through Christmas.
Hunger knows no season though, and we’d love to have you and/or your group into volunteer during January and February when we really need the help!

Schedule a Shift in Denver

Steps to get Started at our Denver Warehouse

  • Connector.

    Read our informational letter

    And check out our FAQs below to get your questions answered. Info letter »

  • Connector.

    Check the calendar

    View available shifts and register today!
    Schedule a shift »

  • Connector.

    Give your time

    Come on in and volunteer for your shift!


Or Volunteer Your Time Elsewhere

Volunteer on the Western Slope

Contact our Palisade Branch

Volunteer in Wyoming

Contact our branch near Casper

Denver Volunteer Opportunities

Assistance is primarily needed Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. We also have Saturday opportunities that fill up quickly. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (accompanied by an adult) or 16 years old to volunteer on their own. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer in our kitchen. For Saturdays, prior authorization is required for younger volunteers.

  • Distribution

    Pull and build orders from warehouse inventory for our member agencies. Requires the ability to repetitively lift 10-30 lb cases.
    This is the area we need help most!

  • Reclamation

    Inspect, clean, sort and box items received through food drives and grocery rescue before they are distributed to clients. This area requires an attention to detail and is a low-impact/physical area.

  • USDA – CSFP Box Packing

    Work in an assembly line filling boxes for the USDA’s CSFP food program. A variety of positions within this area are available from low impact to physical tasks. For groups 10 or larger.

    Only available select days

  • Community Kitchen

    Help prepare meals for our Kid’s Cafe program. Work may include prepping food, cooking, cleaning, and other duties. Must be 18 for this area.

    Limited availability, longterm volunteers desired.

  • Produce Sorting

    Sort through bulk produce so that we can get quality nutritious fruits and vegetables to our partner agencies. A variety of positions are available in this area and is great for groups.

    When available.

     

  • TEFAP Nome Street

    Pull and build orders at our warehouse for agencies participating in USDA food distribution programs. This opportunity is located at 3900 Nome ST, Unit T, Denver, CO 80239. Requires the ability to repetitively lift 10-20 lbs.

    Only available select days

  • After School Snacks

    Build snack orders for our agencies that participate in the after school snacks for tutoring program and then transport the orders to the waiting vehicles from our warehouse.

    Available on Tuesdays.

  • Totes of Hope™ Programs

    Build totes for children and load them into vehicles for our agencies.

    Available on Fridays.

  • Office Work

    Assist with mailings, non-solicitation phone calls, filing and/or other miscellaneous tasks.

    Available on a very limited basis.

 

Denver FAQs

Get answers to commonly asked questions about volunteering at our Denver Warehouse.

We are open Monday –Saturday, with shifts from 9 am to noon and from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift.
You should dress weather appropriate in closed toe shoes (sneakers, work boots) and clothing appropriate for a warehouse workplace setting. No clothing that is overly revealing or suggestive is allowed. Shirts/tops must have a strap over each shoulder and the bottom of shirts/tops must meet or be longer than the top of the pants so that the midriff is not exposed. No halters, tubes or single shoulder strap shirts are allowed. No undergarments may be visible when in normal posture (sitting or standing). No clothing that has a derogatory message or that promotes, suggests, or depicts violence.
Our address is 10700 E 45th Ave, Denver CO 80239. You can see us from I-70 & Havana, and we are located between Embassy Suites and Denver Mattress. Our volunteer parking and entrance is located at the south end of our building, facing I-70! Enter through the door with the sign “Volunteer Entrance” above it and we’ll get you all set up in our Welcome Center.
Court ordered volunteers sign up online to get started. We will consider misdemeanor court ordered community service on a case-by-case basis. Please note we are unable to accept court ordered volunteers during our busy seasons of summer and the holidays.
Please register in advance! You can see what shifts are available and get yourself signed up through our website.
All volunteering does occur within our warehouses, so we encourage contacting our office first. We will examine each situation and try to accommodate all to the best of our ability.
Yes! Just let us know BEFORE you start your shift and we’ll make sure the agency you choose to help receives VIP credit for your volunteer time.
We can take up to 100 volunteers per shift with advanced arrangements. Groups will be split into multiple areas.
Yes. Please bring in any paperwork you need filled out and let us know when you start your shift. We’ll have it signed for you at the end of your shift.
We have some smaller lockers available for purses and jackets but advise you to only bring in what you really need. Items left in vehicles must be placed out of view and locked.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (accompanied by an adult) or 16 years old to volunteer on their own. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer in our kitchen. For Saturdays, prior authorization is required for younger volunteers.

Volunteer your time today!