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At Food Bank of the Rockies, we believe everyone deserves to thrive. We invite you to join us in providing hope for our neighbors in need.
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.
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Denver Volunteer Opportunities
We need volunteers all year long. Our shifts are Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm – 3:30 pm. We also have Saturday opportunities which 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. On Saturdays, prior authorization is required for younger volunteers.
Because our needs change daily, we place volunteers in the areas we need them most. 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. If you have restrictions, please let our team know in advance.
Denver Main Facility:
Community Kitchen: Volunteers help prepare meals for our Kid’s Cafe program. Work may include prepping food, cooking, cleaning, and other duties. Volunteers must be 18 or older for this area.
Warehouse: Volunteers working in Distribution will help pull and build agency orders using warehouse inventory. Dock volunteers assist partner agencies with loading food and help sort product in our Fresh Food Center. Both Distribution and Dock volunteers should be prepared to walk for an extended amount of time and lift up to 30 pounds. Volunteers working in Reclamation will inspect, clean, sort, and box items received through food drives and grocery rescue for distribution to clients. This area requires an attention to detail and is a low-impact to physical area. Volunteers working in CSFP will work in an assembly line filling boxes for our senior program. A variety of positions within this area are available from low-impact to physical tasks.
Volunteers help pull and build orders for our USDA program from warehouse inventory, ensuring that the orders are correct and ready to be picked up in a timely manner. Volunteers should be prepared to walk for an extended amount of time and lift up to 30 pounds.