We need healthy volunteers!
If you're wondering whether or not to sign up, please review the questions below.
Based on the CDPHE and the CDC, we are asking you not to volunteer if you can answer yes to any of these questions:
- Have you or someone in your household traveled to a country on the CDC’s Level 3 watch list in the last 30 days? At this time, these include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. These may change. See the CDC’s guidelines for the most up-to-date list.
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. See the CDC’s symptom information.
If you answered “yes’ to any of those questions, we ask you not to register.
We are doing all we can to follow safety practices and keep our community healthy. If you have questions, please contact us!
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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.
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Denver Volunteer Opportunities
Assistance is primarily needed Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm and 12:15 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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Assist with mailings, non-solicitation phone calls, filing and/or other miscellaneous tasks.
Available on a very limited basis.