Volunteer at Community Food Share

Volunteers are the backbone of our operation. 6,200 people volunteer with us every year, providing 41% of our labor. When you donate your time, it’s your way of reminding our community that everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious food.

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1 hour of volunteering provides 84 meals

We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and families (important: all group volunteer opportunities are temporarily closed). Select an option below to get started.

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Garden Share: Give With Your Green Thumb

If you have a garden or like to play in the dirt, check out our Garden Share program. With Garden Share, you can:

  • Volunteer to glean produce from a local farm

  • Grow a row for our neighbors in need

  • Donate food from your garden

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FAQs: Volunteering

Our warehouse is in the Colorado Technology Center, an office park in Louisville. Address is 650 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027. For a map, please visit our Contact Us page.

Regular volunteer opportunities are offered on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Volunteer activities continue to operate in accordance with CDC recommendations and social distancing requirements (maintaining 6 feet of physical distance between all people at all times along with frequent hand washing and sanitizing). Out of an abundance of caution, the following changes are effective until further notice:

  • All volunteers must come to their shift wearing a mask that covers their mouth and nose. In an effort to reserve supplies for our community’s medical staff, we encourage our volunteers to make their own non-medical, cloth face masks, using materials they already have at home. For resources on how to make them, visit the Colorado Mask Project’s website.
  • Volunteers must complete our symptom self-monitoring log before every shift (detailed instructions are provided when you arrive). This replaces our previous 14-day self-quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers (i.e. we are not currently enforcing travel-based restrictions).
  • If the CDC considers you or someone in your household as high-risk, we do not recommend that you volunteer at this time.

As always, please cancel your shift if you are experiencing symptoms of illness (including any symptoms associated with COVID-19). Contact the Volunteer Department at (303) 652-3663 so that we can plan accordingly.

We are continuing to build our Rapid Response Team of volunteers who would like to be on-call for new needs, as they arise. This situation continues to evolve quickly, and our Rapid Response Team will grant us the flexibility to adapt as necessary. To join this group, check the “COVID-19 Rapid Response Team” box on the first step of your registration form.

No, we do not offer evening or weekend volunteer shifts at this time.

During the pandemic, we welcome children 10 years of age and older (though we intend to bring back our 5+ age limit in the future). Children ages 10-15 must have an adult chaperone with them; we require at least 1 adult for every 3 children. Ages 16+ can volunteer independently.

Yes; however, we cannot accept volunteers under the age of 10 at this time (though we intend to bring back our 5+ age limit in the future). Children ages 10-15 must have an adult chaperone with them; we require at least 1 adult for every 3 children. Please visit our Individuals & Families page for more information, and remember that each family member must be registered separately.

Due to the pandemic, orientation is no longer required for new volunteers. Individuals who would like to volunteer with us for the first time should follow the instructions on this page, and please watch our volunteer safety video, below, before your first shift.

All volunteers must wear sturdy, closed toe shoes (no sandals) and sleeved shirts (no tank tops). All clothing should be appropriate for working in a warehouse environment. Additionally, during the coronavirus pandemic, all volunteers must come to their shift wearing a mask that covers their mouth and nose.

Yes, we welcome volunteers completing community service for school, church, court, scouts, or food stamps. Please visit our Required Service Hours page for more information.

Sorting, restocking, or repacking food donations so they are ready to be distributed to the individuals and organizations that we serve. You can also help us pull orders for Partner Agencies, load and unload trucks, and do some basic cleaning and organizing of the warehouse. Please see our Individuals & Families page for complete descriptions of the many volunteer activities we offer.

Please call us at (303) 652-3663, or email a member of the volunteer department if you need to cancel. That way, we have enough time to find a volunteer to replace you.

Our weather policy is to close if both the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts are closed. If only one district is closed, please call our office at (303) 652-3663. A recording will be posted by 7:30 AM if we are closed. You can also check our website’s homepage or Facebook page.