COVID-19 Update:

Volunteers are an essential part of our operation — they nearly double our workforce! Volunteer activities continue to operate in accordance with CDC recommendations, and tasks have shifted to reflect our highest needs. Out of an abundance of caution, the following changes are effective until further notice:

  • We cannot accept volunteers under the age of 10.
  • Anyone who has traveled to — or been in close contact with someone who has traveled to — an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (including all international and cruise travel) in the last 30 days cannot volunteer.
  • All group volunteer opportunities are closed through April 30.
  • Tuesday evening sessions are discontinued.
  • 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.
  • If the CDC considers you or someone in your household as high-risk, we do not recommend that you volunteer at this time.
  • We are building a 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.

As always, please cancel your shift if you are experiencing symptoms of illness (e.g. fever, shortness of breath, and/or cough). Contact Katy or Shana at (303) 652-3663 so that we can plan accordingly.

For more information on our response to the coronavirus, please visit this page.

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 (ages 5+) and families, as well as community and corporate groups. 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

Visit the dedicated volunteer FAQ page here.

Regular volunteer opportunities are offered on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM (with extended hours on Tuesdays until 6:30 PM).

Once you have completed a new volunteer orientation, we welcome you to sign up for the Warehouse Daily Activities shift on Tuesday evenings, 4:00-6:30 PM. Please call and speak to our volunteer manager if you would like to schedule a group opportunity on a Tuesday evening. We also have seasonal opportunities to help with special events. These opportunities are listed on our Individuals & Families page as they become available.

We do not currently offer weekend volunteer shifts.

Yes! We are thrilled to welcome kids as young as age 5 to Community Food Share, while offering parents the opportunity to engage children in hunger relief. Children ages 5-15 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.

Yes: new volunteers must attend a 45-minute orientation to take a tour of the warehouse, learn about the volunteer tasks available, and receive safety guidelines. Orientation is offered every Monday at 4:00 PM (excluding national holidays). If you need to schedule an orientation outside these times, please call our office at (303) 652-3663, and speak with a member of our volunteer department.

IMPORTANT: In light of the coronavirus, Community Food Share will not be hosting new volunteer orientations, starting Monday, March 16. Please visit this page for updates on our response to the pandemic.

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.

Location

Our warehouse is located at 650 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027.

Age Eligibility

5 years and older. Children ages 5-15 must have an adult chaperone with them; we require at least 1 adult for every 3 children. Ages 16+ can volunteer on their own.

Clothing

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.