Volunteering

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. In 2016, over 2,600 volunteers generously contributed 38,000 hours of their time – equivalent to 19 full-time staff! These volunteers helped us collect, sort, repack and distribute 9.2 million pounds of food!

Most volunteer positions are a regular, weekly 2-3 hour shift that falls on a weekday, Monday-Friday, between 9 am and 6:30 pm. We also have a few shifts on Saturdays in Loveland. Some short-term evening and weekend events are also available. Please note we are unable to accommodate volunteers under the age of ten with the exception of certain food drives. Please visit our special event/weekend volunteer opportunities for upcoming food drives that need volunteers of all ages.

To get started, please complete and submit the volunteer questionnaire. Once completed, our volunteer manager will be in contact to schedule your orientation.

To learn more about Corporate Group, Community Service (Court-referred), Family, or Service Learning opportunities, please email our volunteer manager.

Food Link Assistant

Help the Food Bank for Larimer County provide thousands of pounds of food to over 70 local, non-profit agencies in Larimer County including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Catholic Charities, and Open Door Mission.

Opportunities include: Stocking, sorting

Food Share Assistant

Food Share Assistants provide direct service to our guests in Food Share, our client-choice, fresh food pantry. In this area you will be able to see firsthand how your contribution is changing the lives of people in need in Larimer County and work directly with the families who receive this much-needed food.

Opportunities include: Greeting guests, stocking, sorting

Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen volunteers help prepare healthy, made-from-scratch meals and snacks for our child and senior programs.

Opportunities include: Preparing and portioning food for Kids Cafe and other programs. No culinary training is necessary.   

Warehouse Assistant

You can help us distribute over 9 million pounds of food this year by volunteering in the Food Bank for Larimer County’s Warehouse.

Opportunities include: Preparing commodity food bags, sorting food drive items, and repacking donated bulk food.

Empty Bowls 20th Anniversary Food Bank for Larimer CountySpecial Event Volunteer Opportunity

The 20th Annual Empty Bowls dinner and art auction will be held on Thursday, February 2 at the Fort Collins Hilton. In addition to the traditional events, this year’s Empty Bowls’ will also feature live throwing demonstrations by local potters and a special anniversary program. The Food Bank will need volunteer assistance to make this event a success!  Please sign-up online by clicking here.