Volunteers are the heart of our organization. In 2017, over 2,600 volunteers generously contributed more than 39,000 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 fall on a weekday, Monday-Friday, between 9 am and 6 pm. We also have a few shifts on Saturdays in Loveland. Please note we are unable to accommodate volunteers under the age of ten with the exception of certain special events. Please visit our special event volunteer opportunities below for events that need volunteers of all ages. In order to become an ongoing volunteer, we ask that you attend a Volunteer Orientation at the Food Bank where you can learn about the different volunteer opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, there are a variety of options that fit almost any schedule.
Flexible Volunteer Shifts – No Orientation Required
Are you interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, but your schedule makes it difficult to commit? Great news! The Food Bank now offers volunteer shifts for individuals or small groups who just want to give it a try or whose schedule doesn’t allow for a weekly shift. These shifts do not require an orientation, so you can get started right away. Shifts are weekdays, 5-7 pm, in Fort Collins Food Share and weekdays, 3-4:30 pm, in Fort Collins Food Link. For more information and to sign-up, click the appropriate link below.
To learn more about Group volunteering or Community Service (Court-referred or restorative justice) opportunities, either submit the questionnaire or email our volunteer manager. These shifts also do not require an orientation.