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Get Involved: Volunteer Your Time!

Regular Food Bank Opportunities include:

  • Sorting daily donations of produce, bakery, dairy, canned goods or frozen items
  • Data entry/clerical support assist with data entry and administrative duties
  • Driving to pick up donations from grocery stores and food drives (a pickup truck and current insurance are required)
  • Customer service in the Client Choice area to welcome and help shoppers to find the food products they need
  • Assisting with special food drives like the National Association of Letter Carriers for the Food Bank, our Thanksgiving Distribution, our once-a-year inventory or other special one-time needs

Please note that not all position are open at all times. See position descriptions below for more details.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, you must apply by filling out a Volunteer Profile. You can download one via the link on the right.

Contact us today to get involved

8555 W 57th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

Phone: 303-424-6685

Fax: 303-403-9911

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Current volunteer opportunities

If you are interested and able to help with the needs below, please contact Jaci at (720) 437-6398 or
jhjelmgren@ArvadaCFB.org.

The Bridges to Opportunity program is looking for volunteer GED tutors.  Would you like to share your time and talents to help individuals right here in our Community?  Do you have a background as a teacher or educator and you’d like to use your skills to help families looking for a step ahead?  Our GED preparation program includes all study materials, pre and post-tests and quality volunteer instructors to prepare students for the national GED exam.  Our GED classes are held 2 evenings a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays and are broken down by both Pre-GED and GED levels, in order to meet clients where they are. We are currently looking for Thursday evening instructors.

We need to increase our resource of regular and backup, on-call drivers for pickups and deliveries. If you own a pickup truck or van, give us a call. We also have several trucks available for your use if you have a clean driving record. Most routes are regularly scheduled weekday mornings. If you are interested, we will arrange for you to ride with our regular drivers and learn their route. Some needs may also include occasional pickups of food drives from businesses and schools.
We are in need of client service volunteers who are fluent in Russian or Spanish. These opportunities are during our client service hours, Monday through Friday from 12:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Purpose: Sorting food is a very important process at the Food Bank. This is our primary quality control check. Your attention to detail and a good sense of organization allows the ACFB to function efficiently and with a high degree of certainty that our clients are getting the food they need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receiving food deliveries
  • Stocking the Client Choice Store
  • Quality Control
  • Sort Donations

Reports to: Operations Manager

Time Commitment: One shift each week (M, T, W, Th or F) (9-12 am and 12-4 pm) ongoing.

Qualifications:

  • Team orientation
  • Self-directed
  • Dependable
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to lift and carry 30 lbs.

Support: Training for this position will be provided. In addition, the Operations Manager will be available for questions and assistance. Opportunity to cross-train for work in other areas of the Food Bank will be made available.

Age Requirement: 18 or over

Dress Code: Casual work attire. Hard toe shoes.

Background Checks: May be requested

Purpose: “Shoppers” at the Arvada Community Food Bank are the ACFB’s public face to our clients. The care with which our shoppers deliver services reflects greatly on how we are perceived. We desire a quality experience for our clients.

Key Responsibilities: Helping the client choose their food in an efficient manner using the shopping list for their household size. Keeping track of the client’s points. Packing items selected as the client progresses through the shopping area.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Time Commitment: One shift each week (M, T, W, Th or F) 12-4 pm, ongoing. 2 hour shifts may be arranged in special cases.

Qualifications:

  • Team orientation
  • Customer focused
  • Good people skills
  • Compassionate
  • Dependable
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable

Support: Training for this position will be provided. In addition, the Operations Manager will be available for questions and assistance. Opportunity to cross-train for work in other areas of the Food Bank will be made available.

Age Requirement: 18 or over

Dress Code: Casual attire.

Background Checks: May be requested

Community Service – Please Read

The Arvada Community Food Bank endeavors to help students fulfill Community Service hours, as well as Court Ordered service hours. Community Service hours are limited to those between the ages of 16 and 18 /senior in high school. 13 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We currently have LIMITED available hours for Community Service.

The Arvada Community Food Bank offers opportunities for individuals to complete community service obligations by volunteering at our facility. This includes requirements for high school community service and court ordered community service. Before calling, here are a few things to consider:

  • Community Service volunteer opportunities are limited to youth ages 13-18. Youth ages 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Because of the nature of our operation, we are unable to accept those who have been sentenced to theft, violent crimes, substance abuse or possession, and crimes involving inappropriate sexual activity. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
  • Community Service shifts are weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Length of shifts are at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Operations Manager. There will usually be only one slot available each day on a first come, first served basis.
  • During the summer or school holidays, availability of service hours may be greater and more flexible.
  • Because of the nature of our ongoing regular volunteer shifts, the number of opportunities are always limited. If shifts are available, you may not be able to accumulate more than 1 to 4 hours per week.
  • Exception to age and available days may vary as needed seasonally or for special events.
    The Arvada Community Food Bank reserves the right to deny or terminate Community Service to participants at any time.