JOIN OUR TEAM!

WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE TO JOIN US IN HELPING PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.

YOUR TIME MEANS EVERYTHING AND WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING

Welcome!  We are thrilled that you want to learn more about working with LIFT-UP and supporting our mission to feed the food insecure in our valley. LIFT-UP is 100% reliable on the generosity of time to maintain our operations in getting the food to our clients.  We offer virtual training that prepares you to be the best LIFT-UP volunteer you can be!!

ORIENTATION

Volunteer Orientation trainings are held every Thursday either in person or via Zoom. To schedule your training please email Mel Harris at voluteer@liftup.org or call on 970-456-2804

WHERE WE NEED YOU

Between two extended table locations, five Pantry locations, five mobile food distribution sites, the LIFT-UP warehouse and the LIFT-UP thrift store, the need of LIFT-UP volunteers has substantially grown in the past year.  LIFT-UP is honored to have over 130 regular volunteers, from Parachute to Aspen.

We are always looking for caring & helping hands. Below are detailed descriptions of where we need need your support.  Should one be of interest you, click it's direct sign up link next to the description for more details.

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MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers at our mobile distribution help us to safely and efficiently distribute food to our clients in a socially distanced manner. Volunteers will help with set-up before distribution by placing traffic signage, setting up tables, and unloading/organizing food items. During distribution, our volunteers greet clients and complete registrations, help direct traffic, and assist in loading food into clients’ cars.

  • RIFLE

    • 1st Fridays

    • 3rd Fridays

  • PARACHUTE

    • Every Tuesday

  • CARBONDALE

    • Wednesdays

  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS

    • 2nd Thursdays

    • 4th Thursdays

  • NEW CASTLE

    • 1st Thursdays

    • 3rd Thursdays

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BAG PACKING

Our bag packing volunteers really help our organization run smoothly! We provide non-perishable goods to our clients to supplement the fresh foods they receive each week. A lot of these non-perishable goods are donated at food drives or from charitable organizations. Volunteers will help to sort and organize these items, and create bags with a variety of non-perishable items to hand out at distributions. Bag packing is a great opportunity for groups of 15 to 20 individuals  - bring some classmates, colleagues, or family members and race to see who can complete the most bags! 

 

Volunteers can help pack bags at the below locations:

  • Parachute

    • M – F;  9:00am – 3:00pm

(Please note that this location is an indoor space)

EXTENDED TABLE SOUP KITCHEN

Over the years many individuals, groups of friends, business colleagues, churches and organizations have volunteered to take from 1-5 nights per month at the Extended Table, making it possible for the soup kitchen to be run at a very low annual cost. Generally, the volunteer team in charge of an evening also purchases, prepares and serves the food, and cleans up.


Glenwood:

  • Monday through Friday

Rifle:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday

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FOOD PANTRIES OF CHOICE

Parachute: 

  • Mondays 4-6pm

Rifle

  • Fridays 1-4pm

New Castle

  • Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-1pm

Glenwood Springs:

  • Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Carbondale:

  • Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm​

Aspen:

  • Tuesdays 2-6pm

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THRIFT STORE

Volunteers are needed to work in the LIFT-UP Rifle Thrift Store to help with donations, store displays, customers, and more! Be part of the retail team with a once a week sign up. Thrift Store proceeds help fund LIFT-UP food programs.

2-hour blocks available: Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4

FAQ'S

I can’t volunteer for the whole time of the distribution or other event. Can I still help?

Absolutely! Many of our volunteers sometimes need to leave early, or come a bit late. We welcome you to still volunteer if you can make it for at least half the shift – just make sure to inform your site contact or include this in the comments section of your signup!

 

Can I bring my children with me to volunteer?

Please do! For Food Pantries and Mobile Distributions we ask that your child is 14 years and above with parental supervision.  Volunteering with your children is a great way to introduce them to the idea of serving their community. We do ask that you remain with your children for the duration of the volunteering event. Elementary age children are welcome that the Parachute Warehouse for bag packing which is a more feasible option than mobile distribution, as we want to make sure we keep everyone safe around moving cars.

 

I need to fulfill court ordered community service. Is it possible to do this with your organization?

Of course, we’d love to have you as a part of our team! We ask that you indicate this on your registration and on your Sign-Up information so that we can accurately track and report hours. A lot of community service volunteers find our bag packing opportunities in Parachute most appealing as you are able to complete between 2-7 hours in one day!

 

What if the weather is bad on the day I signed up?

We will continue on with distributions and bag packing events in snowy weather, unless the conditions are extreme and limit our own staff from safely traveling to these events. We completely understand if you cannot make it due to driving concerns, as our volunteers’ safety is our top priority! Just let us know that you can’t make it by texting the contact for your event.

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