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Volunteer Opportunities

We Don’t Waste is a leader of the movement to reduce food waste in Denver, and volunteer support is what helps us distribute millions of free meals to our community and expand our reach and operations. We are always looking for extra assistance with efforts such as our Mobile Food Market, food recovery initiatives, and fundraising.

To sign up now, please review our volunteer jobs below and/or select from the available volunteer opportunities in the calendar below, or contact us at volunteer@wedontwaste.org for more information.

Start Helping

It’s easy to make a difference! Select an opportunity or click on the Volunteer Dashboard button below to go to our volunteer portal. Once there, you can create an account, sign up for the shift, and you’re ready to help us fight food insecurity and food waste! Be sure to bookmark the volunteer dashboard page for easy access to future shifts.

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Volunteer jobs

Mobile food markets

Join us at one of our Mobile Food Markets and help fill families’ cars with bags of produce, dairy, and non-perishables, as well as direct traffic and help everything run smoothly. Ages 15 and up!

Grocery packing

We have adjusted our Mobile Food Markets to include a drive-thru food distribution model to encourage social distancing while providing families with pre-packed bags of groceries. Volunteers are needed to help pack these bags of food at our Distribution Center the day before these Drive-Thru Markets.

speakers bureau

One of the best ways to affect change is by using your voice! You can use your voice to support We Don’t Waste by becoming a member of our Speaker’s Bureau. We provide training on our organization and the issues of food waste and hunger so that you can become a representative of We Don’t Waste at public events.

Fill a plate for hunger

Be an essential part of the team the night of Fill a Plate for Hunger, We Don’t Waste’s largest fundraising event of the year! The event will take place September 8th, 2022. As a volunteer, you will be helping us with one of the many tasks to successfully hold the event, from setup, to food service, to cleanup, your work is key to a successful celebration! More details coming soon!

Broncos Game Food recovery

Broncos games produce tons of food, literally. Help us recover the excess prepared food by joining us for a unique volunteer experience heading behind the scenes at the Empower Field at Mile High! Join the group of staff and volunteers to cart out the food to our trucks after a game, and recover hundreds of pounds of food in the process.

CAREIT App Food Recovery

We Don’t Waste has recently partnered with Careit, a new food donation app, to help expand our mission in the Denver metro area. With this new application, our volunteers are now able to rescue small food donations on our behalf, and deliver them straight to our nonprofit recipient agencies!

Corporate and group volunteering

Every business can reap huge rewards by connecting employees to opportunities to engage with and improve their community. Volunteering as a group provides a great team bonding experience that demonstrates your team’s commitment and values. Most of our regular volunteer opportunities are open to groups, but please contact us with information about your group size and availability to coordinate your event.

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we don’t waste provides an essential resource for people, and by volunteering, i can be a part of bringing denver together as a community.

Steve

Volunteer With We Don’t Waste