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.

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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

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!

Special Events

Special Events

We often have needs for volunteers to support us at special events. On September 8, 2022 we need volunteers to join us at Fill a Plate for Hunger (our annual fundraising event). We have needs for volunteers to help with set up, break down, serving food, and general support during the event.

Speakers Bureau

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.

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.

Grocery packing

Grocery packing

As part of We Don’t Waste’s COVID-19 response, we have adjusted our Mobile Food Market model to a drive-thru food distribution 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.

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