At the Main Office

 

Currently, there are no special event opportunities.

Duties:
Volunteers help stock & organize our Food Market shelves, process incoming food donations and/or accompany participants through the market, assisting our participants with food item selection according to family size and EFAA guidelines. Our volunteers serve ~300 families per week and we rely on an army of volunteers to help us accomplish this important work!

Skills Needed:
Ability and willingness to be physically active, have an interest in working with people and perform light to moderate lifting. Spanish speaking abilities are helpful but not required. Must be 15 years old, or at least 12 and in the company of an adult.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, prefer 3 hours per week for at least three months. Available Shifts: Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays – 9:00 – 12:00, 11:30 – 2:30 or 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Wednesdays – 11:30 – 2:30 or 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursdays – 9:00 – 12:00, 11:30 – 2:30, 2:00 – 5:00 or 3:30 – 6:30 pm.
Training Provided

Duties:
Volunteers serve as Shift Leaders in our Food Market. Our volunteers serve ~300 families per week with food and our Shift Leaders ensure that the day-to-day operations run smoothly.

Activities include meeting, greeting & training new volunteers, orienting new volunteers to the daily Market activities, sorting food, stocking shelves, leading volunteers during your shift, answering basic questions about the market, handling incoming donations, assisting participants through the market to select items, cleaning & organizing and assisting the Food Market Manager with various projects.

Skills Needed:
Ability and willingness to be physically active and to perform light to moderate lifting. Ability and willingness to serve in a leadership role. Leadership and teamwork experience required.

Training Provided

Time Commitment:
3 hours per week for at least three months. Available Shifts Vary.

Duties:
Help us secure more food & meet the needs of our participants while learning about the food donation landscape in Boulder County. The Food Acquisition Team is a team of volunteers who work to acquire specific foods that are often lacking in the Market. Team members contact businesses and other institutions to solicit donations, follow through on initial contacts and on occasion, meet with food donors. Members also offer information about EFAA to prospective food donors and let them know why their donations are important. In addition, members call or write notes to recognize and thank donation efforts.

Volunteers primarily reach out to businesses and institutions we already have existing relationships with. On occasion, some “cold calling” is necessary. Team members may also offer new ideas for prospective donors/contacts and communicate these to the team and Food Market Manager.

This volunteer position works closely with our Food Market Manager.

Skills Needed:
Personable, good communicator, able to follow through on commitments. Willing to do “asks” on occasion, including some “cold calling” and/or meet with potential donors when appropriate. Have a good, basic knowledge of EFAA. Be able to meet with team and stay in touch even if unable to attend all meetings.

EFAA Information and training provided.

Time Commitment:
Team meets every other month for 90 minutes. Meeting date/time TBD by Team.

Duties:
Drivers will be driving the EFAA truck to pick-up food from food drives, retail donors and wholesale donors. Drivers also assist with unloading the truck upon its return to EFAA.

Skills Needed:
Must hold valid CO driver’s license, registration and CO insurance, have clean driving record and experience driving a truck preferred. Minimum age 21. Requires bending, stooping and lifting (30-40 lbs. ). Must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, prefer 2 hours per week for at least three months.

Duties: Ride along with a volunteer Driver and assist the Driver on their pick up route. Volunteers help collect food donations from local grocery stores, Community Food Share and other local community institutions and assist with unloading the truck upon its return to EFAA.

Skills Needed: Requires bending, stooping and lifting (30-40 lbs.). Must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.

Minimum Age: 16

Time Commitment: Flexible, prefer 2 hours per week for at least three months. Daytime hours.

Duties:
Assist EFAA in serving participants in an efficient and effective manner. Greet participants and visitors and assist with directing traffic in our main lobby. Volunteers also help manage sign in for the food market, answer incoming phone calls, schedule appointments, help out with intakes and perform general office duties, as needed. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed in addition to English speaking volunteers. Volunteers 18 years and older will be required to pass a background check.

Skills Needed:
Patience, compassion, organization and ability to give and follow directions are required. Must be able to maintain a calm demeanor and adapt to a busy and sometimes chaotic environment. Ability to navigate web based software is essential. Spanish speaking ability is helpful.

Training requirements for this position include ~3-6 hours 1:1 training + 6 – 9 hours shadow/reverse shadow training before volunteers can manage a front desk shift on their own.

Time Commitment:
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week for at least six months .

Duties:
Assist EFAA in serving participants in an efficient and effective manner. Meet with participants, check participants in for food market visits, issue bus tickets, assess furniture needs and provide information on EFAA and community resources. Volunteers 18 years and older will be required to pass a background check.

Skills Needed:
Patience, organization and ability to give and follow directions are required. Must be able to maintain a calm demeanor and adapt to a busy and sometimes chaotic environment. Ability to navigate web based software is essential. Spanish speaking ability is helpful.

Training requirements for this position include ~3 hours 1:1 training + 6 – 9 hours shadow/reverse shadow training before volunteers can manage an intake shift on their own.

Time Commitment:
3-5 hours per week for at least six months

Duties:
Assist the Director of Volunteer Services with administrative tasks for the volunteer program at EFAA. Duties include: responding to volunteer inquiries, interviewing volunteers for appropriate placement, special event communications and coordination, leading new volunteer orientations and additional tasks as needed.

Skills Needed:
Patience, organization, an interest in matching volunteers with opportunities and ability to give and follow directions are required.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, prefer 8 hours a week for at least six months.

Share your talents with EFAA’s communications and marketing! Volunteers with demonstrated graphic design skills are needed to help EFAA produce materials on an as-needed basis. Please provide examples of work.
Contact: Frankie Ryder, EFAA’s Communications Coordinator, Frankie@nullefaa.org

Capture the work EFAA is doing in the community as a volunteer photographer! Volunteers with demonstrated talent in photography are needed to help photograph special events and programs on an as-needed basis. Please provide examples of work.

Contact: Frankie Ryder, EFAA’s Communications Coordinator, Frankie@nullefaa.org

 

 

At Our Housing Sites/Offsite Locations

Duties: In partnership with Community Food Share, the mobile pantries bring fresh produce, dairy, protein, non-perishables and bakery items to outdoor locations in Boulder. Volunteers greet shoppers and have them complete paperwork while other volunteers set up tables, display product, greet and assist shoppers while managing flow. Volunteers will also help with breakdown after the pantry closes.

Skills Needed: Willingness to engage with participants and assist with shopping. Requires bending, stooping, and lifting (30-40 lbs). Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Ability to speak & read spanish is especially helpful but not required.

Minimum Age: 15 or at least 12 and in the company of an adult.

Time Commitment: Flexible, prefer 2.5 – 5 hours a month. Pantries typically run for 1.5 hours but volunteers arrive early for set up and stay late for tear down. Volunteer shift is 2-2.5 hours. Daytime hours.

Duties: Help set up for dinner, serve food, engage participants in conversation and help with clean up. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy dinner and the nutrition topic presentation.

Skills Needed: Willingness to engage with participants. Ability to speak & read spanish is especially helpful but not required.

Minimum Age: 15 or at least 12 and in the company of an adult.

Time Commitment: Flexible, prefer 2.5 – 5 hours a month. Dinners typically run for 1.5 hours but volunteers arrive early for set up and stay late for tear down. Volunteer shift is 2-2.5 hours. Evening Hours.

Duties:
Make a difference in a child’s life by leading activities, assisting with homework and providing children in our housing sites with a stable presence. The Children’s Program is an after school program on weekdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm during the school year and from 2:30 – 4:30 during summer. The program takes place at our housing sites throughout the county.

Boulder  Marine program is on Tuesdays & Thursdays and Boulder Yarmouth program is on Fridays. Lafayette program is on Tuesdays & Fridays, Longmont program is on Mondays & Wednesdays and Louisville program is on Wednesdays.  

Skills Needed:
Must be creative, flexible, responsible and enjoy kids of all ages. Must be at least 15 years old. Volunteers 18 years and older will be required to pass a background check.

Time Commitment:
2-4 hours per week for at least six months.

Duties:
Assist our facilities manager with routine maintenance, repairs and related projects at our housing units. Activities could include organizing, cleaning and gardening. Our housing sites are located throughout Boulder county.

Skills Needed:
At least one of the following: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting. Ability to work independently.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, prefer 10 hours a month.

Duties:
Assist case manager with administrative projects such as entering notes into participant database, tracking and entering participant statistics, filing, copies, etc. Could also include some follow up with residents, organization of donations and assisting the case manager in preparing units before residents move in. Volunteers must be 18 years old and are required to pass a background check.

Skills Needed:
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to navigate web based software are essential.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, prefer 4-8 hours a week for at least six months.

 

REQUIRED SERVICE HOURS

We welcome volunteers who are required to complete community service hours for school, church, court, scouts, or workfare benefits. Learn more here.


APPLICATIONS

Please complete our online Volunteer Application Form and then plan to attend an upcoming orientation. New Volunteer Orientations are on alternate Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at our main office, 1575 Yarmouth Ave. in Boulder. You will receive additional information about upcoming orientations, including dates and how to schedule yourself, after completing our volunteer application form. Orientations are on the following dates:  8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18.


CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

Welcome to our online resource for scheduling volunteer shifts, updating personal information and/or posting your volunteer hours.

Current volunteers can log in here.