Volunteer // Youth

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 

EFAA is making changes to our services in order to protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and participants. Click here to learn more. 

At the Main Office

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 2020 (postponed)

Celebration Gala – October 2020

Holiday Opportunities – November & December 2020

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.

Volunteers help stock & organize our food pantry 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 a min. of 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 & 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.

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 and operates 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 complete the Colorado Welfare Mandatory Reporter free, online training within two weeks of start date and pass a background check.

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

Coordinating groups to collect and deliver items needed for the food market.

Skills Needed:
Superior organizational skills, good communication and leadership.

Time Commitment:
Flexible hours, possibility of working from home.

Contact Liz@nullefaa.org for more information.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EFAA is not seeking new volunteers at this time. In our effort to decrease the number of different individuals coming to volunteer, thereby exposing staff and each other to a large risk of possible infection, EFAA is stabilizing into two shift crews of consistent people. We are exploring remote opportunities and we will share those as they become available. Thank you for your consideration.