Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization.

Not only are they an integral part of how we are able to serve our community, they’re also like our family. We couldn’t be prouder of and grateful to the wonderful people that give their time and heart to our program. From volunteers who have been with us since the beginning to ones who have joined us more recently, we are truly fortunate for such great help.

Volunteers support us with … keeping our warehouse in good working order, assembling food backs, delivering food bags to our location sites during the school year and the summer, sharing the program with their family and friends, and supporting our main office and special events.

Become a Volunteer

Want to join the Kids Aid family? Wonderful! We’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our application form and our Program Coordinator will get in touch with you within a week of receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Warehouse: As a warehouse volunteer, you would be working with a team of 4 or 5 putting food orders together for each site. This requires some moderate to heavy lifting. You will laugh while getting your daily workout!
  • Distribution: These volunteers drive to our warehouse and pick up food bags to be bagged and take the food to designated site before the end of each week. Depending on the site, you could be taking enough food for 10 or for over 200 children.
    • *Warehouse and Distribution volunteers work once a week for an average of 3 hours a week and follow the Mesa County Valley School District 51 calendar. Currently, we are in operation for 34 weeks of the year plus 9 weeks during the summer. We do not distribute during breaks during the school year.
  • Summer: This fluctuates each summer as we follow the Lunch Lizard routes and typically serve schools hosting summer school. We need both Warehouse and Distribution volunteers for the summer program.
  • Events: With our primary focus on getting food bags out across the valley, we don’t host many events. However, we do have several fundraisers or community awareness events.
  • *CURRENTLY CLOSED* Dehydrating Fruit at Food Bank of the Rockies: The Food Bank of the Rockies’ dehydration program donates dehydrated fruit to our Backpack Program. The fruit is a favorite of the kids and it’s FREE to us! We need volunteers to help them dehydrate to meet our weekly needs.
  • Clerical: If you prefer office work, we could always use a hand with various tasks.

Typical volunteer opportunities occur on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Some evenings and weekends may be available and tend to fill quickly.

There are opportunities to volunteer on a weekly basis or to volunteer less frequently as a substitute or for special events. If you are unable to volunteer on a weekly basis, ask about our back-up volunteer list.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are not offering any kid-friendly volunteer opportunities at this time.

Wear comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes.

The length of volunteer shifts can vary from one to four hours.

Within a week of submitting your application, our Program Coordinator will review your information and contact you with the status of your application. If your skillset and availability match a current volunteer opening, we will reach out to schedule an initial interview. Assuming we are still a match, you will then be invited to shadow another volunteer to get a sense of what is involved. After completing each of these steps (application review, interview, shadowing), you will then be assigned a volunteer position.