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 bags, 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 staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
If you have questions about volunteering, please call us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What jobs do you have available?
  • Warehouse: As a warehouse volunteer, you would be working with a team 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 and take the food to designated site. 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 9-11 weeks during the summer. We do not distribute during breaks during the school year. Many sites request double orders before long breaks.
  • 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.
  • Clerical: If you prefer office work, we could always use a hand with various tasks. Contact us for these opportunities.
When can I volunteer?

Typical volunteer opportunities occur on Wednesdays and Thursdays. An evening/weekend may be available, however, they tend to fill quickly.

How often can I volunteer?

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 substitute and back-up volunteer lists.

Can kids volunteer?

We LOVE to have children volunteer! Contact us about these opportunities.

What should I wear?

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

How long are volunteer shifts?

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

What happens after I submit a volunteer application?

After submitting your application, our staff 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.