Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the heart of Care and Share.

Every year, volunteers share more than 40,000 hours of their time to help us get nutritious food to our hunger relief partners and neighbors in need. For that, our gratitude is endless. We depend on volunteers to further our mission—making our vision of a hunger-free Southern Colorado a reality. Individuals, families, kids, and groups all come through our doors to make a difference in their community!

SIGNING UP IS SIMPLE!

Give your time, your way

Choose the experience that fits your passion! Whether you want to take action at one of our distribution centers, help serve neighbors at a Sunny Side Market, or work directly with our Cooking Matters and SNAP teams, every minute of your time is meaningful.

Distribution centers

Most of our volunteering happens inside our distribution centers. Volunteers help sort and pack food, fill food bags for school kids to enjoy with their families over the weekend, and pick food orders for our hunger relief partners.

Sunny Side Markets

This is a new kind of volunteer experience. We have Sunny Side Market locations in Fountain and Pueblo. Volunteers check-in and check-out shoppers, restock shelves, and help keep the market in tip-top shape!

Mobile Markets

Take a ride in our Mobile Markets, or what we like to call, happiness on wheels. Our Mobile Market drivers bring produce, pantry staples, and goodies to neighborhoods in El Paso and Pueblo Counties. They could always use a sidekick to help fight hunger!

Group volunteer experience

The support we receive from corporate, community, and faith-based groups goes a long way. Sign up for a group volunteer experience at one of our distribution centers, a Mobile Market distribution, or at a Sunny Side Market location, and build relationships with your teammates. Reach out to Brittany@careandshare.org to get started.

More ways to help

SNAP

Sometimes, navigating the application process for SNAP benefits can be tough. Volunteers help guide neighbors through the steps, making the experience easier and dignified.

Cooking Matters

Dish out your culinary skills and volunteer with our Cooking Matters program that teaches families how to shop for and create healthy meals on a budget.

Community service

Looking to fulfill court-ordered community service hours? Help keep our distribution centers clean and safe. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Before you arrive...

We want to make sure you feel as prepared as possible to start fighting hunger. Please make sure you complete the following tasks before the start of your first volunteer shift. If you have any questions, reach out to Brittany@careandshare.org.