Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the heart of Care and Share.

Every year, volunteers share more than 47,000 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!


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!

Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters program that teaches families how to shop for and create healthy meals on a budget. Volunteers are needed to assist in classes, give tours of Farmers Markets, and more. E-mail Jessie@careandshare.org to sign up!

Court Ordered 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.

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!

To begin with making a group reservation, please select “register as a group” for the shift you want to reserve; then follow the prompts. Once the reservation is made, you should receive an automated e-mail with instructions to send out to your group members. Click the link below to watch a video on the full sign-up process!

If you have any questions, contact volunteer@careandshare.org

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 CommunityService@careandshare.org.