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Volunteer Opportunities

Cooking Matters

Help us teach individuals, families, and kids how to eat healthy in an affordable way. We have volunteer opportunities in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Share your knowledge and skills with families living on a tight budget. Volunteers work directly with a nutritionist and chef. Training is provided and travel is required. For more information, contact Jessie Henderson, Cooking Matters Manager, at Jessie@careandshare.org.

Community Kitchen

Note: Due to COVID-19, our Community Kitchen is currently closed and no volunteer opportunities are available until further notice.

Help with snack preparations for our children programs. Volunteers must complete an online ServeSafe class.

Gardens

Note: Due to COVID-19, no volunteer opportunities in our garden are available until further notice.

Care and Share maintains three gardens at our Colorado Springs distribution center. Volunteers will help us weed, water, and harvest. They'll be sure to get their hands dirty-that much we know.

SNAP Outreach

Our SNAP Ambassadors visit several of Care and Share's partner agencies on a regular basis and assist our neighbors with applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). For more information, contact Kelly Whitcombe in Colorado Springs at 719-434-5723 or kelly@careandshare.org, or Jo Stinchcomb in Pueblo at 719-418-4305 or jo@careandshare.org.

Distribution Center/Receiving

To effectively fulfill our mission, distribution center volunteer opportunities will vary based on product and need, but usually is sorting and packing food. Tasks may also include off-loading sorting food at the receiving dock, order picking and refrigerator sorting and packing.

Welcome Office

Warmly welcome our agency shoppers, take in donations from the general public and assist our staff with agency order pick ups. Must enjoy working with people. Shifts must be scheduled. Office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our distribution center is open for volunteers during the following times:

Monday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed to volunteers
Friday Afternoons: Closed to volunteers

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Eric Pizana, Community Engagement Director at eric@careandshare.org or by calling 719-434-4677.