IFCS | A Denver Area Food Bank and More to Nourish Lives

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IFCS: A Denver Area Food Bank and More To Nourish Lives

Integrated Family Community Services is a small organization with a large impact. Regularly scheduled or episodic, individual volunteers, families or small volunteer groups, all help staff complete the day-to-day tasks involved in serving our community. Volunteers and staff work together at food collection and distribution, administration, and special events.

IFCS relies on the generous donation of volunteer time to accomplish the mission of nourishing lives, and volunteers often find their own lives nourished in the process. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions, or to begin a conversation.

The Volunteer Program nurtures community engagement to accomplish IFCS’ mission through recruitment, education, and training of volunteers to ensure equitable delivery of programs and services.

IFCS VolunteerCore Opportunities

After making a VolunteerHub account and choosing the preferred activity, volunteers will complete a profile. Once a profile is complete, sign up for any shift that fits your schedule; it’s that easy! Additional Orientation and Background Check required for weekly volunteers after second shift.

Please note: Volunteer shifts typically occur Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm.

Assist market visitors in shopping for free groceries. Other tasks include light stocking, customer service, accepting and sorting incoming donations. Volunteers must be able to be on their feet for 3.5 hours, and enjoy working with the public. Light lifting ability preferred.

Recruiting for Friday availability.

Help staff complete day-to-day tasks that include directing phone calls, entering and quality checking data, and completing special projects. This is a sedentary position, and requires basic computer knowledge. Contact Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Assist our small team of resource navigators in daily data entry and client services. We prefer a weekly commitment to a dedicated time slot, though we can modify the role for one time volunteers. Bilingual spoken Spanish and English highly recommended. Bilingual spoken and written Spanish and English preferred. Contact Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Help staff with building upkeep while keeping expenses minimal. Tasks will vary based on professional/trade knowledge and needed repairs. It is appreciated if the volunteer can donate, procure, or purchase necessary supplies and necessary tools if unavailable on site. Volunteer must be able to perform physical tasks related to the needed maintenance, and provide relevant references or current certifications

We invite those who wish to volunteer up to 3 times to join our Food Market volunteer team! Tasks will vary on the shift. Volunteers must be able to be on their feet for 3.5 hours, and enjoy working with the public. Light lifting ability preferred.

High school and College students wishing to complete school community service hours are invited to join our Food Market volunteer team! Ability to lift 30-40lbs preferred.

  • Students 10-15 years old may volunteer with adult supervision
  • Students 16-17 years old may volunteer independently with guardian permission
  • College students wishing to volunteer for a full semester will require a background check and orientation

We have partnered with Arapahoe County and Jefferson County as an approved Community Service Agency. At this time, IFCS will accept Court Ordered Community Service volunteers only if there is a referral from either the Arapahoe or Jefferson County Community Service office. Please connect with the appropriate court system for a list of approved agencies.

We offer a variety of opportunities for groups consisting of 6 or fewer volunteers. Specific opportunities vary based on availability, and typically require ability to lift items weighing 30-40 lbs. Please reach out to the volunteer coordinator with the following information: organization/company name, size of group, preferred timeframes.

All positions currently filled; please check back later.

Help staff pick up donations from local businesses and community partners. Scheduling with this position is flexible, though we prefer morning availability and volunteers who can be ‘on-call.’ We have a van for large pick ups, but some volunteers may prefer to use a personal vehicle. Requires Colorado Driver’s Licenseage 21 and older, and if using a personal vehicle, valid car insurance. Some opportunities may require ability to lift up to 40 lbs

All Fresh Thanks volunteer opportunities are currently filled. Please contact Tara, our Volunteer Coordinator, about assisting at our Nibbles & Sips gala on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

IFCS: A Denver Area Food Bank and More To Nourish Lives

The IFCS Volunteer Core is a “core” component of our presence in the community. If you’d like to help, create a profile at VolunteerHub

Questions?

If you have any questions about volunteering or the work we do at IFCS, please contact Tara Magaña, Volunteer Coordinator. 

Would you like to partner with us? Support IFCS programs to nourish lives and help alleviate hunger in our community.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. Email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This statement was updated 8.3.22 in accordance with USDA updates and guidelines.