Volunteer Calendar

Welcome to the Food For Thought Denver volunteer calendar. All of our volunteer activities are listed below.  We are using a volunteer management system called Helping Habit. Each volunteer is provide a secure volunteer account where you can sign-up, cancel if needed, and also keep track of all your volunteer hours.  The first time you sign up you will be asked for your email address and name.  After that, it is a simple one-click process to sign up for a shift.  You can also download the Helping Habit app on your iPhone (android coming soon).  It is very important for Food For Thought to know in advance that you are planning to help us out! There are several reasons for this:  1. We want to be able to keep you informed of any cancellations or changes to your shift due to weather or other school closures. 2. We want to make sure we have the optimal number of volunteers for packing over 5,000 PowerSacks each week at 9 different locations. 3. Because we are working with students, often in the school environment, we need to pre-register our volunteers for safety reasons 4. As an all volunteer organization, it is vital that we track and account for volunteer hours.  5. Grants and corporate donors often require we report the numbers of volunteers we have and the number of hours volunteers contribute to our organization.  So please help us to be a stronger organization by signing in for your volunteer shifts and lighten our administrative load.

We are ALWAYS in need of strong volunteers to help with our Trucking Crew!  Please consider this volunteer spot if you are able to do heavy lifting and have a little extra time to spare on Friday mornings bright and early.

If you are only interested in a particular location or date, you can search by the location name or date. If you would like to be added to our email list to receive information about our volunteer activities, click here.  If a location is not visible on a particular date, it means that event is full and it have been removed from the list because there is no availability.  Please check back or choose another location, as volunteers cancel, the event will be visible again with open spots.

For groups of 5 or more, please decide on your preferred date and location and email our volunteer coordinator @ volunteer@foodforthoughtdenver.org.  We will confirm group availability and you will be asked to share the event link with your volunteers so they can sign up on your preferred date.

If you’d like to learn more about Helping Habit, please read the Welcome Letter and FAQs.


FFT Power Center

Friday mornings between 7:15 and 8:30am for general volunteers, 6am for set-up and trucking crews – 1600 W. Colfax on the MSU Campus

Please note that packing at this location takes place outdoors in a semi-covered area, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather conditions of the day and wear comfortable sturdy footwear.

CLICK this link for a map and directions


Packing at the following school sites take place every other week.  Please check the individual school listings for the dates.

Amesse Elementary School

Friday mornings between 7-8:30am 5440 Scranton St., Denver, CO 80239
Amesse Elementary Map

Castro Elementary School

Friday mornings between 7-8:30am 845 South Lowell Blvd.
Castro Elementary Map

DCIS at Ford Elementary

Friday mornings between 7:8:30am 14500 Maxwell Place, Denver, CO

DCIS at Ford Elementary Map

Elkhart Elementary School

Friday mornings between 6:30am-8:30am 1020 Eagle St, Aurora, CO 80011
Elkhart Elementary Map

Escalante-Biggs Elementary

Friday mornings between 7:00-8:30am 5300 Crown Blvd, Denver, CO 80239

Escalante-Biggs Elementary Map

Goldrick Elementary

Friday mornings between 7-8:30am 1050 South Zuni, Denver, CO 80223
Goldrick Elementary Map

McGlone Elementary School

Friday mornings between 7-8:30am 4500 Crown Blvd., Denver, CO 80239
McGlone Elementary Map

South High School

Friday afternoons between 2:30-3:30pm 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Click here for a map: https://goo.gl/maps/tJk6PumRcmm

All volunteer spots at South High School are currently full.

More Opportunities


If you have questions or to schedule groups of 5 or more, please contact Jeane Larkins @ volunteer@foodforthoughtdenver.org or 303-817-4672.


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