• PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of President's Day

Harvest of Hope Pantry
Volunteer

Volunteering at Hope Pantry

Our organization revolves around the efforts and dedication of our volunteers! We would love to have you join us in our mission to provide “hope” for those in need. We need people to assist shoppers, stock shelves, check in clients and help with the overall organization of the pantry.

Individuals

We rely on the support of our volunteers for daily coverage of our many pantry roles, including:

Shopping Assistants – Shopping Assistant Volunteers assist our clients with their pantry shopping visit, answering questions and helping with various pantry related tasks including cleaning, stocking and more.

Inventory Assistants – Our Inventory Volunteers help to ensure that our pantry is stocked during our various programs and also assist with other various pantry related tasks.

Check-In Desk Volunteers – With additional training, our Check-In Desk Volunteers greet clients and oversee our client check-in process. They also answer client questions, refer services and assists with other pantry related tasks.

Groups

Looking to schedule a volunteer outing for your group, school, or organization?

Consider helping at Harvest of Hope Pantry! We’re always looking for groups to help with a variety of special projects here at the pantry including repackaging donated hygiene products, pantry cleaning, stocking and sorting donations and more. For more information fill out the form below and e-mail our Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator at andrew@hopepantry.org to coordinate your group visit!

Volunteering FAQs

Our pantry is located at 2960 Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO 80301, just west of the Diamond Shamrock gas station on Valmont Rd.

New volunteers must first go through an initial pantry orientation and training to get acquainted with our pantry’s processes, procedures and operations. After training, volunteers can sign up for a range of shifts in various roles during one of our pantry’s programs which run every Mon. – Fri., 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM – 2:15 PM, and Thurs. evening from 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM.

Our pantry runs a weekly Thursday evening program, staffed by volunteers from 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM. Currently we don’t offer any weekend volunteer opportunities.

We do allow for family volunteer participation, but each family member must first go through an initial pantry orientation and training to get acquainted with our pantry’s processes, procedures and operations. Also, we do have a minimum age of 12 years for all pantry volunteers and any volunteer under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Yes! We’re always looking for groups to help with a variety of special projects here at the pantry including repackaging donated hygiene products, pantry cleaning, stocking and sorting donations and more. As our pantry has limited space, we limit groups to 15 people or less. All volunteers under 16yrs old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To schedule your group’s visit, fill out our volunteer form and e-mail our Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator at  andrew@hopepantry.org to coordinate your group visit.

Yes! All new volunteers must first attend an initial pantry orientation and training to get acquainted with our pantry’s processes, procedures and operations before they are able to sign up for future volunteer shifts.

New volunteer training typically occur every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our pantry! We have a variety of volunteer roles that need coverage for our daily AM & PM programs. New volunteers will assist as Shopping Assistants and/or Inventory Assistants. With additional training, volunteers can also help as a Check-In Desk Volunteer.

Shopping Assistants – Shopping Assistant Volunteers assist our clients with their pantry shopping visit, answering questions and helping with various pantry related tasks including cleaning, stocking and more.

Inventory Assistants – Our Inventory Volunteers help to ensure that our pantry is stocked during our various programs and also assist with other various pantry related tasks.

Check-In Desk Volunteers – With additional training, our Check-In Desk Volunteers greet clients and oversee our client check-in process. They also answer client questions, refer services and assists with other pantry related tasks.

Volunteers should plan to wear closed toe shoes (no sandals) and sleeved shirts when helping at the pantry. All clothes should be appropriate for a pantry / warehouse setting.

Yes, volunteers are allowed to complete community service hours at our pantry, we just ask that you commit to a minimum of 20-30 hours of service. To coordinate your service, reach out to our Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator at andrew@hopepantry.org.

If you need to cancel your volunteer shift and it’s more than a week out from the shift, you can do so yourself through our volunteer management portal. If your shift is less than a week away, please email our Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator at andrew@hopepantry.org with as much notice as possible.

Our policy is to close if both Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts are closed. If only one school district is closed, our Executive Director will make the call whether or not to close. Volunteers should plan to check their email for notifications on daily closures.