Interested in making a difference in your community? Join the ranks of the SCCC Volunteers and help our neighbors in need. We have many options for you to give your precious gift of time.

Volunteering Has Changed!

We need volunteers in many program areas! Please complete the volunteer application above or email volunteering@sistercarmen.org to learn more.

Food Bank - Sister Carmen Community Center

Food Bank – Sister Carmen Community Center

We care about you!

We are asking that our volunteers use their best judgement about coming in to help. Your health is important to us. If you are sick, at greater risk, or don’t feel comfortable coming in, please stay home.

All volunteers are required to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and masks indoors are strongly recommended.

Learn more about Sister Carmen’s COVID-19 response and mask policy here. 

We need Virtual Volunteers!

The need for food has increased substantially, and we need volunteers to host virtual food drives with their families, neighborhoods, clubs, or workplace. This kind of help is greatly needed, and can be done remotely!

Food Bank Volunteers

Help support the community as a Food bank Volunteer! We have distributed out over 1.1 million lbs of food in 2021 to the community in need.

Tasks include thanking donors, weighing and sorting groceries and produce, checking expiration dates, stocking shelves, packing boxes, helping at coolers, helping with carts, recycling and composting, and assisting shoppers.

Shifts are M-F, one shift per week, 3 month commitment requested. Training provided.

Shifts are: M-F, 9:00-11:30, 11:30-2:00, 2:00-5:00, and 4:30-6:00 on Wednesdays.

Complete the volunteer application above to get started, or email volunteering@sistercarmen.org to learn more.

Sister Carmen Community Garden

Sister Carmen Community Garden

Garden volunteers needed April through October! After orientation/training, hours are drop-in, Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. weather permitting. Closed-toe shoes required. Help us plant, weed, harvest, compost, and more! No experience necessary. Great for families! Email volunteering@sistercarmen.org to volunteer. Contact robyn@sistercarmen.org for information and closures.

Sister Carmen Thrift Store, Lafayette, Colorado

Sister Carmen Thrift Store, Lafayette, Colorado

Help in our thrift store by greeting donors, sorting donations, and putting items on shelves. All proceeds directly support our food bank and programs, and we are always in need of volunteers! Shifts are drop-in after orientation/training. Complete the volunteer application above to get started, or email volunteering@sistercarmen.org for more info.


Front office volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts. Shifts available Monday – Fridays form 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Tasks include answering phones, scheduling appointments, working with walk-in participants, and supporting Office Manager and staff. Bilingual skills are helpful. Complete the application above, or email volunteering@sistercarmen.org to learn more.

Due to COVID-19, our Community Services protocols and times have changed. You must be 18 years of age and follow our Covid-19 processes.

Community Service Orientations are held at our Thrift Store at 701 W. Baseline Rd on Saturdays and Sundays at noon. Contact our Thrift Store Director at kathy@sistercarmen.org or 303-665-4342 x184. You must bring your ID and court paperwork. Please park next door at Lafayette library, and come to the rear entrance of the store.

We reserve the right to limit the number of volunteers on premises at any time.

We love our young volunteers! Volunteering as a family is a great way to learn, bond, and give back to the community. Activities can include working in our Community Garden, sorting/organizing food or thrift store donations, or stocking the thrift store floor. There are also many off-site opportunities such as conducting food drives!

Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by a parent at all times while volunteering. Ages 14+ may volunteer independently at the Thrift Store. Ages 16+ may volunteer independently in the Food Bank and Garden.

When you apply, we will schedule you for a required 1 hour department training.

Spanish orientations available by request – Orientaciones en español disponibles a pedido.

Become part of our team of over 1,500 volunteers!

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