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!

While we are battling the pandemic, we have several changes to our volunteer program. We have suspended our monthly group orientations and trainings and are onboarding individuals on an as-needed basis. We still need volunteers in many program areas! Please contact Ann, our Volunteer Director, at ann@sistercarmen.org to get started.

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 at greater risk or don’t feel comfortable coming in, please stay home.

Travel policy: Staff and volunteers who travel out of the State of Colorado must quarantine from SCCC for 10 days upon their return to the state.

Mandatory temperature check: volunteers, staff, participants, donors, and partner agencies will be required to have their temperature taken upon entry into the workplace, and will sign a Health Screening Certification verifying that they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 and that they have not had a temperature of 100.4F or more in the last 72 hours. Individuals under the age of 18 are not currently allowed in the building. This is in addition to the mask wearing and cleaning procedures and policies already in place.

Learn more about Sister Carmen’s COVID-19 response 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!

Holiday Turkeys

Holiday Turkeys

Shifts are 2.5 hours long–an ongoing commitment of one shift per week is preferred.

This position requires the ability to stand for periods of time, walking, lifting boxes, and working with staff and other volunteers. Tasks may include: sorting groceries, checking expiration dates, putting away deliveries, bagging bulk items, composting and trash, and working with individual and family shoppers.

We also need Box-runners who work outside and can lift  40+ lbs. of food boxes into cars.

Sister Carmen Community Garden

Sister Carmen Community Garden

Help us plant, weed, harvest, compost, and more! Our garden is open from April—October.

Sister Carmen Thrift Store, Lafayette, Colorado

Sister Carmen Thrift Store, Lafayette, Colorado

Help in our thrift store by greeting donors and sorting donations. All proceeds support our food bank and programs, and we are always in need of volunteers! Shifts are drop-in after training.


We are not scheduling new volunteers at this time.

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 Fridays and Saturdays 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.

Unfortunately, due to our COVID-19 protocols, children under 18 are not allowed in any of our facilities. We have many ideas to volunteer virtually, please contact us.

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!

To become a volunteer, contact Ann, our Volunteer Director, at ann@sistercarmen.org.

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