Volunteer

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Lil’ Sprouts & Seed to Plate Volunteers – Our Lil’ Sprouts and Seed to Plate programs are gardening and cooking programs for small classes of elementary and middle school students in the Denver area. Volunteers will be assisting our Slow Food Denver instructors in these cooking and gardening classes.

All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and may be asked to show proof of vaccination to be able to enter the schools.  Masks must be worn at ALL times. 

Feel free to sign up for single sessions or multiple dates. 

Click here for more information and to sign up.

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Gardening at Civic Center Park – Join Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado for a morning of tending to the gardens.  We will be weeding, planting, harvesting, and enjoying the Denver morning sun.

All of the produce harvested from these gardens is donated to local food banks and shelters in the Denver area such as Metro Caring, SAME Cafe, and The Gathering Place.  With your help we can donate fresh, organic produce to those in need!

Last season, we donated 1,071 pounds of produce to partnering food agencies!

Volunteer dates: 6/6, 6/13, 6/27, 7/25, 8/1, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19

Time: 8:15-9:30 a.m.

Sign up: Click here!

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We Tend to Grow – Join Slow Food Denver & Grow Local Colorado for a morning of dirty hands, good food and new thoughts.

Our hope is, we’ll all leave nourished, enriched and a little closer to our food, our communities and each other.  We’ll garden a bit, enjoy a seasonal brunch prepared by Chef Linda Kiker, talk and laugh together. We’ll likely form some new connections: to the plants, to each other and to the possible difference in our lives those two simple things can make.

When: July 23, 2022 & August 20, 2022.

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GoFarm Farmer Assistance and Co-op Days GoFarm works to strengthen our local food system.  The local food system is the process of how locally-grown food gets from nearby farmers, to YOUR plate.

Spend a morning with Slow Food Denver and GoFarm cleaning all the crates and coolers (that hold food at distribution) from the previous week so they are food safe and good to go for the week. This is done outside on tables with a hose, it’s a lot of fun and a good way to learn about GoFarm and the important work they do supporting community farmers.

When: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June to September 2022.

Where: Coorstek parking lot (612 10th St, Golden, CO 80401). 

Sign up: Click here!

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Ekar Farm Gardening Days –  Ekar cultivates healthy community by growing culturally appropriate foods for those in need; providing community garden space and transformative experiential education; and through celebration of earth- based holidays throughout the seasons.

Get your hands dirty and assist Ekar Farm in their mission to connect, grow, nourish, and repair.

When: 5/1, 5/5, 5/29 from 10 a.m. to noon.  6/19, 6/29, 7/31, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Ekar Farm, 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80224

Sign up: Click here!

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Village Exchange Center Volunteer DaysVillage Exchange Center launched Village Farm in 2020, during the peak of the pandemic, to promote economic development and opportunities while tackling food insecurity. Located on a one-acre site, Village Farm is a green jewel in urban Aurora. Situated atop a “brownfield”, a former industrial site, the above-ground gardens beds provide space where Aurora’s immigrant and refugee communities can grow food and community. We work to increase access to fresh and culturally relevant produce while serving as a gathering space for cultural exchange, education, and celebration. The farm transcends socio-economic, geographic, and cultural differences to connect diverse communities to each other and the natural world. None of this would be possible without the support of volunteers!

Volunteers will learn how to grow high quality produce from our farmers, give back to the Aurora community, and enjoy the fresh air. Volunteers may help with harvesting produce, weeding beds and pathways, watering plants, organizing and cleaning tools and sheds, working with compost, helping with construction projects, and other tasks.

When:  5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Where: 1609 Havana St, Aurora CO 80010

Sign up: Click here!

Join Our Volunteer Team

Slow Food Denver is a volunteer-driven organization who relies on the community for continued success. Volunteer opportunities most frequently happen in conjunction with our events and community garden days, and can range from guest check-in, digging in the dirt, and more! 

Additionally, we are always open to new projects and ways to advance our mission, and many of these projects come from our volunteer team. If you have an idea that will help advance our mission of Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All, send us your idea along with ways that you’d like to be involved. 

If you would like to join our volunteer team, please fill out the form below.