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.

When: varies, typically M-Th afternoon

Where: schools across the Denver Metro Area

Sign up: Click here! Feel free to sign up for single or multiple sessions.

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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!

When: Check back soon for the 2023 season! 8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Sign up: Check back soon for the 2023 season!

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We Don’t Waste – We Don’t Waste works to reduce hunger and food waste in the Denver area by recovering quality, unused food from the food industry and delivering it to nonprofit partners, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools and daycare programs, and more.

Volunteer at a Mobile Food Market, where everyone in need can come to shop for FREE food.

When: 2/7 from 12:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: 3955 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205

Sign up: Check back soon!

Volunteer for a Grocery Packing shift, preparing bags of food at the Distribution Center the day before Drive-Thru Markets.

When: 2/13 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: 5971 Broadway Denver, CO 80216

Sign up: Check back soon!

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Sprout City Farms – Sprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage communities, strengthen neighborhood resiliency, and root farmers in the city. We envision a thriving local food system supported by a network of accessible city farms which nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding communities.

Assit with various farm tasks such as weeding, planting, and harvesting.  Each morning will look different!

When: 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: 5620 W 14th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214

Sign up: Click here

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Fleischer Family Farm – “Building Food Through Community.”  The Fleischer Family Farm is an urban farm in Lakewood, Colorado that strives to provide opportunities for the local community to source delicious nutrient-rich produce, cage-free eggs, honey and other cottage food items produced without the use of pesticides or synthetics. Through environmentally respectful practices, the family works tirelessly to be your provider of quality farm products and your inspiration for continued education in knowing the life cycle of your food.

When: 5/2, 5/12, 8/18, 8/29, 9/12, 9/22 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Where: 2005 S Zephyr Ct, Lakewood, CO 80227

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.