Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer at Crossroads?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Crossroads Ministry, and we depend on them daily to keep our programs running smoothly and effectively!

Crossroads Ministry desires to provide a variety of opportunities for individuals, organizations, families, churches and the community use their gifts and resources to assist the Crossroads staff in providing basic human services to residents of the Estes Valley who are in need.

The needs are many. Every day there are things we do that require stuff. All kinds of stuff. Doing laundry, brushing our teeth, feeding our families, and the like necessitate consumables like detergent, toothpaste, food, and more.

Our families have the very same needs.

This is a unique opportunity for you to come along side of us to help supply the people of our community the very things that might generally be taken for granted. Yet, these are precious and necessary items for our families.

Perhaps this particular need moves you to action. If this interests you, please review the items that we are in need of, and help us in the way you see fit.

Whether corporate or church groups, families or individuals, volunteers make Crossroads work.

Meals on Wheels route driver

Crossroads volunteers deliver approximately 35 meals daily to people that have limited access to get out of their homes. Currently we have four routes daily, most volunteers taking one route that requires one day a week.

Food pantry “stewards”

Weigh-in food contributions and weigh-out distributions to clients, as well as assisting clients with sound nutritional choices. They help organize the food pantry and review stock for expiration dates and food recalls. Requirements include reading, interpersonal skills, and the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

“Crossroads Guides”

At the front desk/reception area welcome clients into the waiting room, assist them with updating records, and guide them to case managers or food pantry stewards as needed. A typical volunteer shift is four hours, one or more days per week, year-round. Requirements include reading, strong interpersonal skills, and basic computer experience.

Food re-packager

Ensure that generous donations of high-quality prepared food from the YMCA of the Rockies are safely packaged and promptly frozen to provide tasty family-size heat-and-serve meals for distribution to clients. A typical volunteer shift is 2-3 hours, one to three days per week, year-round. Requirements include the ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Food Gofer

Essential for food services at Crossroads. They ferry foods from local businesses and other organizations to the Crossroads food pantry and re-packaging room. A typical volunteer shift varies from 30 minutes to two hours, one or more days per week, year-round. Requirements include the ability to drive and to lift up to 35 pounds.

Office volunteer

Assist with a variety of tasks related to major quarterly newsletters, occasional special mailings, and other administrative projects. Schedule varies from 2-20 hours per week each quarter. Required skills include manual dexterity for folding, stamping, and similar tasks.

Occasional volunteers

Assist with various aspects of Crossroads Ministry’s annual fundraisers, including the Spring Sale, 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, and Vintage Fall Fundraiser. Activities include sorting/pricing; serving as hosts, greeters or servers; and assisting with set-up and take-down during events. Minimal skills are required, depending on the category of service.

We have numerous opportunities for volunteers to share their talents at Crossroads Ministry. Whether you want to volunteer a few hours a month or spend a couple of days a week with us, we have opportunities to fit almost any schedule.

Please contact Tim Van Ryn, our Volunteer and Pantry Manager, if you are interested in any of our volunteer positions and he will be happy to help you find your niche at Crossroads.