Volunteer Opportunities

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 Rebecca Gruhl, our Volunteer and Pantry Manager, if you are interested in any of our volunteer positions and she will be happy to help you find your niche at Crossroads.

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Client Food Distribution Volunteers, or “Crossroads Stewards,” give food to clients and assist them in choosing additional items.  They also work with the pantry area volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Friendly – you must enjoy working with the public.
  • Legible handwriting on simple forms.
  • Comfortable making judgment calls, at times.

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Food Bank Drivers Travel to the Food Bank for Larimer County to pick up items ordered for Crossroads Ministry Food Pantry.

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van fully loaded.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

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Front Desk Volunteers, or “Crossroads Guides,” are often the first point of contact for visitors to Crossroads.  They perform a variety of clerical functions as well as scheduling appointments for case managers.  These volunteers are needed for shifts throughout the week during regular business hours.

Requirements:

  • Friendly, outgoing and patient demeanor
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Serves as receptionist and must be able to learn phone system

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Gofers are the volunteers who pick up donated food items from local businesses once a week.  We have opportunities seven days a week at 8:30 am.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A midsize vehicle that is licensed and insured

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Holiday Food Distribution Volunteers work together to provide special food boxes to clients on holidays.  There are a variety of functions for these events which are held right before the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Easter

Please contact Rebecca Gruhl if you are interested in helping make a family’s holiday brighter.

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Newsletter & Mass Mailing Volunteers are needed quarterly to help prepare mailings.  Volunteers fold, stamp and stuff envelopes.  No special skills are required.  Please contact Rebecca Gruhl or Martha Gilmore if you would like to help out.

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Pantry Area Volunteers stock shelves and packing food boxes that will be given to clients.  These volunteers also receive, weigh and log food donations from local businesses.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Basic math skills (addition and subtraction)
  • Legible handwriting is a plus!

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Special Events Volunteers assist with various aspects of Crossroads Ministry’s annual fundraisers:

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the event coordinator.

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YMCA Drivers pick up food from the YMCA of the Rockies and deliver it to the repackaging room at Crossroads.  This is done three times per week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 8:30am.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift coolers that weigh about 40 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A midsize vehicle that is licensed and insured

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YMCA Food Repackaging Volunteers take donated food from the YMCA and repackage it into individual servings that will be distributed to clients.  This is done three days per week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 9:00am.

Requirements:

  • Must follow ADA guidelines for repackaging food.
  • Ensure sanitary work area.