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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer today and help your local community! Volunteering at the OUR Center is a wonderful way to give back, have fun, and get involved. The OUR Center offers great opportunities whether you are looking to volunteer regularly or for a short-term project such as an event or holiday campaign. We appreciate all those interested in volunteering at the OUR Center, as we rely on our volunteer corps to help us provide valuable service to the community.

To hear from some of our volunteers about what volunteering at the OUR Center means to them, click here to watch a brief video.

OUR Center policy requires that every volunteer fill out an application and participate in a volunteer orientation session prior to starting work with us. Please note: The OUR Center cannot accept volunteers with certain current or past criminal charges on their records, and background checks will be completed in advance.

For questions, or to complete the application process, please contact Jennifer McNeill at 303.772.5529 ext. 235 or

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program
Help your community. Our Volunteer program has been the cornerstone of our organizations success since its beginning.

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Event Volunteers

Event and Program Volunteers
Please consider volunteering for our Charity Golf Classic, Dinner Dance Benefit, Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Campaign, Warm & Cozy Holiday Program or Empty Bowls Dinner.

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Urgent Volunteer Needs

We have the following urgent needs for volunteers, perhaps one of them would be a fit for you or someone you know (must be 16 years old or older to work on site):

Day Shelter Pantry Workers: Prepare food bags for Day Shelter clients. Volunteers needed Monday- Friday for three hour shifts between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Data Entry Volunteers: Strong computer skills and attention to detail required.  Monday through Friday shifts with flexible schedules are available.

Kitchen Assistants at Aspen Center for Child Development: Help prepare meals, clean kitchen, and do dishes. Monday through Friday coverage needed.

Clothing Bank: Volunteers needed to help receiving donations and sorting clothes. Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Food Recorders: Check food vouchers and help clients select available food. Monday through Friday, various shifts available.

Food Pantry Assistants: Enter client information into the database at the pantry work station, help receive and weigh food donations, mark out bar codes, and stock shelves. Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pantry-Data Entry: Need one additional person per shift to accurately input client voucher information into ETO (Efforts-to-Outcomes) system. Other duties include filling orders on Food Pantry line. Friday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kitchen Assistants: Volunteers are needed to help with lunch preparation and service, dish washing, and cleaning. Monday through Friday, morning through early afternoon shifts available.

Receptionists: Answer phones, greet clients, check in visitors for services, and help with miscellaneous clerical tasks. Must have experience, a professional demeanor, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. Four hour shifts available most weekdays.

Ongoing Opportunities Available

The following ongoing opportunities are available:

  • Host/Hostess for Hot Meal Program 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch assistants
  • Child Care helpers
  • Intake Workers
  • Campus maintenance & clean up
  • Day Shelter assistant
  • Board and Committee members
  • Musicians
  • Special Project volunteers
  • Weekend/Holiday Lunch volunteers

For Volunteer Opportunities, Contact Jennifer at 303-772-5529 Ext. 235,

Volunteer Applications

Volunteer Application/Information (PDF)

Volunteer Application for Aspen Center for Child Development (PDF)
Hospitality Center
(Food Program)

250 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Free breakfast weekdays (9:30-10:30) and free hot lunch 7 days/week (11:30-1:00). Food pantry distributes food via voucher system to residents of the St. Vrain Valley. Donations of food and personal care items are accepted at this facility.
Hours 8:00 to 5:00 weekdays.
Intake Office/Administration
(Basic Needs)

303 Atwood St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Staff and volunteers provide food vouchers, rent and utility assistance, local transportation, minor medical prescriptions, emergency shelter referrals, budget counseling, and agency information. The Volunteer Program Office coordinates volunteer needs for all facilities. Donations of cash and gift cards are accepted at this facility.
Hours 8:00 to 4:00 weekdays.
Child Care Center
(Infant, Toddlers, Pre-School, and Pre-K Programs)

501 5th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
High-quality childcare and preschool education is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Fees based on parent income. Capacity is 60 children. Qualistar certified.
Hours 6:30 to 5:30 daily.
Clothing Bank
(Clothing & Household Items)

50 E. Rogers Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501
Clothing and household items are distributed to St. Vrain residents Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings. Donations of clean items in good repair are accepted 8:00 to noon Mon.-Sat. (no toys, books, or large furniture/appliances, please)