Our volunteers are one of the most important pieces of LiftUp’s programs and services!

Your service as a volunteer is critical to LiftUp’s programs that provide basic needs while promoting self-sustainability.  Whether you help sort donations, arrange Thrift Store displays, stock Food Bank shelves, or garden in our greenhouse, you are helping your neighbors in need. Thank you for caring and giving back to your community!


General Volunteer Information

Here at LiftUp, we strive to nurture an organizational culture that benefits our volunteers as much as it benefits the organization. We value respect, positivity, honestly, generosity and collaboration. When you volunteer, you join us in affirming those values.

You can serve as a volunteer with LiftUp in a variety of ways including regular volunteer shifts, seasonal assistance, and special projects. Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Donation Center - volunteers process all the generous donations from our community. Volunteer service may include receiving, sorting, and pricing donations.
  • Food Banks - volunteers help out by assisting clients in need, stocking shelves, and unloading deliveries from Food Bank of the Rockies. We also depend on volunteers to assemble Rocket Pack snack packs.
  • Grocery & Restaurant Rescue - volunteers pick up food donated by participating grocery stores and restaurants, transport to our Steamboat Food Bank location and assist our staff in unloading it.
  • Thrift Store - volunteers assist staff by stocking items, organizing shelves, and displaying goods for sale.
  • ProDo (Produce Donation) Drives happen each month at City Market and is a great opportunity for groups. ProDo Drives help LiftUp provide fresh, healthy options to clients who shop in our Food Banks. NOTE - drives have been suspended during COVID-19 restrictions.

Ready to Volunteer? Next Steps...

  • Complete the appropriate Volunteer Application (links below)
  • Complete the Background Check Form
  • Return completed forms via email to volunteer@liftuprc.org or drop them off at our Steamboat Food Bank location during open hours of operation
  • If you must complete court-ordered Community Service volunteer hours please review the Community Service Information sheet and complete the Community Service Application. If you have questions call the Volunteer Coordinator at 970-875-3447 (se habla Espanol)
Love from our volunteers
Roy Morgan
Cathy Maloney - 2018
Margie Franco

Roy Morgan, Donation Center volunteer
since 2014

“I enjoy the social opportunities and the exercise. It is rewarding working for a good cause.”

Cathy Maloney, Food Bank volunteer
since 2015

“It’s so important to help and support those who have not had the same opportunities and support that I have. The best thing about volunteering with LiftUp is helping the clientele, especially the Spanish and French speakers.”

Margie Franko, Thrift Store and Donation Center volunteer
since 2018

“I love working with the staff and the volunteers, and I look forward to coming to volunteer at LiftUp! I feel I am giving back to the community by helping out in any way I can.”

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