We’re so glad you’re here! YOU make a difference in Routt County every time you volunteer at LiftUp.


Our volunteers are one of the most important pieces of LiftUp’s programs. Each year, 1 in 10 Routt County residents access LiftUp services, and local citizens like you help make that possible.


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!


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. Check out this list of some of our typical volunteer opportunities:

  • Donation Center volunteers process all the generous donations from our community. Volunteer service may include receiving, sorting, and pricing donations.
  • Food Bank volunteers help out by assisting clients in need, stocking shelves, and unloading shipments. We also depend on volunteer drivers to pick up donated goods from local markets and stores.
  • Thrift Store volunteers assist staff by stocking items, organizing shelves, and displaying goods for sale.
  • ProDo happens each month at City Market and is a great opportunity for groups. "ProDo" (Produce Donations) Drives help LiftUp provide fresh, healthy options to clients who shop in our Food Banks.

Ready to get started? Click the button below to complete the Volunteer Application, and we’ll be in touch with you soon about next steps!

Return completed forms via email to volunteer@liftuprc.org or drop them off in person to any LiftUp department.

Roy Morgan, Donation Center volunteer
since 2014

Roy Morgan

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

Cathy Maloney, Food Bank volunteer
since 2015

Cathy Maloney - 2018

“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

Margie Franco

“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.”

Richard Fiese, Food Bank volunteer and Grocery Rescue driver since 2017


“Volunteering for an organization like LiftUp gets you involved with the heart of the community. The people are wonderful – both staff and clients.”

Louise Brainard, Donation Center volunteer for more than 10 years


“What I enjoy most about volunteering with LiftUp is the people I work with and knowing I’m helping the community.”

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