LiftUp Donation Center volunteersLiftUp Donation Center volunteersOur volunteers are one of the most important pieces of LiftUp’s programs and services! In 2023, 279 volunteers gave 11,226 hours of their time!

Whether you help sort donations, arrange Thrift Store displays, stock Food Bank shelves, or garden in our greenhouse, you are helping neighbors in need.

General Volunteer Information

  • Donation Center – volunteers process all the generous donations from our community. 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.
  • 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.

Ready to Volunteer? Next Steps.

  1. Read How to volunteer at LiftUp
  2. Complete the appropriate Volunteer Application:
    1. Volunteer Application
    2. Volunteer Application Youth
    3. Volunteer Application Espanol
  3. Complete the Background Check Form:
    1. Background Check Form
    2. Background Check Form Youth
  4. Return completed forms via email to or drop them off at our Steamboat Food Bank location during open hours of operation
  5. If you must complete court-ordered Community Service volunteer hours please review the Community Service Fact Sheet and complete the Community Service Application.
  6. If you have questions contact the Director of People at 970-875-3447 (se habla Espanol)

Volunteer Testimonials

LiftUp staff and volunteerDiane Holly, volunteer since 2019 (pictured with former Donation Center Manager Chynna Wallace) – “I’m retired from ranching and LiftUp is my social club. There are so many great staff and volunteers working together to help the community. I’m the ultimate sorter and organizer, so the Donation Center is perfect for me. I’m their toy person since I have 4 grandchildren! I also volunteer in the Thrift Store to help with all the great things the community donates.”



LiftUp staff and volunteersJackie Thornberry, volunteer since 2018 (pictured with former Food Bank Manager Brian Benally) – “I love interacting with the clients in the Food Bank and Thrift Store. I love the close relationship of the staff and volunteers. I see big changes each time I visit, and they are always changes for the better. When you volunteer, you feel better, it blesses you!”

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