Volunteer

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. ~Author Unknown
NOTICE!

As of April 2019 Street Reach does not have a location to work out of
and the kitchen is closed indefinitely.

However, we are providing food to eat in Civic Park by assisting
Christ in the City, New Genesis, and Joy's Kitchen's efforts
to help Denver's hungry and/or homeless residents.
 
We are still hosting our Annual Toy Drive in December and are taking donations.
Please use our Donate Now buttons to help the less fortunate.

 
 


Thank you for your interest in assisting Street Reach in its cause to feed and care for the elderly, working poor, unemployed, and homeless. As a 100% Volunteer-Run Program, we rely completely on the support of volunteers and truly appreciate your willingness to help.

Our volunteer opportunities are limited to Mondays. Hours of operation are from 8am to 6:30pm on Mondays and our schedule is as follows:

Schedule:  
Food Preparation: 9am to 12pm
Light Lunch (volunteers) 12pm
Food Service: 1pm to 5pm
Cleanup: 4pm to 6:30pm

We encourage volunteers to help on non-holiday Mondays—when the most assistance is needed. Additionally, we are usually short staffed for cleanup from 4pm to 6:30pm and welcome additional support during that time. 

Mornings consist of food-prep work, including unloading trucks, sorting donations, washing/cutting fruits and vegetables, making sandwiches, stripping turkeys, and other various tasks as required. A light lunch will be served to volunteers at 12pm, prior to food service. Afternoons include serving hot meals, pouring beverages, washing dishes, garbage duty, etc. Cleanup begins at 4pm until closing at 6:30pm.

Individuals (5 people or less) are not required to call in advance to volunteer, instead you can work as your schedule allows. Volunteers are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We reserve the right to turn volunteers away in rare cases when we receive too much support.

If you plan come with a large group (6 people or more), email Tina who manages and schedules group volunteers—so that everyone has a good experience while also helping the kitchen most effectively: tina@grantstreetreach.org 

 

Volunteer Requirements
  • Volunteers 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
  • Wear close-toed, non-skid skid shoes, (i.e. no flip-flops). Sneakers recommended.
  • Hair pulled out of way with a baseball cap or ponytail, etc.
  • Wear presentable attire that you don’t mind getting dirty.  No halter tops, short shorts, low rise pants, t-shirts with inappropriate messages, etc.)

Upon Arrival:
When you arrive, you can go to the kitchen and ask someone in an apron what needs to be done. You may ask for Kathleen who runs the kitchen, but anyone can help. Everyone is very friendly.

For additional information for volunteers, please refer to our FAQ page.

Grant Street Reach’s Volunteer Protection Policy
If any volunteer in good faith believes that some policy, practice or activity of Grant Street Reach is violation of law, please file a written complaint to the Director. Grant Street Reach intends to adhere to all laws and regulations applicable to the organization. We encourage the support of all volunteers in complying with such laws and regulations.