Giving Back

Volunteers play an important role at Mountain Resource Center, and without them, our work would not be possible. We have many volunteer opportunities, ranging from in-person services to behind-the-scenes operational needs and fundraising.

Though most of our opportunities are best for individuals, we welcome volunteer groups as well. If you are interested in making a positive impact in your community, volunteering at Mountain Resource Center is a great way to do it!

Mountain Resource Center volunteer in Food Share






Events –Each year we have several events where volunteers are needed.  These volunteers can expect to help support staff in setting up, running, and breaking down for the event.  These opportunities may include fundraising , outreach, and general community events.

Family Education – If you love working with children this opportunity is for you!  A volunteer in this area will support teachers in implementing and executing classroom lessons and assist in classroom set-up and cleanup.

Front Desk – This volunteer position is often the first impression of Mountain Resource Center. You would welcome and greet clients, answer telephone calls, schedule appointments and make reminder calls. Other clerical duties may apply. 

Food Share – Volunteers in this program support the operations of our Food Share Market. From drivers that get the food, to volunteers who greet clients and make sure they are registered, to support inside the Market we can find a fit! Some volunteers stock the shelves and replenish, others weigh the product and assist in check out.  

Resale Store – This is another opportunity that has multiple volunteer positions available.  Volunteers will either work in the front of the store, welcoming clients, assisting them with any shopping needs, answering questions and also running the register.  On the donation side,  volunteers move the donations from the collection site to the back of the store. Volunteers then process the items so that they are ready to be placed on the sales floor for purchase. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Mountain Resource Center is located at 11030 Kitty Drive in Conifer, Colorado. The Resale Store is located at 10875 Highway 285 Suite D206 in Conifer, CO. (Above the Staples store)

The agency is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM. The Resale store is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
We have onsite parking at both locations. For the location at Kitty Drive we ask that volunteers park in the lower lot.

It depends on the job you are performing.  In general, 13 years old is the youngest a volunteer can be.

Only if the child can work side by side with you.
Yes, as long as the order is for a traffic violation.
This is variable by position. If you are working in the food share market you will need to have comfortable clothing and layered clothing as you may be working outside in Colorado weather.

Yes, we accept donations at our Food Share market during the hours when the agency is open. Donations at the Resale Store are accepted from 12:00 – 4:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. For a list of acceptable donations click here.

This is also variable by position. In general shifts range from 2-4 hours. We ask that our volunteers not exceed 8 hours a week in any program, essentially two shifts per week.
We don’t have a timeline. Mountain Resource Center wants to make sure we are working with you for the right schedule. If you cannot commit to every week, we do have some volunteers who come every other week.
Yes, for individuals this could be around a community outreach event. We also get groups that want to volunteer for a one-time organized event.
Yes, to discuss options please contact the volunteer coordinator, Kim Erickson at 303-838-7552 ext. 1035 or email kime@mrcco.org
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