Join a Community-Powered Food Rescue Group!
Ride your bicycle (or use a vehicle) for health equity in Denver.
Want to help reduce food waste and increase food security in Denver while riding your bike (or car)? Volunteers are at the heart of our work, picking up beautiful, edible whole fruits & veggies that would otherwise be discarded from food vendors across the city and delivering them to neighborhoods with less access to fresh, healthful foods. Our hyper-direct re-distribution model allows us to rescue more produce and utilize bike power to reduce our financial and environmental costs. Plus, bikes are more fun! Last year our volunteers saved over 8 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere while riding for DFR!
How it Works: Every week, a rotating cast of 20 volunteers delivers food to our community partners around Denver, and we are always looking for new people. We have shifts seven days a week, busy morning to afternoon.
Two-Hour Commitment: Volunteers redistribute food by choosing a weekly, bi-weekly, or once-a-month shift (depending on the mode of transportation, shifts last 1-3 hours).
All You Need is a Bike (or not): We have trailers, so all you need to do is connect them to your bike and start riding. We also have a few DFR bikes available for volunteers to use.
If You Want to Volunteer With Us, please click here.
To See Instructions to Use Our Volunteer App, please click here.
Other ways to volunteer with DFR:
1. Rescue Shifts Via Car
While our goal is to rescue as much food as possible via bike, we have car shifts due to distance.
2. Be a Part of Our Leadership Circle or One of Our Social Media Ambassadors!?
Denver Food Rescue’s Leadership Circle is a group of volunteer fundraisers that use their strengths, skills, and connections to raise money for our cause. Our social media ambassadors are a group of DFR fans that share information about our programs and events across social media platforms of their choice. These fundraisers and social media ambassadors help us spread our message and work with more communities!! If you’re interested in either of these groups, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Volunteer at One of No Cost Grocery Programs
Visit our programs page to learn more about our partners and No Cost Grocery Programs. After attending one of our orientations, we are happy to connect you with these fantastic organizations to help with food sorting and distribution. It’s a great chance to meet the communities we work with and see the real impact of your work!
4. Intern with Us
For students (and non-students!) looking to gain more macro and micro experience, we’d love to have you intern! We work with interns on projects that support our community partnerships and programs. Please send us an e-mail at email@example.com with info about what you’re looking for, including whether you’re hoping for school credit, which semester(s) you’d like to intern, how many hours per week, and what you’re hoping to gain from interning with us.
5. Bike and Garage Maintenance Team
DFR has a crew of incredible volunteers who support us with the bike trailer and garage maintenance. If you have a little bit of bike maintenance knowledge, you can help.
Questions? Please E-mail Us At: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Reach Us by Phone At: 303-968-1727