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VOLUNTEER

Volunteerism is intrinsic to the success of the Women’s Bean Project. Our Board of Directors is comprised of hard-working members of the community. In addition, a corps of nearly 200 regular volunteers offer their time and talents in support of our mission. Our volunteers continue to be our frontline in promoting and educating the public about Women’s Bean Project. Many volunteer groups offer extra hands and high spirits on the production floor working alongside our women.

When you volunteer at Women’s Bean Project, you’re joining a family of volunteers and staff committed to providing women with the opportunity to build stepping stones to self-sufficiency. As a volunteer, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts through recognition events, social media and marketing communications—and best of all, you’ll be helping women create better lives for themselves, their family, our community and our economy.

For more information, please call 303.292.1919 ext. 113 or fill out the application below.

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Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteering with the the Bean Project is very flexible. Some people volunteer each week, while others donate their time two or three times a year. We simply ask that you honor and take seriously any commitment that you do make to Women’s Bean Project.

  1. Complete the application – If your availability and interests coincide with available volunteer positions, we’ll contact you to schedule you for a volunteer orientation.
  2. Attend a Beans Talk Tour – Each volunteer attends an hour Beans Talk Tour where we provide an overview of our program, mission, history, and a tour of our facility Firehouse #10. We will also serve you a yummy lunch and you’ll hear from one of our program participants and CEO.
  3. Interview – Prospective volunteers interview one-on-one either through phone or in-person with a Women’s Bean Project representative to discuss personal goals and determine the most suitable volunteer assignment.

The help of people generously giving of their time and talents directly supports much of what we do here and we’re always glad to have more helping hands.

Volunteer Commitment

Occasionally, volunteers commit to working weekly or monthly at the Bean Project facility in production or in various departments such as accounting, development, sales and marketing. If you’re interested volunteering like this, please contact us. We want to work with volunteers who are committed to the vision and purpose of our program. We welcome the opportunity to discuss new ways in which women and men can serve Women’s Bean Project.

While most of our volunteer needs are filled on an individual basis, we welcome the chance to work with volunteer groups. Since we are a viable, operating business, we cannot accept groups to assist with production on the premises who are under high school age. However, we do welcome off-site sales through community events by younger students at schools, sports clubs, churches, recreation centers, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

Because our program and production schedules are cyclical in nature, our volunteer needs ebb and flow depending on the time of year. Our greatest need for volunteers occurs between September-December, however we have sporadic needs throughout the year. If we don’t have anything currently available, we’ll gladly add you to our volunteer mailing list so you can be kept in the loop regarding future opportunities as they become available.  Feel free to contact us with your interest.  Here a are just a few:

  • Work in production and shipping and receiving packaging our products, assembling gift baskets and bundles, picking and packing orders and assembling shipping boxes.
  • Mentoring 1-2 program participants serving as a volunteer mentor throughout the nine-month program and three-months after graduation.
  • Teaching life skills classes such as computer basics, financial literacy, budgeting, planning and organizing and job preparedness.
  • Assist in writing participant stories and taking photos and videos of our program participants, our products, classes and facility.
  • Provide administrative support in any of our departments, including volunteer services, accounting, development, marketing and sales.