Volunteer opportunities for Boulder, Broomfield counties

Mile High United Way’s Volunteer Connection: Connecting people and strengthening communities through volunteer engagement. Below are opportunities available in our communities. Search our site for others at volunteer.unitedwaydenver.org or email the Mile High United Way Team at volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org with questions.

A Precious Child is in need of baby wipes, masks, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, spray bottles and diapers. For more information email Joshua@APreciousChild.org.

Boulder County needs Youth Mentors – Teens need our help now more than ever.  Become a caring, supportive, listening adult for a youth ages 11-15 involved in county human or justice system services.  Mandatory training on March 8  8:30-12noon. Deadline for applications March 2. One year commitment meeting once a week (vacations/illness excepted).  21 or older. Must agree to background check and fingerprinting.  We need a diverse group of people (some Spanish is helpful) with diverse life experiences to help kids navigate these difficult times.  Please contact Anne Brubacher at abrubacher@bouldercounty.org or call 720-656-8445 for more information and application instructions.

Boulder Seniors Foundation supports older adults in the Boulder community with emergency assistance for rent and utilities, WiFi access, medical, dental, optometry, hearing and counseling expenses. In addition, the foundation co-sponsors educational and other programs at the Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder, at the intersection of 9th Street and Arapahoe Avenue. Any donation helps keep Boulder’s older adults safely in their homes and helps them avoid food insecurity. Information: boulderseniorsfoundation.org.

Boulder Shelter Most needed items at this time are sugar, coffee, hand sanitizer, masks, Tylenol/Advil/Aspirin, cough and cold medicine (alcohol free), laundry detergent, soap, travel-sized shampoo, body wash and lotion and vitamins. Things can be ordered online and delivered to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, 4869 N. Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80304. Monetary donations are also accepted at www.bouldershelter.org or by mailing a check to the address above.

Boulder Treasures: Help transform the lives of adults living with developmental disabilities. You might know us through our job training apprentice program hosted at Ramble on Pearl. Our parent nonprofit, Boulder Treasures, creates pathways to purpose and community, and we’re growing with new programs and services that came online in 2021. Do you enjoy writing, telling stories, making media, setting up email marketing systems, or do you simply want to be part of a fantastic team having fun and making the world a better place by walking alongside this amazing group of people? Check us out at www.rambleonpearl.com or contact us at volunteers@bouldertreasures.org. We could use your help spreading the word — join us today!

Bridge House invites volunteers to help support people transitioning out of homelessness into employment and housing by becoming a mentor, volunteering in its kitchen, helping serve food or choosing another volunteer opportunity. Donations also are needed, including sunscreen, bug repellant, toiletries, and other specific weather-related items. For information or to volunteer, email Scott@BoulderBridgeHouse.org.

Broomfield FISH: A grocery store donation box is available at King Soopers on 120th and Sheridan, Hwy. 287​ or 136th and Zuni and at Safeway on 144th and Lowell as well as Sprouts on 120th and Sheridan. Top needs are cereal, oatmeal, mac n cheese, Spaghettios, canned meat and peanut butter. For more information go to www.broomfieldfish.org or mail donations to 6 Garden Center, Broomfield, CO, 80020.

Circle of Care, an arts and aging nonprofit that works to end isolation for older, vulnerable adults through arts, culture, lifelong learning accessibility and intergenerational social belonging, is seeking volunteers who love the performing arts and older people to serve as performance companions who help older adults attend great concerts and events. Help end social isolation for people as they age. Circle of Care Volunteers provide door-to-door rides and caring support and help build community for all ages while enjoying the arts, culture, community, and concerts together at great local arts and cultural venues. Tickets are provided for free to Circle of Care volunteer driver/escorts. Volunteers must be highly responsible, dependable, and at least 21 years and older to drive. An excellent driving record is a must. Volunteers will be asked to provide driver’s license and auto insurance information and to attend a volunteer orientation. The next orientation will be at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Call or email Joan Raderman, 303-358-4300 or office@circleofcareproject.org, for more information and to register for the orientation. Details: circleofcareproject.org.

COVID Recovery Center is seeking vaccinated volunteers to warm up meals and do laundry on-site as needed for those experiencing homelessness who are recovering from COVID at the center. Personal protective equipment is supplied for each shift. There is no contact with clients and staff are on site. Food is delivered with contactless protocols. Many hands are needed for four-hour shifts, 24 hours daily. Sign up on countmein.bouldercolorado.gov/d/hhs.

Cultivate is in need of volunteers to support its senior neighbors through programs such as rides to medical appointments for military veterans and their senior family members; grocery shopping and delivery; minor home repairs; snow shoveling and yard cleanup. Opportunities available throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Visit cultivate.ngo/engage/volunteer or call our office at 303-443-1933.

Feet Forward is an all-inclusive, nonprofit organization in Boulder providing individuals experiencing homelessness with increased access to hot food, beverages, clothing and toiletries. These are available every Tuesday near the Glen Huntington Bandshell between Broadway and Canyon from 2:30-4 p.m. For information on how to help or contribute, visit feetforward.org or email jenniferlivovich@gmail.com.

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity: We are currently working on two new home construction sites in Boulder that will provide affordable homes for 22 families. Come as an individual or as a group, and there is no need for prior construction experience. We will provide all necessary tools, training and instruction. For more information, including a list of available volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer portal at flatironshabitat.volunteerhub.com. If you have specific questions or would like to schedule group builds, contact volunteer@flatironshabitat.org, or call Pam at 303-667-6474.

Harvest of Hope Food Pantry has switched to a “carhop” service and is offering curbside delivery. Our most needed food items are ready-to-eat soup, peanut butter, canned pasta meals, canned chili and boxes of healthy snack bars. Find out more about hosting a food drive at hopepantry.org/fooddrive. Donations are accepted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2960 Valmont Road in Boulder. Ring the bell at the back of the door and donations will be handled. If you are not in one of the high-risk groups, consider volunteering: hopepantry.org/volunteer. Volunteers work in small groups, packing bags, stocking, weighing donations, and helping with other tasks. Donations can also be made at: hopepantry.org/donate.

Impact on Education supports the critical needs of students in the Boulder Valley School District. They have ongoing opportunities for volunteers to support their programs and events. Visit www.impactoneducation.org/volunteer to learn more or sign-up for volunteer orientation.

Intercambio Uniting Communities needs volunteer teachers to connect with English learners one-on-one online on our new CC English web-based program. There are about 100 motivated English learners living in the U.S. who have signed up but still need partners. They are from countries including Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Vietnam, Myanmar, Mexico and many more. The ongoing commitment is between 90 minutes and 3 hours each week. Volunteers will be provided with Intercambio’s user-friendly Confidence and Connections curriculum. Volunteer from anywhere in the U.S.! Contact johnny@ccenglish.org with any questions.

Longmont Meals on Wheels, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont; is seeking weekly drivers, substitute drivers and kitchen helpers, especially as the holidays approach. Visit www.Longmontmeals.org/volunteer or call 303-772-0540 to volunteer.

Longmont Public Safety is seeking adult volunteers for its Citizen Volunteer Patrol (CVP), Victim Advocates, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Front Range Chaplains and as general support to public safety staff. Youth also can volunteer as college interns working with line level staff and middle or high school students can get involved with the Police Explorers. Additional information and application information can be found by visiting www.longmontcolroado.gov and searching “public safety volunteers’ or by calling 303-774-4440.

Meals on Wheels of Boulder is seeking volunteers for its Eat Well Café at the Age Well Center West, 909 Araopahoe Ave., Boulder. Servers, cashiers, and hosts are needed. Volunteer cashiers in the Niche Market at the northeast Boulder location, 3701 Canfield St. Boulder; also are needed. Those interested should email Lisa at volunteers@mowboulder.org.

OUR Center needs food donations, especially protein items and toiletries, both family and travel size. Cash donations can be made at ourcenter.org/donate or mailed to 220 Collyer St., Longmont, CO, 80501. Contact Elaine at elaine@ourcenter.org for questions.

Sister Carmen Community Center — Food Bank volunteers needed!  As we move towards re-opening our shopping floor after Covid, we need people to fill shifts in our food bank.   Join a wonderful community of volunteers helping neighbors in our food bank! Volunteers welcome donors, receive and weigh donations, give receipts, sort food donations, check expiration dates, stock shelves, repackage bulk items, assist with coolers and check-out, and assist participant shoppers as they shop for food. Shifts are: One, 2.5 hour shift per week required. 3 mo. minimum. Training provided.  Please contact Volunteer Director Ann Huggins, ann@sistercarmen.org. 303-665-4342 x142.

Sister Carmen Community Center needs Thrift Store volunteers, especially in Donations on Saturdays. Tasks include sorting and hanging clothing, thanking donors, putting priced items on the floor, merchandising, and more.  Shifts are drop-in after training. All thrift store proceeds provide revenue for our food bank and programs. *Recruiting now especially for Saturdays in Donations.  Please see our website sistercarmen.org and contact ann@sistercarmen.org for volunteering.

Sister Carmen Virtual Volunteering — Start a friend and family food drive sistercarmen.org/food-donations.

Tgthr, formerly Attention Homes, is in need of volunteers to donate hot dinners for youth residing at its facilities. Volunteers can visit the Tgthr website to learn more and sign-up to donate a meal: tgthr.org/meal-donations/. It also is in need of in-kind donations of nonperishables such as soups, Tasty Bites, rice, Chef Boyardee products, instant flavored oatmeal, Pop Tarts, tuna and other canned meats, ramen, mac-n-cheese cups, fruit cups, peanut butter and granola bars. It also can accept donations of shelf-stable fruit such as bananas, clementines, oranges and apples, and donations of paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels, cleaning supplies like Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer, and cold-weather items such as hand/toe warmers and gloves. Donated items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1440 Pine St., Suite A, Boulder. For questions about other volunteer opportunities please contact Tgthr’s Volunteer Manager Kathryn Quinn, at kquinn@tgthr.org.

TRU Thrift Shop earnings support compassionate end-of-life care, grief support, and education. The nonprofit thrift shop needs volunteers to sort donations in the following departments: clothing, electronics, furniture, household items, art, books, and linens. All donations are processed for quality, pricing and displaying. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult and shifts are typically for four hours. Contact Lynn McCullough at Lynnmccullough@trucare.org or 303-604-5353 for more information.

Virtual volunteer opportunities

The Boulder Seniors Foundation (BSF) is seeking volunteers to join its board of directors in supporting Boulder’s Older Adult Services and the Age Well Centers. BSF provides Boulder’s citizens with a way to make tax-deductible donations specifically to benefit Boulder’s older adults. It provides funds to assist low-income older adults with emergency expenses and also sponsor programs of interest (nutrition classes, 55+ job fair, Chautauquan lecture series) for all older adults. Visit the website at boulderseniorsfoundation.org or call 720-267-6933.

Sister Carmen invites community members to host virtual friends and family food or coat drives. New, or clean and repaired, children’s and adult’s coats, gloves and hats are needed for the nonprofit’s warm rack this winter. Information: sistercarmen.org/food-donations.

Skills-based opportunities: Additional virtual volunteer opportunities for skills-based volunteers are needed in the following skills; marketing for Four Mile Watershed, legal consultation and Spanish translation for City of Boulder Fire and Rescue. Visit unitedwaydenver.org/volunteer/ for details and to sign up.


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