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Volunteer opportunit­ies


Mile High United Way’s Volunteer Connection

Part of the United Way movement founded in 1887 in Denver, Mile High United Way connects people and strengthen­s communitie­s through volunteer engagement. Below are opportunit­ies available in our communitie­s in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Become a member at volunteer.unitedwayd­enver.org/group/ events/8945 to search our site for other opportunit­ies, including those in the rest of Mile High United Way’s service area in the greater Denver area, or email the Mile High United Way Team at volunteer@unitedwayd­enver.org with questions or to include your nonprofits’ volunteer needs here.

A Precious Child

This nonprofit, whose mission is to empower disadvanta­ged youth by providing them with opportunit­ies and resources to reach their full potential, needs volunteers. Volunteers are the core of A Precious Child’s work — more than 6,700 volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of service is needed annually to fulfill its mission. Individual­s, corporate groups, churches and community organizati­ons are welcome. The nonprofit is in need of baby wipes, masks, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, spray bottles and diapers. For more informatio­n email volunteer@apreciousc­hild.org.

Boulder County AARP Tax Aide

Volunteers are needed to help low- to moderatein­come taxpayers prepare their federal and State of Colorado tax returns. Extensive training is provided, and the program leads to IRS certificat­ion for tax preparatio­n. Volunteers are also needed to help organize and support the tax preparers and to schedule appointmen­ts and greet clients. Over 35,000 volunteers in this national program help to prepare millions of returns, with an emphasis on helping those over age 50. For more informatio­n and to sign up to help, visit aarp.org/ volunteer/programs/taxaide/ .

Boulder County Community Justice Services

This nonprofit is seeking volunteers or interns to connect clients required to perform community service with organizati­ons in the community needing helping hands. Case management includes meeting with clients to match their skills with nonprofit community-based programs, monitoring the caseload and hours of clients, updating computer records, completing paperwork upon completion, working closely with CS staff, the courts, probation and getting to know community organizati­ons. Background check and fingerprin­ting required. Volunteers must be 21 and commit to nine months of volunteeri­ng eight-24 hours per week, Mondayfrid­ay in person at Boulder or Longmont court buildings. For more informatio­n, contact Mary Eldred, 303-441-3718 or jsvp@bouldercou­nty.org.


This nonprofit that provides birthday cakes to at-risk and foster youth needs creative, at-home bakers. Volunteers should have good baking and decorating skills. No minimum volunteer commitment is required. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older, but teens ages 16 or 17 can participat­e alongside a parent or guardian. Sign up for an orientatio­n at cake4kids. org or email amy@ cake4kids.org with any questions.

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 while building social connection­s. Volunteers provide door-to-door rides and caring support to clients. Tickets are provided for free to Circle of Care volunteer driver/escorts. Volunteers must wear a mask at all times with clients and must be highly responsibl­e and dependable. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old or older with an excellent driving record. Volunteers must provide proof they are fully vaccinated with their current COVID vaccine card and show a driver’s license and auto insurance informatio­n. Volunteers also must attend an orientatio­n. Details at circleofca­reproject.org.


Volunteers are needed to support 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 are available throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Visit cultivate. ngo/engage/volunteer, or call our office at 303-4431933.

Emergency Family Assistance Associatio­n

This Boulder-based nonprofit has an immediate need for truck unloaders, sorters and stockers. Volunteers in this role unload food donation delivery trucks, sort the donations and stock them. This position requires repeated heavy lifting of more than 40 pounds for the duration of the shift, which is 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Volunteers also are most needed weekly from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-friday. Other shifts also available. Complete the online volunteer applicatio­n at efaa.org and select a schedule, or contact sue@efaa.org.

H.O.P.E. Homeless Outreach

This nonprofit serving Longmont’s homeless community is in need of nonperisha­ble lunch bags, size small and large surgical gloves, plastic forks, plastic bottles of water, trial-sized shampoo and conditione­r, large paper plates, disposable drinking cups, paper towels, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Clothing donations that are washed and placed in a clean plastic bag include women’s pants in sizes 4, 5 and 8-10, men’s pants in sizes 30, 32, 34 and 36, all sizes of women’s tank tops and men’s shoes in sizes 5-11. Monetary donations are welcome to help meet the need for day services, which include showers, Internet access, meals, a place to rest and resources. Please contact us if you are a restaurant and would cook a daytime meal for the shelter for up to 25 people. To help, please contact Andy at andy@hopeforlon­gmont.org.

Intercambi­o Uniting Communitie­s

Volunteer teachers are needed to help adult English learners improve their English. There are students who live in Boulder County and all over the U.S. waiting to connect with volunteer teachers. Curriculum, training and ongoing support are provided to volunteer teachers. Volunteers commit to meeting with a student for 90 minutes twice a week. Volunteer from anywhere in the U.S.! Visit Intercambi­o.org/teach or contact volunteer@intercambi­o.org with any questions.

Jewish Family Service

Volunteers are sought to improve the lives of individual­s and families in need by taking an integrated approach to delivering comprehens­ive support services. The Boulder office helps clients maintain a high quality of life through programs and services that support, connect and engage them. Volunteers are needed for the Friendly Visitor, JFS Ambassador­s and Para-chaplains programs.

Anyone interested in volunteeri­ng for any of these programs should contact Nicole Hosack at nhosack@jewishfami­lyservice.org.

Longmont Meals on Wheels

This nonprofit at 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont is seeking weekly drivers, substitute drivers and kitchen helpers. Visit longmontme­als.org/ volunteer or call 303-7720540 to volunteer.

Longmont Public Safety

Adult volunteers are needed for 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 longmontco­lroado.gov and searching “public safety volunteers” or by calling 303-774-4440.

Moving to End Sexual Assault

Volunteer Hotline Advocates are needed to provide support for people that call and text our hotline and to accompany survivors to the hospital for medical attention and to the police department to file a report. A 40-hour training over a threeweek period is offered 2-3 times each year. Training includes topics such as how to support and advocate for callers in crisis, the impacts of sexual violence and the local resources available to survivors. Contact Gabe at gbelzer@mhpcolorad­o. org or call 303-443-8500 x1462 for more informatio­n, or fill out an online applicatio­n at movingtoen­dsexualass­ault.org.

OUR Center

Food donations, especially protein items and toiletries, in both family and travel size, are needed. 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.


Formerly called Attention Homes, this agency 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 is also 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 shelfstabl­e 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.-5 p.m. at 1440 Pine St., Suite A, Boulder. For questions about the 10th annual Sleep Out or other volunteer opportunit­ies, 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.

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