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 strengths 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ONLINE INCOME OPPORTUNITIES
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 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 email@example.com. 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.
Cake4Kids, a 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 www.cake4kids.org or email firstname.lastname@example.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. 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 wear a mask at all times with clients and must be highly responsible and dependable. Volunteers who will drive clients must be at least 21 years 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. The next orientation will be at 3 p.m. March 17 at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Call or email 303-358-4300 or email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Longmont Meals on Wheels, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont; is seeking weekly drivers, substitute drivers and kitchen helpers. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Sister Carmen Community Center needs volunteers for its food bank and thrift store, both of which have increased services since the Marshall Fire. Opportunities include weekly shifts in the food bank and drop-in shifts in the thrift store, after training. Volunteer tasks in the food bank include welcoming donors, receiving donations, sorting food donations, putting away donations and assisting clients as they shop for food. Food bank volunteers are asked to make a three-month commitment. Volunteer tasks in the thrift store include sorting and hanging clothing, putting priced items on the sales floor and merchandising. Please see our website sistercarmen.org and contact email@example.com or call 303-665-4342 ext. 142 to volunteer.
Tgthr, formerly Attention Homes, will host the 10th annual Sleep Out on March 24. The Sleep Out brings the community together to spend a night outside to raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness and raise critical funds to support Tgthr’s programs. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Volunteers are a crucial part in the movement to end youth homelessness. At the Sleep Out volunteers will help on the evening of March 24 or the morning of March 25 with various tasks including event set-up and clean-up, guest registration, serving dinner and breakfast, or participating in a candlelight vigil. Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to volunteer. To see all volunteer positions for this event and sign up to join the team visit bit.ly/3BvZyAS. Tgther also 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 the 10th annual Sleep Out or other volunteer opportunities, contact Tgthr’s Volunteer Manager Kathryn Quinn, at firstname.lastname@example.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.