July 2021 Volunteer Guide

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Summer is Here!

Ready to get outside this summer? Find outdoor opportunities in this month's Guide!

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Outdoor Opportunitie s , Volunteer Co lorado Day 2021, an d more!

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OPPORTUNITIES, OPPORTUNITIES EVENTS & STORIES To Inspire Change in Your Community


In This Issue: July & August Events .....................................2 Colorado Day 2021! ......................................3 Upcoming Ways to Spark Change ............4 Board & Virtual Opportunities ..................6 Grant Wishes! ..................................................7 Volunteer Outdoors This Summer! .........9 Civic Circle Discussion Series .................10 Community Connection Event: Social Justice Volunteering ...................................11 Senior Companion Program: Volunteer Recognition Picnic ..................12 POL Civic Life Today Magazine: DONATE ..........................................................14 Join the Spark Team! Now Hiring ..........15 Member Spotlight: All-Stars Club ..17-18 Upcoming Events & Trainings ..................19 A Year of Kindness: July .............................20 Volunteer with Spark! ................................21 Our Resources ...............................................22 Premium Member Listings ...................................................5, 8, 13, 16 & 19 Contact Us ....................................Back Cover

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July 4th: Independence Day July 22nd: Summer Leisure Day

t s u Aug National Back to School Month August 1st: Colorado Day! Volunteer info on the next page. August 22nd-28th: Be Kind to Humankind Week

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1 2 0 2 y a D o d a r Colo Colorado Day celebrates the admittance of Colorado as a state. What better way to celebrate statehood than helping your friends and neighbors? Coloradans have always been caregivers and changemakers. A great way to make an individual impact on our great state is to volunteer in your local community! As we start to come out of the pandemic, and things begin to open up again, some of your friends and neighbors are still struggling to catch up.

We have the perfect way to help! Food insecurity and a lack of food at food banks and pantries continues to be a huge issue. Come pack oatmeal meals with us and make a difference! The food packing process is family friendly, and is socially distanced to ensure the safety of all our volunteers. Come spend some time packing meals and making a lasting impact in the lives of your fellow community members.

Volunteer Shifts Available: Saturday, July 31st 9am- 12pm 12:30pm- 3:30pm Sunday, August 1st: Colorado Day 9am- 12pm 12:30pm- 3:30pm

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Listings A Precious Child Broomfield // View Profile ABOUT: To provide children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Joshua Walsh, joshua@apreciouschild.org

Aero Angel Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To provide free, lifesaving longdistance medical flights for critically ill children on private jets at no cost to their families. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Dan Paladino, dan@aeroangel.org

All-Stars Club Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton // View Profile ABOUT: To provide a place of belonging for individuals with special needs, along with a place of rest and support for their families. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Scott Russomanno, scott@allstarsclub.org

Athena Project Littleton // View Profile ABOUT: To empower women through the arts. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Angela Astle, aastle@athenaprojectarts.org

Audio Information Network of Co. Boulder, Statewide // View Profile ABOUT: To provide news and information in audio format for the blind, low vision and print disabled community of Colorado. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Kat Bradbury, kat@aincolorado.org

Benefits in Action Lakewood // View Profile ABOUT: Dedicated to improving the understanding, access, and utilization of healthcare INTERESTED? CONTACT: Sally O’Dwyer, sodwyer@benefitsinaction.org

Bridges Community Homecare & Hospice Colorado Springs, Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To increase quality of life and patient independence through principles of compassion, integrity, knowledge, and uncompromising service. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Heather Romero, hromero@bridgescommunitycare.com

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center Castle Rock // View Profile ABOUT: To make life more fulfilling and create community for seniors as they come here to engage in a wide variety of programming and services designed for “Loving Life in the Second Half” INTERESTED? CONTACT: Debbi Haynie, dhaynie@crgov.com

Celebrate the Beat Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To provide the highest quality inschool, after-school and virtual dance programs for all children that improves their physical health and well-being. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Mikayla Houser, mikayla@ctbeat.org

Children's Literacy Center Metro Denver, Pikes Peak Region, & Southern Colorado // View Profile ABOUT: To build a life of success through a foundation of literacy...ONE child at a time. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Pamela Polke, pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org

What are Listings? Listings give a brief overview of all our Spark Premium Members! The easiest way to find active opportunities with these great organizations is to sign up directly on our site!

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changed the way some member organizations are utilizing volunteer help. Use this legend to get a quick look at available opportunities with some of our members! Virtual Opportunities

Youth Opportunities Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Group Opportunities

Bullying Recovery Resource Center Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To building a community of support to help families rebuild and recover together. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Dru Ahlborg, dru@bullyingrrc.org

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Clinica Colorado Westminster // View Profile ABOUT: To provide low cost health care for those who are indigent, without health insurance or unable to obtain primary care services. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Jill Schneider, jschneider@clinicacolorado.org

Worldwide, the top 3 causes that individuals choose to vo lu n te er w it h are hunger and homelessness (13%), children and yo u th (1 2 % ), & h ealth and wellness (12%).

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Search & Rescue Dogs of Colorado is looking for... Social Media Professional WeeCycle is looking for... Bust a Move! Youth Fundraiser 6


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Want to give back, but still weary about in-person volunteering? Want to leverage your resources & network to help local nonprofits with what they need the most? Are YOU the Changemaker that can help make these wishes come true? Donate monetary or in-kind materials, start a donation drive, or volunteer to help in other ways with these organizations in need!:

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Listings Celebrating 25 years in 2021, CBCA's Leadership Arts program is a ninemonth training program that prepares people to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts.

Our cultural sector needs effective board members, volunteer leaders and advocates - like you - now more than ever! Leadership Arts 20212022 has a fresh dualtrack, hybrid approach for increased accessibility and statewide reach. Sessions will alternate between in-person gatherings at cultural venues and virtual classes. Participants can select the comprehensive program experience or an abbreviated virtual-only track. The new virtualonly track is designed to make Leadership Arts accessible to professionals and arts supporters across Colorado. Applications are due by Friday, August 13.

Clothes To Kids of Denver Inc. Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To provide free school clothing to students from low-income or in-crisis families in a warm, welcoming storelike setting. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Eileen Robinson volunteer@clothestokidsdenver.org

Colorado Pet Pantry Multiple Locations // View Profile ABOUT: To temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Eileen Lambert, eileen@coloradopetpantry.org

Colorado Talking Book Library Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To provide free services to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Terri Marcotte, marcotte_t@cde.state.co.us

Apply Now! Questions? Visit their website!

Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry Greenwood Village // View Profile ABOUT: To address the food security needs of seniors, disabled individuals, and the unemployed or underemployed households in our community in a compassionate, dignified and secure environment. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@covcupboard.org

Community Resource Center Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Maria Fabula, fabula@crcamerica.org

Envision:You Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To support, educate, and empower members of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) community who are living with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Steven Haden, steven.haden@envision-you.org

Extreme Community Makeover Denver, Multiple Locations // View Profile Denver Rescue Mission Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To change lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Sydnye McCleery smccleery@denrescue.org

Dinosaur Ridge Morrison // View Profile ABOUT: To educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Barbara Farley, barbara.farley@dinoridge.org

ABOUT: To coordinate volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Angela Bomgaars, angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org

Food Bank for Larimer County Fort Collins, Loveland // View Profile ABOUT: To provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hungerrelief programs. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Tasha Aguilar, taguilar@foodbanklarimer.org

Did You Know? Douglas County Libraries Multiple Locations // View Profile ABOUT: To elevate the community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery, and connection. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Ali Ayres, aayres@dclibraries.org

People aged 35-44 and 45-54 are most likely to volunteer (28.9% and 28% respectively) while 20-24 year olds have the lowest rates (18.4%).

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Volunteer Outdoors Th is Summer with Our Member Organiza tions! Summer has arrived and folks who love nature and the outdoors may be asking... How can I enjoy the outdoor recreation I love AND make an impact on my community & local environment?

Not sure where to start? We Can Help! The following Member Organizations have outdoor volunteer opportunities or impact environmental conservation work in Colorado:

(l to r, top to bottom): All-Stars Club, Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Botanic Gardens, Dinosaur Ridge, Dream Centers of Colorado Springs, Foothills Art Center, Girls on the Run of the Rockies, Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Metro Caring, Move United, National MS Society, The Park People, Ride the Rockies, The Right Step, Inc., Soles4Sould Colorado, Sun Valley Youth Center, Thorne Nature Experience, and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

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NEW Points of Light Civic Circle Discussion Series Spark the Change Colorado and DOVIA Colorado are partnering to host the Points of Light Civic Circle Discussion Series. Participants of this series will come together once a month for 90 minutes starting in August 2021 through June 2022. To better serve the entire state of Colorado, this cohort will meet virtually. In each session, we will take a deep dive into one of the nine elements of the Civic Circle using toolkits provided by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

At the end of our series, each participant will have completed action plans and tools to continue positive work around inclusivity and diversity in our workplaces, homes, and communities. Registration is required and participation in this program is free. Before joining this cohort, please see the full list of expectations outlined on our website before registering

Participants are required to attend all of the following dates, as well as complete independent assignments: Aug 25th - Purchase Power Sept 22nd - Voice Oct 27th - Listen & Learn Nov 17th - Volunteer Jan 26th - Social Entrepreneur

Feb 23rd - Work Mar 23rd - Donate Apr 27th - Service May 25th - Vote Jun 22nd - Presentations

Are YOU Ready to Join Us? Register Now

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The Impact Area for our August Community Connection Event will be: Social Justice Volunteering!

Looking for opportunities with political or social impact? Interested in connecting with local nonprofits doing this important work near you? Join us for our next Community Connection Event! August 19th, 2021 Noon- 1:15pm Virtual via Zoom Volunteers Register FREE Presenting Organizations:

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Program Spotlight! Senior Companion Program: Summer Volunteer Recognition Picnic

After experiencing the last harsh 15 months of COVID confinement, Senior Companions, SCP Advisory Committee members, Volunteer Station supervisors, staff and guests came together to celebrate at our Summer Recognition Picnic. Held on June 30 at the Washington Park Boathouse, we had a lot to celebrate! During COVID, not only did we quickly pivot our service options to safe volunteering, but we also gained new clients. COVID-19 tested us in many ways as individuals and as a program serving homebound, isolated older adults. Our community funders and AmeriCorps Seniors provided resources for innovative tools that helped us create ways to stay connected and serve our clients. We are a resilient group of people who have met a huge challenge and thrived. We are confident that future challenges will be met in the same way. Together. This, indeed, is a call for celebration!

Interested in learning more about our Senior Companion Program? Visit our website!

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Listings Are you or someone you know a mental health professional interested in giving back by supporting a new professional? Now Seeking Volunteer Clinical Supervisors! Learn More

Foster Source Thornton // View Profile ABOUT: To provide relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Renee Bernhard, info@fostersource.org

Growing Home Westminster // View Profile ABOUT: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future. INTERESTED? CONTACT: David Gonzalez, david@growinghome.org

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To help homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Laura McRell, lmcrell@habitatmetrodenver.org

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Human Services Network of Co. Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To create opportunities to improve the quality and integrity of services provided to vulnerable populations. INTERESTED? CONTACT: John Dandurand, john@thenetwork-co.org

Imagination Library of Denver Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To increase access to age-appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Sara Randall, sara@imaginationlibrarydenver.org

Jovial Concepts Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To support undeserved communities to thrive by offering sustainable solutions for nutrition and hunger. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Kristina Welsh, kristina@jovialconcepts.org

MADD Colorado Statewide // View Profile ABOUT: To stop drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Rebecca Green, rebecca.green@madd.org

March of Dimes Colorado Jeffco Eats Statewide // View Profile Denver // View Profile ABOUT: ABOUT: To fight for the health of all moms To provide weekend food for food and babies. insecure children in elementary, jr. high INTERESTED? CONTACT: and high schools throughout Jefferson Barbara Abbey, County. babbey@marchofdimes.org INTERESTED? CONTACT: Barbara Moore, jeffcoeats@gmail.com

Jewish Family Service of Colorado Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To restore well-being to the vulnerable throughout the greater Denver community by delivering services based on Jewish values. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Nancy Benyamin, nbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.org

Missed June's Issue? Read it Here!

Did You Know? 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.


Points of Light Civic Life Today Magazine: This issue of Civic Life Today explores the mindful approach to donating money or goods. Donations are critical to the nonprofit sector – they can do good, but also cause harm if not done well. Interested in taking a deeper dive into the Civic Life Today Magazine? Join our New Civic Circle Discussion Series! More info on page 10. Visit pointsoflight.org

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Now Hiring for the following positions: RSVP MANAGER: Hiring for positions in Huerfano and Broomfield Counties, Colorado. Mental Wellness Project Coordinator: Denver, Colorado

We're also seeking the following skilled volunteers! Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award Committee Members Mental Wellness Program Volunteer Supervisors Mental Wellness Program Volunteer Therapists

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Listings Metro Caring Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To meet people’s immediate need for food while also addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Yazmin Castillo, ycastillo@metrocaring.org

Ride the Rockies Cortez, Denver, Durango, Norwood, Ridgway // View Profile ABOUT: To improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Deirdre Moynihan, dmoynihan@denverpost.com

Move United Statewide // View Profile ABOUT: To empower individuals with a disability through access to competitive sport(s) opportunities. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Susan Rossi, srossi@moveunitedsport.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Statewide // View Profile ABOUT: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Brittany McGarry, brittany.mcgarry@nmss.org

Project C.U.R.E. Centennial // View Profile ABOUT: To identify, solicit, collect, sort and distribute medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Marlo Kirkham, marlokirkham@projectcure.org

Salvation Army Intermountain Division Multiple Locations // View Profile ABOUT: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Regina Leeson, regina.leeson@usw.salvationarmy.org

Senior Assistance Center Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To promote the self-sufficiency of seniors in Metro Denver and ensure that no senior goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter, and public services. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Karen Black, kb@seniorassistancecenter.org

Senior Hub Federal Heights, Northglenn // View Profile ABOUT: To advance the quality of life for older adults through advocacy, community partnerships, and a variety of direct services planned to sustain an independent, healthy aging experience. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Angela Caudill, acaudill@seniorhub.org

Spark the Change Colorado Statewide // View Profile ABOUT: To SPARK CHANGE and INSPIRE A MOVEMENT OF GOOD through the power of service, volunteerism, and civic engagement. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Amanda McKee, amckee@sparkthechangecolorado.org

The Action Center Lakewood // View Profile ABOUT: To provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and offers the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promotes pathways lasting change. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Carolyn Alexander, calexander@theactioncenterco.org

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! t h g i l t o p S r e b m e M All-Stars Club About: The All-Stars Club was created to offer individuals with developmental disabilities incredibly fun and engaging events all while providing their parents and caregivers with a few hours of rest. Our events are hosted in partnership with local churches and include sports and activities, crafts and coloring projects, and the ever-so-popular karaoke performances. No doubt the All-Stars Club is the greatest party in town! Volunteers who sign up to join us, serve as 1on1 buddies to our All-Stars and help facilitate an unforgettable experience. Our All-Stars constantly tell us that these 1on1 bonds made with their buddies is by far their most treasured aspect of these events. We are currently in two locations (Lakewood & Littleton) and will be growing to two more locations (Aurora & Northglenn) this Fall. COVID-19 Response: Obviously in person connections with our All-Stars are the bread and butter of our programs, so COVID-19 posed an extremely difficult challenge for us to continue serving our All-Stars with impactful events. We quickly transitioned to hosting virtual dance parties and talent shows, and although we are back to our in-person We also hosted a couple socially distant, drive-through events for Christmas and our annual prom, which allowed us to see our All-Stars and shower them with gifts. Additionally, we developed our Teammates program which offered 1on1 respite care for several of our All-Stars who were in great need of that personal touch. We did this responsibly with some of our best volunteers and in the safety of our All-Stars’ homes.

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Volunteer Opportunities: We have opportunities for volunteers to get involved as volunteer buddies to match up with one of our All-Stars and help facilitate a fun experience. As a buddy you will help your all star in playing adaptive sports, making arts and craft projects, and cheering them on as they sing karaoke. This event not only allows our all-stars to have a blast, but gives their families a couple hours of rest - the impact your are making is immediate and tangible. Our volunteer buddies are the most critical element to these events as they make the night memorable for our all-stars. We do not require any experience to be a buddy as we will have experts on hand to help in any way. Your only job is to hang out with your All-Star and help them have a great time. To register as a buddy please visit serve.allstarsclub.org. We also have a need for volunteers who have a medical background to serve on our Safety Team. Please visit our Specialty Event Role Volunteer page for details.

All-Stars Club is a Spark Premium Member! Not a Member? Join Today!

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Listings The Delores Project Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To partner with individuals experiencing barriers to housing by providing safe, reliable shelter and housing coupled with onsite services as they move towards stability. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Stephanie Johnson-Wall, sjohnson-wall@thedeloresproject.org

Upcoming Events & Trainings Colorado Day 2021: Volunteer Day of Service Multiple Shifts Available July 31st & August 1st Sign Up Here!

The Gathering Place Denver // View Profile ABOUT: A community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Cortney Mabry, cortney@tgpdenver.org

Community Connection Event: Social Justice August 19th @ 12pm-1:15pm Virtual via Zoom Register Here!

Interested in a Listing The Master's Apprentice Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To provide urban young men a bridge to the skilled trades through on through basic training, on the job experience and the creation of a career path that will enable transition to financial independence. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Nick Brattin, nick@themastersapprentice.org

The Right Step, Inc. Littleton // View Profile ABOUT: To better the lives of people with disabilities through the healing power of horses. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Christine Remy, boardchair@therightstepinc.org

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Womxn's March Denver Denver // View Profile ABOUT: To raise awareness around issues of oppression that affect women and other marginalized groups. INTERESTED? CONTACT: Suzie Schuckman, suzie@womxnsmarchdenver.org

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s s e n d n i K f o r a e Y A In honor of our dedication to A Year of Kindness, we're sharing monthly resources, stories, and tips of ways to spread kindness in your community! Does your busy schedule make it seem impossible to find the time to give back and get involved? No worries! Check out these daily, random acts of kindness for the next couple months to spark some ideas for easy deeds! Kindness Calendar courtesy of Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Click Here to Download a Full Sized, year-long Calendar

Do you have an inspiring story, a kind Changemaker to spotlight, or unique ideas on how to spread positivity in your everyday life?

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Volunteer with Spark! Senior Companion Volunteers Visits The Senior Companion Program engages individuals 55+ years old to realize the independence of older adults in their home and as a team, continue to be vibrant, contributing members of our communities. Mental Wellness Program- Volunteer Therapist Our Mental Wellness Program matches licensed and insured mental health practitioners (or those seeking licensure under supervision) with low income Coloradoans who lack access to mental health care. Mental Wellness Program- Volunteer Clinical Supervisor Volunteer Supervisors needed for licensure candidates and graduate interns. Kind Connections Telephone Volunteer We are seeking volunteers who are looking to connect with people who would like a friendly connection and someone to talk with to combat loneliness during the pandemic. Harvest Pack Volunteer Packing Event Interested in a large group volunteer event? Contact Us today to learn about Harvest Pack! Visit our Volunteer Page here to Sign Up or Express Interest. 21


It’s our job to recruit, connect and recognize those in our community who lead, inspire and are at the heart of the volunteer movement.

: s e c r u o s e R Our Spark the Change Colorado Website Colorado Responds Minisite City of Broomfield Minisite City of Golden Mini-site Board Match Training and Connection Events Volunteer Engagement Training Program Community Connection Events Mental Wellness Program Kind Connection Program Senior Companion Program *NEW RSVP Program *NEW School & Nonprofit Wish List

Spark the Change Organization Newsletter Spark the Change Volunteer Newsletter Mental Wellness Program Newsletter Colorado Responds Newsletter Spark the Change Colorado Blog Disaster Preparedness Resources Service Enterprise Certification CSR Solutions of Colorado EVP & Days of Service Resources Harvest Pack Events Database of Volunteer Opportunities

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LISTING INDEX Organization A Precious Child Aero Angel All-Stars Club Athena Project Audio Information Network of Colorado Benefits in Action Bridges Community Homecare & Hospice Bullying Recovery Resource Center Castle Rock Senior Activity Center Celebrate the Beat Children's Literacy Center (CLC) Clinica Colorado Clothes to Kids of Denver Inc. Colorado Pet Pantry Colorado Talking Book Library Community Resource Center Denver Rescue Mission Dinosaur Ridge Douglas County Libraries Envision:You Extreme Community Makeover Food Bank for Larimer County Foster Source Growing Home Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Human Services Network of Colorado Imagination Library of Denver Jeffco Eats Jewish Family Service of Colorado Jovial Concepts MADD Colorado March of Dimes Colorado Metro Caring Move United National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ride the Rockies Salvation Army Intermountain Division Senior Assistance Center Senior Hub Spark the Change Colorado The Action Center The Delores Project The Gathering Place The Master's Apprentice The Right Step, Inc. Womxn's March Denver

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