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r e e t n Volu 2018 Guide HIGHLIGHTS

01

Tips & Tricks to Volunteering

02

Statewide Volunteer Opportunities

03

Engage Your Company to Volunteer


TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents/Letter from our CEO ..................... 01

Service Enterprise Initiative ............................................. 09

How You Can Make a Difference ............................... 02

Health ................................................................................ 10

CSR Solutions of Colorado .......................................... 03

Pro Bono Mental Health/Hunger and Human Services .. 11/12

Arts and Culture ......................................................... 04

Restoration ........................................................................ 13

Children and Youth Education ................................... 05/06 Tips and Tricks/Reasons to Volunteer .............................. 14 Civic and Community ................................................. 07/08

! s r e k a m e g n a h C L L A g n Calli Since 1994, Spark the Change Colorado, formerly Metro Volunteers, has connected tens of thousands of volunteers with hundreds of nonprofits in Colorado to create thriving communities where our friends, colleagues, families and fellow Coloradans live and work. Two decades later, we are still committed to building a world with stronger, more resilient, equitable and connected communities and being your center for volunteerism, service and engagement. Our mission is to SPARK CHANGE and INSPIRE A MOVEMENT OF GOOD though the power of volunteerism.  Why the name change? Our Board of Directors recognized the need for our knowledge, strategies, tools, guidance and resources to cultivate, connect, focus and maximize the passion, purpose and actions of community Change Agents – beyond the Denver Metro area. Empowering Changemakers - - Igniting Service Further, we are living in challenging times.  What is a Changemaker?  Are you one?  While it may sound daunting, being a Changemaker is simply saying yes to your passion and your ability to help.  Whether you’re a leader on a Board or shoveling your older 

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neighbor’s walk, you have made a difference.   Now more than ever, we need volunteers to help us Live-Up to our highest ideals.  The following pages of the Volunteer Guide are filled with volunteer opportunities and articles that we hope will inspire you to Spark Change in your own community. These organizations  cannot achieve their mission without the support of generous volunteers like you. Need help? Check out the Tips and Tricks and opportunities organized by interests to empower you to get you started. Can’t find a volunteer opportunity that sparks your interest in our guide? Check out our website! With 300 nonprofit members, we have hundreds, sometimes thousands of opportunities at any given time in our online database.  You can make a difference! Pick up the phone, send an email or go online to sign up for a volunteer opportunity today.  Then, let me know your story.  I’d love to hear how you became a Changemaker.  

-Kristy Judd, CEO and President, Spark the Change Colorado


NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED ADVOCATES We need leaders, changemakers, and volunteers to build love and unity in our communities as we face division and fear. We are committed to mobilizing volunteers to addressing our greatest needs. Consider us your #1 resource for community engagement. Show us your heart and volunteer. 

Board Leadership

Volunteer Connections

Get trained and serve on a nonprofit board through our BoardMatch Program

Find your perfect volunteer opportunity through our database

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Corporate Volunteerism

Disaster Preparedness

Mobilize your company to volunteer through our Employee Volunteer Program

Sign-up to be a disaster volunteer in case of emergencies in our communities

EVERY YEAR, WE WORK WITH: VOLUNTEER

600+ nonprofits

8000+ volunteers

30+ businesses

Recruit -

Train -

Connect -

We recruit volunteers from every walk of life to serve the community in meaningful and effective ways.

We train nonprofits and volunteers in board leadership, volunteer management and skilled volunteering.

We connect thousands of volunteers, board candidates and corporations each year with the right opportunties.

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SERVICE ENTERPRISE  INITIATIVE A Service Enterprise Initiative is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to achieve its social mission. Spark the Change Colorado has been partnering with Points of Light since 2016 to bring the Service Enterprise Initiative to Colorado. This holistic approach will help you transform the way your organization engages human talent.

CHANGING ORGANIZATIONS IN COLORADO Spark the Change Colorado has brought Service Enterprise to Colorado through a comprehensive certification process designed to transform the way organizations use volunteers. Join our next cohort and unlock the potential of Service Enterprise.

COLORADO CERTIFIED SERVICE ENTERPRISES

" As a skilled volunteer, I understand the specific  task I do contributes to the broader mission. " - Volunteer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence " Due to SEI, we have new ideas, tools and contacts  to continue to make our volunteer program a model in the Douglas County community. " - Ali Ayres, District Volunteer Supervisor Douglas County Libraries 03  |  2018 Spark the Change Colorado Volunteer Guide

" We're seeing increased ownership from staff over community engagement initiatives and projects. We are shifting our culture toward volunteerism in all departments... as a core strategy for achieving our mission. "   - Becky Mares, Community Engagement Manager Cooking Matters


ARTS & CULTURE Inside the Orchestra

Boulder Chamber Orchestra

Rocky Mountain Public Media

Boulder // boulderchamberorchestra.org

Aurora // insidetheorchestra.org

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

The mission of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra

We

is to enhance the classical musical arts with live

professional orchestra performances in schools

and recorded performances of the highest

and public venues all around metro Denver.

standard and to serve the local community by

Our performances get children literally inside

offering quality music education, outreach and

the orchestra - audiences are seated on the floor

promotional activities.

and the musicians, opera singers, dancers and

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

special guests surround them on all sides. Either

303-583-1278

the conductor or a professional teaching artist

Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT:

talks to the kids about the music as it is

Susan Barber - 

performing around them, teaching them about

susanbarber@rmpbs.org

the instruments and guiding them through both

(303) 620-5715

present

immersive

and

interactive

Denver // rmpbs.org/volunteer HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Public media organization both radio and tv. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Special events, phone banks, administrative, content advocates, archive work and data entry. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

physical and imaginative prompts and activities to deepen their understanding and appreciation

History Colorado

of the music. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Denver // historycolorado.org

Volunteers are critical to the success of our

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)

programs! Our primary volunteer needs occur

(3) charitable organization and an agency of the

and under that happen in public venues around

State of Colorado under the Department of

Denver and Boulder. Volunteers are needed for

Higher Education. We offer access to cultural

so

and heritage resources including statewide

seating/ushering,

Community Museums, programs for families

petting zoo and DIY instrument-making stations

and adults, stewardship of Colorado’s historic

and more. Additional volunteer opportunities

treasures, and resources for students and

arise throughout the year and we can work with

teachers. We provide programs and services

volunteers to find meaningful ways for them to

related to historic preservation and archaeology as well as access to a vast collection of archives,

have an impact. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

artifacts and historical photography. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Individuals and Groups INTERESTED? CONTACT:

The volunteers of History Colorado are an

Sara Hare - 

important and dedicated group crucial to our

sara@insidetheorchestra.org

operations. Volunteers play an important role in

(303) 355-7855

at Tiny Tots, our public performances for kids 6

many

tasks,

including managing

guest the

check-in, instrument

helping to tell Colorado’s story. Whether it’s greeting visitors at one of our many Community Museums, working behind the scenes of a new exhibit at the History Colorado Center or inspiring school kids to explore our state's

Pop Culture Classroom

history, we have a variety of opportunities to use

Denver // popcultureclassroom.org

your special skills to bring Colorado’s history to

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

life. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Pop Culture Classroom inspires a love of

Individuals

and builds community through the tools of

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

popular

Emily Dobish -

expression.

emily.dobish@state.co.us

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

16th Street

(303) 866-3961

(303) 325-1236

Denver, CO

learning, increases literacy, celebrates diversity culture

and

the

power

of

self-

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CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION reading below their grade level. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Tutor children in reading WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A Precious Child Broomfield // apreciouschild.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT: Pamela Polke -  pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org (719) 471-8672

Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists Denver // cabpes.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? CABPES is a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis in our

African-Americans and other underrepresented

Donation Center to help processes incoming

youth to pursue science, technology, engineering

donations and prepare them for our store where

and math (STEM) careers. By doing so,   the

families shop free of charge for clothing and other

basic

essentials.

Also,

a

variety

of

Children's Museum of Denver Denver // mychildsmuseum.org

consistent volunteer opportunities are available

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

throughout

Child’s

Every day, we work to open doors for our future

include

leaders, innovators and adventurers to explore,

all

departments.

of

A

Precious

Opportunities

can

in the Inspiring Minds Center, development or

create and learn - on their own terms. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

programs support and grant research. We

(303) 433-7444

receptionist, data entry, store volunteer, helping

welcome

large

corporate,

church

number of minority STEM professionals will increase to the level that better represents the minority population, while assisting industry in meeting

the

growing

demand

for

STEM

professionals. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 329-6251

and

community groups of volunteers. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Individuals, Groups and Children INTERESTED? CONTACT: Nichole Karpinsky - 

Clothes to Kids of Denver

jen@coloradoyoungleaders.org

Denver // clothestokidsdenver.org

(720) 924-6590

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Clothes To Kids of Denver provides free school clothing to preschool-12th grade students from low-income or in-crisis families in a warm, welcoming store-like setting. Without Clothes to

Bright by Three

Kids, thousands of Denver students would go

Denver // brightbythree.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Bright by Three equips families with tools to promote their child's healthy development through the most pivotal stages of growth during the earliest years of life. We partner with pediatricians,

researchers

development

experts

to

and

other

design

child

program

materials in English and Spanish. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 433-6200

Children's Literacy Center Colorado Springs // childrensliteracycenter.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

without school clothing and basics each year. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Colorado Young Leaders Denver // coloradoyoungleaders.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Colorado Young Leader’s mission is to develop young

people’s

leadership

skills

through

our dynamic leadership process; to inspire a sense of adventure through meaningful servicelearning opportunities in the local community; and to create  community for young people to

live out their discovered skills and passions. There are two main volunteer roles. The first is HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? to work directly with our clients as a shopping CYL is seeking teens (14 - 18) who want to learn assistant. These volunteers will greet clients, more about the world around them, discover help them find the school clothes they need for their own gifts and make a real impact on their their children and check them out when finished community. Youth will have a broad range of shopping.  The second volunteer role is to opportunities to serve and lead through CYL and process incoming  donations. These volunteers our partner networks. Volunteers interested in will sort,  tag, size  and hang clothing needed roles on the CYL Board of Directors or the CYL to restock the store. Volunteers may also tidy the Young Professionals Board are also needed to store, straighten clothing, vacuum, take out the help mentor youth, lead service projects and recycling and other jobs needed to keep the store build organizational sustainability. looking its best.  WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Individuals and Teens (14 - 18)  Individuals and Groups INTERESTED? CONTACT: INTERESTED? CONTACT: Eileen Robinson - 

Jennifer Landers -

Children's Literacy Center offers free one-to-

volunteer@clothestokidsdenver.org

jen@coloradoyoungleaders.org

one tutoring to elementary students who are 

(720) 379-4630 ext 3

(720) 924-6590

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CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Jeffco Eats provides weekend food for food insecure children in elementary, jr high and high schools in Jefferson County. We are

Denver Urban Scholars Denver // denverurbanscholars.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Denver Urban Scholars partners with  high poverty, high performing schools to unlock the potential of students facing added challenges by creating individual pathways to career and college HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Mentoring

Innovations for Learning

program provider with Food Bank of the Rockies. Each Friday a student receives about

Denver // innovationsforlearning.org

seven pounds of substantial food for Saturday

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Innovations for Learning uses technology

and Sunday, when they don't have access to free

to connect the classroom and the community to

and reduced meals at their schools. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

reduce

Through

Volunteers are needed to pack the food totes and

TutorMate, our online volunteer program,

deliver them to individual schools. Packing totes

students from under-resourced schools are

involves placing seven items in a sack.

paired with local corporate and community

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

inequality

in

education.

volunteers for weekly, online reading sessions.

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

These

(303) 355-1700

growth, comprehension and communication

partnerships

foster

student

reading

jeffcoeatsvolunteers@gmail.com

skills. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Volunteers are paired with a local first grade student for remote, online 30-minute tutoring

Night Lights

Commerce City // fostersource.org

sessions once per week throughout the school

Littleton // nightlightskids.org

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

year. The volunteer can tutor from their office,

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

at home, or wherever there is internet access.

Provide respite care for children with special

During the session, the tutor and student read stories together online and play games that

needs and their siblings. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

build student word knowledge. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Come watch a child during a Night Lights event. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Individuals and Teens (14 - 18) 

Nicole Capage-Brown-

Scott Shepherd -

nicole@innovationsforlearning.org

scotts@nightlightskids.org

(720) 484-9044

(720) 205-3057

Foster Source Our mission is to provide resources and support to foster children and their foster families, while educating and engaging the public to recognize and help meet those needs. INTERESTED? CONTACT: info@fostersource.org

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Front Rangers Cycling Club Denver // frontrangersdenver.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? We get kids on bikes: outreach rides in

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disadvantaged neighborhoods; bicycle races

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

(road, CX, MTB) in the Front Range; operate the

A fully accredited, licensed, international non-

Bannock St Criterium; advocacy for bicycling. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

profit treatment, education and research center,

Join us in supporting outreach rides with kids;

children with Attachment Disorder and their

coach and mentor kids; assist with wrenching

families and promoting healthy parent/child

(exp pref'd); course marshalling at races; help

attachments.

plan and operate annual Bannock Criterium;

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

fundraising; marketing and social media;

Youth on Record

Littleton // instituteforattachment.org

IACD is committed to transforming the lives of

Denver // youthonrecord.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Youth

on

Record

empowers

Colorado’s

underserved youth to achieve their academic, artistic and personal best by employing local, professional artists as their educators. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Our volunteers support our events, fundraising,

(303) 674-1910

Board and Committees. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

marketing and programs. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Individuals, Groups and Children INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Individuals and Groups INTERESTED? CONTACT:

James Levy -

Andrea Viarrial-Murphy -

acasajames@gmail.com (303) 220-5050

Jeffco Eats

andrea@youthonrecord.org

Lakewood // jeffcoeats.org

(720) 620-0790

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Spark the Change Colorado, Community Shares of Colorado and B:CIVIC are pleased to announce their new partnership: Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions of Colorado. We believe that workplaces can DO BETTER BY DOING GOOD.  We offer a robust suite of cost-effective products and services, making it easy for workplaces large and small to build and grow their community strategies through volunteer engagement, philanthropic impact, and community reputation. Let us help you create your company’s corporate social responsibility  strategy and roadmap.

With a combined 60+

One-stop shopping

years of experience in

Tailored community strategies

CSR, our collaboration

Easy & time-saving integration

benefits you through:

Centralized account management

www.csrsolutionsco.org Denver, CO         (303) 945-2493          info@csrsolutionsco.org 07  |  2018 Spark the Change Colorado Volunteer Guide


CIVIC & COMMUNITY Castle Rock Senior Activity Center Castle Rock // castlerockseniorcenter.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center exists to see that people are neither isolated nor idle, both of which bring down quality of life. The Center brings seniors together, creates lifelong bonds and provides outlets for their talents and

disabilities whether permanent or temporary.

million visitors to seven branches every year,

CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print

visitors are met with beautiful spaces, curated

books and magazines. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

collections, personalized services and a variety

Volunteers assist in nearly every area of the library, from recording books to cataloging and

all. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

shelving to helping us mail out 1500 books and

Volunteer with your local library branch to gain

related materials every day. We have a variety

valuable skills, give back to your community and

of positions. We also have a team of volunteers

meet people from diverse backgrounds in a fun

who support the Colorado Storm BeepBall team by making softballs and beeping bases that

and pleasant environment! WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

make it possible for blind athletes to participate

Individuals and Groups

in this fun and exhilarating sport. Come check

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

of events that offer a premium experience for

us out! interests, along with helping them develop new WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? interests. Individuals HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? INTERESTED? CONTACT: Driving for daily shuttle program or events, Terri Marcotte Kitchen Help, Meals on Wheels delivery, marcotte_t@cde.state.co.us Fundraising event help and many other (303) 727-9277 wonderful opportunities. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Branch Volunteer Coordinators aayres@dclibraries.org (303) 791-7323

DOVIA Colorado Colorado (Statewide) // doviacolorado.org

Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT:

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Juli Asbridge -

Community Resource Center

We are the premier professional association for

Denver // crcamerica.org

administrators, serving members, nonprofits,

jasbridge@crgov.com

volunteer

leaders,

managers

and

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

government

Community

creates

community

through

opportunities, tools and strategies to develop

awareness,

education

Colorado Horse Council

Colorado nonprofits and community groups. In

partnerships

Brighton // coloradohorsecouncil.com HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

our 37th year of operation, CRC effectively runs eight different programs developed to meet the

engagement. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

unique needs of nonprofit organizations based

DOVIA

both on the Front Range and in rural Colorado. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

volunteer, including: Serve on the Board of

CRC's open opportunities include: Colorado

organization, Share your talents on one of our

Grants

Salesforce

committees:

Exchange

Marketing and Support. These opportunities

Business Mentor; Rural Philanthropy Days

include social media, capturing stories and

The Colorado Horse Council, Inc. is a grassroots,

all-breed,

non-discipline

specific

organization dedicated to linking the horse owners and the horse industry of the State of Colorado into a powerful, common voice in order to protect their common equine interests through legislation and education. It also

Resource

Guide

Administrator;

Center

Researcher; Social

Enterprise

Regional Leadership Committee members. employs a full-time contract lobbyist, who WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? works with the State Legislature on horse and Individuals agriculture-related issues. INTERESTED? CONTACT: INTERESTED? CONTACT: Andrea Swan (303) 292-4981

Colorado Talking Book Library Denver // myctbl.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

in

offers

and

the

advocacy,

the

and field

several

volunteer community

strengthening of

volunteer

opportunities

to

Directors for our amazing, 100% volunteer run Education,

Membership,

pictures, newsletters, community ambassadors and developing a member resource guide. No prior communications experience needed, but of course is welcomed! Plus, Many more ad hoc initiatives and projects! Additionally, help plan,

swan@crcamerica.org

host

(303) 623-1540 ext. 160

Conference on Volunteerism (CCOV). Become

and

facilitate

the

annual

Colorado

an ambassador and help us spread the word about

Douglas County Libraries Douglas County // dcl.org/volunteer HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

CTBL provides a free service to Coloradans of all Douglas County Libraries elevates our ages who are unable to read standard print community by inspiring a love of reading, material due to visual, physical or learning

agencies

discovery and connection. With nearly two

DOVIA

Colorado's

great

work

and

membership opportunities! WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT: Nira Duvan doviacolorado@gmail.com (303) 949-8612

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CIVIC & COMMUNITY GLBT Community Center of Colorado

WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

annual day of service, during which over

Individuals and Group

400 community members join together in

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

community service projects at Temple Emanuel

Rebecca Green

and throughout the greater Denver metro area.

rebecca.green@madd.org

Mitzvah Day provides opportunities to help

(303) 425-5902 ext 6855

prepare food for those in need, visit seniors and assist

Denver // glbtcolorado.org

year that are one time commitments as well as

Martyred Angels Foundation Boulder // martyredangelsfoundation.org

John White - 

HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

jwhite@glbtcolorado.org

We are currently searching for people who are

(303) 951-5209

interested in donating their time to upcoming events. INTERESTED? CONTACT: martyredangels501c3@gmail.com (303) 875-4626

Jefferson County Public Library

all ages, three to ninety nine. We hope you will join us this year. INTERESTED? CONTACT: shalom@emanueldenver.org (303) 388-4013

Jefferson County Public Library helps to build community

Denver // voacolorado.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? SeniorCorps-RSVP is a national service program, works to match volunteers, age 55+ with local,

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? vibrant

Volunteers of America RSVP

like Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, but which

Jefferson County // jeffcolibrary.org

and

Olam, repairing the world. We have projects for

families after the tragic death of a child

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

educated

provide

we come together to perform acts of Tikkum

weekly. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Our mission is to provide community support to Individuals and Groups

an

repairs,

to Denver and so much more. As a community,

We are Community Advocates for the GLBT

We have various opportunities throughout the

household

household necessities for refugees who are new

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Community and a safe space for them to turn to. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

with

by

Temple Emanual - Mitzvah Day  Denver // emanueldenver.org

providing equal access to information and HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? opportunities. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

May 2019 - Mitzvah Day is Temple Emanuel’s 

part-time opportunities at nonprofit partner agencies and hospitals. In Denver, SeniorCorps is hosted and housed by its sponsor, Volunteers of America Colorado. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 297-0408

volunteers@jeffcolibrary.org (303) 275-2212

MADD Colorado Denver // madd.org/co HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? MADD Colorado fights drunk and drugged

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM Make independence a reality

driving, supports victims/survivors of impaired driving

and

works

to

prevent

underage

substance use through education, advocacy and community outreach. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Volunteers can help in a myriad of ways. We need volunteers to help with registration at our

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.

Victim Impact Panels, special events such as walks and vigils, serve on fundraising and public policy committees as well as with our Power of Youth program.

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Visit us online: sparkthechangecolorado.org/senior-companion-program Questions? Contact Laura Kinder, Senior Companion Program Director: 720.420.3217 // lkinder@sparkthechangecolorado.org


ENVIRONMENTAL build

and

maintain

trees, promote

trails,

watershed

plant

restoration

new and

perform other services to sustain the Dillon Ranger District developing and maintaining

Denver Botanic Garden York Street & Chatfield Farms

collaborative

partnerships

between

the

Forest Service and a diverse group of local organizations, stakeholders, individuals and users of the National Forest lands. Creating

Denver & Littleton

excellent educational programs for our visitors,

// botanicgardens.org/volunteer HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

residents and youth to promote, protect and

Denver Botanic Gardens connects people with

preserve our National Forest INTERESTED? CONTACT:

plants,

Rocky

(970) 262-3449

Mountain region and similar regions around

Info@fdrd.org

especially

plants

from

the

Buena Vista, CO

the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Volunteers are essential to the success of

WaveWell Denver // wavewell.org

Pro Bono Mental Health

of the Gardens from gardening and exhibition

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

C O L O R A D O S TAT E W I D E

installation to helping with special events and

WaveWell operates on the premise that having a

children’s

programs.

safe source of water and energy represents the

Volunteers also lead tours, greet visitors, work

best chance that all people can be healthy

alongside

conservation

around the world. We are working today to

projects and help out in the library, gift shop

solve tomorrow’s issues as our planet’s natural

Denver Botanic Gardens! Every year, more than 2,000 volunteers donate their time in all areas

and our

adult

education

scientists

on

resources continue to evolve. As our and herbarium. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? organization grows from a start-up charity to a Individuals, Groups and Teens

global leader in blue powered resources, we

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

hope you choose to join us on this journey! HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

York Street - vol@botanicgardens.org (720) 865-3609 Chatfield Farms -  chatfieldvol@botanicgardens.org (720) 865-4348

We are currently looking for Board of Directors. Position Overview: Ideal candidates will have the

following

professional executive

qualifications:

experience

leadership

Extensive

with

significant

accomplishments

in

business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit

sector.

A

commitment

to,

and

understanding of the mission of WaveWell, and the long-term impacts of clean water and energy. Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity

for

cultivating

relationships

and

Friends of Dillion Ranger District

persuading, convening, facilitating and building

Silverthorne // fdrd.org

a passion for protecting our natural resources

consensus among diverse individuals. Personal qualities of integrity, ingenuity, credibility and

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? and ensuring all people have access to clean FDRD’s Mission is to partner with the White water and energy. River National Forest’s Dillon Ranger District in WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Summit County to provide opportunities for the Individuals community to play a more active role in the INTERESTED? CONTACT: sustainable management of the local forest and Mikayla Houser to enhance the experiences of all who recreate mikayla@wavewell.org here by: Conducting high-quality projects to 855-WAVEWELL

Providing resources and referrals to free counseling with licensed professionals for those with barriers to accessing mental health services. Offering volunteers the opportunity to network, access free or low-cost continuing education and make an impact in their communities.

Volunteer Opportunities Include: Host Site Supervision Private Practice Community Outreach

Interested? Contact: Pueblo Betty Nufer Pueblo Program Manager bnufer@sparkthechangecolorado.org 719-821-2982 Denver/Statewide Kelly Groen Program Director kgroen@sparkthechangecolorado.org 720 -420-3216

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HEALTH 9 Health Fair Statewide // 9healthfair.org/volunteer HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

disease, improving overall air quality for all

facilities.

and reducing the burden of lung disease on

serving individuals and the oncology medical

patients and their families. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

community

LifeSpark

is

through

dedicated

education,

to

training,

303-388-4327

advocacy, and delivery of hands-on sessions. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

COInfo@Lung.org

(303) 425-5670

Every year, 9Health Fair depends on more than 15,000 people just like you who have united to improve

health

awareness

while

offering

affordable screenings throughout the state of

American Red Cross - Mile High Area

Colorado. INTERESTED? CONTACT: 303.698.4455

Denver // redcross.org/local/colorado HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter Denver and Pueblo/Southern Colorado // alz.org/co HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

March of Dimes Colorado Denver // marchofdimes.com/colorado HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We're advocating for policies to protect

them.

We're

working

to

radically

improve the health care they receive. We're pioneering research to find solutions. We're empowering families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

(303) 722-7474

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is the

(303) 692-0011

premier source of information and support for Coloradans living with dementia and their families and caregivers. Through its statewide network of offices, the Alzheimer’s Association

Karis Community

offers a broad range of programs and services,

Denver // kariscommunity.org

including a 24-hour Helpline, at no cost to

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

families; funds advancements in research to

Karis

prevent, treat and eventually conquer this

community living opportunity for restoring

disease; and advocates on behalf of Coloradans

basic life skills and improving the social well-

on related legislative issues, and with health

being of individuals recovering from serious

and long-term care providers. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

and persistent mental illness. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Volunteers

facilitate

support

groups

for

Community

Volunteers

can

provides

help

at

a

transitional

various

events

throughout the year, with mailings, beautifying

represent the Association at fundraisers, teach

our outdoor space, and more! If you want to

classes about Alzheimer's, answer calls on our

volunteer with us, we can find a fit for you. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Individuals INTERESTED? CONTACT: Julie Bir - jbir@alz.org 303-813-1669 x274

Denver // mhcd.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative

caregivers, make thank you calls to donors,

Helpline, support data entry and much more. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Mental Health Center of Denver

Individuals and Groups

and effective community behavioral healthcare. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 504-6732

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

INTERESTED? CONTACT: Mary-Kate Doyle

Evergreen // mtevans.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

marykate@kariscommunity.org (303) 355-5546

Home Health Care and Hospice HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

American Lung Association Greenwood Village // lung.org

Lifespark Cancer Resources Lakewood // lifesparknow.org/volunteer HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

LifeSpark

Cancer

For more than a century, the American Lung

nonprofit

volunteer

Association has led the fight for healthy

focused

Work Interns, Marketing and Communications and Volunteer Co-Manager WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

a Individuals organization INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Resources service

Administrative, Events, Grant Writing, Social

is

lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on

therapies Lori Carpenter to provide support and care for individuals with lcarpenter@mtevans.org

eliminating tobacco use and related lung

cancer at approved medical and educational

on

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the

use

of

energy

(303) 674-6400


HUNGER & HUMAN SERVICES Heartland Institute of Financial Education

Dan Peak Foundation Denver// danpeakfoundation.org

Metro Caring Denver // metrocaring.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Greenwood Village// hife-usa.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

The Institute’s objective is to ensure affordable,

The Dan Peak Foundation believes that change

easily accessible financial education for people

and creating a new circle of hope, opportunity

everywhere. While this concept has often been

and success for today and future generations

discussed in the media, in the classroom and in

begins with the parents/adults in children’s

the boardroom, little has been done to bring it

lives. The cycle of poverty, illiteracy and

to reality. However, a new model has been

dependency can be broken and it is the

developed which offers hope that this goal may

responsibility of every adult to make it happen. We provide financial support and resources

be achieved. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

including

(303) 597-0197

opportunities

through

education,

At

Metro

Caring,

immediate

we're

food

needs

sustainably addressing hunger:

meeting

poverty.

the

We

people's while

root

provide

cause

of

nutritious

groceries to our hungry neighbors, and also offer comprehensive, wrap-around anti-hunger programming so that families can break the cycle of poverty. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 860-7200

mentor programs and training to enhance natural talents. INTERESTED? CONTACT: (303) 551-4572 Info@DanPeakFoundation.org

Seniors' Resource Center Denver // srcaging.org

Jewish Family Service

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Denver // jewishfamilyservice.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Denver Rescue Mission Denver // denverrescuemission.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

the

is

independence,

dedicated dignity

to and

the community by providing vital services to

Area and surrounding communities. We believe

ALL people in need.

seniors are a vital part of our community. At

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Seniors’ Resource Center we provide an array of

(303) 597-5000

services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and thrive. Services such as transportation, in home care and adult daytime programs provide life enriching activities and

city change their lives. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

support both older adults and their caregivers.

Jovial Concepts

(303) 953-3955

We help older adults remain independent and

Denver // jovialconcepts.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? To empower under-served communities to thrive,

by

sustainable,

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

enhancing

Center

quality of life for seniors in the Metro Denver

experiencing homelessness and addiction in our

Denver // foodbankrockies.org

Resource

Jewish Family Service of Colorado strengthens

We are committed to helping people who are

Food Bank of the Rockies

Seniors’

providing

healthy

organic,

urban

food

via

agricultural

activities. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

engaged. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Volunteers

support

the

Seniors'

Resource

Center mission by installing grab bars or ramps,

providing

transportation,

providing

companionship and respite, completing tax returns, offering bill payer assistance, and

(303) 578-2569

engaging

We help families thrive by efficiently procuring

with

older

and

developmentally

disabled adults at one of our 4 locations.

and distributing food and essentials to the

Volunteers also assist with mission critical tasks

hungry through our programs and partner

such as answering phones, completing data

agencies. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

Mean Street Ministry

Volunteers can help with building orders,

Lakewood // meanstreetministry.org

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? sorting and repacking food WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Mean Street Ministry aims to bring

entry, or sitting on an advisory council as a voice with volunteer experience. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Individuals and Groups

Individuals and Groups

transformation in the lives of the broken

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

through outreach and building relationships.

Brandi Tamburelli -

volunteer@foodbankrockies.org

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

btamburelli@srcaging.org

(303) 375-5811

(303) 232-2500

(303) 235-6948

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HUNGER & HUMAN SERVICES HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? We need drivers for church vans, Warming Site Volunteers,

Phone

Intake

Volunteers,

marketing, fundraising, Shelter site - Team Leaders, Overnight Hosts, Evening Hosts, Food

Severe Weather Shelter Network

Volunteers and Laundry Volunteers. Unpaid

Littleton // swshelternetwork.com HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? We

provide

emergency

shelter

on

The Action Center

life

threatening cold nights

Lakewood // hife-usa.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Internships available. The Action Center provides immediate response WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? to basic human needs and promote pathways to Individuals and Groups self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents INTERESTED? CONTACT: and the homeless. Christy Smith -

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

transportation@swshelternetwork.com

volunteer@theactioncenterco.org

(720) 210-8069

303.237.7704

RESTORATION like Communications, Follow-Up, Fundraising,

affordable homeownership. Habitat Denver

Logistics, Neighborhood, Photography, Projects,

partners with low-income families who help

Supplies, Survey or Video. build their own homes alongside volunteers and WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? pay an affordable mortgage. Driven by the

Brothers Redevelopment Edgewater // brothersredevelopment.org HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing

Individuals and Groups

vision that everyone needs a decent place to

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

live, Habitat Denver has served more than 930

Angela Bomgaars -

families throughout its 40-year history in

angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org

Denver. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

(720) 235-8847

Groups and individuals are needed year-round,

and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s

low-income,

elderly

and

and opportunities range from one-day projects

disabled

to ongoing positions for all skill levels. Whether

residents. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

you want to swing a hammer, work in a

(303) 202-6340

Groundwork Denver

ReStore, support community events or help in

Denver // groundworkcolorado.org

homes,

our office, you are critical to helping us build

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

Extreme Community Makeover

sustained

improvement

of

the

physical environment and promote health and

INTERESTED? CONTACT:

well-being

Laura McRell -

through

community-based

makalah@groundworkcolorado.org (303) 455-5600

home and neighborhood improvement projects, may

include

yard

work,

painting,

landscaping, alley clean-ups, graffiti removal and other projects identified by the residents. HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP? Volunteers can help with outside projects like painting, yard work and many other types of projects

during

Work

Days

through

our

Individuals and Groups

the

Makalah Emanuel -

which

transform

about

Extreme Community Makeover has volunteer Denver neighborhoods to assist with exterior

and

The mission of Groundwork Denver is to bring

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO? groups work alongside residents of specific

lives

community. WHAT VOLUNTEERS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

partnerships and action. INTERESTED? CONTACT:

Denver // extremecommunitymakeover.org

change

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Denver // habitatmetrodenver.org

volunteering as an individual or getting a group

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HELP CO?

together. Volunteers can also use their skills on

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds

the Extreme Teams to focus in a specific area

strength, stability and self-reliance through

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lmcrell@habitatmetrodenver.org (303) 577-9761


TIPS & TRICKS TO VOLUNTEERING 1

Do your research

3

Visit our online database

4

Dont overcommit

6

What are the causes you care about the most? Make sure the organization you volunteer with has a mission that speaks to you.

Plan ahead Opportunities can go fast, especially during the holidays, so plan your volunteerism efforts weeks/months ahead.

2

Consider your skills

4

Balance your life (family, work, volunteering) so that you can be the best volunteer that you can be.

Find a group

Volunteering with your family, school group, company, religious center, etc. are all great ways to get involved.

5

Learn something new

Have fun

7

Spark the Change Colorado has an online database with thousands of volunteer opportunities and info on hundreds of nonprofits.

Volunteering can be a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and learn a new skill or meet new people.

What can you offer? Think about what skills you have and how they can translate to helping a nonprofit.

Volunteering can be quite rewarding. Remember to have fun, and if you find something you enjoy, volunteer again!

REASONS TO VOLUNTEER For Millennials

For Families

Making a difference & making an impact are a way of life.

Spend quality time together while getting involved.

In addition to making an impact, volunteering is a great way to network and develop the skills necessary for long term personal and career growth.

Volunteering is a great way for your family to spend time and bond together, all while learning about the community where you all live.

For Businesses A successful company is one  that cares about its community. Corporate volunteering is a great way to understand and meet your customers, in addition to showing your community that you care.

For Retirees Stay sharp, stay active and  give back to your community. Volunteering is a great opportunity to share your skills, time and years of wisdom with a community cause that will truly benefit from them.

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