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Your guide to volunteering in Northern Colorado

WWW.UWAYLC.ORG/VOLUNTEER GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.

LIVE UNITED


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Inside This Guide

Organization Listings* Animals and Environment .................................................. 7 Arts and Culture ............................................................... 11 Community Centers........................................................... 16 Government Programs . .................................................... 20 Health and Wellness.......................................................... 22 Hunger and Homelessness................................................ 26 Individuals With Disabilities . ........................................... 30 Resources and Services . ................................................... 33 Seniors ............................................................................... 38 Women and Families . ....................................................... 41 Youth and Families . .......................................................... 43 Businesses Committed to Volunteering............................. 19 Volunteering with a Service Club....................................... 34 Volunteering with Senior Housing.....................................40 Calendar of Volunteer Events............................................. 51 Index of Organization Listings............................................ 52 *Organizations are listed under the category of the populations they primarily serve.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Wondering how you can make a difference in your community? These are current volunteer needs we have in Larimer County. For more up-to-date information contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066 or visit our web site at www.uwaylc.org.

How to Use This Guide

Organization Name

Contact Information

Includes address, contact name, phone numbe, e-mail, and web addresses.

Description

A brief description of the organization, including general needs.

Colorado State Parks 1313 Sherman Street, Suite 618 Denver, CO 80203 www.parks.state.co.us Vicki Leigh (303) 866-3203, Ext. 4355 vicki.leigh@state.co.us

Quick Icons = Need for Bilingual Volunteers = Accepts Youth Volunteers = Accepts Court Ordered Volunteers

Colorado State Parks provides extraordinary visitor service and remarkable stewardship to natural resources. Volunteers are needed throughout the state to support both short and long-term volunteer events and special projects. Individual opportunities include campground host, volunteer naturalist, and visitor center host. Possible group opportunities include National Public Lands Day, Eagle Scout projects, tree plant

ON THE COVER: Girl Scout Troop 475 volunteers for Make A Difference Day; Photo provided by Troop Leader Jodi Greer 2013-2014 Northern Colorado’s Volunteer Resource Guide is produced by the Fort Collins Coloradoan Custom Publishing Department. Published June 2013 in the Coloradoan. Content provided by United Way of Larmier County and Member Organizations. While information is as accurate as possible at press time, please check with organizations to confirm information.


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Dear Community Members,

ED WAY OF LARIMER COUNTY’S T I N U By volunteering your time and talents, you play a key role Your time can change lives.

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in solving important community problems and making our community a better place for all.

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Every day, United Way of Larimer County is working to create positive change and advance the common good in Northern Colorado. But, we couldn’t do what we do without the involvement of thousands of people in our community who donate their time to help their neighbors and make a difference.

Your guide to volunteering in Northern Colorado

The Northern Colorado Volunteer Resource Guide acts as a matchmaker for citizens interested in volunteering and community organizations that need help. The following pages will help you find volunteer opportunities that fit your passions, interests and schedule.

In addition, I encourage you to utilize the year-round resources available through the Volunteer Center to find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. To keep up-to-date on the most current volunteer opportunities, visit our website at www. UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org and click on “VOLUNTEER” on the top right of the screen. You can also call United Way 2-1-1 (or 970-407-7066) to get connected to projects in the community. United Way of Larimer County sends special thanks to the sponsors of the 2013-2014 Northern Colorado Volunteer Resource Guide: Bohemian Foundation, Colorado State University, Coloradoan Media Group, and United Way of Larimer County’s Business Cares members. We also send our thanks to the hundreds of nonprofit agencies who submitted information for the Guide. It takes an entire community to make a difference. Thank you for all you do to LIVE UNITED.

Sincerely,

Gordan Thibedeau

United Way of Larimer County WWW.UWAYLC.ORG/VOLUNTEER President & CEO

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.

LIVE UNITED


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United Way of Larimer County Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. What does it mean to LIVE UNITED? It starts with recognizing that we’re all in this together. United Way of Larimer County works to advance the common good, because we recognize that we’re all united. Specifically, our long-term goal is to cut poverty in half in Larimer County by 2025, and make our community a better place for all. Our focus is on Education, Income and Health because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. Education: Helping youth succeed in school and life. Income: Helping families become financially stable and independent. Health: Creating a more stable community by meeting basic needs. Our role is to recruit the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. We invite you to join us and be part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org or call (970) 407-7000.

2-1-1 Information and Referral Get Connected. Get Answers. When you need answers about where to go for clothing, food, rent, shelter, support groups, volunteerism and other types of community services, United Way 2-1-1 is here for you. We have highly trained information and referral specialists who assist the public in times of need and disaster. We are connected with more than 2,500 health and human service organizations that help people. People call 2-1-1 for: • Aging services • Disaster recovery • Donation referrals • Food, housing & utility assistance • Health & medical needs • Legal assistance • And more We can be reached by calling 2-1-1 from a landline or (970) 407-7066 from your cell phone. We are your one-stop connection to community resources.


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United Way of Larimer County THE VOLUNTEER CENTER United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center makes volunteering easy for you. Our team of volunteer specialists is here to help you, your family and your friends find the perfect opportunity or project. The Volunteer Center creates a more connected community by promoting the ethic of service and being the central resource for volunteerism through collaborations.

TYPES OF VOLUNTEERISM Our trained Volunteer Center staff assist people and groups of all ages including businesses, faith-based volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and families looking to make a difference in our community through volunteerism. Corporate

Business Cares, a membership program, helps companies develop excellence in volunteer programs and advocates best practices in corporate volunteerism. Companies are provided with the tools necessary to involve their employees in the community, the skills to measure that involvement, and the opportunity to network with other like-minded organizations. Youth and Family

Support is offered to students, teachers and administrators who want to integrate volunteerism into the K-12 learning curriculum, particularly during our annual volunteer events. A family volunteering guide is available for families who want to volunteer with young children. Individual and Group

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Whether it’s reading to children, delivering meals to senior citizens or helping restore nature trails – get out and volunteer. We can help you find the perfect opportunity in your community.

PROGRAMS Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP)

TAP offers professional workshops, training opportunities, and consulting services to nonprofit organizations and anyone else interested in enhancing their organizational competencies. Board Bank

Volunteers are trained and referred to nonprofit Board of Director positions according to the needs of the nonprofit and the skill sets and interests of the volunteers. Trainings are held bimonthly. United Way AmeriCorps

National Service AmeriCorps members work full-time at local nonprofit agencies in the community to increase volunteerism around education, health, and income, and to build the capacity of their host organization.

ANNUAL VOLUNTEER EVENTS Make A Difference Day – October Family Volunteer Day - November

National Volunteer Month – April Global Youth Service Day – April

You can find volunteer opportunities and projects by visiting our website at www. unitedwayoflarimercounty.org. You may also find information by calling the Volunteer Center at 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066.


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Animals & Environment

Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with animals and the environment, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visiting www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

2nd Chance Vizsla Rescue, Inc.

Big Thompson Watershed Forum 800 South Taft Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.btwatershed.org

1017 Eggleston Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.2ndchancevizslarescue.org

Zach Shelley (970) 613-6163 zshelley@btwatershed.org

Rita Prindle (970) 568-9042 spunki_61981@yahoo.com 2nd Chance Vizsla Rescue, Inc. provides a safe shelter for the abandoned and abused Vizsla, offering additional support to animal rescue organizations that handle stray or surrendered Vizslas in need of care due to natural disasters or other emergencies. Volunteers are needed to help with dog rescue, rehabilitation, and the foster care process. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc.

Big Thompson Watershed Forum protects and improves water quality in the Big Thompson Watershed through collaborative monitoring, assessment, and educational outreach projects. Volunteers are needed for monitoring and cleanups, as well as sampling water quality at designated sites on a monthly basis. Training and equipment are provided.

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department PO Box 580 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcgov.com/naturalareas Susan Schafer (970) 416-2815 naturalareas@fcgov.com

Kim Clarkson (970) 224-3647 Kim@animalhousehelp.org

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department conserves and enhances lands with existing or potential natural area values, lands that serve as community separators, agricultural lands, and lands with scenic values. Conservation of natural habitats and features is the highest priority while providing education and recreation for the Fort Collins community. Master Naturalist volunteers lead educational nature programs for all ages after extensive training. Master Naturalist Assistants provide a helping hand to Master Naturalists during school field trips. Volunteer Ranger Assistants respond to visitor questions and monitor natural areas. Adopt-A-Natural Area volunteers visit a natural area monthly and pick up litter for one year. Gardeners help care for the native plant demonstration gardens at the Natural Areas office. One-day field projects will be open to the public April-November.

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. decreases the euthanasia rate of adoptable animals by collaborating with overpopulated and under-served shelters, providing the community with education, information and outreach, and providing adoption opportunities for homeless animals and giving them what they need most: time to find their forever homes. Volunteers are needed seven days a week to assist with dog walking, puppy and dog fostering, front desk work, fundraising, grant writing, adoption events, and animal care. Youth volunteers ages 10+ supervised. Each youth volunteer must be accompanied by at least one adult. Court-ordered volunteers must be ages 18+.

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City of Fort Collins Parks Department 413 South Bryan Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.fcgov.com/parks Carol Rankin (970) 221-6261 crankin@fcgov.com

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Colorado State UniversityEnvironmental Learning Center 3745 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.csuelc.org

Brett Bruyere (970) 491-1661 The City of Fort Collins Parks Department provides safe, ac- elc@csuelc.org cessible and inviting parks and public spaces where quality of place, service and stewardship meet. Volunteers are needed CSU Environmental Learning Center is dedicated to advancto assist with various seasonal and ongoing park mainte- ing environmental stewardship among students and the nance projects throughout the park system including one- community through opportunities for experiential learning, time projects and several park and trail adoption programs. self-study and educational programs. Education volunteers assist in leading and planning environmental programs for Background check required. Youth volunteers ages 2-15 sucommunity and school groups. Volunteer Trail Rangers walk pervised, 16+ unsupervised. the trail system and complete as-needed work, such as minor trail maintenance, pruning, replacing boards on foot bridges, and interacting with visitors on the trail. Volunteers are also needed 10am-2pm, the last Saturday of every month for Service Saturday Events to aid staff in performing service activities. Activities vary each month and range from invasive species removal to weeding of the organic garden. Group service projects are also welcome and vary depending 500 East Third Street, Ste. 200 on the project. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ Loveland, CO 80537 unsupervised. www.cityofloveland.org

City of Loveland Parks and Recreation

LaDonna Estock (970) 962-2363 estocl@ci.loveland.co.us

Denkai Animal Sanctuary

The City of Loveland is a vibrant community surrounded by natural beauty and strives to provide a positive atmosphere where residents and businesses can prosper. Volunteers are needed as environmental education guides, coaches for youth athletics, firefighters, senior police, chaplains for the police department, and as assistants at the Rialto Theatre, Loveland Library, Loveland Museum/Gallery and Senior Center. Youth volunteers age 12+ supervised are welcome to volunteer with environmental programs.

217 1st Street Eaton, CO 80615 www.denkaisanctuary.org Denise Ellington (970) 454-3353 info@denkaisanctuary.org

Denkai Animal Sanctuary promotes healthy environments in which people and animals interact and connect through applied environmental and educational programs to cultivate mental and physical health. Volunteers are needed in all areas including: animal socializing, handling, behavior training and care; pen cleaning; office work; grant writing; educational program development and execution; fundrais1313 Sherman Street, Ste 618 ing and development activities; and sustainable living pracDenver, CO 80203 tices including repair of solar panels, gardening, and shelter www.parks.state.co.us building for animals. Volunteers are needed in Fort Collins and Loveland for weekend mobile adoptions, to pick up food Vicki Leigh donations, to recruit hay donations, and for daily help at the (303) 866-3437 Denkai Adoption Center located in Eaton. Veterinarians, both parksvolunteerdb@state.co.us large and small animal, are also needed. Times are flexible and we are open seven days a week. Youth volunteers ages Colorado Parks and Wildlife perpetuates the wildlife re- 5-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised. sources of the state to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. Volunteers are needed throughout the state to support both short and long-term volunteer events and special projects. Individual opportunities include campground host, volunteer naturalist, and visitor center host. Possible group opportunities include National Public Lands Day, Eagle Scout projects, tree plantings, restoration projects, and trail building. Parks in the northern area are Barr Lake, Boyd Lake, Eldorado Canyon, Jackson Lake, Lory, North Sterling, State Forest, and St. Vrain. Volunteers who contribute 48+ hours will receive a free Colorado State Parks pass. Youth volunteers ages 13+ unsupervised.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

How do you LIVE UNITED?


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Duncan’s Place, A Cat Sanctuary PO Box 392 Milliken, CO 80543 www.duncansplace.org Michelle Simon (970) 308-4972 duncansplace@yahoo.com Duncan’s Place, A Cat Sanctuary helps both felines and humans find harmonious solutions to live and learn together and is committed to promoting a lifelong bond between people and their cats. Volunteers are needed to help with errands, promotional events, grant writing, fundraising, donations management, and to open their heart and home to foster cats in their homes. Youth volunteers ages 13-16 supervised, 17+ unsupervised.

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic 2321 East Mulberry Street, Unit 1 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.FCCRSNC.org Hilary Foshee (970) 484-8516 info@fccrsnc.org The Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic is dedicated to the well-being of all cats and dogs in our community with emphasis on preventing pet overpopulation and on the sheltering and placement of surrendered or abandoned cats into loving, permanent homes. Volunteers are needed seven days a week to assist with cat care, shelter cleaning, foster care, fundraising, outreach and special events, vaccination and spay/neuter clinics, office-related work, and grant writing. Youth volunteers ages 14+ unsupervised.

Gardens on Spring Creek 2145 Centre Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.fcgov.com/gardens Connie Meyer (970) 416-2482 cmeyer@fcgov.com

June 2013 The Gardens encompass 18 acres which include community gardens, Children’s Garden, Visitor Center, Garden of Eatin’, Lauren Spring-Ogden Xeric Parkway Strip, and the Plant Select Demonstration Garden. Volunteers are needed to help in all gardens and with youth and adult programs. Volunteers are also needed to greet garden visitors, provide garden event information, register people for classes, create floral and botanical displays, and serve as ambassadors. Training is provided. Youth volunteers ages 6-14 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

The Growing Project 713 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.thegrowingproject.org Volunteer Coordinator (203) 947-3615 volunteer@thegrowingproject.org The Growing Project is all volunteer-run and promotes the value of a strong, diverse, and just local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education, and advocacy. Volunteers assist with garden work, education, program development, grant writing, accounting, event planning, and fundraising. Youth volunteers ages 5-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

High Plains Environmental Center 1854 Piney River Drive Loveland, CO 80538 www.suburbitat.org Garth Bontrager (970) 402-1262 gardener@suburbitat.org High Plains Environmental Center restores nature where we live, work, and play. Volunteers are needed to assist with natural areas restoration, planting, trail maintenance, building projects, and gathering seeds. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Giving Garden where 20,000 pounds of produce is grown annually for local food banks. Youth volunteers ages 4-12 supervised, 13+ unsupervised.

Larimer Humane Society

5137 South College Avenue Gardens on Spring Creek enriches the lives of people and Fort Collins, CO 80525 fosters environmental stewardship through horticulture. www.larimerhumane.org

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 530-2946 volunteer@larimerhumane.org Larimer Humane Society promotes and provides the responsible care and treatment of animals. Volunteers may assist with animal care, photography, behavior and enrichment, client services, adoptions, community outreach, community relations, courier club, development, foster care, graphic design, humane education, licensing, marketing/publicity, veterinary care, video production, wildlife rehabilitation, and yard maintenance. Those interested in volunteering must complete an online application and attend volunteer orientation. Minimum six-month commitment requested. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.


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MacGregor Ranch 180 MacGregor Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517 www.macgregorranch.org Shannon Clark (970) 586-3749 office@macgregorranch.org

MacGregor Ranch is a high mountain historic working cattle ranch that supports youth education. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the ranch including helping in the gift shop, in the garden, on the grounds, and with building repairs and maintenance. Volunteers are especially needed in the summer months of June, July and August. No experience required.

Mulberry Community Gardens PO Box 270838 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.mulberrycommunitygardens.org Chuck Cotherman (970) 416-8340 Chuck@MulberryCommunityGardens.org

Mulberry Community Gardens provides a variety of educational opportunities to the local underserved public within the community garden format, contributes space and assets for place-based outcome-focused curriculum to local schools, and increases food security through community food production programs. Volunteers are needed to support this cooperative-style garden. Volunteers share in tending the garden, as well as harvesting the garden. All talents are needed and welcome, including gardening, carpentry, musical, web design, photography, and public speaking. Youth volunteers of any age welcome with supervision.

Pets Forever: Supporting the Life-Long Bond 1601 Campus Delivery Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 petsforever.colostate.edu Lori Kogan (970) 491-7984 lori.kogan@colostate.edu

Pets Forever: Supporting the Life-Long Bond helps low-income elderly or disabled Larimer County residents maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible by providing needed help and resources. Volunteers are needed to assist with in-home animal care such as dog walking, litter box maintenance, feeding, bathing, and animal transportation. Background check, attendance at weekly group meetings, and a minimum five-hour per week commitment (based around your schedule) required.

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers PO Box 271921 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.poudrewildernessvolunteers.org Bob Manuel (970) 556-3221 chair@poudrewildernessvolunteers.org Poudre Wilderness Volunteers assist the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and pro-

NC Volunteer Guide 9 tecting the wilderness and backcountry areas within its jurisdiction. Volunteers are needed to serve as wilderness rangers and hosts for the purpose of educating the public. Volunteers also help with trail maintenance and noxious weed removal and provide information to the Forest Service on trail usage and conditions. Volunteers support programs such as the Trail Maintenance Crew, Kids in Nature, Weed Crew, Adopta-Highway, and Winter Patrolling, as well as with High Park Fire restoration projects. New volunteer hikers, backpackers, and horse riders are recruited through March, begin mandatory training in May, and are expected to complete six or more patrols from May-September.

ReSource 1501 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.resourceyard.org Kendol Gustafson (970) 498-9663 kgustafson@resourceyard.org ReSource empowers our community to conserve natural resources by promoting waste reduction through innovative landfill diversion programs and is the waste reduction division of the Center for ReSource Conservation. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturdays, 9am-5pm, and Sundays, 11am-4pm, to assist with processing materials. This may include de-nailing, cleaning, and shaping products for customer reuse. Volunteers are also needed to help with customer service. Youth volunteers ages 8-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program 720 East Vine Drive, Unit B Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.rmrp.org Lisa Winta (970) 484-7756 info@rmrp.org The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program inspires the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces where they live through excellence in raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. Volunteers wanting to work directly with raptors are needed to clean cages, prepare and serve food, complete medical records, provide healing care, deliver education programs, and participate in public outreach. Raptor Care volunteers must attend an orientation and a weekly meeting. Bird Care volunteers commit to a minimum of one year, working one four-hour shift per week. Volunteers are also needed to greet guests, answer phones, complete clerical tasks, care for small rodent colonies, and help with special projects and event planning. Youth volunteers ages 12+ supervised.

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Soaring Eagle Ecology Center PO Box 410 Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 www.seecatrfl.org

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service programs are available, including trail maintenance, backcountry patrols, wood working, and visitor services. The main office is located in Fort Collins. Youth volunteers ages 12+ supervised.

Judy Viola (970) 218-9685 seecatrfl@hotmail.com

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Soaring Eagle Ecology Center offers hands-on, outdoor education to promote understanding and appreciation of the natural world. SEEC is entirely managed by volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help cleanup nature trails and SEEC land. Volunteers are also needed May-September to assist with discovery hikes and environmental education programs.

600 South Mason Parkway Denver, CO 80209 www.voc.org

Trees, Water & People

Carishma Gokhale-Welch (303) 715-1010 carishma@voc.org

633 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.treeswaterpeople.org Megan Maiolo-Heath (970) 484-3678 megan@treeswaterpeople.org Trees, Water & People improves people’s lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. Volunteers are needed to assist with the garden and office projects such as English/Spanish translation, data entry, and mailings. Youth volunteers ages 13-15 with supervision, 16+ unsupervised.

USDA Forest Service 2150 Centre Avenue, Bldg E Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/volunteering Kristy Wumkes (970) 295-6700 kwumkes@fs.fed.us USDA Forest Service sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. A wide variety of

United Way of Larimer County advocates solutions that change lives today and improve our tomorrow.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to be active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. VOC has more than 70 outdoor volunteer opportunities each year, from family-friendly to outdoor extreme, from urban planting to trail work on 14ers and wildfire restoration. No experience or training necessary. Youth volunteers welcome.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers 418 South Howes Street, Unit 115 Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.wlrv.org Nate Boschmann (970) 493-2075 fc_info@wlrv.org

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers fosters a community spirit of shared responsibility for the ecological stewardship and restoration of public and protected lands. Volunteers are needed to assist with any of the 40+ restoration projects and training opportunities offered throughout the year. No experience necessary. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

Wolves Offered Life and Friendship Sanctuary PO Box 1544 LaPorte, CO 80535 www.wolfsanctuary.net Michelle Proulx (970) 416-9531 mproulx@wolfsanctuary.net

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary improves the quality of life for wolves and wolf-dogs by rescuing and providing sanctuary to wolves and wolf-dogs, and educating the public about wolves and wolfdogs. Volunteers are needed to help with administrative and fundraising projects, to work with the animals at the sanctuary, and in rescue situations. Youth volunteers ages 16+ supervised.


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Arts & Culture Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with arts and culture please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

Bas Bleu Theatre Company 401 Pine Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.basbleu.org Tricia Navarre (970) 498-8949 basbleutheatre@basbleu.org

Bas Bleu Theatre Company presents outstanding theatre that inspires both audience and artist alike in an intimate salon setting. Volunteers are needed with almost every aspect of theatre and play production, including serving as actors, designers, light and sound technicians, floor crew, house managers, and docents. Volunteers are also needed to help with bulk mailings, janitorial work, and administrative tasks. Youth volunteers ages 15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum 4320 East County Road 58 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.beefamilyfarm.org Liz Harrison (970) 482-9168 info@beefamilyfarm.com

days-Saturdays, 9am-4pm from May-October and on other days by appointment. Volunteers perform simple demonstrations during special events in June and September, supervise hands-on activities for children, and assist with general maintenance such as landscaping and cleaning. Youth volunteers ages 12-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Berthoud Community Library District 236 Welch Avenue Berthoud, CO 80513 www.berthoudcommunitylibrary.org Jennifer Miller (970) 532-2757 jennifermiller.bpl@gmail.com Berthoud Community Library District provides resources for learning and leisure for the Berthoud community that enrich the individual and enhance the community’s quality of life. Volunteers assist library staff in providing public service, working on a wide variety of routine library tasks such as shelving books, and assisting with special projects. Youth volunteers ages 12-14 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

Center for Fine Art Photography

400 North College Avenue Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum preserves the architec- Fort Collins, CO 80524 ture and artifacts of the Bee Farm while educating the public www.c4fap.org on farming life and methods, past and present. Volunteers are needed to give tours in shifts during museum hours Fri- Sunshine Divis (970) 224-1010 coordinator@c4fap.org

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.

The Center for Fine Art Photography promotes the art of photography by supporting the growth of creative artists through exhibitions and educational programs. Volunteers are needed Tuesday–Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 11am5pm; and during First Friday gallery walks, 5-9:15pm to assist with exhibition set-up, administrative tasks, workshops, gallery talks and events, and to serve as gallery attendants. Volunteers receive discounts on call for entries, workshops, and membership fees. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.


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Colorado Welcome Center 3745 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.colorado.com Linda Ellis (970) 491-3583 lellis@ftcollins.com The Colorado Welcome Center provides accurate and helpful information to travelers about tourist activities throughout the state while encouraging them to see more of Colorado. Volunteers are needed daily in 3-4 hour shifts to serve as Travel Counselors, working directly with the traveling public to provide visitors with directions, routing, and vacation planning. Cash register experience helpful, but not required.

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park 423 West Elkhorn Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517 www.estesarts.com Lynda Vogel (970) 586-9203 info@estesarts.com

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Downtown Business Association 19 Old Town Square, Ste 230 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.downtownfortcollins.com JoAnn Caddoo (970) 484-6500 jcaddoo@downtownfortcollins.com

The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association (DBA) is designed to promote downtown businesses and help them thrive by creating energy, excitement, and enthusiasm downtown through events and promotions. More than 700 volunteers are needed each year to assist with events, mostly occurring on weekends. Volunteers can register online. Youth volunteers ages 15+ supervised.

E.L. Events 239 East 4th Street, Ste. A-101 Loveland, CO 80537 www.e-l-events.org Kristine Koschke (970) 980-4764 kristine@e-l-events.org

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park enhances the quality and accessibility of visual and performing arts for people of all ages. Volunteers are welcome to serve as gallery docents for changing exhibits, help set up performing arts events, help with data entry, serve on the Board of Directors or as needed. Volunteers may assist with off-site visual arts and performance events. Youth volunteers ages 13-16 supervised.

E.L. Events creates extraordinary events to enrich our community, encourage collaboration and cultivate support for local businesses, municipalities and nonprofits. Volunteers are needed to help with special events throughout the year, including committee participation prior to the event. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Debut Theatre Company

Estes Park Museum

827 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.debuttheatre.org

200 4th Street Estes Park, CO 80517 www.estes.org/museum

Lee Kaplan (970) 224-5774 debut@frii.com

Alicia Mittelman (970) 577-3762 amittelman@estes.org

Debut Theatre educates, entertains, and enriches the lives of young audiences and artists. Debut Theatre is a hands-on theatre for young people, by young people. Volunteers are needed to assist with painting, lawn care, costume repair, cleaning, computer technology support and organizational operations. Shifts are available Monday-Thursday, 10am1pm or by appointment. Youth volunteers ages 13+ supervised.

Estes Park Museum collects, interprets, and preserves local history as well as presents exhibits, programs, and events for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages. Volunteers are needed to assist visitors at the museum, work in the gift shop, help with data entry for museum collections and record keeping, and assist with exhibit construction and tours. Youth volunteers ages 12+ supervised.


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Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society

Collins music community. Volunteers are needed to help with special events throughout the year, including committee participation prior to the event. Volunteers are especially needed for the FoCoMX music festival in April.

1801 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fortnet.org/trolley

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Carol Tunner (970) 221-6597 caroltunner@msn.com The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society works in partnership with the Fort Collins Museum to operate the Fort Collins Municipal Railway, presenting a living history of electric public transportation in Fort Collins. Volunteers are needed to serve as conductors and motor persons for the historic Birney Streetcar #21 on West Mountain Avenue and to help restore a second streetcar. The trolley operates weekends and holidays, 12-5pm, May-September, and is available during the week for chartered events. Training is provided. Youth volunteers ages 16+ supervised.

Fort Collins Museum of Art 201 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.ftcma.org April Smith (970) 482-2787 asmith@ftcma.org The Fort Collins Museum of Art engages our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. Volunteers are needed to help with mailings, installations, special events, exhibition opening receptions, and at the front desk. Shifts are available Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5pm. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fcmod.org Holly LeMasurier (970) 416-2706 hlemasurier@fcmod.org Fort Collins Museum of Discovery creates meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture. Volunteers are needed to help with visitor services, education, archives, collections, special events, exhibits, and digital media.

Fort Collins Musicians Association 619 South College Avenue, Ste 5 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.focoma.org Danielle Hastings (970) 493-1010 dhastings@focoma.org Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA) provides education, support, and networking opportunities for the Fort

300 North Adams Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.friendsofthelovelandlibrary.org Barbara Franke (970) 962-2712 info@friendsofthelovelandlibrary.org The Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation, Inc. supports the Loveland Public Library’s work as the information center of the community by advocating for the public support and use of the library, by generating current and long-term funding and by developing volunteer involvement. Volunteers are needed to serve on committees, including administrative, program and event committees. Volunteers are also needed to assist with newsletter publications, bulletin board and poster displays, public relations and networking representation, book sales, and special events. Youth volunteers ages 8-12 supervised, 13+ unsupervised.

HalfMoon Arts 155 North College Avenue, Ste 226 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.halfmoonarts.org Rose Moon (970) 412-4998 rose@halfmoonarts.org HalfMoon Arts uses creativity to empower and prepare atrisk youth for their transition into adulthood. Volunteer musicians and artists are needed to give demonstrations, teach, and work with youth to practice their skills. Volunteers can also help with the gardening program and hanging art for art shows. Youth volunteers welcome.

KRFC 88.9FM, Public Radio for the Front Range 619 South College, Ste 4 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.krfcfim.org Andrea Bradstreet (970) 221-5075 andrea@krfcfm.org KRFC makes great radio that is local, noncommercial, and volunteer-powered. Volunteers are needed to assist with membership drives by taking pledges and sending out membership premiums in the fall and spring, direct radio shows, interview artists and bands, and serve as sound technicians for audio set-up and sound engineering during Live @ Lunch shows. Volunteers are also needed to produce new programming.

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Lincoln Center-City of Fort Collins

OpenStage Theatre & Company

417 West Magnolia Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.lctix.com

PO Box 617 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.openstage.com

Ruth Smith (970) 221-6260 rusmith@fcgov.com

Denise Freestone (970) 484-5237 denisef@openstagetheatre.org

The Lincoln Center is a leader in cultural experience and makes it an essential value to the community. Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters, ushers, Art Gallery docents, help with ticketing, coat-check, and administrative functions. Volunteer descriptions and applications are available online. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

OpenStage provides exceptional theater that captivates the heart and mind. Volunteers are needed to assist with computer and clerical duties, set construction and painting, backstage work, and warehouse management. Individuals with construction experience are needed to help set and strike the production set before and after productions. Youth volunteers ages 13+ unsupervised.

Loveland Opera Theatre PO Box 7293 Loveland, CO 80537 www.lovelandopera.org Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch (970) 593-0085 lovelandoperatheatre@gmail.com Loveland Opera Theatre offers outstanding operatic performances and educational opportunities in our community. Volunteers are needed to assist with numerous events throughout the year including the Gala and additional fundraising events. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-Wow Association PO Box 1938 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fortnet.org/powwow Jan Iron (970) 498-0290 jan_iron_co@yahoo.com

The Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-Wow Association provides opportunities for northern Colorado communities to share and participate in Native American cultures. Volunteers are needed to help with Saturday night dinners by preparing food, helping with check-in, and working with children to make crafts while their parents are dancing. Volunteers with construction or mechanical skills are needed to help with equipment malfunctions and artistic volunteers are needed to help make signs. Volunteers are also needed to help with weekend events throughout the year. Youth volunteers ages 15+ supervised.

Poudre Landmarks Foundation 108 North Meldrum Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.poudrelandmarks.org Jennifer Beccard (970) 221-0533 poudrelandmarks@gmail.com

Poudre Landmarks Foundation manages the 1879 Avery House and the 1882 Fort Collins Water Works for the City of Fort Collins and has a vision of a Fort Collins community that understands, appreciates, and values its past. Poudre Landmarks Foundation preserves, restores, protects, and interprets the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. Volunteers are needed to assist with special events, as tour guides for the Avery House and Water Works properties, property restoration, annual Historic Homes Tour, fundraising and other activities. Volunteers assist with tours at the 1882-1883 Water Works site during open houses on the second Saturdays of the month from May-October in shifts between 10am-3pm, and with tours at the Avery House on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm year-round. Training provided. Volunteers may also serve on the Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s Board and planning committees for the Avery House and the 1882-1883 Fort Collins Water Works. Youth volunteers ages 10-14 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

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Arts & Culture

Poudre River Public Library District 301 East Olive Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.poudrelibraries.org Barbara Crandall (970) 221-6740 bcrandall@poudrelibraries.org

Poudre River Public Library District provides universal access to ideas and information to enrich our communities. Volunteers are needed to help with shelving books, managing the telephone, data entry, filing obituaries, clerking, children, teen and adult summer reading programs, kids’ craft programs and movie times, selecting and delivering books to home-bound customers, the Books by Mail program, cleaning both indoors and outdoors and assisting storytellers. Shifts are generally 2-4 hours, available 7 days per week; most volunteers work 1 or 2 shifts per week and times vary with volunteer assignments. Youth volunteers ages 11-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

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Timberlane Farm Museum 2306 East 1st Street Loveland, CO 80537 www.timberlanefarmmuseum.org Teri Johnson (970) 663-7348 teri@timberlanefarmmuseum.org

Timberlane Farm Museum is committed to preserving the farming heritage and lifestyle of the 1860s-1940s in the Big Thompson Valley through educational programs, historical presentations, and special events. Volunteers are needed seven days a week, 9am-4pm and by appointment to help with artifact maintenance and care, scrap-booking, grant writing, gardening, guiding tours, and performing skills demonstrations such as blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, and quilting. Youth volunteers ages 10-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Wolverine Farm Publishing Company and Bookstore

113 Linden Street, Old Town Square Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fortcollins.tenthousandvillages.com

144 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.wolverinefarm.org

Valerie Beers (970) 224-9501 fortcollins@tenthousandvillages.com

Todd Simmons (970) 472-4284 todd@wolverinefarm.org

Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to artisans in developing countries by marketing their unique crafts while raising awareness in our communities about the importance of Fair Trade. Volunteers work in the store selling crafts, telling the stories of artisans, and educating customers about fair trade. Retail experience is a plus, but not required. The store is a fun work environment and offers the opportunity to learn about artisans from many countries. Hours vary seasonally. Volunteers work 4.5-hour shifts , 2-3 times per month. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Wolverine Farm Publishing Company and Bookstore focuses on publishing quality literature and art that mindfully engages humans with the world. The bookstore is a volunteerrun bookstore that strives to build and support community through literacy outreach programs and by hosting community events. Volunteers are needed daily in the bookstore to help customers, create book orders, clean and organize the store, and assist with displays. Volunteers are also needed to help with events and fundraisers throughout the year. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

United Way of Larimer County and National Service AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 women and men in intensive service each year through more than 15,000 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. United Way of Larimer County has supported all AmeriCorps programs in recent years: AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps State/National and AmeriCorps NCCC. For more information on AmeriCorps National Service, visit www.americorps.gov. United Way AmeriCorps provides a full-time AmeriCorps State member to a partner nonprofit agency for 11 months of service in a high level capacity. AmeriCorps service builds the nonprofit’s capacity around health, education, and income through volunteerism and volunteer management. Volunteers get things done in our community every day to help people in poverty; AmeriCorps drives the efficiency and strength of these programs through volunteer management leadership. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org.


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Community Centers

Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. Organizations in this category provide a variety of services to the community at-large, usually from a central location. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with community centers, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

The Center

Estes Valley Library

100 North Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.glbtcolorado.org

PO Box 1687 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.estesvalleylibrary.org

Heather Camerer (970) 221-3247 hcamerer@glbtcolorado.org

Kieran Rowser (970) 586-8116 Ext. 820 krowser@estesvalleylibrary.org

The Center serves as a resource center for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, two-spirit, samegender-loving, questioning communities and their allies in northern Colorado through support, education, outreach, advocacy, and collaboration. Volunteers are needed to help with administrative tasks, maintenance, and newsletter preparation. Youth volunteers ages 12+ supervised.

Estes Valley Library provides access to quality information, resources and services, and brings people, ideas, and opportunities together for the enrichment of the community. Volunteers assist with tasks such as shelving books, processing new materials, repairing materials, indexing newspapers, and interviewing local individuals to record oral histories. Volunteers also help coordinate the annual used-book sale. Scheduling is flexible and can be easily tailored to the interests and availability of volunteer applicants. Youth volunteers ages 14+ unsupervised.

City of Fort Collins-Recreation Department Everyday Joe’s Coffee House 112 East Willow Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fcgov.com Lisa Ratajczak (970) 416-2528 lratajczak@fcgov.com The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department provides services that promote health, well-being, personal growth, and life enrichment for the community. Youth volunteers welcome. Opportunties are available for volunteers to help at any of our seven facilities: Edora Pool Ice Center, Senior Center, Northside Aztlan Community Center, The Farm, Mulberry Pool, City Park Pool, and the Pottery Studio. Examples of specific volunteer activities include assisting with special events, youth sports leagues, coaching, fundraising campaigns, and adaptive recreation events and activities. Some major volunteer-based events include Treatsylvania at The Farm, The Amazing Race-Fort Collins Edition and Hogwarts Halloween. New this year, volunteers are needed to assist with the 4th of July parade.

144 South Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.everydayjoes.org Aaron Patterson (970) 224-4138 aaron@everydayjoes.org Everyday Joe’s Coffee House seeks to express the presence of the living Christ in Old Town by building relationships and being a place where people come together. Volunteers are needed to assist with one-time cleaning and maintenance projects. Volunteers who are able to commit a minimum of three months are needed as baristas at the coffee bar. Youth volunteers 16+ unsupervised.

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The Salvation Army

YMCA of the Rockies

3901 South Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.salvationarmyfortcollins.org

2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, CO 80511 www.ymcarockies.org

Olga Duvall (970) 207-4472 olga.duvall@usw.salvationarmy.org

Spider Fish (970) 586-3341 Ext. 1071 sfish@ymcarockies.org

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Volunteers are needed for the Christmas Red Kettle Campaign to ring silver bells, give out candy canes and collect donation money in The Salvation Army red kettles every Saturday in November and December. Year-round volunteer projects include serving breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, planning and conducting Wednesday night youth activities, teaching music classes such as piano, guitar or choir, teaching computer classes and assisting in the eQuip for Success Computer Lab, registering low-income families for holiday assistance, and assisting with Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) during the times of disaster. Bilingual volunteers especially needed. Youth volunteers ages 7-16 supervised, 17+ unsupervised.

The YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff, and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body. The YMCA of the Rockies is committed to giving back to the community through local day camp and childcare scholarships, military, foster and clergy family discount lodging packages, scholarships for Camp Chief Ouray overnight summer camp, and providing environmental education classes. Volunteers are needed to support all departments including food service, programming, office staff, housekeeping, and maintenance. Volunteers receive the same benefits and discounts as seasonal employees. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

Holiday Giving Are you looking to give back during the holiday season? The Volunteer Center and 2-1-1 work together to help you get connected to giving opportunities during the holidays. We provide information about holiday volunteer opportunities, alternative giving, and lists of donation needs from local organizations. Visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer during the holiday season, and all year-round, to get connected to these resources.


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Businesses Committed to Volunteering United Way of Larimer County’s Business Cares program was created for companies that are truly committed to creating a corporate culture of volunteerism. This membership program helps businesses develop and implement strategic community outreach and business citizenship programs that generate positive, measurable benefits for the business’ bottom-line, as well as for the community.

Business Cares Services include: • • • •

Consulting— Assistance with developing and managing an employee volunteer program and policy that meets the unique needs of each individual company. Staff Training & Development— Nonprofit Board of Directors, employee volunteer, and leadership trainings and quarterly peer networking forums. Employee Volunteer Engagement— Support in planning volunteer engagement projects, including special projects for National Volunteer Month, Make a Difference Day, and holiday volunteering. Community Recognition— Print and web recognition throughout the year for the company and individual employee volunteers.

“It is up to us to develop a community that cares and by volunteering, we are not only building a stronger community but also a stronger company.” -Robin Fallon, Center Partners

Thank you to our current Business Cares members for making a difference in Larimer County! ADP Screening and Selection Services, Inc. ............ see ad on page 26 Advantage Bank ..................................................... see ad on page 11 Avago Technologies ................................................ see ad on page 25 Cache Bank & Trust ................................................. see ad on page 38 Center Partners . ..................................................... see ad on page 14 Hewlett Packard...................................................... see ad on page 44 Hilton Fort Collins . ................................................. see ad on page 33 Kaiser Permanente.................................................. see ad on page 35 Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial.................... see ad on page 22 New Belgium Brewing .............................................. see ad on page 6 Nextage Unlimited Real Estate............................... see ad on page 32 Odell Brewing Co..................................................... see ad on page 12 OtterBox ................................................................. see ad on page 43 RLR LLP .................................................................. see ad on page 24 Ryan Behm and Associates with New York Life....... see ad on page 20 Sterling Infosystems . ............................................. see ad on page 31 The Group, Inc. Real Estate...................................... see ad on page 27 VFLA Design Inc. ..................................................... see ad on page 16 Weston Distance Learning, Inc................................. see ad on page 41 Woodward, Inc . ...................................................... see ad on page 18 For more information about Business Cares and United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center, call (970) 407-7066 or visit www.unitedwayoflarimercounty.org.


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Government Programs Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. The organizations in this category are all programs of local or state-wide government. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with government programs, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visiting www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office

ment for annual appointments begins in September, but applications are accepted for consideration throughout the year.

201 Laporte Avenue, Ste 200 Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.larimer.org/da Sara Zidon (970) 498-7213 zidonsv@co.larimer.co.us

City of Fort Collins-Graffiti Abatement Program PO Box 580 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcgov.com/graffiti Nick Myers (970) 416-2400 nmyers@fcgov.com

The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office protects the rights and safety of the people, seeks a fair judicial process and just consequences for perpetrators of crime, informs, supports, and assists victims and witnesses of crime, and assumes a leadership role in community crime prevention. Volunteers are needed to help assist the Victim/Witness Division in providing advocacy to crime victims, perform technical and clerical duties in support of the Juvenile Division, support imaging and records management, and perform administrative work in support of the processing functions of the department or division. Successful completion of a skills assessment test and background check required. Volunteer hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Minimum 10 hours per week commitment required.

The City of Fort Collins Graffiti Abatement Program enhances the quality of life in our community by providing cost-effective graffiti abatement. Volunteers are needed to serve on graffiti clean-up projects as-needed on Saturdays, 8am12pm. Community members are also needed to report defaced property by calling the 24-hour hotline (970) 416-2400, or using the City’s online reporting system. Youth volunteers ages 13+ supervised.

City of Fort Collins Boards, Commissions and Authorities

Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership

City Clerks Office-City Hall West, 300 LaPorte Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.fcgov.com/boards Molly Wendell (970) 416-2525 mwendell@fcgov.com

PO Box 1287 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.colorado.gov Melissa Westover (970) 577-3829 mwestover@estes.org

Boards and commissions are established for the purpose of acquiring and studying information in specific areas and to make recommendations to City Council on issues ranging from the environment, culture, recreation, human services, and more. Volunteers are needed to serve on one of the City’s 26 boards and commissions consisting of approximately 230 citizen volunteer members. Volunteer Board members advise Council on issues including affordable housing, the environment, development, recreation, and human issues. Recruit-

Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership exists to reduce crime and disorder by applying the principles of Restorative Justice: Repair of harm, reconciliation of relationships, reintegration into the community, responsibility taken by all individuals, restitution to victims, respect given and received by all. Volunteers are needed to serve as facilitators and community representatives.


Government Programs

Fort Collins Police ServicesVictim Services Team

PO Box 580 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcgov.com/police/victims-assistance.php Melissa Funk (970) 224-6089 mfunk@fcgov.com

Fort Collins Police Services-Victim Services Team provides 24-hour crisis intervention, immediate support, and assistance to victims and the community. Volunteers are needed as Victim Advocates to provide crisis counseling and emotional support for victims of crime, their family, and friends. Advocates are available to respond to assist 24/7. Volunteers commit to one 12-hour on-call shift per week. Application and background check required. 40-hour training provided.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office-Victim Response Team

2501 Midpoint Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.larimersheriff.org Susan Johnston (970) 498-5149 johnstsu@co.larimer.co.us

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Serve Colorado 225 East 16th Avenue, Ste B-52 Denver, CO 80203 www.colorado.gov/servecolorado Heather Kreider (303) 866-6426 heather.kreider@state.co.gov Serve Colorado strives to build a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in Colorado. Volunteers are needed to participate in a variety of local, state, and national volunteer programs and events throughout the year. Youth volunteers ages 5-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Town of Estes Park

PO Box 1200 Estes Park, CO 80517 The Victim Response Team consists of trained community volunteers authorized by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, www.estes.org providing 24-hour crisis intervention, immediate support, Volunteer Coordinator (970) 577-3701 townadmin@estes.org

United Way of Larimer County advocates solutions that change lives today and improve our tomorrow.

The Town of Estes Park provides high-quality, reliable services for the benefit of our citizens, visitors, and employees, while being good stewards of public resources and our natural setting. The Town of Estes Park could not provide its high level of service without the aid of dedicated volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available within the Estes Park Museum, Estes Park Senior Center, Police Department, Fairgrounds and Special Events, Estes Park Visitor Center, Boards and Commissions, and more.

Court Ordered Community Service More than 100 Larimer County nonprofits work with individuals who are issued community service by the Courts in Larimer County. These organizations are denoted with the special icon identified above. Adults required to perform community service by the Larimer District, County and Municipal Court Systems must also contact the Alternative Sentencing Unit located at the Larimer County Detention Center prior to performing their service. Court ordered requirements for youth and diversion programs vary, so please contact your specific program for details. Contact the Alternative Sentencing Unit at (970) 980-2600 for information about completing community service hours.


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Health & Wellness

Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. This category includes organizations that conduct activities related to health and wellness. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with health and wellness, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visiting www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

Alpha Center 1212 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.thealphacenter.org Kristin Crabtree (970) 221-5121 kristinc@thealphacenter.org

Alpha Center is a Christian medical clinic that serves our community by providing free services and education related to sexual health. Volunteers are needed to assist with administrative duties, mentoring, computer technical assistance, reception, community events, and fundraising activities. Volunteers must agree with and sign a statement of faith. Youth volunteers ages 14-16 supervised, 17+ unsupervised.

AlterMed Research Foundation 1342 Jayhawk Drive, Ste 200 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.AlterMedResearch.org Kerri Diamant (970) 310-3030 info@AlterMedResearch.org

AlterMed Research Foundation aims to be a change agent, through research and education, to achieve full integration of evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine into conventional health care so all people can enjoy optimum wellness. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising, event planning, grant writing, and marketing. Volunteers with QuickBooks experience are also needed.

Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado 415 Peterson Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.alz.org/co Melinda Brown (970) 472-9798 melinda.brown@alz.org

Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm to help with outdoor maintenance for the patio and gardens, housekeeping duties, light clerical work, and with special events throughout the year such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Memories in the Making Art Auction.

American Cancer Society Northern Colorado Chapter 8221 West 20th Street, Ste A Greeley, CO 80634 www.cancer.org Katie Wilkins (970) 356-9727 Ext. 3 katie.wilkins@cancer.org The American Cancer Society is the nationwide communitybased health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Volunteers are needed for special events which include Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the Golf Tournament. Volunteers are needed to serve on event planning committees and to assist in the office. Volunteer drivers are also needed for the Road to Recovery program, and licensed cosmetologists or estheticians are needed to facilitate the Look Good...Feel Better program.

Arthritis Foundation-Great West Region Denver Office 2280 South Albion Street Denver, CO 80522 www.arthritis.org Jill Lysengen (720) 644 -4398 jlysengen@arthritis.org


Health & Wellness

Arthritis Foundation improves lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Volunteers are needed to represent the Arthritis Foundation in the community by attending local health fairs, providing presentations to companies and organizations about the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis, and related diseases, and teaching physical activity classes. In most cases, youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised are welcome.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition 1224 Doctors Lane Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.bpeclarimer.org Kim Sharpe (970) 495-7503 info@bpeclarimer.org

Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition (BPEC), through education and encouragement, works to reduce the number of motor vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian crashes in our community, and increase knowledge and awareness about how to safely share roads. BPEC works to increase the number of bicycle riders and pedestrians in the community, nurturing health and wellness. Volunteers are needed to serve as Bicycle Ambassadors to encourage people to ride their bikes and/or to share the road with bicycles lawfully and safely. Ambassadors are also needed to help facilitate programs for youth such as Safe Routes to School in Fort Collins and Loveland, bike rodeos, and Safe Kids Larimer County, give presentations for community members about bicycle commuter tax benefits and bicycle friendly business, help with monthly Neighborhood Open Garages, with Community Patrol, and on college campuses at Fix-It Stations, Police Department Outreach, on the CSU Bicycle Advisory Committee, and with facilities and parking infrastructure improvements. Training and application required.

Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association PO Box 271366 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.cwsfa.org Marsha Smelzter (970) 690-5296 secretary@cwsfa.org

Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association is dedicated to creating opportunities for girls and women in northern Colorado to participate in sports, and encouraging and supporting their lifetime appreciation of and participation in athletics. Volunteers are needed to help with special events such as sports fairs and educational sessions. Volunteers are also needed to help with administrative tasks.

Ensight Skills Center 3307 South College Avenue, Ste 108 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.ensightskills.org

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Estes Park Medical Center Foundation PO Box 3650 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.epmedcenter.com Jill Anderson (970) 577-4370 janderson@epmedcenter.org

Estes Park Medical Center Foundation increases community awareness of the Medical Center by developing, managing, and distributing funds to assist Estes Park Medical Center in fulfilling its mission. Volunteers are needed to help with mailings, special events, and grounds maintenance.

Fort Collins Bicycle Co-Op 331 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fcbikecoop.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 484-3804 vac@fcbikecoop.org

The Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op builds community through bicycling. Our goals are to keep our community riding, including those who can’t afford to buy a bike; to educate our neighbors in all things bike-related including bike maintenance, bicycle education and safety; to keep good bikes out of the landfill and to recycle poorly built or unsafe bikes; and to refurbish and donate bicycles for a wide variety of charity events and programs for those in need. Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of operations, serving as greeters on open shop days, helping at special events, and helping to repair bicycles. Volunteers are especially needed 2-6pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the shop. Please visit our website for current volunteer opportunities and shop location.

Fort Collins Bike Library #13 Old Town Square Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcbikelibrary.org Mikheil Moucharrafie (970) 308-0918 mikheil.m@bikefortcollins.org

The Fort Collins Bike Library aims to provide free and sustainable bicycle transportation to visitors, students, and residents of Fort Collins. By providing bicycle resources and education, we can make our community a healthier and more sustainable place. The Fort Collins Bike Library is a free service allowing guests to borrow a bike for as short as one hour or as long as three days. Volunteers are needed to help run the FC Bike Library. Volunteers greet customers, fit them with a free bike to ride, and provide information about the community. One month commitment preferred. Shifts are 10am12pm, Monday-Thursday and 10am-3pm, Friday-Sunday between April-November.

Sally Gunberg (970) 407-9999 sally@ensightskills.org

Ensight Skills Center provides clients with low vision the opportunity to enhance their life skills, independence and self-confidence in a safe environment through adaptive technology and training. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday 10am-5pm to assist with administrative tasks, serve as readers, provide transportation to clients, and more. Youth volunteers 13-15 supervised and 16+ unsupervised.

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Health Care for All Colorado

McKee Medical Center 2000 North Boise Avenue Loveland, CO 80538 www.bannerhealth.com

708 Birky Place Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.healthcareforallcolorado.org

Melissa Wiederspan (970) 635-4166 Melissa.Wiederspan@bannerhealth.com

Linda Mahan (970) 484-2259 lmahan@alum.bu.edu

Health Care for All Colorado is a membership organization dedicated to achieving affordable, guaranteed health care for all through education and advocacy. Volunteers are needed to help with projects that involve community organizing, public speaking, writing and research, and clerical activities. Lobbyists and health care providers are especially needed. Flexible scheduling. Training and supervision provided.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Rocky Mountain Chapter

McKee Medical Center exists to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care. McKee Medical Center is a fully-accredited, nonprofit, acute care hospital that has been providing care to residents of Loveland and the surrounding area since 1976. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities throughout the facility including greeting and guiding guests, driving a golf cart to help patients in the parking lot, assisting with clerical duties, staffing and operating McKee Thrift Avenue and the McKee Gift Shop, gardening, and much more. Volunteers are needed from 7am-8pm, seven days per week. Most shifts are 3-4 hours.

McKee Medical Center Foundation

720 South Colorado Boulevard, Ste 500S Denver, CO 80246 www.lls.org

1805 East 18th Street, Ste 9 Loveland, CO 80538 www.mckeefoundation.com

Katie Halbert (720) 440-8620 katie.halbert@lls.org

Audrey McElwain (970) 593-6038 audrey.mcelwain@bannerhealth.com

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Rocky Mountain Chapter supports efforts to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with various fundraising events and awareness campaigns. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

McKee Medical Center Foundation raises funds and friends for the health and wellness of our community. Volunteers are needed to help plan and implement various fundraising events throughout the year. Dates and times vary and volunteer skills needed are broad. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

Medical Center of the Rockies

March of Dimes FoundationColorado Chapter

2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue Loveland, CO 80538 www.universityofcoloradohealth.org

1325 South Colorado Boulevard, Ste 508 Denver, CO 80522 www.marchofdimes.com/Colorado

Linda Fisher (970) 624-1852 linda.fisher@uchealth.org

Dayna Gutru (303) 709-5849 dgutru@marchofdimes.com

March of Dimes Foundation-Colorado Chapter improves the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Volunteers are needed to participate in the Walk and other related events. Volunteers register, set fundraising goals, engage others to walk, collect donations, and participate in a 5K walk to benefit the organization. Youth volunteers ages 10-14 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

Medical Center of the Rockies is a medical care center under University of Colorado Health-an independent, nonprofit organization, providing innovative, comprehensive care of the highest quality while exceeding expectations of the communities we serve. Volunteers are needed to assist at the information desk, escorting patients, serving as Get Well Network patient educators, in the Fitness Center, as patient liaisons, in the surgery/cardiac waiting room, with the golf cart, and in the gift shop. Volunteers are needed 7am-9pm, seven days per week. Shifts are 3-hours, once per week. Youth volunteers ages 15+ unsupervised.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Colorado Chapter (Fort Collins) 1525 Riverside Avenue, Ste B Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.curemscolorado.org Dolores Kueffler (970) 482-5016 dolores.kueffler@nmss.org National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and addresses the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Volunteers are needed to assist clients one-on-one or in small groups and help with organizing projects, moves, letter writing, computer assistance and errands. Days and times are flexible. Volunteers are needed to assist with Northern Colorado MS Walks, Dinner of Champions, and other events. Volunteers assist on the route, and with putting up posters and brochures, supporting participants and marketing and soliciting sponsorships. Volunteers are also needed to help with general office tasks and program mailings. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised and 16+ unsupervised are welcome to volunteer for events.

Northern Colorado AIDS Project 400 Remington Street, Ste 100 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.ncaids.org Kyla Pfeif (970) 484-4469 Ext. 18 kyla@ncaids.org Northern Colorado AIDS Project (NCAP) improves the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and helps reduce the spread and stigma of the disease. Volunteers are needed for various positions including helping with office work and reception, client transportation, and educational outreach.

Pathways Hospice 305 Carpenter Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.pathways-care.org Sarah Van Etten (970) 292-2378 sarah.vanetten@pathways-care.org Pathways Hospice honors every moment of life by providing compassionate, excellent, comprehensive care to those with an advanced medical condition and those who are grieving.

NC Volunteer Guide 25 Volunteers are needed to work with hospice patients and families in direct patient and bereavement support. Opportunities include social visits, music or other creative therapy, light house cleaning, and pet walking. Volunteers are also needed to assist with mailings, clerical tasks, fundraising activities, and special events. 22-hour volunteer training required for patient care and bereavement volunteers.

Sustainable Living Association 9860 Poudre Canyon Road Bellvue, CO 80512 www.sustainablelivingassociation.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 430-2510 volunteer@sustainablelivingfair.org The Sustainable Living Association educates people and communities in the Rocky Mountain region to make healthy, sustainable choices. Volunteers are needed to build community awareness for sustainable building and renewable energy by helping with workshop series, promoting other awareness activities, and supporting the activities of other organizations that are working to achieve similar goals. Youth volunteers ages 12-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Touchstone Health Partners 525 West Oak Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.touchstonehealthpartners.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 494-4239 volunteering@touchstonehealthpartners.org Touchstone Health Partners is dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized, and integrated mental health and addiction services. Common volunteer activities include partnerships with homebound consumers, childcare for group sessions, hospitality services for office lobbies, help with animal-assisted therapy groups, assistance with marketing and development campaigns, and various one-time group volunteering events. In most cases, volunteers will be asked to make at least a 6-month commitment. Volunteer opportunities at Touchstone Health Partners are regularly growing and adapting, so please contact the Volunteer Coordinator or check the website for up-to-date information. Volunteers with specific skills and interests are encouraged to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator about possibilities for utilizing those skills and interests.

Giving Back to the Community 4380 South Ziegler Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.avagotech.com


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Hunger & Homelessness Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with hunger and homelessness, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

CARE Housing, Inc. 1303 West Swallow Road, Bldg. 11 Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.carehousing.org Shannon Ash (970) 282-7522 sash@carehousing.org

Community FoundationHomeward 2020 201 Linden Street, Ste 202 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.homeward2020.org

Vanessa Fenley (970) 235-0202 CARE Housing, Inc. advocates for and provides affordable vanessa@Homeward2020.org housing with support services to working families, along with persons with disabilities, to strengthen and empower Homeward 2020 works to convene, advocate, strategize, and families and build community. Volunteers are needed to as- align local homeless-serving agencies, government, business sist with after-school youth programs, resident programs, leadership, and the faith community to greatly reduce the and childcare during resident meetings. Volunteers are also number of homeless persons in Fort Collins. Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping, painting, and other proper- needed to provide administrative assistance and assist with ty-related enhancements. Volunteers with skills in computer other duties, as needed. Youth volunteers ages 10+ supertraining, finances, and self-defense are especially needed. vised.

Background check required. Orientation provided. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

Catholic Charities, Larimer County Region 460 Linden Center Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.ccdenver.org Beth Bunde (970) 484-5010 EBunde@ccdenver.org Inspired by God’s love and compassion, Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need by helping people of all backgrounds, strengthening families, and building communities. Shelter volunteers assist one night per week with intake and orientation of new clients. Emergency Assistance volunteers assist one afternoon per week, Monday-Thursday with client intake and reception. Kitchen volunteers help prepare and serve a meal at least one day per month. Senior Outreach volunteers commit 2 hours per week for one year to provide companionship to an isolated senior. Administrative volunteers serve at least once per week, Monday-Friday at the front desk. Youth volunteers ages 8-14 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

Concerned Larimer 806 Rumford Court Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.concernedlarimer.org Volunteer Coordinator info@concernedlarimer.org

Concerned Larimer mobilizes the faith-based community to actively engage in addressing the needs of people in our community through collaboration with nonprofit charitable organizations and community and governmental agencies providing human services. Volunteers are needed to help stuff McKinney McBackPacks with food for school children to have over the weekends. Volunteers are also needed to serve as mentors for the homeless and previously homeless through Faith Family Hospitality or One Congregation, One Family. Volunteers may also help with the Supply Our Students school supply drives in August and February.

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Denver Rescue Mission Ft. Collins Rescue Mission Harvest Farm 316 Jefferson Street 4240 East CR 66 Fort Collins, CO 80524 Wellington, CO 80549 www.denverrescuemission.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 568-9803 info@denrescue.org

Harvest Farm and Denver Rescue Mission’s chief goal is to meet people at their point of need, physical and spiritual. Through practical programs of public awareness and education, shelter, food and clothing distribution, and through Christian teaching and work discipline, Harvest Farm aims to return the poor, needy and homeless to society as selfsufficient, productive citizens. Volunteers are needed during the spring and summer to assist with existing projects, including building maintenance, feeding animals, grounds maintenance, and gardening. Volunteer groups that can provide funding to complete miscellaneous maintenance jobs are also welcome for full-day volunteer projects. Youth volunteers 12+ supervised.

Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc. 2506 Hollingbourne Drive Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.FoCoCafe.org Volunteer Coordinator (309) 368-1659 feedingourcommunityourselves@gmail.com Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc. (FoCo Café) builds community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay while using local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients. Vol-

Just one hour of volunteer time is worth $22.14 invested back into the community. – Volunteering in America

NC Volunteer Guide 27 unteers help the Café make fresh food, a fresh environment, and a fresh approach to ending hunger in Fort Collins. When FoCo Café opens its doors, volunteers can help in the kitchen and in the dining area prepping food, cooking, with counter service, dish washing, cleaning tables, and maintenance. Youth volunteers under age 16 supervised.

Food Bank for Larimer County 1301 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.foodbanklarimer.org Susan Kelly (970) 530-3113 skelly@foodbanklarimer.org

The Food Bank for Larimer County strives to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger relief programs. Food Share volunteers are needed in Loveland and Fort Collins, 9am-2pm, Tuesday-Saturday to work directly with clients by performing client check-in and distributing commodities. Kids Café Kitchen Assistants help prepare, cook and package meals Monday-Friday. Warehouse and office volunteers assist 9am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday. Opportunities also exist to help with special events and food drives. Volunteers typically work a regular weekly shift of 2 hours which must be pre-arranged with the Volunteer Coordinator. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity 4001 South Taft Hill Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.fortcollinshabitat.org Construction Lara Meyer (970) 218-4183 lmeyer@fortcollinshabitat.org

ReStore Joe Kissell (970) 488-2711 jkissell@habitatstore.org

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with hard-working families in need. Volunteers are needed to help with home construction 8am-3:30pm, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised. No construction experience necessary. Volunteers are also needed to assist in the ReStore, 9am-5:30pm, Monday-Saturday, with material handling, cleaning, and greeting customers. Additional help is needed with administration and special events. CSU students may join the CSU Habitat Chapter by emailing csuhabitat@gmail. com. Youth volunteers ages 14-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.


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Fort Collins Housing Authority 1400 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fchousing.org Josh Suppes (970) 567-6310 jsuppes@fcgov.com The Fort Collins Housing Authority provides and promotes affordable housing, economic self-sufficiency opportunity and a safe living environment free from discrimination. Volunteers are needed 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday to assist with grounds clean-up tasks such as raking, sweeping, and trash pick-up. Skilled volunteers are also needed to paint housing units.

Friends of Happy Heart Farm 2820 West Elizabeth Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.happyheartfriends.org Claudia DeMarco (970) 988-3464 claudia@happyheartfriends.org Friends of Happy Heart Farm provides locally grown, fresh, nutritious vegetables to families in need, promoting selfreliance and community involvement through education on wellness, farming and food. Volunteers are needed to help with office and clerical work, planning and execution of special events, farming, communications and marketing, and on our Board of Directors. Youth volunteers ages 16+ supervised.

Homeless Gear 424 Pine Street, Ste 102 Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.HomelessGear.org Eileen Corbiere (970) 682-3193 Eileen@HomelessGear.org Homeless Gear provides homeless men, women and children with the supplies that they need to survive on the streets and the support and companionship that they need to navigate the path from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Volunteers are needed to sort and stock donations, help out at regular

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supply distributions, organize and host donation drives, sew sleeping bags, help out at a monthly Sam’s Club collection event, transport products, join the Night Street Outreach team, and/or serve as an Employment Specialist or an Advocate Assistant in our Hand Up program. Youth volunteers welcome.

Homelessness Prevention Initiative 424 Pine Street, Ste 102 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.homelessnessprevention.net Kelly Burwell (970) 407-7068 kburwell@uwaylc.org

Homelessness Prevention Initiative (HPI) provides rental assistance and supportive services to those in need. Volunteers are needed to help screen applicants and determine their eligibility for rental assistance, the amount of rental assistance provided, and availability of funds. Direct service activities occur weekdays during business hours in locations throughout Fort Collins. Most shifts are 3-4 hours. Training is provided and long-term commitments are preferred. Volunteers are also needed to help with events, advocacy, and clerical duties.

House of Neighborly Service 565 North Cleveland Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.honservice.org Erin Becerra (970) 667-4939 ebecerra@honservice.org

House of Neighborly Service provides basic needs, referrals, and advocacy to people who are experiencing the effects of poverty or situational crisis. Volunteers help sort food and package food baskets, sort and hang donated clothing, assist the homeless day center (and seasonally the overnight shelter), pick up donations, do clerical tasks, and serve as caseworkers that meet with clients. Volunteers are also utilized for fundraisers, maintenance and other special projects.

Iasis Christ Fellowship Mercy Ministry 363 Jefferson Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.iasis.org Veronica Arnold (970) 416-9392 streetwise@iasis.org Iasis Christ Fellowship Mercy Ministry provides emergency groceries to those in need. Volunteers are needed to process food, clothing, and monetary donations. Volunteers are also needed to help schedule appointments for the food pantry, shop for groceries at the Food Bank for Larimer County, and with special events and programs such as fundraisers, retreats, and holiday assistance initiatives. One-year minimum commitment required. Training provided.


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Loveland Habitat for Humanity

Construction ReStore 1154 SE 2nd Street 5250 Garfield Loveland, CO 80537 Loveland, CO 80537 www.lovelandhabitatforhumanity.org

Marjie Johnson (970) 669-9769 marjie@lovelandhabitatforhumanity.org

Carmen Engel (970) 669-7343 carmen@lovelandhabitatforhumanity.org

Loveland Habitat for Humanity displays the care of Jesus Christ to people from all walks of life, regardless of faith, and helps build simple, decent, affordable homes with people in need, while striving to make affordable housing a matter of conscience throughout the Loveland area and around the world. Volunteers are needed to assist with all phases of home construction, to serve on committees, and to offer clerical support in the office. ReStore volunteers help collect, sort, display and repair donated items. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised for non-construction related duties.

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. - Winston Churchill

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Loveland’s Community Kitchen 427 Garfield Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.lovelandcommunitykitchen.org Sally Wabeke (970) 663-2533 sally.wabeke@gmail.com Loveland’s Community Kitchen is a place where there is a meal for those who are hungry, conversation for those who are lonely, and rest for those who are struggling. Volunteers are needed 10:30am-1:30pm, Monday-Friday, and 2-5pm on weekends to help with meal set-up, service, and clean-up. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Neighbor to Neighbor 1550 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.n2n.org Beverly Suits (970) 484-7498 bsuits@n2n.org Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) opens doors and advances lives by providing housing counseling, supportive services, and multi-family affordable housing. Volunteers are needed to assist with N2N’s Housing Counseling programs by placing follow-up phone calls to program participants, performing data entry, filing, helping with mailings, answering phones, updating information, and assisting with basic office duties. Training is provided and volunteers must commit to a minimum of three hours per week for at least three months. Volunteers are also needed for short-term property beautification, landscaping, community building, maintenance and various other projects. Volunteer hours are MondayThursday, 8am-5pm, and Fridays, 8am-12pm with occasional weekend and evening hours. Youth volunteers ages 10+ supervised.

Board Bank Have you ever considered serving on a Board of Directors? United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center recruits and trains community professionals to serve as nonprofit board and committee members. Currently, there are more than 75 local nonprofits in the Board Bank program that need the skills, passion, and enthusiasm that so many community professionals have to offer. Volunteers with a wide range of leadership skills, backgrounds, and interests are in high demand and are needed to serve on nonprofits’ Board of Directors to help meet the missions of these organizations. The Board Bank program provides a bimonthly training where interested volunteers can learn about the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of serving on a Board. Additionally, the program matches volunteers with a variety of board opportunities based on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the needs of the nonprofit agencies. This program is especially designed for leadership-level volunteers who will help govern and lead a nonprofit organization toward greater impact and success. If you’re interested in a volunteer Board position, join the Board Bank program today! Contact the Volunteer Center at (970) 4077066 or volunteercenter@uwaylc.org for additional information.


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Individuals With Disabilities

Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities serving individuals with disabilities, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

Arc Thrift Stores 106 Foothills Parkway Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.arcthrift.com

City of Fort Collins-Adaptive Recreation Opportunities 3131 North Garfield Loveland, CO 80538

Maria Tovar (303) 231-9222 Ext. 1190 mtovar@arcthrift.com Arc Thrift Stores enhances the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing funding to support the arc and ACL chapters in Colorado. arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to decide how they live, learn, work, and play. Volunteers are needed to help with production, customer service, and to help sort and organize donations. Supervised youth volunteers welcome.

Arc of Larimer County 109 Coronado Court, Bldg 7 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.arclc.org Wendie Robinson (970) 204-6991 robinsonwendie@gmail.com Arc of Larimer County protects the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities through advocacy and education. Volunteers are needed to assist with office duties, events, and special programs. Volunteers are also needed to work in the thrift stores. Youth volunteers ages 8-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Audio Information Network of Colorado 2200 Central Avenue, Ste A Boulder, CO 80301 www.aincolorado.org Kat Lindgren (877) 443-2001, Ext. 103 kat@aincolorado.org Audio Information Network of Colorado provides Colorado’s blind, visually impaired, and print disabled residents with access to news, information, and otherwise inaccessible printed materials. Volunteers are needed to read newspapers, magazines, and other print materials to be broadcasted to blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals across Colorado. Boulder studios are open for recording 7:30am-5pm, Monday- Friday, and 8am-12pm weekends. Volunteers may also record on personal computers. Other home based-projects are available. 1-2 hour commitment per week preferred. Training provided. Youth volunteers ages 14+ unsupervised.

PO Box 580 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcgov.com/aro Jenna Moriarty (970) 224-6125 jmoriarty@fcgov.com

City of Fort Collins Adaptive Recreation Opportunities provides people with disabilities the opportunities to participate in community recreation programs and services of their choice. Volunteers are needed to assist individuals and groups with various recreational programs such as trips and outings, sports, arts, health and wellness, social events and leisure education. Volunteers are also needed evenings and weekends to assist with alternative programs for adults including outings to movies, restaurants, and museums, cooking and craft classes, and aquatic classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Duties for aquatics classes include participating in the class, being a positive role model, and assisting with set-up, clean-up and adaptive equipment. Training provided. Application, background check, and orientation required.

Disabled Resource Services 1017 Robertson Street, Unit B Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.fortnet.org/drs Gail Barrera (970) 449-6978 gailbarrera7@gmail.com

Disabled Resource Services empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence through services supporting advocacy, awareness, and access to their community. Volunteers are needed to assist lowincome and home-bound individuals with disabilities in Fort Collins and Loveland by providing transportation, helping with lawn mowing and yard work, snow shoveling, organizing, reading to the blind, adopting a senior, light housekeeping and handyman work. Volunteers with auto-mechanical skills are also needed.

Foothills Gateway, Inc. 301 West Skyway Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.foothillsgateway.org April Rikhoff (970) 266-5379 aprilr@foothillsgateway.org

The mission of Foothills Gateway, Inc. is to advocate for and empower individuals with disabilities to lead lives of their choice. Volunteers are needed as mentors and are paired


INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES one-on-one with an individual with a disability to help model healthy friendships while accessing the community. Schedules are flexible. Volunteers also assist as Adult Program Aides helping staff and individuals on-site in the work area, retirement room, or intensive supports area with activities such as reading to groups, arts and crafts, feeding, and oneon-one time. Hours are 9:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday. Adult Care Services volunteers spend time with adults at the Adult Care house, participating in activities such as games, arts and crafts, and reading. This is a 24-hour facility. Background checks required.

Front Range Exceptional Equestrians PO Box 272452 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.ridewithfree.org Donna Gustafson (970) 221-0646 ridewithfree@yahoo.com Front Range Exceptional Equestrians (FREE) provides a unique blend of social, physical, and emotional development through equine-assisted activities. Volunteers assist children and adults with special needs while participating in evening classes, and with grooming and tacking horses. Volunteers also serve on committees such as fundraising and marketing, and help with special events or long-range planning. Volunteers are needed to take pictures at classes and events. Knowledge of horses or disabilities is not required, although it is helpful. Training provided. Youth volunteers ages 12-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center PO Box 2675 Loveland, CO 80539 www.heartsandhorses.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 663-4200 volunteer@heartsandhorses.org Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well being of people with special needs through equine-assisted therapy. Volunteers are needed as Horse Leaders and Side Walkers to aid special needs clients in their riding therapy. Horse Leaders are responsible for haltering, grooming, tacking, and leading horses in therapy classes. Side Walkers walk alongside and sometimes aid the disabled rider’s balance. 8-week commitment serving 1-2 hours per week preferred. Training provided. Volunteers are also needed for office and facilities

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Learning House Foundation 3533 Riva Ridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.thelearninghouse.org Chris Howell (970) 266-0844 chris.howell.fc@gmail.com The Learning House Foundation creates an enriching and engaging environment for both young children and adults that stimulates the mind, incorporates hands-on activities, and encourages everyone to be their best. Volunteers are needed to assist in classrooms, with yard and maintenance duties, and with front office tasks. Youth volunteers ages 10-12 supervised, 13+ unsupervised.

Muscular Dystrophy Association NOCO/WYO 2625 Redwing Road, Ste 370 Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.mda.org Misty Wisdow (970) 282-1320 mwisdow@mdausa.org Muscular Dystrophy Association NOCO/WYO is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Volunteers are needed for general office assistance, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Hours are flexible.

Respite Care, Inc. 6203 South Lemay Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.respitecareinc.org Lauren Whynott (970) 207-9435 volunteer@respitecareinc.org Respite Care, Inc. provides short-term quality care for children with developmental disabilities and respite to their families, enabling them to enhance their quality of life. Volunteers are needed to spend supervised time with children during scheduled weekly visits reading stories, holding babies, and playing board games. Volunteers are also needed to facilitate group involvement in the community. Orientation,


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training, and background check required. Group volunteer opportunities must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Spirit Crossing Clubhouse

Special Olympics Colorado

125 Crestridge Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.touchstonehealthpartners.org

384 Inverness Parkway, Ste 100 Englewood, CO 80112 www.specialolympicsco.org Kady Moore (720) 359-3103 kbm@specialolympicsco.org

Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disablities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Volunteers are needed as coaches, team assistants, and unified partners, and to help at local events and fundraisers. Sportspecific officials are needed for competitions and sports clinicians to work with coaches and athletes. Volunteer opportunities and schedules are flexible. Youth volunteers ages 8-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Natalie Brown (970) 493-4053 natalie.brown@touchstonehealthpartners.org

Spirit Crossing Clubhouse supports adults with mental illness as they pursue their personal, social, financial, and vocational goals. Volunteers with expertise in employment, education, business, law, real estate, or persons with disabilities are needed to serve on the Advisory Board. 2-year minimum commitment required. Volunteers are also needed to help with special events, fundraising, building renovations, and to serve on the Friends of Spirit Crossing League. Youth volunteers ages 13+ supervised.

Volunteer Project Leader Program (VPL) Looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can apply your specific skills and have a greater leadership role? The Volunteer Project Leader Program program may be for you. Volunteer Project Leaders are recruited and trained to work directly with local nonprofit agencies to plan ‘done in a day’ volunteer projects. Volunteers work with nonprofits to recruit volunteers, solicit supplies and materials, and coordinate the day’s events. Large-scale volunteer projects often require significant planning and coordination. Many nonprofits are unable to attempt to do necessary projects due to limited resources and time. A Volunteer Project Leader can help make a project run smoothly. United Way of Larimer County coordinates Volunteer Project Leader projects twice a year, during Make a Difference Day in October and National Volunteer Month in April. For more information about the Volunteer Project Leader program, contact the Volunteer Center at (970) 407-7066 or volunteercenter@uwaylc.org.


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Resources & Services

Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. The organizations in this category involve volunteers in providing a specialized resource or service to members of the community. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities with local resources and services, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

City of Fort CollinsNeighborhood Services

Education and Life Training Center

281 North College Avenue, Second Floor Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcgov.com/neighborhoodservices

401 Linden Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.eltcenter.org

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 224-6046

Dianne Tjalkens (970) 482-4357 info@eltcenter.org

City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services offers programs for Fort Collins residents to enhance quality of life in our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed occasionally to help with education programs, grant opportunities, special events, and mediation services. Volunteers are especially needed to Adopt-A-Neighbor by shoveling snow in the winter months for those who are unable to do so.

Colorado State UniversityCommunity Literacy Center 346A Eddy Hall, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 www.literacy.colostate.edu Tobi Jacobi (970) 491-7251 clc@lamar.colostate.edu

Community Literacy Center aims to create alternative literacy opportunities that work to educate and empower underserved populations. The Center supports university literacy research and outreach that promotes community action and social change. Volunteers are needed to assist with alternative literacy and community writing programs by providing support for weekly or monthly writing workshops, intergenerational story telling clubs, and English as a Second Language classes.

Education and Life Training Center (ELTC) supports families towards employment and economic stability through education. Volunteers are needed to serve as office assistants, receptionists, classroom assistants and tutors, as well as help with administering Pearson VUE exams, writing newsletters, computer refurbishing, IT, photography at events, event planning and support, and childcare and dinner preparation for evening classes.

Estes Park Learning Place Inc. 600 South Saint Vrain, Unit 2 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.eplearningplace.org Kathleen Anderson (970) 577-0020 info@eplearningplace.org

The Estes Park Learning Place is dedicated to supporting and inspiring students of all ages in their educational pursuits, and to nurturing a life-long love of learning. Volunteers are needed to support learning programs and help with special events.

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Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

Fort Collins Community Action Network

PO Box 4221 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.epnonprofit.org

PO Box 400 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fccan.org

Jill Lancaster (970) 480-7805 info@epnonprofit.org

Cheryl Distaso (970) 419-8944 info@fccan.org

Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center provides educational opportunities for area nonprofit organizations, seeks optimal utilization of limited resources through networking among nonprofit entities, and encourages through support and guidance the emergence of innovation and creativity. Volunteers are needed to assist with managing records of nonprofit contact information and services. Volunteer grant writers also needed as well as individuals interested in becoming experts in on-line grant searches.

The Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) creates a community based on furthering economic, social, and environmental justice, sustainability, human rights, and peace for all by building coalitions, developing strategies and actions, and supporting existing progressive organizations. Volunteers are needed for nearly every aspect of programming, including one-time events. Youth volunteers ages 14-16 supervised, 17+ unsupervised.

Estes Valley Multicultural Connections

Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau 19 Old Town Square, Ste 137 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.visitftcollins.com

PO Box 1444 Estes Park, CO 80517

Elin Moorman (970) 232-3842 emoorman@ftcollins.com

Kurtis Kelly (970) 586-8116, Ext. 814 kkelly@estesvalleylibrary.org

Estes Valley Multicultural Connections assists our community to integrate and celebrate persons of diverse cultures. Volunteers are needed to assist with language instruction and one-on-one tutoring, community celebrations, and special events. Volunteers are needed to assist with hosting a regular series of movies and specially-themed culture nights. Volunteers will help with set-up, planning, and promoting of these programs. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Youth volunteers ages 14+ unsupervised.

The Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau leads the Fort Collins area hospitality industry in attracting special events, conventions, cultural activities, and recreational opportunities for greater Fort Collins and provides information regarding businesses, services, and recreational opportunities available in Fort Collins to visitors and residents. Volunteers are needed to staff the center seven days per week in 2-4 hour shifts. On-call weekend substitute volunteers are also needed. Long-time residents of Fort Collins are especially encouraged to apply, but anyone with a familiarity of Fort Collins and a willingness to learn and help others is welcome.

Volunteering With a Service Club A service club is a type of volunteer organization where members meet regularly for social outings and to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. Members of service clubs volunteer their time and talents to perform valuable community services, while at the same time enjoying camaraderie and valuable networking opportunities with many community leaders and businesses. Service clubs often have established causes or charities of emphasis, giving focus to volunteer initiatives. Oftentimes, the resources of the service club itself can greatly increase the impact of the services provided to the community.

For information about the service clubs in your area, visit: Active 20-30.......................................... www.active20-30.com American Association of Retired Persons............ www.aarp.org American Association of University Women...... www.aauw.org Big Thompson Interact Club....................................................... ................................. www.bigthompsoninteract.blogspot.com Independent Order of the Odd Fellows................ www.ioof.org Jaycees . ..................................................... www.usjaycees.org Junior League . ......................................................www.ajli.org Kiwanis Club.................................................. www.kiwanis.org Lions Club ..................................................www.lionsclubs.org National Charity League.......... www.nationalcharityleague.org Optimist Club . ............................................. www.optimist.org PHILO Club................................................ www.sgrho1922.org Quota Club ...................................................... www.quota.org Rotary: Colorado and Wyoming districts ..www.rotary5440.org Sertoma Club................................................ www.sertoma.org Sierra Club.................................................. www.sierraclub.org Soroptimist Club.......................................www.soroptimist.org


resources & services

Fort Collins International Center Laurel Hall, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 www.fortcollinsinternationalcenter.org Nicole Johnson (970) 491-7398 intlctr@lamar.colostate.edu

Fort Collins International Center is a community organization for those eager to learn about and share the riches of our world’s cultures one person at a time. Since 1967, volunteers have been providing the Fort Collins area with programs and activities designed to build friendships, and develop understanding among people from around the world. Colorado State University’s Office of International Programs recognizes Fort Collins International Center as their official volunteer organization. Together they support international students, their families and the broader community.

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viduals, vibrant communities, and a peaceful world. Volunteers are needed to assist with yard and office work including the occasional bulk mailings, provide a meal for college students during the weekly “Food for Thought” gatherings, and serve on the Board of Directors.

Loveland Center for Business Development 5400 Stone Creek Circle Loveland, CO 80538 www.lovelandcenterforbiz.org Mary Ann Huffines (970) 667-4106 maryann@lovelandcenterforbiz.org

Loveland Center for Business Development creates on-going mentoring relationships with business owners by providing confidential, independent, objective, and impartial business assessments, based on actual and relevant business experience, available throughout the entire business cycle. Volunteers are needed to provide counseling and present classes for local businesses and people looking to go into business. Volunteer counselors can provide their services for a few hours per day, once per week, or occasionally on an on-call basis. Hours are flexible.

5887 South Taft Hill Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.larimer.org/solidwaste

Loveland Public Library

Rose Watson (970) 498-5772 rwatson@larimer.org

300 North Adams Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org

Larimer County Solid Waste provides Larimer County residents with responsible disposal, environmental protection, resource management, recycling and education. The Garbage Garage Education Center provides information, tours, outreach, and resources to assist in the department’s goals. Volunteers are needed as tour guides, office assistants, Garbage Garage Education Center attendants, Recycling Ambassadors, event coordinators, and activity and camp assistants. Training provided. Youth volunteers ages 12+ supervised.

Bobbi Benesh (970) 962-2401 bobbi.benesh@cityofloveland.org

Geller Center 629 South Howes Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.gellercenter.org Katie Huffman (970) 482-8487 admin.gellercenter@gmail.com The Geller Center provides a safe place for development of the spirit within the whole person, promoting healthy indi-

The Loveland Public Library strives to be accessible and active in outreach to people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers are needed to support the library in many ways, including processing new books, delivering library materials to the homebound, restocking books, indexing newspapers, repairing damaged books, filing, organizing, recordkeeping, and assisting with the Kids Club literacy outreach program. Volunteers may also help as greeters, tour guides, and mentors and tutors in the youth area. Youth ages 16+ supervised.

Loveland Visitors Center 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Ste 100 Loveland, CO 80538 www.cityofloveland.org Gary Light (970) 667-3882 gary.light@cityofloveland.org


36 NC Volunteer Guide The Visitors Center promotes and markets the City of Loveland. Volunteers are needed to help operate the gift shop, with the Valentine re-mailing program, and greet visitors and provide them with local, regional, and state information.

Make Change NoCo 1525 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.makechangenoco.com Volunteer Coordinator (970) 498-6013 info@makechangenoco.com Make Change NoCo encourages widespread participation in relevant and effective financial education programs and services. Volunteers are needed to help with administrative assistance, public awareness and community outreach, website and social media maintenance, and financial counseling and mentoring. Both one-time and ongoing opportunities are available. Youth volunteers welcome.

Northern Colorado Shares, Inc. PO Box 272683 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.facebook.com/NOCOShares Kathie Robson (970) 381-2631 nocoshares@gmail.com NOCO Shares inspires generosity 90 days at a time. Volunteers support different community projects every 90 days. Currently, volunteers help with the new Community Garden at Redeemer Church, which will provide fresh produce for the local food banks and will be an ongoing project every year. The garden will be wheelchair accessible and family-friendly. Volunteers of all ages welcome. Another annual project is The Gift of a Green Christmas Tree, which provides trees and all the trimmings to those without. Youth Volunteers ages 14+ with supervision.

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Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center 4812 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.savacenter.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 472-4204 office@savacenter.org Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provides prevention programs through community outreach and education. Direct service volunteers serve as hotline advocates. 40-hour trainings are hosted 3 times per year. Prevention program volunteers help with SART Peers, Super Girls and Super Boys, and Activism Theater. Youth volunteers ages 15+ may help with Activism Theater opportunities.

Small Business Development Center Key Bank Tower Building, 125 South Howes Street, Ste 150 Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.larimersbdc.org Terri Donovan-Keirns (970) 498-9295 admin@larimersbdc.org Small Business Development Center provides high quality and cost-effective small business assistance, information, and support which fosters the successful growth and development of small businesses and results in a positive longterm economic impact on our communities. Volunteers are needed to serve as office assistants for 2-3 hour shifts, 8am4pm, Monday-Friday. Business owners or retired persons willing to share knowledge and experience in their business area of expertise are needed as volunteer professional counselors 1-3 hours per week. Volunteer writers and photographers are also needed to capture and share Larimer County business owners’ success stories.

Rocky Mountain Resource Center

United Way of Larimer County

1105 West Myrtle Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.rmrcenter.org

424 Pine Street, Ste 102 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.unitedwayoflarimercounty.org

Lisa Monroney (970) 490-2032 lisamonroney@gmail.com

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 407-7066 volunteercenter@uwaylc.org

Rocky Mountain Resource Center provides information and referrals on issues related to destructive organizations and hate groups. Volunteers are needed to help organize files and library materials, answer telephones, and provide multimedia workshop presentation assistance. Youth volunteers ages 15-17 supervised.

United Way of Larimer County cultivates and mobilizes community resources to change and save lives. The Volunteer Center creates a healthier, more connected community by promoting the ethic of service and being the central resource for volunteerism. United Way 2-1-1 is your Community Connection to Services. If you need to know where to go for clothing, food, rent, shelter, support groups, parenting, volunteerism, and other types of community services, call 2-1-1. Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical work, marketing and finance projects, special events, volunteer outreach, and programming committees. Volunteers are also needed to participate in a variety of day-of-service events such as Make A Difference Day and Global Youth Service Day. Youth volunteers welcome.

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How Can I Help in the Event of a Disaster? The physical destruction and human displacement caused by recent disaster events has made the impact of a disaster real for all of us. Larimer County has had the experience of responding to numerous disasters of its own, including the 1997 floods and High Park wild fire. Oftentimes, community members want to help, yet they do not realize there are limitations to volunteering and donating during a disaster. The following list can help you understand how your voluntary efforts can be best used. • Become trained in advance. Locally, you can contact organizations such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to become trained as a disaster volunteer prior to an emergency event. • When you want to donate, cash is best. Donated goods often cause the complicated, time-consuming process of collecting, tracking, transporting and distributing, while cash can be used in concentrated areas. • Donate through an organization. When specific items are needed, organizations know of the specific needs along with the details of the collection. Relief groups will often have infrastructure already in place. Call 2-1-1 for a list of organizations accepting donations. • Don’t call 9-1-1 to find out about recent developments and volunteer opportunities. To find out the status of a disaster or who you can contact to help, visit www.larimer.org/emergency. If a disaster does occur and you are compelled to help those in need, please contact 2-1-1 Colorado to find out how you can volunteer or donate by dialing 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.helpcoloradonow.org.


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Seniors Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities serving seniors, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

City of Fort Collins, Senior Center

Elderhaus Adult Day Programs

1200 Raintree Drive Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.fcgov.com/recreation/seniorcenter

605 South Shields Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.elderhaus.org

Betsy Emond (970) 224-6030 bemond@fcgov.com

Sandra Cogswell (970) 221-0406 ehvolunteer@gmail.com

City of Fort Collins Senior Center is a gathering place where older adults can come together for activities and services that enhance their dignity, maintain their well-being, support their independence, foster lifelong learning, and encourage their involvement in the community. Volunteers assist with the implementation and supervision of programs and activities, serving as greeters, librarians, cooks, trip drivers, and clerical assistants. Volunteers also assist with special events that occur throughout the year. Areas of need include aquatics, arts and crafts, clubs and organizations, dance, fitness, education, games, outdoor recreation, assisting with our Volunteers of America lunch program, and social and travel opportunities. Court-ordered volunteers must pay $15 for a background check. Youth volunteers ages 10-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Elderhaus Adult Day Programs enrich lives through community-based education, socialization, and therapeutic services to support caregivers and maintain self-sufficiency. Volunteers assist program guests and staff members with crafts, games, meals and snacks, and help with special projects with men’s and women’s groups. Volunteers may assist on outings such as visits to parks, museums, coffee shops, bowling and billiards centers, fishing, and Meals on Wheels delivery. Hours are 7am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Youth volunteers ages 1013 supervised, 15+ unsupervised.

Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado PO Box 272687 Fort Collins, CO 80527 www.edlercarenet.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 495-3442 Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado assists seniors in northern Colorado by providing information, resources, and support to caregivers and professional service providers. Volunteers are needed to support annual events such as Senior Law Day in August and Elder Care Resource Day in the spring. Youth volunteers ages 17+ unsupervised.

Foundation on Aging for Larimer County PO Box 288 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.foalarimer.org Lisa Poppaw (970) 310-4900 lisa@foalarimer.org

Foundation on Aging for Larimer County addresses the needs of older adults, raises community awareness of those needs, and fosters solutions that improve quality of life. The Foundation focuses on implementing and administering an emergency support fund for older individuals whose needs are not being met due to gaps in the existing senior service network. Volunteers are needed to provide community education and increase awareness about aging issues. Volunteers serve on the education, emergency grant assistance, advocacy, and events committees.


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Meals on Wheels of Fort Collins, Inc.

PO Box 424 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.fcmow.org

Dana Guber (970) 484-6325 info@fcmow.org

NC Volunteer Guide 39 from driving maintain their independence by providing doorto-door transportation in Fort Collins and Loveland. Volunteers donate their time and use their own vehicles to provide rides in Fort Collins and Loveland. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:15 am - 4 pm. Most of our volunteers choose to drive one morning or afternoon a week. Others choose the more flexible option of driving as a back-up. Volunteers are provided a mileage allowance and supplemental liability insurance. Authorization to conduct criminal background checks and obtain copies of driver’s records are required.

Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

Meals on Wheels of Fort Collins, Inc. provides nutritious noon meals and social interaction to homebound individuals, five days per week, in the greater Fort Collins area. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound clients 11am1pm, at least one weekday per week. Volunteers use their own cars and gas. Bike delivery option is available. Socializing with clients is encouraged. Background checks required. 2038 Rio Blanco Avenue Volunteers are also needed to help with special events and Loveland, CO 80538 secretsantanonprofit@gmail.com serve on the Board of Directors and committees.

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, Inc.

437 North Garfield Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.lovelandmealsonwheels.org

Pam Bessey (970) 667-0311 pam@lovelandmealsonwheels.org

Diane Johnson (970) 613-1411 Secretsantanonprofit@gmail.com Secret Santa’s for the Elderly brings a smile and feeling of love and encouragement to elderly in nursing and assisted living homes in Larimer County. Our goal is to heighten public awareness and encourage community participation in spreading the true spirit of the holidays all year to these elderly individuals. Volunteers may visit assisted living and nursing home facilities once or on an on-going basis. Walking, reading, conversing and just being a friend can help. A small gift list is provided to each volunteer but is not mandatory. Schools, choirs, youth groups and businesses are encouraged to participate one time or more often. Supervised therapy dogs are welcome, as permitted.

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, Inc. provides nutritious meals delivered by volunteers to individuals with limited ability to leave home, shop for food, or prepare meals because of a physical or mental condition thus enabling them to remain independent and living at home. Volunteers are needed 8-11:30am, Monday-Friday to assist program cooks in the kitchen. Volunteers are also needed 10:30am-12:30pm to serve as drivers, delivering meals on specific routes once per week or as a substitute, as needed. Children may accom- 405 Canyon Avenue pany adult drivers. Background checks provided. Youth vol- Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.voacolorado.org/Volunteers-of-America-Northunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised. ern-Colorado

Volunteers of America

SAINT Volunteer Transportation

333 West Drake Road, Ste. 42 Fort Collins, CO 80526 www.saintvolunteertransportation.org

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 472-9630 volmanager@frii.com

Volunteers of America in Colorado seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and famiConnie Nelson-Cleverley lies in the community. Volunteers provide services to help se(970) 223-8604 niors and adults with disabilities remain living independently saintvc@frii.com and socially engaged. We serve all of Larimer County, including Berthoud, Bellvue, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Senior Alternatives in Transportation (SAINT) helps seniors ages 60+ and individuals with disabliities that prevent them Wellington. Services include: home-delivered frozen meals, dining program, grocery shopping and delivery, home safety improvements, companionship, caregiver respite, and outreach programs. The RSVP Program also helps volunteers age 55 or better find volunteer opportunities at other agencies that fit their skills and experience. These RSVP volunteers earn additional benefits and are members of a Senior Corps of volunteers making a difference across our community. Project-based internships are also available in the areas of marketing, program development, event planning, education, and administration.

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Volunteering with Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Senior housing can be a great place to volunteer, as these facilities often need help with crafts, games, and entertainment for their residents. The holiday season, in particular, is a great time to offer your time and company to elderly community members. Call each organization individually to find out about specific volunteer opportunities that are available during the holidays, and year- round.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities are for individuals who require help with daily living activities, but do not need the skilled medical care provided in a nursing facility. Care is provided 24/7 in a way that promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident.

Estes Park:

Estes Park Good Samaritan Village.............(970) 577-7700

Fort Collins:

Columbine West Health & Rehab Facility...(970) 221-2273 Fort Collins Health Care Center..................(970) 482-7925 Golden Peaks Nursing Care and Rehab Center.(970) 482-2525 Good Samaritan Society- Fort Collins Village .(970) 226-4909 Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab Facility......(970) 482-1584 Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of the Rockies.(970) 484-7981 Spring Creek Health Care Center...............(970) 482-5712

Loveland/Berthoud:

Berthoud Living Center..............................(970) 532-2683 Good Samaritan Society-Loveland Village..(970) 669-3100 North Shore Health Care and Rehab Center.(970) 667-6111 Sierra Vista Health Care Center..................(970) 669-0345

Independent Living Facilities

Independent Living Facilities offer a community lifestyle with additional benefits including meals and planned recreation activities.

Estes Park:

Estes Park Good Samaritan Village.............(970) 577-7700

Arbours at MacKenzie Place.......................(970) 207-1939 Barlow Assisted Living...............................(970) 482-1119 Clare Bridge Cottage of Fort Collins . ........(970) 266-0700 Collinwood Assisted Living........................(970) 223-3552 Eagles Nest Assisted Living........................(970) 493-1073 Ft Collins Good Samaritan Retirement Village.(970) 226-4909 Fox Meadows Assisted Living ...................(970) 449-4472 Good Samaritan Village Society- Fort Collins.(970) 226-4909 Meadowlark Assisted Living.......................(970) 221-3707 New Mercer Commons..............................(970) 495-1000 The Residence at Oakridge.........................(970) 229-5800 Shamrock Manor........................................(970) 224-1400 Sterling House of Fort Collins.....................(970) 229-9777 Terry Lake Assisted Living...........................(970) 221-3707 Turnberry Place Assisted Living..................(970) 482-2215

Fort Collins:

Loveland/Berthoud:

Senior Apartments

Apple Leaf Assisted Living..........................(970) 532-2600 Aspen House Assisted Living......................(970) 635-9800 The Courtyard of Loveland.........................(970) 667-3342 Good Samaritan Village Society- Loveland.(970) 669-3100 Heritage Haus............................................(970) 669-5616 The Hillcrest...............................................(970) 593-9800 The Joneses Assisted Living........................(970) 663-2226 Lakeview Commons...................................(970) 278-4000 Loveland House Assisted Living.................(970) 663-2223 Memory Care at Seven Lakes Assisted Living.(970) 461-5918 Park Regency Senior Living........................(970) 461-1100 Primrose Place...........................................(970) 667-5962 Sterling House at the Orchards..................(970) 662-0012 Sterling House of Loveland........................(970) 667-9500 Wellington: Wellington Assisted Living.........................(970) 568-7199

Wellington:

Wellington Assisted Living..................................568-7199

Nursing Facilities

Nursing Facilities provide 24-hour nursing care for those needing assistance due to a chronic illness, a disabling injury, or for short-term rehabilitation.

Estes Park:

Prospect Park Living Center.......................(970) 586-8103

Fort Collins:

Centre Avenue Health & Rehab Facility......(970) 494-2140

Good Samaritan Society-Ft Collins Village.(970) 226-4909 MacKenzie Place........................................(970) 207-1939 Parkwood Estates Retirement Residence...(970) 482-3924 Rigden Farm Senior Living..........................(970) 224-2700 The Winslow...............................................(970) 492-6200 The Worthington .......................................(970) 490-1000

Loveland/Berthoud:

Good Samaritan Society-Loveland Village..(970) 669-3100 The Hillcrest...............................................(970) 593-9800 Park Regency Senior Living Apartments.....(970) 461-1100 Sterling House at Orchards........................(970) 622-0012 Sugar Valley Estates...................................(970) 669-2317 The Wexford . ............................................(970) 667-1900

Estes Park:

Estes Park Housing Authority.....................(970) 577-3730 Trail Ridge Apartments...............................(970) 586-0216 The Pines Apartments................................(970) 586-8407

Fort Collins:

CARE Housing............................................(970) 282-7522 DMA Plaza Apartments..............................(970) 493-7727 Fort Collins Housing Authority...................(970) 416-2910 Northern Hotel ..........................................(970) 416-2910 Oakbrook I.................................................(970) 226-5060 Oakbrook II................................................(970) 223-1356 Reflections Senior Apartments...................(970) 225-3711 The Sanctuary............................................(970) 225-2116 The Villages................................................(970) 416-2460 Woodbridge Senior Apartment Homes.......(970) 472-1703

Loveland/Berthoud:

Big Thompson Manor I & II........................(970) 667-4195 Hamilton Park Apartments I & II.................(970) 532-3725 Harvest Pointe............................................(970) 622-9907 Loveland Housing Authority.......................(970) 667-3232 Mirasol.......................................................(970) 663-1300 Silver Leaf I & II..........................................(970) 635-5926 The Willows (Neighbor to Neighbor)..........(970) 484-7498 Source: Larimer County Office on Aging


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Women & Families Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities serving women and families, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

Alternatives to Violence 313 East 4th Street Loveland, CO 80537 www.alternativestoviolence.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 669-5150 volunteers@alternativestoviolence.org

Birthline of Loveland is dedicated to saving the lives of unborn babies by assisting pregnant women in utilizing their own resources and those of the community to carry their baby to term and beyond. Volunteers are needed to serve on our Board of Directors, greet clients, enter data, sort and stock clothing, perform lay counseling, and administer pregnancy tests. Volunteers may serve during business hours, 10am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday, and 1pm-4pm on Thursdays. Volunteers can also serve outside of business hours by mending and washing clothing, wrapping boxes, and helping with fundraising and technical support.

Alternatives to Violence educates and empowers victims, survivors and the community to break the cycle of violence. Volunteers are needed to assist with victim advocacy, legal/ court advocacy, childcare, fundraising, and administrative tasks. Flexible scheduling. Volunteers who serve as victim advocates are first responders to crisis situations. Thorough PO Box 993 training is provided. Youth volunteers ages 13+ supervised. Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.crossroadssafehouse.org

Crossroads Safehouse

Be the Gift

Laura Williams (970) 530-2353 volunteer_coordinator@crossroadssafehouse.org

1015 West 36th Street Loveland, CO 80538 www.bethegift.com

Crossroads Safehouse eradicates domestic violence through education, advocacy support services, and promotion of social change in the community. Direct-service volunteers assist with programs involving direct client advocacy and must Chris Johnson complete 31 hours of training. Training sessions are held (970) 851-8255 three times per year, typically in February, June, and Sepchris@bethegift.com tember. Non-direct volunteers assist during regular business Be the Gift provides practical assistance for single moms and hours with a variety of activities that do not involve direct cliwidows in need of home repair. Be the Gift works to ensure ent advocacy. Volunteers commit to a minimum of 24 weeks. a safe healthy environment for families to live in, as well as Youth volunteers ages 15+ supervised. support, enhance and improve their “Quality of Life”. Volunteers from all skill levels are needed to complete projects that range from safety enhancement, window installation, home repair and improvements to painting, clean up and yard work. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

Estes Valley Victim Advocates, Inc.

Birthline of Loveland 1528 North Lincoln Avenue, Ste 200 Loveland, CO 80538 www.birthlineloveland.org Dee Holt (970) 663-2671 Birthlineofloveland@juno.com

PO Box 1287 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.estesvalleyvictimadvocates.org Mary Mesropian (970) 577-9781 director@estesvalleyvictimadvocates.org Estes Valley Victim Advocates, Inc. is committed to providing advocacy services to victims of crime and trauma including


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safe housing for domestic violence victims, counseling, referrals, and community education. Volunteers are needed to provide advocacy, crisis support, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes, and survivors of suicide, accidents, or death. Volunteers are on call 24/7. Volunteers are also needed to assist with office work and to serve as safehouse volunteers to read to children, assist residents with transportation, and provide a listening ear. Volunteers must be 18+, have a valid driver’s license, and current auto insurance.

Project Self-Sufficiency assists low-income, single parents in their efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance, while building and maintaining strong, healthy families. Volunteers are needed to assist with car repair for donated cars, math tutoring, fundraising activities, clerical support, marketing or graphic design projects, IT projects, and auxiliary committees. Background check required for volunteers working directly with clients.

Healthy Beginnings-Prenatal Plus

Women’s Resource Center

320 North Cleveland Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 www.bannerhealth.com Denise Schultz 970-667-6241 Denise.Schultz@bannerhealth.com Healthy Beginnings Prenatal Plus promotes healthy mothers, babies, and families through the provision of prenatal care, education and support services; serving uninsured and under-insured pregnant women. Volunteers are assigned to a mother, and offer weekly support and information throughout her pregnancy. Training is mandatory and provided twice per year. Youth volunteers ages 17+ unsupervised.

Project Self-Sufficiency 375 West 37th Street, Ste 150 Loveland, CO 80538 www.ps-s.org Mariah Swaffer (970) 635-5912 mariah@ps-s.org

424 Pine Street, Ste 201 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.womens-resource.org Jennifer Hahnke (970) 407-7039 wrc@womens-resource.org Women’s Resource Center strives to connect women through all generations to life-saving healthcare services, outreach, education, prevention and early detection of women’s whole health related issues. Volunteers are needed to assist with office duties, health fairs, special events, committees, and client service provision projects. Training is provided. WRC welcomes Junior Volunteers (Jr.High-College) for specific projects and events. Volunteers are also needed for ongoing programs Walk With A Doc and Mobile Mammogram Screenings. Office volunteers may help 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Special events are often scheduled outside of normal business days and hours.

Generation United Join the fastest growing group of young professionals making a difference in Larimer County. Generation United, a Young Leaders Society, is a group made up of young professionals under the age of 40 who are committed to making a difference through philanthropy and volunteerism. Generation United’s mission is to increase graduation rates in Larimer County and empower the next generation through the leadership of passionate young professionals in Larimer County who actively give, advocate and volunteer. Generation United works to ensure every child graduates high school in Larimer County by investing in two local programs that serve children and youth: Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County and Partners Mentoring Youth. Generation United encourages philanthropy and volunteerism among young professionals in our community. Throughout the year, members will gather together for several Generation United sponsored social events and volunteer projects. To learn more about membership in Generation United, visit www.generationunitedlarimer.org.


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Youth & Families Below are agencies in Larimer County that have a need for volunteers. For more up-to-date and detailed information about volunteer opportunities serving youth and families, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066, or visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer.

Adoption Dreams Come True, Inc. 316 West Mulberry Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.adoptiondreams.org Ginger Dereus (970) 493-2557 adoptdreams@yahoo.com Adoption Dreams Come True, Inc. believes every child deserves a home that is loving, safe, and permanent. Volunteers are needed to increase public awareness of the organization and the needs of the agency and its clients, and to provide community education and child advocacy. Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising, clerical work, mailings, administrative tasks, and in the Dream Room sorting donations and helping visitors.

B.A.S.E. CAMP Inc.

Best Start for Babies 1730 South College Avenue, Ste 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.ecclc.org Melanie Kelsea (970) 377-3388 info@ecclc.org Best Start for Babies is a program of the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County and creates a dynamic system that recognizes and supports quality early childhood opportunities for all children in Larimer County. Volunteers are needed to serve as child care providers and classroom assistants. Classes are hosted for 10 week sessions on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings for 3 hours and teach parents about their baby’s development, activities for bonding, and how to find helpful resources. Volunteers are also needed as Spanish-speaking translators and office assistants. Youth ages 10+ supervised.

Book Trust 1241 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.mybasecampkids.org Fred Colby (970) 266-1734 fredc@mybasecampkids.org

201 Linden Street, Ste 202 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.booktrust.org

Kelly Robenhagen (970) 419-8202 B.A.S.E. CAMP INC. (Before and After School Enrichment) krobenhagen@booktrust.org provides children with safe and affordable year-round childcare and enrichment services during out of school times. Vol- Book Trust uniquely delivers choice and ownership of books unteers are needed to assist in the classroom with special to children from low-income families, increasing their literacy presentations, organization and reading, as board members, skills and fostering life-long learning. Help us spread the love and to help with fundraising and special events. Volunteers of reading to a new generation by volunteering for longare also needed to assist in the office and to provide their term projects and occasional one-day events. Volunteers professional services such as painting, printing, legal, or ac- are needed to help with general office tasks, research and counting. Youth volunteers ages 16 and under supervised data entry, community event planning and assistance, and and 17+ unsupervised. providing support for teachers who implement Book Trust programs. Most opportunities take place during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, but with intermittent evening and weekend events. Youth volunteers ages 14-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County Fort Collins 1608 Lancer Drive Fort Collins, CO 80521

Loveland Pulliam Center 2500 East 1st Street Loveland, CO 80537

June 2013

the child(ren), and gathering information needed to advocate in court. Must be 21+, mature, responsible, compassionate and dedicated. No special qualifications required.

Children’s Speech & Reading Center

Wellington 3815 W Harrison Avenue Wellington, CO 80549 http://www.bgclarimer.org/

1330 Oakridge Drive, Ste 10 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.csrckids.org

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 223-1709 volunteer@bgclarimer.org

Kathy Mason (970) 419-0486 kmason@csrckids.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County offers an environment that helps young people reach their full potential. Volunteers are needed to provide caring relationships, expose members to diverse cultures and experiences, and model positive behaviors during club hours. Volunteers are connected with opportunities that match their availability, skills, and interests either working one-on-one with a member or with a group, or for special events. Volunteers must complete a background check and training.

Children’s Speech & Reading Center provides affordable therapeutic services, incorporating family and community education and collaborations with other local agencies. Volunteers are needed to help with administrative tasks, cleaning therapy materials, and fundraising events. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.

Center for Family Outreach 1001 Poudre River Drive, Ste B Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.thecenterforfamilyoutreach.org Deborah Watson (970) 495-0084 deborahw@tcffo.org The Center for Family Outreach helps Larimer County youth ages 10-18 and their families achieve and sustain long-term positive changes and healthy relationships. Volunteers are needed to assist with administrative support for Case Managers and the Service Learning Coordinator. Background check and fingerprinting required.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program 201 LaPorte Avenue, Ste 100 Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.CASALarimer.com Serena Robb (970) 498-6180 Serena@CASALarimer.com

ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. 1148 East Elizabeth Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.childsafecolorado.org Candace Coffey (970) 472-4133 ccoffey@childsafecolorado.org

Childsafe repairs the damage done to victims and their families, reduces the risk of re-victimization, and prevents the cycle of abuse from carrying over into future generations. Volunteers are needed to help with office work, assist with childcare for clients, and support special events. Translators who speak Spanish or American Sign Language are also needed. Volunteer shifts are available 8am-7:30pm, MondayThursday and during special events.

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Services PO Box 3373 Estes Park, CO 80517 www.evics.org Nancy Almond (970) 586-3055 nalmond@evics.org

CASA volunteers advocate and provide a voice in court for abused and neglected children. Volunteers are needed to Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Services (EVICS) prospend 10-20 hours a month, for about a year, visiting with motes and supports quality early childhood care and educa-


Youth & families tion for children and families in the Estes Valley. Volunteers are needed to serve as board and committee members, assist at the Parents as Teachers meetings monthly with childcare, food set-up and transportation, and complete general office and clerical duties on a limited but on-going basis.

Family Center/La Familia 309 Hickory Street, Ste 5 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.thefamilycenterfc.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 221-1615 info@thefamilycenterfc.org The Family Center/La Familia provides information, services, and assistance to all families who desire to improve the quality of their lives. Volunteers are needed to serve with the After School Tutoring Program, 4-6pm, Monday-Friday, dedicating one day per week to assisting students, grades K-12, with their homework. Volunteers may assist with the Early Childhood Center providing care for infants, toddlers, and pre-school students 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Volunteers are also needed for childcare during Adult Education classes, as well as for work in our on-site community garden. Youth volunteers ages 16+ unsupervised.

Fort Collins Read Aloud 703 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.fortcollinsreadaloud.org

NC Volunteer Guide 45 Jane Goding (970) 372-4061 info@fortcollinsreadaloud.org Fort Collins Read Aloud encourages, educates, and empowers communities in Larimer County with the tools necessary to ensure lifetime literacy for children. Volunteers are needed to read to children ages 0-5 and in elementary schools for 30 minutes, one day per week. Training provided. Volunteers are also needed to assist with volunteer recruitment, publicity, community outreach, presentations, literary event planning, fundraising, and grant writing. Youth volunteers ages 12-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Girl Scouts of ColoradoNorthern Colorado 1600 Specht Point Road, Ste 105 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org Kaylen Hopkins (970) 556-9991 kaylen.hopkins@gscolorado.org Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Volunteers are needed to serve as troop leaders, adult volunteer trainers, board or committee members, and cookie sale committee members. Volunteers can also assist with program development and implementation, property management, library assistance, fundraising, and clerical duties. Training and support provided. Girl Scout volunteers come from all walks of life: parents, college students, retired persons and men are all welcome.

Youth Volunteering Youth volunteering has a significant impact on our community and can have an even bigger impact on our youth. Not only does volunteerism offer youth opportunities to become engaged in their communities and see their actions bring about change, but it has many other proven benefits. Studies show that young people engaged in volunteering, particularly servicelearning, have higher test scores, perform better in the classroom, and are less-likely to engage in risky behavior. This is in addition to developing a greater sense of tolerance and understanding toward people unlike themselves. Most importantly, youth who volunteer tend to grow into adults who are more actively engaged in their community through civic leadership and volunteerism. More than 100 organizations in Larimer County welcome youth volunteers. These organizations are denoted with the special youth icon displayed above. United Way of Larimer County also provides several programs to engage youth in volunteering: • Youth Cares- Tools and resources are available to better coordinate service projects that align seamlessly with the goals of your school, club, or youth group. • Service-to-Go- Short-term, “do-it-yourself” service projects that can be implemented independently to benefit local agencies in the community. • Give Next– A year-long program giving high school and middle school students the opportunity to learn about charitable giving, nonprofits, and community issues while building critical skills and engaging in service-learning during class time. For more information on youth volunteerism and how to get involved, please contact United Way of Larimer County’s Volunteer Center at (970) 407-7066 or volunteercenter@uwaylc.org.


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Harmony House Supervised Visitation Center

3105 East Harmony Road Fort Collins, CO 80528 www.CASALarimer.com

Serena Robb (970) 377-9445 Serena@CASALarimer.com

Harmony House allows children to have visits or exchanges with their families in a safe, non-threatening, home-like setting under the supervision of staff or a trained community volunteer. Volunteers are needed to observe and factually document the interactions between family members, ensuring appropriate and safe visitations for the child. Volunteers should be mature, responsible adults (age 21+) with commitment and compassion for children and families going through turbulent times. Flexible scheduling.

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc.- Fort Collins

2032 Caribou Drive, Ste 101 B Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.janocowy.org

Kelsey Ransom (970) 490-1035 kransom@jacolorado.org

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to embrace free enterprise and succeed in a global economy. Volunteers visit K-12 classrooms to teach economic and personal finance concepts through fun, interactive programs that help meet Colorado education standards. All of the materials, a step-by-step plan for each lesson, and training provided. Traditional programs include visiting classrooms for 30-45 minutes weekly for 5-6 sessions; a specific schedule is arranged between volunteers and teachers and is based on volunteers’ availability and class schedules. One-day volunteer options include ‘Junior Achievement in a Day’ when volunteers teach all program sessions, and ‘Junior Achievement Finance Park’ when volunteers help students navigate the world of personal finance in a reality-based simulation to practice individual and family budgeting.

Kids at Heart

6501 Brittany Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.kidsatheartfundango.org

Mary Beth Freeman (970) 223-1230 volunteercoordinator@kidsatheartfundango.org

Kids at Heart helps foster, adoptive, and kinship families and the children in their care. Volunteers provide direct support to families and assist children through life transitions. Volunteers assist with Fundango, a respite program for children ages 6 months-16. Fundango events take place each month in Fort Collins and Loveland from 5-8pm. Volunteers are also needed to plan activities and meals for Fundango events. Youth volunteers ages 13+ unsupervised.

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Kinsfolk Unite To Protect And Cherish Kin PO Box 204 Timnath, CO 80547 www.PAC-Kin.org Reggie Johnson (970) 481-2713 info@PAC-Kin.org Kinsfolk Unite To Protect And Cherish Kin (PAC-Kin) works within the current legal system to educate law makers on the inadequacy of how the definition of reunification is interpreted and applied with regard to child welfare and to effect legislative change that will clarify the definition of reunification so that the law includes permanent kinship arrangements with relatives who can best provide for the physical and emotional safety, health and well-being of at-risk youth, keeping the best interest of the child of utmost importance. PAC-Kin is a grassroots group with a vision that every child will grow up in a safe, loving, and forever family. Volunteers are needed to donate time and talent to make this vision a reality.

Larimer County 4-H 1525 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collin, CO 80524 www.larimer.org/ext Kathy Wolfe (970) 498-6000 kwolfe@larimer.org 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Volunteers are needed to serve as adult 4-H leaders, assisting youth with projects related to animals, entomology, heritage arts, and more. Volunteers must complete an enrollment form, cite three references, pass a background check, and pass four modules of new leader on-line orientation and training. Youth volunteer participants ages 12+ supervised.

Larimer County Child Advocacy Center, Inc. 5529 South Timberline Road Fort Collins, CO 80528 www.larimercac.org Michelle Johnson (970) 407-9739 liz@larimercac.org Larimer County Child Advocacy Center, Inc. reduces trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse investigations. Volunteers are needed to assist with answering phones, greeting clients, filing, entering data, supervising children, and staffing the front desk. Volunteers may help with building and grounds maintenance by caring for the garden and lawn, and helping with repairs. Student interns can provide family support and resource referrals, conduct follow-up services, complete field notes, and supervise children. Volunteers are also needed to help with grant writing and fundraising events. Youth volunteers ages 13+ supervised.


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Loveland Youth Gardeners

Neil Kaufman (970) 215-4587 neil@nccraftsmanship.org

306 North Washington Avenue, Ste 101 Loveland, CO 80537 www.LovelandYouthGardeners.org

National Center for Craftsmanship preserves, enhances, and sustains quality craftmanship in our communities. Volunteers are needed to participate in deconstruction projects and trainings. Youth volunteers ages 16+ supervised.

Alyssa McConkey (970) 682-4002 alyssa@lovelandyouthgardeners.org Loveland Youth Gardeners cultivates skills, promotes stewardship and serves young people through sustainable gardening and healthy living practices. Volunteers are the foundation of every program and service that Loveland Youth Gardeners provides. Opportunities include serving on the board of directors, working directly with youth through yearround education programs, participating on a committee like the Loveland Garden Tour or Resource Development, or sharing your garden produce with the Loveland Plant a Row for the Hungry program.Volunteer times and dates vary depending on the program or project. Youth volunteers ages 10-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised.

Lutheran Family Services 2032 Lowe Street, Ste 200 Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.lfsrm.org Carrie Landers (970) 232-1161 carrie.landers@lfsrm.org Lutheran Family Services walks with the vulnerable through services that heal, strengthen, and provide hope. Volunteers are needed to help plan and work at special events and periodically help with cleaning and maintenance of infant simulators used in the teen pregnancy prevention program. Youth volunteers ages 10-13 supervised, 14+ unsupervised.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions 150 East 29th Street, Ste 255 Loveland, CO 80538 www.Nightlight.org Kimberly Tyson (970) 663-6799 kimberly@nightlight.org Nightlight Christian Adoptions provides adoption services as a permanent response for children without parents through child advocacy, parent education, and lifelong support because every child deserves a loving family. Volunteers are needed to assist with local outreach events, annual orphan summer tours, international service teams, and office projects. Youth volunteers ages 14-17 supervised, 17+ unsupervised.

Partners Mentoring Youth 530 South College Avenue, Unit 1 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.partnersmentoringyouth.org Volunteer Coordinator (970) 484-7123 volcoor@partnersmentoringyouth.org

Partners Mentoring Youth creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models Community Life Center Youth and Family Center and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and aca220 North Grant Avenue 415 Mason Court, Unit 1 demic lives. Partners Mentoring Youth has on average 100 youth waiting to be matched with a mentor. Enthusiastic volFort Collins, CO 80524 Fort Collins, CO 80521 unteers are needed to be mentors for one of these amazing www.thematthewshouse.org youth. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the School Based Mentoring and Community Based programs, and as Volunteer Coordinator Activity Volunteers to help with activities for the kids on the (970) 472-4293 waiting list. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and resivolunteer@thematthewshouse.org dents of Colorado for at least six months. Background check The Matthews House empowers young adults and families required. in transition who lack a significant support network by providing the resources and relationships necessary for them to take control of their lives and shape positive futures for themselves, while becoming successful contributors to their community. Volunteers are needed to assist with office work, meal provision and preparation, fundraising, special events, 1630 South Stover Street technical support and facility upkeep which includes clean- Fort Collins, CO 80525 ing and custodial duties. Additional opportunities working www.psdschools.org directly with youth and families include offering your home as a short-term residence, providing occasional or on-going Cynthia Gile one-on-one mentoring, attending activities, providing trans- (970) 490-3208 portation, and spending time with youth or families on-site. cynthiag@psdschools.org Opportunities are available days, evenings and weekends. Poudre School District Partnership Center coordinates the work of more than 18,000 volunteers in our schools to fulfill the mission to educate every child, every day. Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of areas including mentoring, tutoring, small group activities, reading skills improvement, special projects, fundraising, PTO/PTA boards, and field trips. 1414 Blue Spruce Drive, Unit B Volunteers serve in art, music, and P.E. classes, media cenFort Colllins, CO 80524 ters, computer labs, and offices. Applications available onwww.nccraftsmanship.org line. Background checks required.

The Matthews House

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Project Linus 1631 Waterford Lane Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.projectlinus.org Jeanne Brunkow (970) 223-4683 Project.linus@yahoo.com

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Spellbinders Oral Storytellers of Larimer County LifePoint Church, 900 East Prospect Road Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.spellbinders.org

Volunteer Coordinator (970) 219-9030 Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and larimerspellbinders@gmail.com comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through gifts of new, handmade blankets and Through the art of oral storytelling, Spellbinders enhances afghans, lovingly created by volunteer ‘blanketeers’. Volun- literacy, encourages character development, and builds inteer ‘blanketeers’ make blankets from fleece, cotton, flannel, tergenerational community. Spellbinders welcomes adults of or yarn. All blankets must be new, handmade, washable, and any age who are available for a half hour once per month in kid-friendly colors. Monthly meetings are 9-11:30am, the during elementary school hours. Volunteers receive 12 hours second Saturday of the month, and 6-9pm, the second Tues- of excellent storyteller training, help in classroom placements day of the month. Both meetings are hosted at Our Saviour’s and the assistance of a mentor if desired. Enthusiasm, a love Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Youth volunteers ages 12+ of stories, and a desire to inspire student literacy attainment supervised. are the only qualifications for the job.

Realities for Children Charities, Inc. 1610 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.realitiesforchildren.com Jennifer Varner (970) 484-9090 jennifer@realitiesforchildren.com Realities For Children Charities is dedicated to serving the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of community events that serve the unmet needs of abused children in Larimer County. Youth volunteers are needed to support The Kids Matter Project, which is a youth-led initiative that works to address the needs of child abuse victims in northern Colorado by providing comfort bags filled with school supplies, toiletries, and toys. Volunteers shop for supplies, assemble bags, communicate with caseworkers at agencies served, deliver bags, organize events, write grants, and design promotional materials. Youth volunteers ages 13+ unsupervised are welcome to volunteer with the Kids Matter Project. Youth volunteers ages 12-15 supervised, 16+ unsupervised for other programs.

Reflections for Youth, Inc. PO Box 1860 Berthoud, CO 80513 www.reflectionsforyouth.org Karen Farley (970) 344-1380 karen@reflectionsforyouth.org Reflections for Youth provides the highest quality of educational, residential and in-home therapeutic services for youth and families through research-based best practices that enhance the understanding and application of positive choice. Volunteers are needed to assist with grant writing, fundraising, event planning, and office services. Volunteers can also interact directly with youth, supervise at scheduled activities, teach life skills, provide education, and transport youth to/ from appointments. One-time projects such as landscaping, painting, computer repair, drywall repair, and lawn mowing are also available. Background check and orientation required for volunteers working directly with youth.

Steppin’ Out, Inc. PO Box 1155 Fort Collins, CO 80522 www.steppinout.org Pia Jansen-Lock (970) 227-2855 piajansen@ymail.com

Steppin’ Out, Inc. supports all Larimer County youth, ages 18 - 21 years, as they exit out-of-home placement. Volunteers and professionals are needed to support vulnerable young persons by offering their time and expertise in mentoring, fundraising, recognition for youth participants, grant writing, newsletter writing, and finance. Volunteers with life experience in transitioning from out-of-home placement to independent living are especially needed.

Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center 424 Pine Street, Ste 100 Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.teaching-tree.org Jennifer VanCleave (970) 493-2628 jvancleave@teaching-tree.org

Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center is committed to providing quality and affordable early childhood care and educational opportunities in a culturally and economically diverse environment ensuring a climate for individual growth, comfort and security. Volunteers are needed to read, rock, play, and interact with the children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Volunteers can assist teachers with art projects and other activities that occur in the classroom. Volunteers are also needed to help with facilities maintenance, as well as fundraising and special events planning. Youth volunteers ages 14+ supervised.


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Team Fort Collins 201 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 www.teamfortcollins.org Stacey Clark (970) 224-9931 stacey@teamfortcollins.org Team Fort Collins promotes healthy lifestyles through the prevention of substance abuse. Students are Team Fort Collins’ primary audience because they are establishing their attitudes and behaviors related to health. Volunteer opportunities range from single day events like the Team Fort Collins Openwater Swim and Down for Life Hip Hop, to ongoing teaching in classrooms to office support. Volunteers are also needed to support programs that prevent underage drinking and the use of tobacco, marijuana, and illicit drugs.

Thompson Valley Preschool, Inc. 803 East 16th Street Loveland, CO 80538 www.thompsonvalleypreschool.org Gail Yant (970) 667-6552 gyant@thompsonvalleypreschool.org Thompson Valley Preschool, Inc. provides an affordable and developmentally appropriate early childhood education to children in the greater Loveland area through sliding scale tuition. Volunteers are needed to help maintain the preschool by assisting with facility maintenance both indoors and outdoors, with fundraising activities, and with special events. Bilingual volunteers are needed to interpret verbal and written material for families. Youth volunteers ages 1215 supervised, and 16+ unsupervised.

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Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, Inc. 1644 South College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80525 www.turningpnt.org Gwen Bell (970) 567-6461 gbell@turningpnt.org Turning Point for Youth and Family Development, Inc. provides a high-quality, structured, and therapeutic environment with growth and change opportunities for everyone involved. Volunteers can serve in a classroom support role to assist individuals and small groups by tutoring at Turning Point’s school in Waverly, 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Residential support volunteers assist staff in providing supervision and guidance to youth living in residential programs evenings and weekends. Sponsors work with youth in the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program. Circles of Support Mentors join with other volunteers in working together to mentor a small group of youth. Volunteers are also needed to serve in the administrative office and assist with a variety of programs. Background checks required and volunteers must be age 21+.

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

Take the Challenge Be a Volunteer Reader, Tutor or Mentor Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor! United Way has set out an ambitious challenge across America to recruit one million new volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help improve the academic success of young people and help cut the high school dropout number in half by 2018. Reading, tutoring or mentoring in our community can change the life of a child and hundreds of these volunteer opportunities exist in Northern Colorado. Make your commitment today to change a young person’s life and help them succeed. Visit www.uwaylc.org/volunteer for more information.


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Volunteer Centers in the State of Colorado The Colorado Volunteer Center Network (CVCN) is an association composed of eight volunteer centers that promote and strengthen volunteerism by utilizing all of their assets to improve the quality of life in Colorado. To volunteer in other regions of the state, please contact the appropriate Volunteer Center listed below. Aurora Volunteer Center www.auroragov.org REGION: City of Aurora

City of Westminster Volunteer Center www.ci.westminster.co.us REGION: City of Westminster - Adams County

Foothills United Way Volunteer Connection

http://volunteer.unitedwayfoothills.org REGION: Boulder - Longmont - Broomfield - Lyons - Lafayette - Superior

Metro Volunteers

www.metrovolunteers.org REGION: Denver Metropolitan Area

Pikes Peak United Way Volunteer Center

www.ppuwvolunteercenter.org REGION: El Paso County - Colorado Springs - Monument - Black Forest

United Way of Larimer County Volunteer Center

www.unitedwayoflarimercounty.org REGION: Larimer County - Fort Collins - Loveland - Estes Park - Wellington

United Way of Weld County Volunteer Center www.unitedway-weld.org REGION: Weld County - Greeley - Windsor

Yampa Valley Volunteer Coordination Center www.routtcountyunitedway.org REGION: Routt County - Moffat County


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Check out United Way of Larimer County’s

Calendar of Events For information about the most current volunteer opportunities available in Larimer County, including a calendar of one-time events, search our online database of volunteer opportunities by visiting

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Index Below are agencies right here in Larimer County who have a need for volunteers. Agencies are listed under the location of their main office. Many agencies have a home office location, as well as regional satellite offices. For information about areas covered by these organizations please contact United Way of Larimer County by calling 2-1-1 or (970) 407-7066.

Bellvue Sustainable Living Association........... 25

Berthoud Berthoud Community Library District................................ 11 Reflections for Youth, Inc.................... 48

Boulder Audio Information Network of Colorado................................... 30

Denver Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado................................... 22. Arthritis Foundation-Great West Region Denver Office............ 22 Colorado Parks and Wildlife................. 7 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Rocky Mountain Chapter............... 24 March of Dimes Foundation- Colorado Chapter.......................... 24 Serve Colorado................................... 21 Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado....... 10

Eaton Denkai Animal Sanctuary..................... 7

Englewood Special Olympics Colorado................. 32

Estes Park Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park.................................. 12 Estes Park Learning Place Inc............. 33 Estes Park Medical Center Foundation......................... 23 Estes Park Museum............................ 12

Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center............................ 34 Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Services........................ 44 Estes Valley Library............................. 16 Estes Valley Multicultural Connections................................... 34 Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership......................... 20 Estes Valley Victim Advocates, Inc...... 41 MacGregor Ranch................................ 9 Town of Estes Park............................. 21 YMCA of the Rockies......................... 18

Fort Collins 2nd Chance Vizsla Rescue, Inc.............. 6 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office............................ 20 Adoption Dreams Come True, Inc....... 43 Alpha Center...................................... 22 AlterMed Research Foundation.......... 22 Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc............................... 6 Arc of Larimer County........................ 30 Arc Thrift Stores.................................. 30 B.A.S.E. CAMP Inc.............................. 43 Bas Bleu Theatre Company................ 11 Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum................................ 11 Best Start for Babies ......................... 43 Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition....................... 23 Book Trust.......................................... 43 Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County... 44 CARE Housing, Inc.............................. 26 Catholic Charities, Larimer County Region.................. 26 Center for Family Outreach................ 44 Center for Fine Art Photography......... 11 Center, The......................................... 16


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Index Children’s Speech & Reading Center.............................. 44 ChildSafe Colorado, Inc...................... 44 City of Fort Collins Boards, Commissions and Authorities.............................. 20 City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department........................... 6 City of Fort Collins Parks Department............................ 7 City of Fort Collins, Senior Center....... 38 City of Fort Collins-Adaptive Recreation Opportunities............... 30 City of Fort Collins-Graffiti Abatement Program...................... 20 City of Fort Collins- Neighborhood Services.................. 33 City of Fort Collins- Recreation Department................. 16 Colorado State University- Environmental Learning Center....... 7 Colorado State University-Community Literacy Center.............................. 33 Colorado Welcome Center................. 12 Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association........................... 23 Community Foundation- Homeward 2020............................ 26 Concerned Larimer............................. 26 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program............................ 44 Crossroads Safehouse........................ 41 Debut Theatre Company..................... 12 Disabled Resource Services................ 30 Downtown Business Association........ 12 Education and Life Training Center..... 33 Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado......................... 38

Elderhaus Adult Day Programs........... 38 Ensight Skills Center.......................... 23 Everyday Joe’s Coffee House.............. 16 Family Center/La Familia.................... 45 Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc................................. 27 Food Bank for Larimer County........... 27 Foothills Gateway, Inc........................ 30 Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op................... 23 Fort Collins Bike Library..................... 23 Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic........................ 8 Fort Collins Community Action Network............................. 34 Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau.............................. 34 Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity....... 27 Fort Collins Housing Authority........... 28 Fort Collins International Center........ 35 Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society............................. 13 Fort Collins Museum of Art................ 13 Fort Collins Museum of Discovery...... 13 Fort Collins Musicians Association..... 13 Fort Collins Police Services-Victim Services Team................................ 21 Fort Collins Read Aloud...................... 45 Fort Collins Rescue Mission................ 27 Foundation on Aging for Larimer County.............................. 38 Friends of Happy Heart Farm.............. 28 Front Range Exceptional Equestrians.................................... 31 Garbage Garage Education Center............................................ 35 Gardens on Spring Creek..................... 8 Geller Center...................................... 35

Larimer County has the 5th highest percentage out of all mid-sized cities in the United States of people who volunteer. –Volunteering in America


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Index Girl Scouts of Colorado- Northern Colorado......................... 45 Growing Project, The............................ 8 HalfMoon Arts.................................... 13 Harmony House Supervised Visitation Center............................ 46 Health Care for All Colorado.............. 24 Homeless Gear................................... 28 Homelessness Prevention Initiative........................................ 28 Iasis Christ Fellowship Mercy Ministry............................... 28 Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc.- Fort Collins............................ 46 Kids at Heart...................................... 46 KRFC 88.9FM, Public Radio for the Front Range............................. 13 Larimer County 4-H............................ 46 Larimer County Child Advocacy Center, Inc...................................... 46 Larimer County Sheriff’s Office- Victim Response Team................... 21 Larimer Humane Society...................... 8 Learning House Foundation............... 31 Lincoln Center-City of Fort Collins...... 14 Lutheran Family Services . ................. 47 Make Change NoCo .......................... 36 Matthews House, The......................... 47 Meals on Wheels of Fort Collins, Inc... 39 Mulberry Community Gardens............. 9 Muscular Dystrophy Association NOCO/WYO................................... 31 National Center for Craftsmanship.... 47 National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Colorado Chapter (Fort Collins)..... 25

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. — Chinese Proverb

Neighbor to Neighbor........................ 29 Northern Colorado AIDS Project......... 25 Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-Wow Association................... 14 Northern Colorado Shares, Inc........... 36 OpenStage Theatre & Company......... 14 Partners Mentoring Youth.................. 47 Pathways Hospice.............................. 25 Pets Forever: Supporting the Life-Long Bond................................ 9 Poudre Landmarks Foundation........... 14 Poudre River Public Library District.... 15 Poudre School District Partnership Center......................... 47 Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.............. 9 Project Linus...................................... 48 Realities for Children Charities, Inc..... 48 ReSource............................................ 48 Respite Care, Inc................................... 9 Rocky Mountain Raptor Program....... 31 Rocky Mountain Resource Center........ 9 SAINT Volunteer Transportation......... 36 Salvation Army................................... 39 Salvation Army, The............................ 18 Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center............................ 18 Small Business Development Center............................................ 36 Spellbinders Oral Storytellers of Larimer County.......................... 48 Spirit Crossing Clubhouse.................. 32 Steppin’ Out, Inc................................. 48 Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center............................. 48 Team Fort Collins................................ 49 Ten Thousand Villages........................ 15 Touchstone Health Partners................ 25 Trees, Water & People......................... 10 Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, Inc.................... 49 United Way of Larimer County........... 36 USDA Forest Service........................... 10 Volunteers of America........................ 39 Wildlands Restoration Volunteers...... 10


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Index Wolverine Farm Publishing Company and Bookstore............... 15 Women’s Resource Center................. 42

Greeley American Cancer Society - Northern Colorado Chapter........... 22

La Porte Wolves Offered Life and Friendship Sanctuary..................... 10

Loveland Alternatives to Violence..................... 41 Arc Thrift Store................................... 30 Be the Gift ........................................ 41 Big Thompson Watershed Forum.......... 6 Birthline of Loveland.......................... 41 Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County.............................. 44 City of Loveland Parks and Recreation................................ 7 E.L. Events.......................................... 12

Unless someone like you cares a whole, awful lot. Things aren’t going to get better, they’re NOT! - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation, Inc.................. 13 Healthy Beginnings- Prenatal Plus................................. 42 Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center................................. 31 High Plains Environmental Center........ 8 House of Neighborly Service.............. 28 Loveland Center for Business Development................... 35 Loveland Habitat for Humanity.......... 29 Loveland Opera Theatre..................... 14 Loveland Public Library...................... 35 Loveland Visitors Center..................... 35 Loveland Youth Gardeners................. 47 Loveland’s Community Kitchen.......... 29 McKee Medical Center....................... 24 McKee Medical Center Foundation.... 24 Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, Inc................................. 39 Medical Center of the Rockies........... 24 Nightlight Christian Adoptions........... 47 Project Self-Sufficiency....................... 42 Secret Santa’s for the Elderly............. 39 Thompson Valley Preschool, Inc.......... 49 Timberlane Farm Museum.................. 15

Milliken Duncan’s Place, A Cat Sanctuary.......... 8

Red Feather Lakes Soaring Eagle Ecology Center............ 10

Timnath Kinsfolk Unite To Protect And Cherish Kin.................................... 46

Wellington Denver Rescue Mission- Harvest Farm................................. 27 Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County.............................. 44


56 NC Volunteer Guide

June 2013

CORNERSTONE PARTNERS

United Way of Larimer County’s Cornerstone Program underwrites our management and general costs so that your dollars can have the most impact in our community. Our sincere thanks go out to our Cornerstone Partners for their continued support.

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424 PINE STREET, SUITE 102, FORT COLLINS, CO 80524 United Way of Larimer County has received a 4-star rating for organizational excellence and strong fiscal management from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities.

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Volunteer Resource Guide 2013  

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United Way of Larimer County's 2013 Volunteer Resource Guide

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