Welcome to our new website!

We’re excited to announce that VolunteerConnectDC.org has a fresh new look and is now mobile friendly. The new site is easy to navigate and includes volunteer highlights, a gallery, and an organization directory, along with latest news and blog postings. Enjoy improvements to the “Search Volunteer Opportunities” page and find the perfect match.

Take a tour of the new site on your computer, cell phone or tablet! Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome – simply contact us from the main menu.

Engage with Seniors

Would you like to engage with seniors in your community? Volunteer with Neighbor Network and help with transportation, handyman/homemaker needs, companionship, and other services. You can make a friend and make a difference! Find Volunteer Opportunities Here  

Coding Class by Etash & Abhinav

When the library needed volunteer technology aides, Etash and Abhinav jumped right in. They both wanted to partner with the Parker branch library so they could teach computer coding to elementary school kids.

This past spring, Etash and Abhinav came together with their passion and skills to create coding classes for children. The two young men designed, organized, marketed and delivered the classes to students and their families. After they held the first class in a small conference room, they quickly realized that they would need to book a larger event hall to accommodate the size of the crowd.

“Our motive was to spark an interest in kids at an early age to develop skills in computer science as it is one of the biggest emerging fields in the coming years. Coding class aims to effectively teach problem-solving skills to younger students,” said Etash.

Abhinav points out that many children are unaware that every new technology in the world today needed a programmer to think of it and develop it. He says that it is important to impart to young students that “programming can be fun!”

Etash is a student at Douglas County High School, founder of its Coding Club, and the vice president of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Abhinav is a student at Cherry Creek High School actively involved with FBLA, as well as Robotics Club.

Family Volunteer Day is November 18, 2017

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Created by Points of Light in 1991, Family Volunteer Day is held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving to ‘kick off’ the holiday season with giving and service, and to signal the start of National Family Week.

Volunteer Connect was recently featured

Volunteer Connect was recently featured in the Douglas County News Press for their outstanding work in the community. Read the full article Here.

National Make a Difference Day is October 28, 2017

National Make a Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October. Join many volunteers across the country on October 28 with a common mission to improve the lives of others through community service.

Teen Trio

Together, this teen trio has created countless puppets, story-board characters made from felt, and art projects for the Castle Pines youth librarians.  They work independently, create their own patterns, and create beautiful works of art. They are truly creative and make every piece as special as they can.

Emily Yi, Zoe Zizzo, and Carrie Lin with monkey finger puppets >>

Mary Ellen and Kate Thurston

Metro Volunteers’ “Heart of Volunteerism” award goes to volunteers Mary Ellen and Kate Thurston! The award seeks to honor exceptional volunteers, celebrating the power of the individual to change our communities.

Mother Mary Ellen and daughter Kate have volunteered at Douglas County Library in Lone Tree since 2014 helping with shelving and special events.

Mother-daughter team Mary Ellen and Kate Thurston received Metro Volunteers’ August 2017 award

Tammy Fross

This year’s Colorado Association of Libraries’ (CAL) Outstanding Volunteer Award will be awarded to DCL volunteer Tammy Fross. Tammy volunteers primarily at the Lone Tree and Castle Rock branches, however she also helps at other branches when needed. Volunteering since 2013, she has contributed more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time to Douglas County Libraries. Her primary focus has been volunteering in the Second Chapter bookstores, putting affordable books into the hands of patrons to keep at their homes.

Tammy Fross receives the prestigious annual CAL award honoring a volunteer in our state who contributes outstanding service to our libraries.