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Welcome Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding!

Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities!

Promise Ranch helps their clients to minimize disability and maximize ability through the provision of safe, high-quality, and effective equine assisted activities and therapies.

Their vision is to serve and empower our community including those with differing abilities, Veterans, and families through healing with horses and other animals. They offer Adaptive Riding lessons, as well as Hippotherapy including Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies both on and off the horse.

They have many volunteer opportunities including horse care, lesson assistance and administrative tasks. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Jan 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. Millions of Americans honor Dr. King by contributing their time, hard work, and enthusiasm to making their community a better place.

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Welcome Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities! 

The Salvation Army is serving the community of Douglas County providing seasonal support and year round programs to those in need. Through generosity and precious valuable time given by volunteers, the Salvation Army is able to meet the community needs. Volunteers are critical partners in helping The Salvation Army fulfill their promise to America of “Doing the Most Good.”

It doesn’t take much to Make Change Happen in our community. All it takes is a few hours of your time ringing at a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Ring the bell for a good cause! Help families in need during Christmas and throughout the year.  

Red Kettle History:

Click here for volunteer opportunities. 




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Make a Difference Day 2019

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 26, 2019 with a common mission to improve the lives of others through community service.

Click here and find an opportunity in your Douglas County, Colorado community.

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National Day of Service – September 11th


September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts, originally launched in 2002 that promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

Volunteer Connect Douglas County is a great resource to find the perfect volunteer opportunity in your community. Simply search the portal by geographic area, area of interest, date, and/or desired organization. You can choose from one-time, short and long-term opportunities. Register as an individual, family or group. Search Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for making a difference in Douglas County, Colorado!

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Welcome Hope & Home!

Hope & Home is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities!

As a nondenominational Christian charity, Hope & Home trains and actively supports foster families all across the Front Range who feel compelled by Christ’s command to take care of “the least of these.” Along with the unparalleled training and support they get from Hope & Home, this missional approach is why children do better with Hope & Home families and have more successful placements.

Hope & Home believes the difference is making a child feel truly special. To accomplish this, when a child has endured abuse and neglect, it requires concentrated focus on that child’s needs and emotions—and Hope & Home parents excel at that.

It also requires the help of a community to lift up and support the parents and the ministry; Hope & Home counts a strong and committed circle of supporters among their biggest blessings.

Dedicated volunteers are needed to help with monthly support groups in Douglas County. These support groups are vital to the success of foster parents and kids. If you are interested in more information about Hope & Home, please visit:

Click here for volunteer opportunities. 

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Volunteers at DCL Earn Service Awards

Recently, Douglas County Libraries recognized 89 volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the nation’s most prestigious service award. President’s Awards honor those who, by their commitment, inspire others to engage in volunteerism.

For these awards, hours were tracked from January 1 through December 31, 2018. Volunteers earned award levels based on their service hours during that 12-month period: bronze, silver and gold.

DCL’s four gold winners for 2018 are:

  • Jackson Hamilton – Castle Rock teen volunteer
  • Riley Hamilton – Castle Rock teen volunteer
  • Sasha Morton – Highlands Ranch teen volunteer
  • Rowan Trietley – Lone Tree teen volunteer

In addition, in 2018 the DCL Board of Trustees’ combined hours qualified for a group silver award, and the DCL Foundation’s combined hours                                                                                  qualified for a group bronze award.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

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Welcome SMMELC!

South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities!

SMMELC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide used durable medical equipment to people who are in need.  Loans are for short term – up to 3 months in length given to any person requesting a loan regardless of race, ethnic group, income, sex or any other criteria.

SMMELC is managed 100% by volunteers. Volunteers are needed to answer phones Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm and schedule appointments – a task that can be accomplished from your home. There are no special requirements to volunteer – all you need is a phone and a desire to assist others.

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Welcome YANAM2M!

YANAM2M is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities. You Are Not Alone-Mom 2 Mom is a support group for all moms based out of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

After a few tragic events in Highlands Ranch in 2016-17, this group was formed to support all moms. The group meets weekly for support and then every mom (if they choose) is given a support mom to help them with the daily tasks of being a mom. The support person is another mom who can say “I’ve been there.” We are in need of volunteer moms to fill these roles.

Learn more about YANAM2M and their volunteer opportunities here.

Check out this informative video!

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April is Nat’l Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we celebrate those who dedicate their time to be stewards and leaders of our community through volunteerism. National Volunteer Appreciation Month also encompasses National Volunteer Week. This year, National Volunteer Week is celebrated April 7-13.

A special thank you to all the volunteers who make a positive difference in our communities by donating their time and talents. 

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”   –Author Unknown

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