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Thank you to all Volunteers!

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 15-21.

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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Welcome Rosie’s Ranch!

Rosie's Ranch Therapeutic Riding Facility for children with and without special needs, volunteer opportunitiesRosie’s Ranch is a new member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities. Rosie’s Ranch is a non-profit therapeutic riding facility in Parker, Colorado for children with and without special needs. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and help make it possible to provide riding lessons, summer camp and birthday party opportunities for children.

Their mission is to provide a family centered atmosphere where children with deafness or oral language challenges will expand their listening, verbal & reading skills by engaging in activities with horses under the guidance of a highly trained and qualified staff.

Perhaps you’re a teacher off for the summer or you have a passion for horsemanship,
horse anatomy, and working with children. Maybe you’re looking to complete your
high school community service hours for graduation requirements. Match your passion
with one of the many volunteer opportunities at Rosie’s Ranch and make a difference
in your community.Volunteers in action at Rosie's Ranch in Parker, ColoradoRosie's Ranch therapeutic riding facility for children with and without special needs.

To learn more about Rosie’s Ranch and their volunteer opportunities click here.

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Human Book Volunteer

Be a Human Book Volunteer at the Human Library™ event in September! Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is hosting a Human Library™ event that allows members of an increasingly-diverse community to volunteer by sharing their stories in an open and respectful manner to build compassion and understanding.

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices and to provide inspiration through dialogue and sharing.

DCL is accepting volunteer applications from adults 18 and over who live or work in Douglas County and would like to share an aspect of their life experience with others in their community. The Human Library™ event will be held on September 23 at the Philip S. Miller Branch (Castle Rock) Douglas County Library. Register Here

Learn more about volunteering at an information session on Sunday March 18, from 1-3:30 pm at the Philip S. Miller Library.  Or email HumanLibraryDCL@dclibraries.org.Human Library Volunteer, Douglas County, ColoradoHuman Library Volunteer, Douglas County, ColoradoHuman Library Volunteer, Douglas County, ColoradoHuman Library Volunteer, Douglas County, Colorado

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National Achievement for Douglas County Libraries

It’s an exciting time for Douglas County Libraries (DCL)! The library district has been certified as a “Service Enterprise” by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service and founded by former President George H.W. Bush. As a member of the first cohort of organizations to be trained as a Service Enterprise in Colorado, DCL is the fifth organization in the state to receive this distinction and usage of the Service Enterprise certified seal.

High performing, Service Enterprise organizations commit to valuing volunteerism organization-wide, as part of a continuum of diverse community engagement. DCL sought this certification to more closely align their volunteers with their goals, and position themselves as an adaptable, sustainable and better resourced leader in the way they engage community members.

With this certification, DCL joins a prestigious group of nonprofits committed to excellence in volunteer engagement to drive positive change, improve lives, and strengthen the community.Service Enterprise Certification Awarded to Douglas County Libraries

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Neighbor Network is Moving

Neighbor Network serves as the Aging Resource Center for all of Douglas County and is in the process of relocating their office to accommodate the growing number of requests. You can still call to receive information and now you can visit their new office at 104 Fourth St. in Castle Rock and talk directly with a specialist. Learn more from Karie Erickson, Neighbor Network Executive Director

Volunteer opportunities at Neighbor Network contribute to the mission of helping seniors remain independent and stay in their homes. You will enjoy the flexibility each opportunity offers along with ongoing training and support. You can sign up for one hour a month or 100. If you’d like to make a difference in our community and connect with older adults, volunteer today! Volunteer opportunities.

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Welcome Douglas County Spellbinders!

 

Douglas County Spellbinders joins Volunteer Connect Douglas County. Are you a storyteller or would you like to become one? Spellbinders® trains individuals in the art of oral storytelling, and places these individuals as volunteer storytellers in the local school(s) of their choice. Volunteers return to the same classrooms each month throughout the school year, forming strong and caring connections with the school children.

To learn more about Spellbinders® and their volunteer opportunities, visit Spellbinders Opportunities. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Jan 15

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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Castle of Terror Comes to Life!

Volunteers help “Castle of Terror” come to life! Teen and adult volunteers contribute their time and skills for the annual Castle Rock signature event. http://castlerockmagazine.com/the-castle-of-terror/

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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.

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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.

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