Category Archives: Volunteers Needed

Welcome Colorado HorsePower!

Colorado HorsePower is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities.

Colorado HorsePower, Inc. is a nonprofit therapeutic riding center which began in 1984 with a vision of supporting elementary children in the Castle Rock schools. Since then HorsePower has grown to work with children and adults with disabilities, and offers therapeutic riding. They are committed to meeting the needs of mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged children and adults by bringing the therapeutic power of horses and horsemanship to their students. Their mission is to provide a place for students where they gain a sense of freedom and independence, experience accomplishments, interact socially and learn new skills in a pleasurable environment. This is empowering not only the life of the rider, but the entire family.

Without volunteers, they could not operate their program. Colorado HorsePower offers many volunteer opportunities and horse experience is not needed. To learn more about Colorado HorsePower and their volunteer opportunities click here.Colorado HorsePower is a member of Volunteer Connect Colorado HorsePower

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Join the Slick Science Family!

Slick Science has been a successful program at Douglas County Libraries for over 18 years. The program teaches science literacy with hands on activities for kids and families to enjoy.

To pack in as many experiments as possible, we rely on our dedicated volunteers to help guide and teach simple science concepts to our patrons. Past volunteers have ranged from having an interest in science, to no science experience at all, but all have a desire to help in our community. Volunteers learn these themed science concepts and practice the experiment shortly before the program begins. During the program, they have fun demonstrating and helping our young scientists learn useful science that will enrich their lives. Without the help of our volunteers, the Slick Science program would not be able to reach as many families with fun science and interesting hands on experiments every month. In particular, two volunteers have been with the program for about 10 years! Jim and Pam know Slick Science so well that they can jump in and help wherever needed. Their knowledge is outstanding, they are always able to share a good laugh with the program’s attendees. We’d love to find more volunteers that would like to follow their lead and join our Slick Science family!slick science program, douglas county libraries

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Volunteers Needed on June 16, 2018 – Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s

Pedaling 4 Parkinson's Annual Bike Ride Volunteers Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s (P4P) is an annual charity bike ride that takes place at Sweetwater Park in Lone Tree, CO. 100% of all profits go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. 

There are many volunteer opportunities available, from setting up to tearing down, running an aid station for the cyclists, greeting participants as they arrive at the park, and more! Join Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Click here for volunteer opportunities and register online. You can also find all volunteer positions listed at Join Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s.

 

 

 

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Welcome Advocates for Children CASA!

Advocates for Children CASA is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities on the portal.Advocates for Children CASA

Advocates for Children CASA works to make sure that all children dream, thrive, and grow with a sense of belonging and empowerment to build a successful future. The organization recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who advocate for children who have open dependency & neglect cases, truancy cases, need additional education advocacy, or are an adolescent that may need some additional support. Our compassionate Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers, and mentors speak up for these children’s’ best interests. 

Advocates for Children needs your help to ensure they continue to grow and support the children in our community by having enough volunteers to operate effectively. You don’t have to be a CASA to help. Talk to other people in your life and spread the word. Share this information with anyone who is looking to get involved in their community. Lift up a Child’s Voice and make a difference today.  

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Advocates for Children CASA, click here.

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Welcome Douglas/Elbert Task Force!

Douglas/Elbert Task Force is now a member of Volunteer Connect Douglas County and is actively posting volunteer opportunities on the portal.Douglas/Elbert Task Force

The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is a human service organization that endeavors to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who  are in financial distress and/or at risk of becoming homeless. Staff and volunteers help residents through troublesome times with dignity. Their motto is – Help & Hope Here!

Volunteerism is the key to the daily operations at the Task Force. Since 1984 people have given freely of their time to help their neighbors in need. Currently there are over 200 volunteers who work at the Task Force and this enables the majority of annual expenditures to go directly to their clients. Less than 8% of expenses are spent on general and administrative costs.

Do you have about 10 hours a month to give to help someone in need? Do you like administrative work? Perhaps you enjoy handyman repairs and maintenance work? Are you passionate about working in a thrift store, driving to pick up food donations, and/or helping at a Food Bank? The Task Force has many volunteer opportunities to choose from that accomodate most everyone’s schedule. Get involved, get connected and consider becoming a volunteer at Douglas/Elbert Task Force.  

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 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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Colo Agricultural Leadership Foundation

Do you love gardening and caring for livestock? Do you have a passion for connecting people to agriculture? Are you a retired teacher? Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) conducts educational programs for more than 3000 elementary school students each year and provides housing for 4-H and FFA livestock projects, and much more. There is always something to do at CALF’s Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock! Click here for Volunteer Opportunities

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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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American Cancer Society – Relay for Life Event

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Love marketing and social media? Like to help distribute flyers throughout the community, recruit teams, assist with marketing, and work with cancer survivors? Volunteering as part of the Event Leadership Team allows you to help plan, promote and execute an event where cancer survivors are celebrated, loved ones are remembered, and the communities in South Metro Denver come together to fight back against cancer. There is a place for everyone to help! View volunteer opportunities here.

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Animal Care at Zoology Foundation

Is caring for animals one of your passions? Zoology Foundation offers volunteer roles in animal care, education, and special events. Search volunteer opportunities by organization name or area(s) of interest to find animal care opportunities in your community.

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