Waldo Waldo 5k
The Waldo Waldo 5K brings people together to have fun and raise money for local community needs, especially supporting natural disaster relief and fire recovery efforts, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Since 2012, thousands of participants have dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits
There are many different volunteer opportunities for the Waldo Waldo 5K, including hydration stations, decoration team, clean up team, cheer team, course markers, snack table, info booth, first aid station, beer garden, parking assistance, course marshal, refilling water jugs, chalk drawers, exhibitor set up, Whoohooer's at finish and start line, live entertainment coordination, and much more.
Ideal volunteers like to have a fun time while making a positive impact in our community at a truly local homegrown event. The Waldo Waldo 5K is a costumes, Colorado Springs family friendly 5K walk & fun run fundraiser.
Volunteers will be needed Saturday October 17th, from 8:00am-3:00pm.
For more information, please contact Chelise Foster at 719-339-45645 or email@example.com
Girls on the Run of the Rockies
Girls on the Run® is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Activities teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Girls on the Run® is currently looking for volunteers to coach their Colorado Springs program, as well as volunteers for a 5K in November.
A complete list of dates and opportunities can be found at: www.girlsontherunrockies.org/volunteer.
For additional information, please contact Bri Graf at 303-710-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Boxing is looking for volunteers for the Pathway to the Trials Qualifier I, at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium in Colorado Springs, CO from 11am-4pm and 6pm-10pm daily from June 20th-27th.
Volunteers will be provided food for the time they are there.
Please contact Stephanie Prince at SPrince@usaboxing.org or 719-866-2608 to sign up or ask questions.
Brookdale Monument Valley Park
Brookdale Monument Valley Park is looking for volunteers to help residents that live at their community with fun activities. These residents do have some form of dementia. Activities can range from giving hand massages, painting nails, playing cards, reading or simply talking to the residents and remeniscing about their past.
Volunteers are needed Sunday-Thursday. Anytime from 10:30am-5:00pm.
10 W. Monument Street.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For more information, please contact Laura Peer (email@example.com or 719-635-6300).
Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for the 2015 season.
A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to 1. Counselors spend each day of the one week camp session with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor's enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided.
More information on this program can be found at: www.campamerikids.org.
Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM)
Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) is looking for volunteers for their Pantry, Clothing Closet, Telephone Receptionist, Housing or Utilities Program Interviewer, and Direct Services Program.
Shifts are Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:45 am to 11:30 am or
12:15 pm to 3:00 pm. Volunteers choose one day and one shift, and preferably work that same day and shift each week. Training is provided.
For more information, call 719-636-1916.
Early Connections Learning Centers
Early Connections Learning Centers is looking for male CC students to spend time with the young children at our South Chelton child care center. The center serves very low income children. Many of the children have no positive male role models in their lives and are very much in need of that. If you are a young man who likes young children (under age 5) and have some time to hang out with our kids-- reading to them, playing with them, talking with them--and just generally being a positive influence in their lives, they would like to hear from you. Volunteer application, interview and background check are required. A car is required, as the child care center is not within walking/biking distance of CC.
Dates and times are flexible. Centers are open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mid- to late afternoons would work well (kids nap in the early afternoon), if that fits with your class schedule. One afternoon a week would be great.
1465 S. Chelton
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
For more information, please contact Karen Wiedemann at 719-381-4803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheyenne Village serves adults with developmental disabilities. They have several volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups including: HR assistant; office technician; weekday program volunteers to help adults with disabilities enjoy recreation and community activities; and weekend program volunteers to help adults with disabilities enjoy recreation and community activities.
Dates and times needed vary by opportunity.
6275 Lehman Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
For more information, please contact Courtney Arnstein at 719-572-7488 or email@example.com.
The Arc Pikes Peak Region
The Arc Pikes Peak Region is looking for students who want to work towards enhancing the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. The volunteer opportunities with The Arc can give students an edge in the realm of social work, human services, education, law and life. The following are opportunities that open may open doors for CC students:
- The Arc PPR hosts social events, such as the Halloween Dance, that could use volunteers for set-up and supervision. These events are very fun to work at and can give students meaningful experiences with individuals with disabilities.
- The Arc PPR is a part of IndyGive! (a competition of non-profit fundraising) and would like to film a short movie about our organization. They are seeking a Film and New Media major (or any other student with filming experience) to help with this project.
- The Arc PPR is hoping to start up a book/movie club for people with disabilities.
Pikes Peak Prep
Pikes Peak Prep is looking for 5 upper-level Math Tutors (maybe even steady people) to help our Algebra 1 through Calculus 1 classes. We usually have over 3 different courses in a classroom at one time because many of the students are in an "independent study" based on their level of proficiency. This makes it very difficult for everyone to get the appropriate attention from the teacher. Thus, if you like math and feel comfortable tutoring a wide range of students we need your help!
Times needed: 1:00-2:30, M-F
Pikes Peak Prep High School Math Room
525 E Costilla St
Colorado Springs CO 80903
For more information, contact Willa Hopkins at 719-570-7575 ext. 3159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI)
RMFI is looking for volunteers for a wide variety of restoration and preservation projects, from Garden of the Gods and Waldo Canyon to Shelf Road Recreation Area (Canon City) and Lake Pueblo State Park. Check out their webpage at http://www.rmfi.org/volunteer-rmfi for updated information!
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission
Are you a college or high school student passionate about peace, justice or sustainability? The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission (http://ppjpc.org/) is now accepting applications for fall semester interns. To apply, contact email@example.com.
The Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum is looking for interns to assist with facilitating, updating, and developing new educational programs for the museum under the supervision and guidance of the Program Coordinator. They will work primarily with our Hands on History cart program. The Hands on History Cart Program allows visitors, primarily 2nd through 5th graders, to explore specific themes in local history. Each cart features a combination of Museum Use collection objects with associated hands-on activities. At carts located in or adjacent to the museum’s exhibits, visitors can examine x-rays of lungs afflicted with tuberculosis, imagine life as an explorer or pioneer, mimic a heartbeat on a ceremonial buffalo skin drum, compare cameras today with those of 100 years ago, and more!
Interns must make a 4 to 8 month commitment, starting no later than September 30, 2014. The museum can work with each intern’s availability, but we ask for a commitment of 12-20 hours between Tuesday and Saturday of each week (3-5 shifts):
Weekday Schedule: 12:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Optional Saturday Schedule: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (flexible)
For more information, please contact Meg Poole, Museum Program Coordinator at 719-385-5631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Skills HS
Looking for a flexible opportunity to work with youth in the community? Life Skills HS is looking for individuals or groups who want to present on a topic of interest to students. Please contact Anthoula Krokidis at email@example.com or 719-227-8247 for more information.
Please contact Sarah Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-227-8247 for more information.
Palmer High School Tutoring Center
Interested in providing academic support to local youth and gaining experience with a highly effective model of tutoring? Palmer High School Math Tutoring Center is seeking volunteers to work with a wide variety of students to primarily help with pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. This opportunity can easily work around your schedule and is just a short walk away. Volunteers should be comfortable with math and teenagers, but do NOT need experience in education, nor be an expert in mathematics as guidance will be provided by math teachers who supervise the Center.
Please contact Sarah Marshall at email@example.com or 719-227-8247 for more information.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
We provide equine assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities. Together with our professional certified instructors and specially trained horses, our students are able to gain a better sense of their own individual abilities and strengths. This ultimate horse power aids in the therapy to our students who are living with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and learning challenges related to various forms of trauma, developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, batons disease, and cancer. Through our program we continue to see positive results in the vocabulary, core strength, flexibility, balance and personalities of our riders. Our goal is to help our riders lead more fulfilling lives.
Our volunteers are the backbone of CSTRC and our classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Volunteers are provided hands on training for our volunteers as sidewalkers and leaders and an orientation. They interact with students of all ages and disabilities.
For more information contact Linda Buffetti @ 719/205-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or CEO Nancy Harrison @ 719/634-4173;email@example.com. Our website is www.cstrc.org. All interested parties should read the volunteer form available here.