City of Colorado Springs - Meadows Park Community Center
The Meadows Park Community Center invites you to join them in celebrating local harvest, healthy food, happiness, down-home goodness and Halloween by volunteering at this year's Happy Harvest Howdown Happenin's. If you want to get involved in a day long party, want to experience the fun of working as a team, want to eat local organic foods, dress in a costume, run a game station (carnival style), work with all ages, enjoy good music, healthy food or just help support and connect to the community, then this is your volunteer opportunity!
Where: Meadows Park Community Center at 1943 S. El Paso Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Thursday, October 22: From 9am-5pm, volunteers we will be doing food preparation and making decorations
Friday, October 23: From 9am-5pm, volunteers will be decorating that interior of the building with a harvest theme and a Halloween theme… Spooky haunted coffeehouse too. Designing and setting up the haunted coffeehouse and day of the dead decorations
Saturday, October 24: The big event day! From 8am-8pm, volunteers will be on site (in-costume if you desire), setting up the rooms and emonstration areas. Volunteers will also greet guests, and clean up after the event ends at 6pm.
If you want to join in this joyous event and know of other folks, friends, coworkers, family members that want to become part of unitinh our community by volunteering, please contact Karen Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-385-7946.
Angels of America's Fallen
Angels of America's Fallen is looking for volunteers to help at this year's Lantern Fest.
Volunteers are needed to set up for the event, process registrations, hand out supplies, help participants light lanterns and clean up the venue. Each volunteer gets a free t-shirt plus free admission to the event after their shift. Volunteers may also receive a lantern if there are still some available after check-in, .
When: Saturday, November 7th.
Location: Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO
Volunteers are needed for all shifts:
Morning shift: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Afternoon shift 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Evening shift 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
If interested, please contact Kelli Chodor at email@example.com or 208-901-1080
Partners in Housing
Partners in Housing is looking for volunteers to help with their Donation Room, where homeless families acquire clothing and household items they need. They receive donations daily and need help getting these items into the 'store'. www.partnersinhousing.org
Where: 455 Gold Pass Heights - Myron Stratton Campus
When: Anytime - flexible.
For more information, please contact Dianne Reitan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-325-5830.
CPCD...giving childen a head start
CPCD...giving children a head start is looking for volunteers to work with teachers and students in the classroom including circle time and centers, individual learning and curriculum support, outdoor play and special activities; this is an ideal opportunity for young professionals looking for experience in a teaching environment.
When: Tuesday-Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm. Times and days are flexible
Location: various schools
For more information, please contact Charlotte Nal at email@example.com or 719-884-1450.
Carmel Middle School Chinese Club
Carmel Middle School is starting a Chinese club and is looking for volunteers to assist. Carmel Middle School is a Title I school about 10-15 minutes by car from Colorado College. These students rarely get a chance to explore areas outside of Colorado Springs, so this club is attempting to introduce them to a new culture and language. Chinese classes have been offered at Carmel in the past, so many of the students have existing knowledge of Chinese. The club will be taught by a full-time teacher, and the volunteers will be asked to help the Carmel students with their work and to converse with them in Chinese. Proficient-Advanced Chinese language ability is a must, native speakers are preferred!
The club will likely occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00. Student assistant's job will probably begin on October 6th or 8th.
Carmel Middle School is located at 1740 Pepperwood Drive.
For more information, please contact Zachary Sanna at 817-248-1465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House in Colorado Springs is looking for volunteers to assist in keeping a warm & friendly environment for the families staying at the House. This includes, but is not limited to cleaning, organizing, baking working in the yard and on any special projects. Process to Volunteer: RMHC volunteer application and background check. Can usually begin immediately depending on availability.
Volunteers are required to serve a minimum is one shift per month.
Volunteer shift times are: 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, 5pm-8pm (7 days per week/365 days per year), though they can and will work around time restrictions.
The Ronald McDonald house is located at 311 N. Logan Ave.
For more information, please contact Nicole Noll at 719-471-1814 or email@example.com.
Pikes Peak Childrens Museum
The Pikes Peak Children's Museum is opening its first ever exhibit this fall. The exhibit will be located in the Space Foundation Discovery Center off of Garden of the Gods Road. The success of this exhibit is crucial to the museum's continued growth and momentum as money and community support is gathered for a permanent children's museum in Colorado Springs.
At the first exhibit, Clifford the Big Red Dog, volunteers will supervise children and answer questions about the past, present, and future of the Pikes Peak Children's Museum.
One volunteer is needed on weekdays and two on Saturdays from October 3rd through January 16th.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am-2pm
Location: 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Suite CM, Colorado Springs 80907
For more information or to sign-up, please contact Hillary Dickman at 719-357-7726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity works to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing. They're looking for skilled administrative and construction volunteers to work on homes in multiple locations - some repairs and some new home construction. No prior experience needed. Projects include: building fences, landscaping, painting, trim-work, hanging vinyl siding, framing a home, laying insulation, building cabinets, and more! In the office, you'll find database entry, writing thank yous, filing, and scanning, with other projects available depending on skill level. No tools required. Come with a smile and prepare for fun!
Work is scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, with a morning (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM) and afternoon (1:00 – 4:30 PM) shift. Saturdays fill up quickly, so if you are able to make a weekday shift you’ll find there are more opportunities.
For more information or to sign-up, please contact Ashley McIntyre at 719-475-7800 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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.