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Seeking board and committee members for Inside Out Youth Services

Inside Out Youth Services is currently seeking Board Members and Volunteer Committee Members. What We Are Seeking in Our Board Members: Regularly attends board meetings once a month and important related meetings. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time. Stays informed about the organization’s matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. Gets to know other board members, ED, staff, volunteers, and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. Is an active participant in the board's annual evaluation and planning efforts. Participates in fund raising for the organization. Makes a meaningful financial annual pledge to Inside Out Youth Service’s work. Stewards donor and community relationships. Has fiduciary responsibilities to the organization. What We Are Seeking in Volunteer Committee Position: Plans various fundraising events Leads and coordinates with other volunteers in fulfilling tasks for fundraising events Meets at least once a month and other important related meetings to fulfill the committee’s mission.

Colorado Springs, CO

8/19/18 12:00 AM +more

14er: Redcloud/Sunshine Trail Restoration

Get two 14ers in one! Restore the trail leading to these remote mountains. This moderately sized project of no more than 40 people will allow volunteers to get to know fellow stewards over the course of the three day project. Volunteers will be divided into three small crews and work on a variety of much-needed maintenance projects along a 3-mile stretch of trail. Much of the project will take place on steep terrain and loose rock, and tasks will be difficult. Volunteers will start all three work days with a hearty breakfast prepared by our spectacular crew chefs, and end each long work day with another delicious meal at a first-rate campsite. Camping will be provided Thursday night through Sunday morning http://www.voc.org/project/14er-redcloudsunshine-trail-restoration

Lake City, CO

8/19/18 8:00 AM

Operator/Conductor - Sunday

Learn a new skill and have fun! Be a Motorman/conductor & help operate our 1924 historic trolley along the Platte River in Confluence Park, Denver. Join a great team of men and women who serve as ambassadors to visitors from around the world and across the state. Training provided. Trolley operates from May 24th through Sept 3th, Thursdays through Mondays with some special charters, events and Bronco shuttles. We will work around your schedule. Help keep Denver history rolling along! Give us a shout! http://www.denvertrolley.org

Denver, CO

8/19/18 9:00 AM +more

MAF Horse Therapy Volunteers

We are currently looking for experienced ranch hands to help us impliment our horse therapy program designed to help families struggling after the loss of a child. This ranges anywhere from general ranch hand abilities - handling of equines in a round pen and open areas. There are currently 18 Andalusians and 1 Lipizzaner. There is also the possibilty this program will be included at other locations in the near future. We would also like to have a horse therapist at the location as well. This opportunity includes an intern program with our veterinarian "Mark Fitch". We have openings during the work week and weekend. We can work with your schedule to make it easier and more fun. For more information check out our website: www.martyredangelsfoundation.org. If interested please contact me through email: martyredangels501c3@gmail.com. We can begin this wonderful journey together! #BELIEVE

Longmont, CO

8/19/18 10:00 AM +more

Helping families struggling after the loss of a child

The Martyred Angels Foundation is actively pursuing volunteers for: Marketing, Advertising, Social Networking, Grants, Website Management, Events Coordinator and Board Members. If interested please get in touch with by email at: martyredangels501c3@gmail.com. Excellent opportunity for a much needed and incredible cause. Please take the time to review the story behind the reason and much needed services of our organization. Thank you. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE STORY OF BLADYN (BLADYN JAMES WAYNE VOGELS: MAY 30, 2007 – APRIL 9, 2011) On April 9,2007, my wife was watching our 3 year old son (Bladyn) and our daughter (Raven) while I was at work. After playing all morning in the yard, my wife went to put our son down for a nap (It's important to point out that my wife was suffering from pneumonia at this time). Bladyn did not want to take a nap so he began to run around our property (3 acres) in protest. After making a lap and 1/4, my wife noticed that he had gotten out of the yard because he vanished behind the barn. She attempted to cut him off, but with difficulties breathing and our daughter in tow, it was impossible to keep up. Once she was able to get to the property where there was a pond, and it was stated by a neighbor that seen him this is where he went, she searched for him but no luck. Our daughter spotted him at one point in time and shouted, "There he is momma", but he managed to take off and hide again. After searching through bushes, as well as the pond and not having any success, another approach was taken. At this time she made the decision to go back to the house and get her car so she can cover more ground quicker. My mother-in-law (who owns the house and where we currently live now) joined the search. My wife and daughter went in one car and my mother-in-law went in another. After a short period of time, my wife decided to go back to the house and see if Bladyn was there. Unfortunately he wasn't, so she and Raven went back to the property with the pond to look again. After arriving, my wife noticed a little pile of blue clothing matching our son's laying on the bank of this pond. She then noticed a little white butt and blonde flowing hair floating on the surface. Immediately she got in to attempt a rescue. As she stepped onto the liner to this pond, her footing was lost due to the enormous amount of algae and scum present. She slid in uncontrollably, but was eventually able to get enough balance to grab our son. As this was happening, my mother-in-law pulled up and ran to help. She too slid uncontrollably into this pond, but was eventually able to get her balance and proceed to help. My mother-in-law was holding Bladyn as my wife was administering CPR. As all of this was going on, our daughter (who was 5 years old at the time) was watching. When a neighbor heard the screams for help, she ran down and took notice then went back to call 911. She then came back and took our daughter home with her so she didn't have to watch anymore. Unfortunately the outcome was unsuccessful and Bladyn passed away approximately 1/2 hour after I arrived at Boulder Hospital. We spent some time with him in the ER on the bed to say our goodbyes. His condition at this time I would rather not express. As Therapy for me, I’ve started the Martyred Angels Foundation “Our mission is to provide community support to families after the tragic death of a child” We offer these services to implement our mission Fundraising to help pay for cemetery plots next to the child. Group support meetings. Access to Equestrian Therapy. Temporary Group financial support. Our services are available to: Parents that have lost a child Children that have lost their parent(s) Those with confirmed PTSD related to this loss To maximize the impact of these services, we coordinate them with other non-profit organizations. To Achieve our Mission, we actively solicit support from individuals, businesses, trusts, and foundations.

Longmont, CO

8/19/18 10:00 AM +more

Volunteer at Tacolandia

Volunteer with Youth on Record at Tacolandia! Your shift = a donation to YOR and our programs and a FREE Ticket to the event! Tacolandia Coming to Civic Center Park Your General Admission ticket: Tacolandia, Westword's annual celebration of street tacos, returns to Civic Center Park on Sunday, August 19. Join us from 4 to 7 p.m. for the third annual Tacolandia. Wash down those tacos with offerings from a cash bar and plenty of spicy entertainment, with live performances, and the Tacolandia Car Show presented by the Saints & Sinners Car Club.

Denver, CO

8/19/18 2:00 PM

Operator/Conductor - Monday

Details to come

Denver, CO

8/20/18 9:00 AM +more

pick up food at food bank rockies with our u haul rental

If you know of a trucking company or a company who gives volunteer hours to employees we really need help with the pick up of our food at Food Bank Rockies. We need to expand pick ups to include more produce and fresh foods. We need your help. The load with the U haul we rent can be 7000 lbs. We will also pick up smaller loads of just fresh foods. Please tell others about this opportunity to serve.

Wheat Ridge, CO

8/20/18 8:00 PM +more

Admin & Office

Looking for someone to help with checking email, sending out mail, deliveries and pickups, scheduling, and data entry.

Aurora, CO

8/22/18 10:00 AM +more

Local Food Share Distribution at Downtown Golden Container

Local Food Share (LFS) Distribution takes place every Wednesday in Golden 3:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays from 7:30am-10am from June-November. GoFarm needs volunteers to help sign shareholders in, stock produce, educate customers on the vegetables they are receiving that week and of course to be the smiling face of GoFarm. We are seeking volunteers who are motivated and passionate about building a sustainable food system, who can hopefully volunteer more than once in the season. If you can not volunteer the entire 4 hours that is more than alright and we are happy to have you for anytime you can spare! Come and help GoFarm's LFS distribution increase local food access and affordability to the Jefferson County Community!

Golden, CO

8/22/18 3:00 PM +more

Local Food Share Distribution at Centura-Golden Container

Local Food Share (LFS) Distribution is where customers come by to pick up their pre-ordered box of produce from us each week throughout our 20 week season from June to October. Distribution takes place every Wednesday in Downtown Golden (600 9th St.) from 3:30pm-6:30pm and every Thursday from 7:30am-10am. GoFarm needs volunteers to help sign people in, stock produce, educate customers on which vegetables they are receiving that week, and represent GoFarm with a positive attitude and smiling face. We are seeking volunteers who are motivated and passionate about building a sustainable food system - which is part of GoFarm's mission. We prefer volunteers that can volunteer multiple times throughout our season - especially if you can volunteer on a consistent basis such as 1 or more times per month. Though we are also open to one-time volunteers. Our distribution shifts are 4 hours long, though if you can not volunteer for the entire 4 hours - that will not be a problem. Please just let us know, as we are happy to have you for anytime you can spare! Come volunteer at our Local Food Share distribution, and help us make fresh, local food more accessible and affordable to the Jefferson County community!

Golden, CO

8/22/18 3:00 PM +more

Food Demo for LFS Distribution at Downtown Golden

If you like cooking healthy, local produce come help GoFarm demo their products each week! GoFarm is looking for volunteers interested in cooking and demoing produce during our summer distribution. This volunteer opportunity would involve you choosing a simple, easy recipe for shareholders to sample as they pick up their produce. If you sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, look out for an email a week before distribution to discuse details and the produce we will have available that week! Distribution takes place every Wednesday at our Downtown Golden and Centura-Golden location from 3:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays at our Centura-Arvada location from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

Golden, CO

8/29/18 3:00 PM +more

Food Demo for LFS Distribution at Centura-Golden

If you like cooking healthy, local produce come help GoFarm demo their products each week! GoFarm is looking for volunteers interested in cooking and demoing produce during our summer distribution. This volunteer opportunity would involve you choosing a simple, easy recipe for shareholders to sample as they pick up their produce. If you sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, look out for an email a week before distribution to discuse details and the produce we will have available that week! Distribution takes place every Wednesday at our Downtown Golden and Centura-Golden location from 3:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays at our Centura-Arvada location from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

Golden, CO

8/22/18 3:30 PM +more

Operator/Conductor - Thursday

Learn a new skill and have fun! Be a Motorman/conductor & help operate our 1924 historic trolley along the Platte River in Confluence Park, Denver. Join a great team of men and women who serve as ambassadors to visitors from around the world and across the state. Training provided. Trolley operates from May 24th through Sept 3rd, Thursdays through Mondays with some special charters, events and Bronco shuttles. We will work around your schedule. Help keep Denver history rolling along! Give us a shout! http://www.denvertrolley.org

Denver, CO

8/23/18 9:00 AM +more

drivers to bring food to schools and apartment complexes on Thursdays and Friday

We bring weekend food to schools with volunteers using any size vehicles. You can bring 25 to 150 bags to one location or more . We need regulars who can help every week and single time help. Pick up is at 1100 Upham Street Lakewood and locations are in Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat RIdge. When you arrive we tell you where you will go and number of bags. You can load your car with use of dolly and handtrucks. Many schools will come with carts to your car and bring food into school. Some apartments will help you offload and others do not have that help. If you are a regular you can use a lightweight folding dolly to bring food a short distance. You will be an answer to the thoughts and prayers of the children and families. We start around 10 am and finish at noon. It will take you about an hour for one site and longer for two sites.

Denver, CO

8/23/18 10:00 AM +more

Food Demo for LFS Distribution at Centura-Arvada

If you like cooking healthy, local produce come help GoFarm demo their products each week! GoFarm is looking for volunteers interested in cooking and demoing produce during our summer distribution. This volunteer opportunity would involve you choosing a simple, easy recipe for shareholders to sample as they pick up their produce. If you sign-up for this volunteer opportunity, look out for an email a week before distribution to discuse details and the produce we will have available that week! Distribution takes place every Wednesday at our Downtown Golden and Centura-Golden location from 3:30pm-6:30pm and Thursdays at our Centura-Arvada location from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

Arvada, CO

8/30/18 3:30 PM +more

pick up food at food bank rockies with our u haul rental

We rent a 17 ft u haul moving truck at 8 am and drive to food bank rockies on I 70 and Havana. You go to desk and give our name. They call your name and you back up to dock and they load pallets on truck. Drive food to our facility at 12725 w 42nd ave Wheat Ridge. Our volunteers off load the canned goods and foods . You drive u haul back to rental place. Need valid drivers license and load is about 5000 to 7000 lbs.

Wheat Ridge, CO

8/24/18 8:00 AM +more

Food Pantry Distribution Assistant

Volunteers are needed on Fridays to help with unloading and sorting food in the mornings between 8:30-12:00. On Friday afternoons from 12:30-4:30 volunteers can assist with distributing food to clients, loading vehicles and clean up. If you stay for the full day, we usually take a break mid-day for lunch, please feel free to bring something to eat. All of this work is done at the pantry, although some of the tasks are outdoors. Please call or email to confirm availability of date you'd like to volunteer.

Greenwood Village, CO

8/24/18 8:30 AM +more

Corporate Groups to Volunteer

Groups of 4 to 25 can sign up. We strongly support and need corporations or non profits who provide employees with time off to volunteer. We will provide a time to explain our mission and vision and invite possible further support by invididuals or your organization. Together we can feed the hungry children in Jefferson County. Food Bank of the Rockies sees more hunger needs in Jefferson County than in Denver County believe it or not.

Lakewood, CO

8/24/18 10:00 AM +more

November 10 Gala Event Fundraiser team - pick a small task to make it happen

Jeffco Eats Fundraising Dinner Job Responsibilities: contact Paula Redig: Board Chair and Gala Chair for meeting details and to sign up: rpstredig@msn.com Finance This person is responsible for the money part of the dinner. Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions. Prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, etc. Create or update donor databases Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors. Set up a donation system. Helps organize and oversee silent auction and raffle. Marketing This person or group is responsible for getting the word out about your event. They need to be creative, understand how the media works and even come up with a few novel ideas about how to spread the word and attract people to attend: Decides how to promote the event. Works with media sponsors. Creates press releases. Manages various methods of communication: print, web, email and social media. Develop and maintain media contact lists Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events. Designs event invitations. Mails event invitations. Follows up with invitees. Designs evening program Décor/Guest Experience/VIP Committee A successful event is one where everyone has a great time while supporting a cause they care about. This team’s job is to make sure all your guests have a positive experience. Choose individuals who have excellent people skills and can manage details well. Volunteers should be artistic and detail oriented. Signs up attendees. Coordinates registration. Coordinates admission, check-in and check-out. Organizes seating arrangements. Hires photographer. Determines which decorations are needed based on your theme. Coordinates table settings, place cards, centerpieces, etc. Entertainment/Program You want your event to be beautiful, but also fun. With the right people in charge of your entertainment, your guests will be looking forward to coming back again next year. Individuals should have a good sense of the audience, their interests and tastes. This team does a lot of coordinating, so they’ll need to be good at managing details as well: Determines and contracts the entertainment. Sets up the event night program. Works with the logistics committee. Selects the entertainment, the emcee, the guest speaker and the auctioneer. Works with the lighting, AV and sound crews. Volunteer Coordinator Most big events rely on an army of volunteers to make it successful. This individual must be great at working with and motivating people, solving problems and generally helping people feel they are part of the team. This person: Recruits and energizes volunteers. Works with all event committees. Identifies volunteer needs and figures out how to meet them. Communicates with volunteers. Organizes and delegates event night tasks. Bowl Procurement This individual is responsible for collecting 80 ceramic bowls for the dinner.

Denver, CO

8/24/18 10:00 AM

Fall volunteers to pack weekend food on fridays

Pack 7 lb bags of food with 7 to 8 items and produce or snacks. There are several varities of job which allow for us to pack 300 to 400 bags each week. Children welcome. Teens welcome. We have fun and share our vision and learn about why you have come to help. We so appreciate your considering our non profit to help

Denver, CO

8/24/18 10:00 AM +more

Saturday Work Day, August 25 - La Alma/Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built-between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.*If interested in signing up a team, please email the opportunity leader before signing up.

Denver, CO

8/25/18 9:00 AM

Operator/Conductor - Saturday

Learn a new skill and have fun! Be a Motorman/conductor & help operate our 1924 historic trolley along the Platte River in Confluence Park, Denver. Join a great team of men and women who serve as ambassadors to visitors from around the world and across the state. Training provided. Trolley operates from May 24th through Sept 3th, Thursdays through Mondays with some special charters, events and Bronco shuttles. We will work around your schedule. Help keep Denver history rolling along! Give us a shout! http://www.denvertrolley.org

Denver, CO

8/25/18 9:00 AM +more

Bed Fix-Up at Sister Gardens

Meet us at the garden during the peak of the season to tend to our gardening beds! For more information and to sign-up, email Makalah@GroundworkColorado.org.

Denver, CO

8/25/18 9:00 AM

Creek Cleanup at River Run Park

With recent temperatures reaching the high 90's, what better way to cool off from the summer's heat than by joining Groundwork Denver for a community creek cleanup?! Meet us at River Run Park then help us clean along the South Platte River and Bear Creek. The volunteer event is open to kids and adults of all ages and groups. Supplies and lunch will be provided. For more information, and to signup, email Makalah@GroundworkColorado.org before Friday, July 20th.

Sheridan, CO

8/25/18 9:00 AM

Support Group Facilitator

Use your experience in caregiving (either professional or family) to help others dealing with Alzheimer's and other related dementias. Time commitment is around 4 hours per month. The focus is on facilitating conversation, rather than being an expert in caregiving, but caregiving experience is helpful. Training to facilitate a group is provided. Volunteers are needed in various locations and times around the Denver Metro area - please contact us for more info! To get started and learn more, please complete our volunteer application form here.

Denver, CO

8/30/18 1:00 PM

Money Mentors/Budget Counselors

Job Definition: To assist PIH Partners in developing a plan to meet financial goals and needs, suggesting methods to improve financial health (savings, spending, investing and planning for future). Job Specifications: Assist Partners to stay on top of their goals. Monitor and document their progress over time. Support Partners in achieving specific short-term and long-term financial goals. Utilize focused financial coaching strategies that promote goal-setting, accountability, and confidence-building. Assist Partners with saving strategies and methods (e.g. how to save for emergencies, unanticipated contingencies, and major purchases such as a car). Day of Volunteering: Minimum of 2 hours per month Report To: Dovey French, Program Manager Compensation: None -Volunteer Opportunity Record Keeping: Maintain and record written details of Money Mentoring sessions in individual Partner folders. Each volunteer must complete a volunteer application, sign a confidentiality release form, pass a Colorado State Criminal Background Check, and keep track of the hours spent working on the PIH volunteer sheet. Qualifications: Pass a criminal background check Ability to work independently Ability, interest & motivation to work with PIH Partners Ability to provide financial coaching/counseling Have interactive people skills Adaptable to miscellaneous tasks

Colorado Springs, CO

9/1/18 5:00 AM +more

Tutor a Child in Reading - Evie Dennis Campus (Z-Place)

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided online or in person in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy...One Child At a Time! Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Denver, CO

9/5/18 4:30 PM +more

Tutor a Child in Reading at the Woodland Park Library

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided online or in person in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy...One Child At a Time! Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Woodland Park, CO

9/6/18 4:00 AM +more

Tutor a Child in Reading at Bradford Elementary (Pueblo)

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided online or in person in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy...One Child At a Time! Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Pueblo, CO

9/6/18 4:00 PM +more

Tutor a Child in Reading at the Colorado Military Academy

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided online or in person in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy...One Child At a Time! Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Colorado Springs, CO

9/6/18 4:00 PM +more

Tutor a Child in Reading at the Monument Library

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided online or in person in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy...One Child At a Time! Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Monument, CO

9/6/18 5:30 PM +more

All-Stars Club : be a buddy to a friend with special needs for one evening

Volunteer opportunities available to serve as a volunteer buddy for 3-hours with a friend with special needs. Your help will not only give our friends with disabilities a fund experience, but will give their parents a night to catch up on some rest. No experience is needed as we have experts onsite to help in any way. The sole job of the volunteer buddy is to make the evening fun by playing adaptive sports, doing crafts, and encouraging your buddy with special needs while he or she sings karaoke. This is a very easy way to give back and frankly, an incredibly fun way to spend a Friday night. Some have called the All-Stars Club the most exciting party in town. We are faith based and do conclude our events with a chapel session, but we are open to people of all faiths and backgrounds to volunteer with us. So please join us as we offer a place of belonging to our friends with special needs all while giving their families a night of rest and support. All questions can be directed to info@allstarsclub.org.

Lakewood, CO

9/7/18 6:00 PM

Saturday Work Day, September 8 - Swansea Neighborhood

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built-between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.*If interested in signing up a team, please email the opportunity leader before signing up.

Denver, CO

9/8/18 9:00 AM

Creek Clean-Up at Centennial Park

Wildlife and plants rely heavily on the rivers and creeks that flow through Colorado. Let's help keep them safe by collecting trash with a community-wide creek clean-up! Meeting at Centennial Park, we will collect trash along Bear Creek, helping to make the creek and our environment a little cleaner! Materials and lunch will be provided. Groups are welcome. For more information and to sign-up, email Makalah@GroundworkColorado.org.

Englewood, CO

9/8/18 9:00 AM

Tutor a Child in Reading at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in their life! No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy, One Child At a Time! Tutoring is held every Saturday, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM. Call for more information at (719) 471-8672 or visit, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.

Aurora, CO

9/8/18 10:00 AM +more

Straw Maze Contruction

It's that time again, on Monday, September 10th Hudson Gardens will begin constructing its annual Straw Bale Maze! Our Straw Bale Maze is an annual attraction for visitors during our busy and beautiful fall season and also supports our many school group visitors! Volunteers are needed to help with the manual construction of the maze from 8 AM – 12 PM. We’ll be unloading approximately 600 straw bales (each bale weighs about45 lbs) from a truck and carrying them short distances to construct the maze. We’ll be kicking up a lot of dust and straw during the morning, so we do not recommend this opportunity for those who have respiratory issues or straw allergies. Please wear long thick pants (e.g., jeans), boots or other sturdy closed toe shoes, and work gloves. Long sleeves, a hat, sunscreen, and glasses/sunglasses are also highly recommended. Hudson Gardens will provide water, face masks and snacks to keep us going!

Littleton, CO

9/10/18 8:00 AM

Treasurer, Member of the Board of Directors

Global Orphan Prevention seeks a volunteer treasurer to serve on our Board of Directors as the financial officer. The treasurer will apply their knowledge of accounting to monitor finances while directing the preparation of financial reports and summarizing the reports to the board. The treasurer works with other board officers and the CEO to develop financial plans and prepare the organization’s budget. The treasurer reviews the annual audit and tax forms and presents the financial material to the board. Overview: Global Orphan Prevention seeks a Denver-based volunteer treasurer who is: Committed to helping underprivileged children and widowed/abandoned mothers in Nepal, India, and Vietnam. Committed to using social entrepreneurship to help eradicate and alleviate income generating hurdles in Nepal, India, and Vietnam. Interested to address the child sex trafficking trade and orphan home trade in India and Nepal. Interested in working to prevent child trafficking in the Denver area. The treasurer will provide strategic and operational guidance to the organization, as well as program development and fundraising strategies. By joining the Global Orphan Prevention community, you connect with passionate, mission-driven professionals who want to create impact in the world! About Global Orphan Prevention: We strive to keep mothers and children together by providing resources and training sufficient to maintain families. Awards: Gold Seal of Transparency - 2017 (Guidestar) Top-Rated Nonprofit - 2017 (Great Nonprofits) Millennial Changemaker of the Year - 2016 (Founder Runner-up) Requirements: Expertise in accounting and strategic planning Prior board member experience preferred Self-starter with strategic leadership skills Passion for serving children and youth and making a difference Donate accounting hours or raise $2500 (min)/year Ability to serve 2 years, attend monthly meetings Devote 2-3 hours/month for additional Board business Serve as a Global Orphan Prevention Ambassador in their personal and professional communities To apply or obtain additional information: Please send your resume and/or LinkedIn to hilborn.katie@gmail.com to be considered for a position or email us with questions! We'll happily reach back out to you!

Denver, CO

9/12/18 6:30 PM +more

Secretary, Member of the Board of Directors

Global Orphan Prevention seeks a volunteer secretary to serve on our Board of Directors as an officer. The board's secretary provides members with required meeting notices, prepares agendas and provides guidance on proper meeting procedures. The secretary takes minutes at board meetings, or designates a person for the task, and reviews and distributes the approved minutes. The secretary prepares and maintains board records, such as minutes and committee reports, and ensures the accuracy and security of the records. The secretary is prepared to assume the leadership role when the president and vice president are unavailable. Overview: Global Orphan Prevention seeks a Denver-based volunteer secretary who is: Committed to helping underprivileged children and widowed/abandoned mothers in Nepal, India, and Vietnam. Committed to using social entrepreneurship to help eradicate and alleviate income generating hurdles in Nepal, India, and Vietnam. Interested to address the child sex trafficking trade and orphan home trade in India and Nepal. The secretary will provide strategic and operational guidance to the organization, as well as program development and fundraising strategies. By joining the Global Orphan Prevention community, you connect with passionate, mission-driven professionals who want to create impact in the world! About Global Orphan Prevention: We strive to keep mothers and children together by providing resources and training sufficient to maintain families. Awards: Gold Seal of Transparency - 2017 (Guidestar) Top-Rated Nonprofit - 2017 (Great Nonprofits) Millennial Changemaker of the Year - 2016 (Founder Runner-up) Requirements: Expertise in secretarial and strategic planning Prior board member experience preferred Self-starter with strategic leadership skills Passion for serving children and youth and making a difference Donate or raise $2500 (min)/year Ability to serve 2 years, attend monthly meetings Devote 2-3 hours/month for additional Board business Serve as a Global Orphan Prevention Ambassador in their personal and professional communities To apply or obtain additional information: Please send your resume and/or LinkedIn to hilborn.katie@gmail.com to be considered for a position or email us with questions! We'll happily reach back out to you!

Denver, CO

9/12/18 6:30 PM +more

Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour: Route Support and HQ Volunteers!

Why Do It? It’s a unique chance to see Colorado’s high plains, meet lots of wonderful people, eat and drink like royalty, and feel great about contributing to an event that benefits several charities across the Eastern Plains. Who Can Volunteer? Anyone! An event of this nature is dependent on the efforts of friendly and resourceful people. It’s a perfect opportunity to support friends and family on the Tour, or for anyone who wants to combine an adventurous outing with the spirit of volunteerism. Volunteer Opportunities: Community • Info Tent • Ambassadors/Signs • Supply Truck • Grounds Crew • Registration • Baggage Route • Aid Stations • Road Marshals • SAGs • Radio/Medical Support • Medical Liaison • Aid Trucks • Water Truck • Route Signage Leads To help ensure a rewarding experience for all our volunteers, Pedal The Plains will look to recruit leads for each of the volunteer positions. Leads will have additional responsibilities and time commitments but will receive a few fun perks. If interested in a leadership role, please indicate as such when completing the volunteer form. Benefits Volunteers will receive a food and beverage stipend, staff wear, a gas card and recognition at a post event appreciation party. Overnight accommodations include camping and RVs. Please take this into consideration and plan accordingly. Volunteer Applications If you are interested in volunteering for PTP 2018, please email Suzi Jolly, Event & Volunteer Manager, at sjolly@denverpost.com

Denver, CO

9/14/18 7:00 AM +more

Upcoming Events & Classes

 

Sept 10th through Nov. 19th 

Volunteer Management Training Series

The Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) consists of six modules created by the Points of Light Institute, and is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the major components of a nonprofit Volunteer Management program.

Sept. 11th & Nov. 13th

Introduction to Board Service

Want to become a nonprofit board member? Learn the ins and outs.

Oct. 18th

BoardMatch Connection Event (FREE)

Come enjoy happy hour drinks and bites, and meet nonprofits in need of excellent board members.

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