Douglas County Libraries Program Host volunteers help implement, promote and assist with library programs, activities and events. Volunteer hours can …
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Douglas County Libraries Program Host volunteers help implement,
promote and assist with library programs, activities and events.
Volunteer hours can be used for high school graduation
requirements. Contact Paula Standen at 303-688-7632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
fill out a volunteer application at your Douglas County Library or
online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Denver Regional Council of Governments Aging Services ombudsman
volunteers serve as advocates for residents in assisted living
facilities and nursing homes. The program requires a commitment of
one year. Extensive training provided. Volunteers are placed in
facilities convenient to their home or work. Contact Nancy Ferrier
The Douglas County Chapter of Spellbinders volunteers ages 55
and older tell stories to Douglas County school children in a
classroom setting. Priscilla Queen, outreach coordinator for
Douglas County Libraries and experienced storyteller and certified
Spellbinder trainer, will lead training sessions. Volunteers can
specify preferred grade levels and region. Call Debby Novotny at
303-387-0128. The Douglas County School District is online at
dcsdk12.org. Douglas County
Libraries is online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Meals on Wheels volunteers help deliver meals to residents in
need in the Englewood, southern Jefferson County and western
Arapahoe County areas. Meals are prepared, boxed and labeled by 11
a.m. Drivers deliver on a prearranged route. Interested people who
are able to dedicate an hour or two a week can call Phil or Mary at
303-798-7642 between 8 a.m. and noon Mondays through Fridays.
Angel Heart Project volunteer drivers deliver meals to men,
women and children with life-threatening illnesses. The mission of
Project Angel Heart is to promote health, dignity and
self-sufficiency for people living with AIDS, cancer and other
illnesses. Pick-up time is at 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call Emily at
303-830-0202 ext 24 or e-mail email@example.com.
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office volunteeropenings include
mail/delivery room personnel, internal mail delivery/pick-up
personnel, creative people with publishing experience — or those
who would like experience — and fingerprint technicians. Citizen
Academy graduates will be given priority consideration. All other
applicants must pass a background screening. Call Lt. Steve Curti
The ARC of Arapahoe and Douglas counties volunteers provide
friendship and community experiences to adults with developmental
disabilities in its Friends and Connections program. People can
share hobbies, activities and outings. Contact 303-220-9228.
ASSE International Student Exchange Program local host families
provide homes for boys and girls from a variety of countries around
the world. Students ages 15-18 are ready to enter high school.
Local contact is Cathy Hintz, 406-488-8325 or 1-800-733-2773.
Colorado Humane Society volunteers provide temporary care for
pregnant cats, dogs and their litters and homes for cats and dogs
that require socializing or who are recovering from surgery or
injuries. Call foster care coordinator Teresa Broaddus at
Court Appointed Special Advocatesget to know abused and
neglected children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert or Lincoln counties
and speak up for them in court to help ensure their best interests
are served. Call 303-695-1882 or visit www.adv4children.org.
The Crazy Merchant at 1700 W. Belleview Ave. in Littleton
donates10 percent of purchases to any charity.
Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter volunteersassist Gateway staff
members in such areas as crisis-line management, children’s
services, legal advocacy, community education and other shelter
services. Volunteers must attend a 26-hour training session that
provides a comprehensive overview of battering dynamics and causal
factors related to domestic violence. Gateway provides services to
women and children who are victims of domestic violence and reside
in Aurora and Arapahoe County. Bilingual skills welcome. Also
accepted are used cell phones, younger than 4 years old, to give to
victims so they can access emergency personnel. Excess inventory is
sold to companies that refurbish them, and the money goes directly
to fund Gateway’s programs. Donations are tax-deductible. Mail
phones to Gateway at P.O. Box 914, Aurora, CO 80040, or drop them
off at Neighborly Thrift Store, 3360 S. Broadway, Englewood. Call
Jeneen Klippel-Worden at 303-343-1856 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice at Home volunteers help patients and their families with
respite care, videotaping, massage and other tasks. Home study
training is available. Call 303-698-6404.
Rainbow Bridge is seeking donated space for relocation of their
offices. Five rooms and file cabinets are needed for all program
materials and admin files. Respond to www.rainbowb.org or contact Linda
Holloway at email@example.com.
Red Cross volunteers provide support to the elderly,
international and social services including support for the U.S.
Armed Forces and their families. Call 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855
SMARTS! volunteers help with public relations, marketing to
public officials, fundraising, and special projects. SMARTS! is an
acronym for South Metro Arts Center Inc. The goal is to bring a
cultural district with local centers and a regional center to the
south metro area. Call 303-790-8264 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Platte Park volunteershelp with programs ranging from
hikes, overnights, gold panning, sunset canoeing or HawkQuest
events. Call 303-730-1022 to sign up for any shifts, programs or
The Wildlife Experience volunteers promote wildlife awareness
and the need for conservation around the world. Call
The 18th Judicial District Probation Department volunteersin the
Deputy Probation Officer Program work one on one with adult and
juvenile offenders in all aspects of the probation process. The
program offers its volunteers the opportunity to work with
specialized probation officers, monitor a caseload of clients or
track offenders who have not complied with probation conditions.
The program requires 18 hours of training. Call Rebecca Rivera at
303-794-4890 ext. 102 or Steve Ferree at ext. 103.
Volunteer Connection, an Arapahoe County volunteer program, is
seeking volunteer workshop facilitators of Arapahoe/Douglas Works!,
a full-service workforce center for job seekers. Call Val Purser at
303-738-7938 or visit www.co.arapahoe.co.us.
Editor’s Note: Organizations in the south metro area may send
information about volunteer opportunities to email@example.com.
Please include a contact phone number. Listings are free and run on
a space-available basis.
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