National Volunteer Week
Join the Volunteer Resource Center in a week of volunteer projects to serve the local Boulder community! National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and for volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and to become more educated in how to help your community. Participants are welcome to volunteer with as many projects as they would like and will gain an understanding of social and environmental issues, engage in direct service, reflect on their impact and learn about continued engagement in communities. This program is a great opportunity for CU students who are looking to get involved, make new connections, practice their leadership skills or simply to spend a day engaged making a positive impact. Food and transportation provided.
Out Boulder County
Monday, April 18 • 12-5:30 p.m. Boulder
Wednesday, April 20 • 12-5:30 p.m. Boulder
Volunteers will be introduced to Out Boulder’s office and will support tasks around the office including data entry, small projects and greeting walk-in guests. Volunteers will also help with active outreach in the neighborhood passing out fliers to promote Out Boulder’s vaccine clinic.
A Precious Child
Tuesday, April 19 • 3-5 p.m. Broomfield
A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. A Precious Child envisions every child growing up to be a secure, self-reliant, contributing member of their community. A Precious Child provides basic essentials to children and families in Colorado that are poverty-stricken, homeless, abused, at-risk or facing a huge life challenge and without access to basic needs. Essentials distributed to disadvantaged and displaced children include clothing, coats, shoes, sports equipment, school supplies, toiletries and more. Volunteers will be working in one of two volunteer roles:
Donation Center Volunteer: Help process incoming community donations and prepare them for distribution to families. Children and families shop in our Resource Center, set up like a retail store, for clothing items and basic essentials, all provided at no charge.
Store Volunteer: Create a welcoming atmosphere by providing a dignified and respectful shopping experience. This position assists clients during their shopping visit, replenishes and organizes areas throughout the store and checks out clients.
Mobile Food Pantry
Thursday, April 21 • 1-4 p.m. UMC South Terrace Plaza
Volunteers will assist with information collection, food distribution and line management. Volunteers must be able to stand on their feet, walk around, bend, stretch and lift 20-30 pound boxes of food. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. Be sure to wear layers and dress for the weather as we will be outside. Closed-toed shoes are required. Bring a water bottle and snacks if you’d like.
Community Food Share
Thursday, April 21 • 1-3:30 p.m. Louisville
Community Food Share is a food bank whose mission is to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties through engagement, collaboration and leadership. Community Food Share rescues food that would otherwise be wasted and redistributes it to people who need it. Teams typically help our staff with sorting produce, sorting our incoming donations of non-perishables and bakery items, restocking pantry shelves, repackaging bulk food donations and maintaining a clean, food-safe facility. One hour of volunteering provides 60 meals.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Friday, April 22 • 12-4 p.m. Longmont
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is devoted to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. It is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center treating mammals, birds and water fowl on the Front Range.
Volunteers will work to beautify the center’s grounds and help maintain a safe space for the wild patients in our care. Volunteers will not work directly with the animals but will play a crucial part in supporting efforts to protect local wildlife at Colorado’s largest wildlife rehabilitation center. Join us on this exciting experience helping Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center get its outdoor enclosures ready for the busy season. The project will include cleaning animal condos, setting-up enrichment and completing other yard work to help their staff.
Friday, April 22 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Various locations on campus and in Boulder County