NOTE: Any opportunities marked 'RESERVED' are not available for general registration.
B.A.S.E. Camp (Before and After School Enrichment) provides safe, affordable, and accessible out-of-school-time activities that support in-class learning. Reading, tutoring or mentoring volunteers can chose to work with one individual child or to work with the whole site. Volunteers will assist in implementing activities, helping with homework, and develop positive relationships with youth. If they are serving in a specific capacity, their focus is on the children and task assigned to them, but also to serve as a positive role model for the entire group.
Our Wellington Clubhouse is our smallest club. If you enjoy building relationships with children and interacting with the same children on a day-to-day basis, then working at the Wellington Clubhouse is for you!
Volunteers provide caring relationships, model positive behaviors and expose members to diverse cultures and experiences. By helping at the Clubs, you can build the resources Club kids need to succeed. We at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County believe volunteers can provide the added support to enhance our programs and enrich lives. You can make a positive impact on a child's life, and you will see the benefits as well.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County is looking for caring people to act as volunteer mentors to kids 9 to 15 years old.
Mentors can be one-on-one or small groups. Mentors will meet their mentees at the Boys & Girls Clubs (Loveland, Fort Collins, or Wellington) and help with homework, play games, and discuss day to day events. Mentors are encouraged to meet once a week for at least an hour.
Mentoring at the Boys & Girls Clubs is less formal then other mentor programs. Boys & Girls Clubs provides all activities for you and your mentee! Mentor/Mentees must stay on site.
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an interactive science and history museum, dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities to learn, reflect and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science, history, and culture.
We are very excited to be welcoming our first traveling exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, from November 17th, 2016 - April 2nd, 2017! This is the largest exhibition about these flying reptiles ever mounted in the United States. It includes casts of rare fossils such as eggs, full body impressions, and a track way. It also includes interactives that immerse visitors in the mechanics of pterosaur flight. We will have a huge volunteer need in order for this exhibit to run smoothly, and part of that need is having Pterosaur Gallery Hosts, School Group Hosts, and Greeters.
Please visit our volunteer page, pasted below, to read specifics on each volunteer opportunity by clicking "Opportunity Directory." If you find an opportunity that interests you, please submit an application.
This group will build a pumpkin bowling lane and a pumpkin plinko board for Halloween Enchanted Garden. This is a candy free event that we offer every year for children ages 2-8. The Gardens offers games with prizes, activities such as mad scientist experiments and the Talking Pumpkin. The project will take place over 2 days, April 22 and April 29, 2017.
The Family Center/La Familia hosts monthly meet-up groups for the families in our Parents As Teachers (PAT) program. During these evening meetings, parents interact and build social connections through community presentations. Many of the families and children in our PAT program are monolingual Spanish speakers so this is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to learn or practice their Spanish speaking skills! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and clean-up, as well as interacting with kids as Childcare Assistants while their parents are in the presentation. Volunteers can expect to play games, do arts and crafts, play on our playground, and many more activities with a diverse group of kids from a wide variety of ages! Spanish language skills are beneficial but certainly not required! This meet-up happens on the third Thursday of each month. Due to the cost of background checks, it is preferable that volunteers sign up for multiple time slots but it is also not required!
The Family Center/La Familia hosts monthly meet-up groups for the families in our Parents As Teachers (PAT) program. During these morning meetings, parents and children (who are ages 5 and younger) interact and build social connections through arts and crafts, activities, community presentations and more. Many of the families and children in our PAT program are monolingual Spanish speakers so this is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to learn or practice their Spanish speaking skills! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and clean-up, interacting with kids and their parents, playing games, assisting with arts and crafts, and more. Spanish language skills are beneficial but certainly not required! This meet-up happens on the first Friday of each month. Due to the cost of background checks, it is preferable that volunteers sign up for multiple time slots but it is also not required!
Thompson School District is looking for volunteer readers and tutors. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application, register online, and undergo a criminal background check. Most volunteers wanting to work directly with children are placed in an elementary school and will work with a particular teacher who has requested help with his/her students. Additionally they host an annual Read Aloud Day in November where they solicit volunteers from the community to read to students in elementary classrooms for 20-30 minutes. Some reading programs require specific training that Thompson School District will provide but most just require that a person be willing to help and have the necessary patience and caring that go along with working with children. Volunteers will be working with children grades PreK-5, ages 4-10. Most volunteers come in 1-2 times a week for 1-2 hours each time.To start the process of volunteering with Thompson School District, please visit: http://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/2277