NOTE: Any opportunities marked 'RESERVED' are not available for general registration.



The Aging Clinic of the Rockies' Senior Peer Counseling program seeks to help older adults in Larimer County by connecting them with trained paraprofessionals, who are also seniors. As older adults themselves, peer counselors are often able to understand and connect with clients? experiences in unique and meaningful ways.

Although there are many positive aspects of aging, there can also be common difficulties including sadness, worry, loneliness, physical illness and disability, cognitive decline, and grief and loss. Peer counseling can often improve the quality of life and well-being of older adults through social connection, emotional support, and companionship. Senior peer counselors are warm, respectful, and kind, men and women over the age of 60, who trained and supervised by mental health professionals.

If you are interested in getting more informatiln about volunteering as a peer counselor, please call Aging Clinic of the Rockies at (970) 491-6795!

The City of Lovelands Snow Squad volunteer program assists residents who are physically unable to shovel and cannot afford to hire a service.

Making a difference is easy. Each volunteer indicates the number of residents they would like to help, and is matched with residents in their area for the entire season.
When it snows 2 inches or more, volunteers shovel the sidewalks and a path to the door for their assigned residents within 24 hours of the end of the snowfall.

Interested volunteers should email Hollie.Hill@cityofloveland.org to receive an application with required background check.

Assist individuals and staff at our Adult Care house in downtown Fort Collins. Activities include arts & crafts, puzzles, learning new skills, etc. Staff members are always present in this setting. As this is a 24 hour facility, hours can be completed during the evening or on weekends.

Assist individuals and staff in program areas that take place at Foothills Gateway such as our Pre-Vocational program, Retirement Room, or Intensive Supports program. Staff are always present in these programs - great for volunteers who are a little shy about volunteering one-on-one.

Foothills Gateway, Inc.

Mentor

Spend time with an individual with a developmental disability one-on-one in an effort to foster a positive friendship. Activities can include going to movies, attending sporting events, going for hikes, attending art classes, etc. Hours are flexible, but volunteers are strongly encouraged to be committed and willing to meet on a consistent basis. Staff are not present in this volunteer program.

Volunteers are needed to assist as entry or front desk, docents or collections/archival volunteers. Entry or front desk volunteers greet visitors, take admission fees and assist with Museum Shop purchases. Docents are trained on new exhibits so they can act as guides to the exhibits in the galleries. Collections/archival volunteers help with exhibit installations and management of artifacts. Three-hour shifts are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am-2pm or 2pm-5pm.

The Loveland Housing Authority needs volunteers to help provide front office coverage. This involves greeting guests, determining what they need assistance with, and providing excellent customer service. Other duties include answering the phones, filing, and helping with mail outs. Ideally we need 2-3 weekly volunteers and several one-time or fill-in volunteers. Training is provided.

The Loveland Housing Authority is seeking to create a newsletter and facebook page for its residents where they can learn about resources, read stories about other residents, and stay connected. These outlets can provide key information to resident who are low-income and would like to learn more about opportunities in our community that could benefit them or their families. Tasks include gathering materials, creating posts and newsletters, and electronic distribution using an existing Salsa platform. Training will be provided.

Volunteer Van Drivers are needed to provide weekly transportation to veterans and seniors to grocery shopping centers, Chilson Recreation Center, parks, community events, and for one-time outings. Van drivers must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record and background check. Volunteers should be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van. Volunteers can sign up for regular routes such as a weekly grocery shopping trip or ask to be added to a pool of volunteers for one time trips such as to Estes Park.

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program is looking for Volunteers that want to change the world and learn how to provide compassionate care for raptors. Volunteers are needed to clean cages, prepare and serve food, complete bird records, provide compassionate care, help at education programs, and participate in public outreach. Raptor Care volunteers must attend an orientation and a weekly meeting. Raptor Care volunteers wanting to work directly with raptors commit to a minimum of one year, working one four hour shift per week, in exchange for excellent hands on training. Our training is designed to meet all requirements directed by State & Federal permits when caring for raptors and focuses on safety of both the volunteer and bird. Volunteers must be 18 or older.

Volunteers are also needed to greet guests, answer phones, complete clerical tasks, care for small rodent colonies and help with special projects and event planning.

All prospective volunteers are screened through an application and interview process. Please visit our website to learn more about how to apply, www.RMRP.org. Or, you may contact Lisa Winta at 970-484-7756 or lisa@rmrp.org for information.