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!

We have a lot going on this year so we will need a lot of help. We will need help at the office the week of the Walk, set up on Friday and Saturday, help at the Walk with set up, registration, pancake breakfast, scavenger hunt, photo booth, dog "barking lot", care community check in and so much more! Please select as many time slots as you are available and share with your friends and family who also want to help! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4aadae29a5f85-2017

The American Red Cross of Northern Colorado is planning to check existing smoke alarms, install new ones as needed, and educate residents in an under served community in Fort Collins. We begin the day at 9 am with a quick training and form teams of 3 to travel in a chosen community. You will work side -by-side with volunteers from Poudre Fire Authority and the American Red Cross to help each household of this community be better prepared in case of a home fire. The event will finish by 2:00 pm.

The sixth annual Loveland Connect will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Truscott Elementary, located at 211 West 6th Street. This event is based on the national best practice model called Project Homeless Connect that has been replicated in over 260 communities across the country.

More than forty services in one location will be offered for the homeless or near homeless at the Loveland Connect event. The services provided are a symbol of the community coming together to send a message about assisting those who are most vulnerable.

This event also provides a rare and important opportunity for volunteers to interact with Loveland citizens who are facing homelessness or may be close to becoming homeless. Event guests are paired with a volunteer. The goal of the pairing is to have the volunteer guide the guest through the event, starting with a shared meal, and accessing services that could make a difference for the guest, such as gathering information about housing, accessing dental care or medical health screenings, bike repair, or a haircut. The support of the volunteer creates a powerful connection and gives a personal story to those who are facing homelessness.

We hope that you will join us as a volunteer and assist those who need it most. To register, please fill out the attached volunteer form and return it to the Community Partnership Office at 500 E. Third Street, Suite 210 or register online at http://honservice.org/loveland-connect/.

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.

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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.

The Gardens on Spring Creek is a community botanic garden located in midtown Fort Collins. During the month of December we have an event called Garden of Lights. After months of hanging thousands of LED lights and preparing for the event, we are open every night of the week to the public. Every year we add new light displays. This year we would like to add a life size light bright for visitors to interact with as well as a new photo board. We are in need of a group who would like to take on this project. This is a great DIY project for volunteers with some tool and building experience.

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.

At Hearts & Horses, our magical equines are the key to our ability to provide healing therapy to members of the community. There are many things that contribute to them being happy, healthy and safe, and we would love to partner with you for this goal! We have a host of different projects to choose from!