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National Volunteer Month is an awesome time for the Larimer County community to recognize the work our amazing volunteers do every day to keep our communities great. Communities across the United States have celebrated National Volunteer Week since 1974, when President Nixon signed an executive order establishing the second week of April as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. president has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. In Larimer County, which is recognized as one of the top mid-size cities in the country for volunteerism rates, the celebration is expanded from just one week to the entire month of April. This National Volunteer Month, we have a whole variety of activities and events coming up that you, your friends, your family members, and even your company can participate in.

Date:

Starts:Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ends:Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time:

Registration REQUIRED at: https://engage.fcgov.com/ActivityRegistration/8fbcbcfa-52bb-4663-9143-47b256b2ee7d

National Volunteer Week comes to a close with a celebration and night of learning at the Lincoln Center. Speakers will share exciting or innovative City project to share with all volunteers. We will have food, an address from the City Manager, and giveaways.

Speakers

Municipal Volunteer Programs- Leading the Way in Colorado
Darin Atteberry, City Manager, City of Fort Collins
Aimee Kane, City of Boulder
Charlotte Boney, City of Fort Collins

Waste Reduction & Recycling in Fort Collins- It Takes a Village to Recycle Right
Honore Depew, City of Fort Collins
Maureen McCarthy, City of Fort Collins

Volunteer Project Leaders and National Volunteer Month
Erin Zimmerman, United Way of Larimer County

Volunteer Safety- Your Safety is Our #1 Priority
Kelly Bernish, City of Fort Collins

Volunteers of America Impact Study- How National Budget Decisions Influence Volunteers in Fort Collins
Carrie Olenik, Volunteers of America

Share the good news of Jesus with guests and residents at the Ft. Collins Rescue Mission! Chapel is nightly from 5pm-5:30pm and we ask for a once a month commitment. Ideal candidates can provide music and a brief message and you are welcome to bring a team. All candidates must provide a reference from their pastor.

Help with general maintenance and upkeep at the Ft. Collins Rescue Mission. You must be able to work somewhat independently after being directed. No specialized training is required, just someone who is handy around the house! This opportunity is available Tuesdays or Saturdays only.

Denver Rescue Mission

Meal Service

Help serve breakfast or dinner to the community at the Ft. Collins Rescue Mission! Breakfast shifts are 6:00am-7:30am and are available Tues-Fri Dinner shifts are 4:30pm-6:30pm and are available 7 days a week. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
You must sign up on-line through our website at https://serve.drmvolunteers.org.

Denver Rescue Mission

Mentor

Mentor a program participant from Harvest Farm, a long-term addiction recovery program located in Wellington. Commitment is 6-12 months and we ask that you meet with your mentee at least twice a month. Full interview and screening process, including a background check, is required for this position.

Tear out silk fence along property line
Clean up flower beds
Juniper bush trimming around building (trimmer provided)

This is a 2-4 hour commitment that must be completed by the end of April.

Children in Need is a service event for children and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. We distribute supplies and other agencies join us to provide a wide range of services.

Volunteers may also sign-up to help set-up the Friday before the event.

If you are looking for a one-time, direct service opportunity, this is a great way to get involved! Please contact Pam at pam@HomelessGear.org.

Homeless Gear distributes supplies to 50+ facilities/agencies that serve people who are homeless or near-homeless throughout Colorado. These agencies redistribute the supplies to the people they serve.

We are in need of volunteers to help transport supplies to and from facilities in Colorado. We often times pick up large loads of donations (for example, we get donations from various outdoor gear stores) and drop off supplies to other agencies.

This happens on an ongoing, as-needed basis: we simply meet the volunteer, keep his/her information on hand, and contact that person when we're in need of a pick-up. If you can help great, if not, great!

There are opportunities for driving locally, in Fort Collins and in various parts of the state( Denver, Westminster, Loveland, Boulder, and more).

Having a larger vehicle, truck and/ or hitch is ideal.

Volunteers stand outside of Sam's Club and hand out lists of items we are collecting that day. Everything we collect goes straight to our distribution programs (street outreach, Murphy Center Food Pantry,etc..) The event lasts from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm but we break it down in to two shifts, 10:30 to 1:30 or 1:30 to 4:30. You are more than welcome to stay the full day.

Volunteers stand outside of Sam's Club and hand out lists of items we are collecting that day. Everything we collect goes straight to our distribution programs (street outreach, Murphy Center Food Pantry,etc..) The event lasts from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm but we break it down in to two shifts, 10:30 to 1:30 or 1:30 to 4:30. You are more than welcome to stay the full day.