ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE? FIND THE PERFECT MATCH FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER TIME WITH OUR LOCAL SERVICE DIRECTORY.
We asked our readers where they like to volunteer time locally and they suggested some amazing organizations. Take a moment to find the perfect place to donate at least one hour a month in service of our community. You will be happy you did and our community will be a better place for it!
More ways to connect with volunteer opportunities:
JustServe.org is a website which lists all the different volunteer opportunities available in communities across the country. Not only do users have access to volunteer listings but they can actually sign up for a project with a simple click. Simply entering a city name, state or zip code puts you well on your way to weeks of service opportunities. Individuals heading up service projects, churches and non-profit organizations can also use the website to post their needs. Another great aspect of the website is once a person has registered as a volunteer; they receive alerts about other service opportunities and can even get reminders for projects on their calendar. This is a great tool for individuals and families who want to serve. This is also a fantastic tool for students looking to fulfill their required community service hours for graduation to find projects and opportunities meaningful for them and foster a dedication to service.
Volunteer Connect of Douglas County, Colorado, is a community resource provided by the Partnership of Douglas County Governments. The purpose of this site is to bring organizations in need of volunteers in touch with the individuals in our community who are looking for ways to help. This portal allows volunteers to go to one place to view numerous local opportunities.
Users can see recently posted opportunities on the front page of the site as well as click and sign up to volunteer or enter a request for volunteers for your organization. To look for a volunteer opportunity that speaks to you or request volunteers for your next philanthropy project, go to volunteerconnectdc.org.
Parker Parks & Recreation
The mission of the Town of Parker Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space is to provide quality parks and recreation facilities and services to meet the needs of our community by utilizing the resources of our team, and fostering an environment that encourages support, creativity and integrity.
We often use volunteers coaches in our Sports department, volunteers to help with our Race series and other large events held throughout the year (i.e. Barker Days, Fright Night).
It is our dream and mission at Rosie’s Ranch to provide a family centered atmosphere where children with deafness or oral language challenges will expand their listening, verbal & reading skills by engaging in activities with horses under the guidance of a highly trained and qualified staff. Volunteers are needed in the barn, grooming and leading horses and in the office.
There are numerous ways to help out at the ranch without being in contact with the horses, yet those with horse experience may immediately lend a hand with our equine buddies.
Join the Rodies Ranch family today!
Relay For Life-American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience.
You can volunteer in several ways: • Start a team/Participate – get your friends, family, coworkers, or organization together and forma team to join us at the event. • Planning Committee or Day of Help- join us as we plan the actual Relay event, or help with day of responsibilities. It’s a little bit more involved, but it can be an amazing experience to work with all the team captains.
Parker Task Force
The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.
The Parker Task Force conducts (8) food drives every year and needs volunteers help to collect donations.
Terolyn Horse Rescue, Inc
Terolyn Horse Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which helps at-risk, neglected, and abused horses.
We focus mainly on horses that have been dumped at the slaughter auctions and kill pens, often rescuing the traumatized and malnourished animals just hours before they are loaded on a truck bound for slaughter in Canada or Mexico. We evaluate the condition of each rescued animal. Working closely with veterinarians and experienced farriers, we rehabilitate each horse with love and expert care. Most are then adopted out to loving homes. Those who can’t be adopted will spend the rest of their lives on our beautiful 100+ acre ranch in Elizabeth, CO.
We need help cleaning stalls, and maintaining the facility. Grooming horses. For the more experienced volunteers: help exercising the rescue horses.
Douglas Land Conservancy
Douglas Land Conservancy is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of the central front range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas. DLC could use volunteers with the following experience: Grant research and writing; technology support; marketing expertise for development of communication materials; writing articles for local publications; biologists, naturalists, or other science expertise to assist with guided hikes.
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.
Volunteer in our warehouse sorting through medical supplies, packing inventory loading shipping containers or driving donation pick up trucks. C.U.R.E. Clinics is looking for medical volunteers to travel internationally on medical missions. Do you want to personally deliver health and hope to the world? Join one of our teams!
Castle Rock Senior Activity Center
The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center is where people 50+ gather, go places, make friends for life, get involved in our community, try new things, stay active in sports and exercise, eat often, laugh and just hang out together. The more than 900 members choose from over 140 activities.
There’s a role for everyone serving meals, calling bingo, driving seniors around town, driving buses on trips, helping at events or in the office, leading special interest groups, hosting trips, serving on committees, and more. Our transportation program provides 650 rides a month for seniors, all by volunteer drivers.
Naked Shoes, Inc.
Our mission is to provide shoes, socks, and positive affirmations to those in need in Colorado. We believe that covering feet is a simple thing that can make a BIG impact in the life, health, and success of people. We’re starting by serving those in need here in Colorado, but we know that this is just the beginning!
We are looking for creative people to run fund raisers in the local schools in Douglas County and other small businesses. Projects will be from start to collection.
Caleb’s Heart Ministries
We are a Men’s Ministry, founded and located in Parker for 14 years. We take successful and broken men and offer them a place where they can belong before they believe. It is safe place to share your story, without judgment or plastic faith trying to press. “A gathering of broken men seeking after Jesus and drawing strength from each other”—Papa T.
We have weekly gatherings throughout the year where we serve food and do work in the forest for the ministry. Manual labor along with simple food prep and clean up. For men only.
Susan G. Komen Colorado
Vision: A world without breast cancer. Mission: Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Goal: Within the next decade, reduce current number of breast cancer deaths by 50%.
General volunteer help throughout the year – Office Administrative help, Event Planning, Community Educator, Operational Committee.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.
VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.
VOC seeks volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life to help with trail construction and maintenance, weed removal, habitat restoration, gardening and planting, forestry management, recreational improvement, and historic preservation. Opportunities are also available to help with photographing on projects, cooking for volunteers in the great outdoors, managing tools, and more!
Freedom Service Dogs of America
Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Volunteers are critical to accomplishing our mission. Volunteers can work on site enriching the lives of our dogs. Enrichment includes play time, walking, brushing and quiet time with our dogs. We also have a weekend fostering program where families foster dogs Friday afternoon through Monday morning. Both on-site work and fostering are on a flexible schedule. You can volunteer for shifts that fit your schedule.
Food Bank of the Rockies
We help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through our programs and partner agencies.
Volunteers pack food boxes, sort donated food, prepare agency orders, repack produce, distribute food at our mobile pantries, help in the office, and occasionally help with special events and promotions.
Parker Adventist Hospital
At Parker Adventist Hospital, volunteers are essential in carrying out our mission of nurturing the health of the people in our community. Your wisdom, passion and experience can be used in a meaningful, life-changing way. Our volunteers provide unique contributions to the overall health and comfort of our patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Our volunteers choose Parker Hospital for a variety of reasons. Some know first-hand how overwhelming a hospital stay can be and want to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.Many of our volunteers are active retirees who serve Parker Hospital as a way to stay involved in the community and have a passion for healthcare. We also have volunteers who are college and high school students who give their time and want to learn more about healthcare and what it’s like to work in a hospital. They are all an invaluable part of our hospital team.
Fresh Harvest Food Bank
Fresh Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to provide nutrition, support and education to families in need throughout Douglas County and surrounding areas. Fresh Harvest provides support directly to local families as well as other local nonprofit agencies without a cost. Fresh Harvest is a public charity that is not governmentally funded.
Fresh Harvest serves our community of neighbors in need through community generosity, is volunteer powered! Tasks vary daily: in-processing donations, organizing, stocking, date checks, counting, bagging toiletry items, recipe assembly, assembling Wellness Packs, Bag Packing Nights, Distribution Days, making calls, paper cutting, hanging-up clothing, hosting food drives and more!
Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals
The Edwards Foundation offers sanctuary for animals which are neglected or deprived of the possibility to thrive. Volunteers learn about the care and feeding of animals such as horses, cows, llamas, goats and fowl. We are committed to the education of the public about farm animals and especially animals in need of special care.
Volunteers help with cleaning, feeding, brushing and learning the proper care of animals and safery. Volunteers can help with gathering eggs, felting despensing medications and trimming feet.
Front Range Divorce Center
Front Range Divorce Center is a multi-disciplinary non-profit organization working to empower individuals before, during , and after divorce. We provide Hope, Encouragement and Community to individuals no matter where they are in the process of untying the knot.
We are looking for volunteers to help us bring awareness of the resources we provide to our local communities.
Also looking for volunteers to help with social media postings and help with community events/fundraisers
(888) 548-3002 x2
Research shows that bicycling can have tremendous benefits to people with Parkinson’s, well beyond those enjoyed by all cyclists. Vigorous cycling can sometimes reduce symptoms for hours or days afterwards. If you, or someone you know has Parkinson’s, please consider this opportunity to ride again, and help increase awareness of the many benefits of cycling. All proceeds go to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.
We are having our annual ride on June 24. The ride starts at Sweetwater Park in Lone Tree and goes through Parker and Highlands Ranch. We will need volunteers for our aid stations and at our expo in sweetwater park. Come join us for a fun day for a great cause! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision: to grow a team of committed volunteers and employees implementing our services to 5,000 of the 45,000 families in need in our 42 zip codes, while collaborating with other like-minded organizations as well as planting the SECOR model in 5 plus additional locations.
MARKET TEAM MEMBER: Accompany our guests through our free food Market. ADVOCATES: Let your voice be heard in the public square about the ravages and solutions to Suburban Poverty.
“THE WAITING ROOM”: While our guests are waiting to shop for food, sit with them as a friend to create a normal space for them to breathe. WRITERS: Foundation and grant writers to obtain funds to sustain SECOR. TRUCK DRIVERS: You would be with another person too help with pick-ups at our partner stores. WAREHOUSE: When the food comes in, help process the produce, check dates on cans, etc., before putting it on the shelves for our guests. YOUR PASSION: We love being creative and will talk and process together with you to discover the best fit for how God has wired you to serve.
Lincoln Meadows Senior Living
303-790-1910 ext 239
Lincoln Meadows is a private independent, assisted living and memory care community that offers continuous care to help our residents thrive. We are very involved in our community as volunteers to American cancer society , heart association as well as we accept volunteers to help our seniors with intergenerational socializing, through games , events and more.
Lincoln Meadows is in need of volunteers to help facilitate /host new games, computer time, story’s, intergenerational activitys and more. We also need craft minded people to help with monthly themed decorations and events. Any one with computer skills to help with monthly informative flyers, and more!
Our organization pays tribute to all pediatric cancer and blood disorder children by giving them a night to forget about doctors and hospitals. We honor the hero’s they are and pay special tribute to our angels, who were taken too soon. Fighting Childhood Cancer One Party at a Time!!
We need volunteers for setup of 100,000 sqft venue. Fundraising. The night of the event we need volunteers for family check-in, décor, tear down, runners, monitoring games, face painting, limo rides. This event will change your life!!