If your chapter is looking for a community service project or some volunteer service opportunities, the Colorado TSA State Officers have put together a list of activities where your chapter can help! This list will be updated as opportunities arise. Follow the links below for more information.
- Peanut Butter Plan – Join this group as they meet once a month to make as many PB&J sandwiches as possible, thanks to individual donations of bread, peanut butter, jelly and additional supplies. After making the sandwiches, volunteers buddy-up with other volunteers, friends and family members to find hungry people around the city, whether it’s on the streets, in the park or outside of a local shelter. For more information, please visit: http://www.peanutbutterplan.org/.
- Special Olympics – There are numerous ways to help out at Special Olympics events. For more information, go to: www.specialolympicsco.org/volunteer/
- Denver Rescue Mission – For ages 14 and up. Help out with meal service for the homeless. For more information, go to: www.drmvolunteers.org
- 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run – On June 1, 2017, members from Denver Metro area Law Enforcement agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics Athletes in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This year, athletes, friends and family members will be participating in the Torch Run. There will be a media event at the State Capitol, followed by a two-mile run/walk down the 16th Street Mall to the Pepsi Center for a celebration and barbeque, To register, please visit: www.specialolympicsco.org. The cost is $30, which includes a T-shirt and complimentary lunch at the finish line. Registration must be completed before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. T-shirts are also available for $15. For more information, please contact Lt. Kevin Heaton, Support Services Bureau, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, (720) 874-3898.
- Clothes to Kids of Denver – Clothes To Kids of Denver provides free school clothing to preschool-12th grade students from low-income or in-crisis families in a warm, welcoming store-like setting. For more information, go to: http://www.clothestokidsdenver.org/
- HRCA Race Series – A variety of 5K, Trail Races, and Half-Marathons in the Highlands Ranch area near Denver, which need volunteers. For more information, go to: https://hrcaonline.org/classes-camps-activities/sports-fitness/race-series/events
- Canine Partners of the Rockies – For all ages. Make a commitment to raising a service dog for 18 months or just volunteer to babysit puppies when needed. For more information, go to: www.www.caninepartnersoftherockies.org.
- Dumb Friends League – For ages 12 and up. Assist veterinarians, work at special events and help with cleaning and grooming. For more information, go to: www.ddfl.org
- Cherry Creek Arts Festival – For ages 16 and up. Help artists and performers and work in the children’s art area during this July 4th weekend event. For more information, go to: www.cherryarts.org.
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – For ages 12 and up. Be an usher, greeter or help with stage construction. For more information, go to: www.csfineartscenter.org.
- Extreme Community Makeover – For all ages. Combine efforts with residents of select Denver neighborhoods for home and neighborhood improvement projects. For more information, go to: www.extremecommunitymakeover.org.
- Habitat for Humanity – For ages 16 and up. Volunteer for construction, deconstruction, and work at various ReStore retail building material sites. For more information, go to: www.habitat.org.
- OpenWorld Learning – For ages 14 and up. Find opportunities to teach advanced computer technology to students in Denver. For more information, go to: www.openworldlearning.org
- Elder Helpers – For all ages. Connect with seniors who need help with household chores, such as cleaning, carrying groceries, making meals and lawn maintenance. For more information, go to: www.elderhelpers.org.
- Food Bank of the Rockies – For ages 14 and up. Discover year-round opportunities at “the largest private hunger-relief organization in Colorado.” For more information, go to: www.foodbankrockies.org.
- Metro CareRing – For ages 6 and up with adult. Reduce hunger by volunteering for this organization, whose mission is “to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency.” For more information, go to: www.metrocarering.org
- The Bike Depot – For ages 10 and up. Help promote the benefits of biking and get bikes to community members who need them. No mechanical knowledge required. www.thebikedepot.org
- Snow Buddies – For ages 12 and up. Shovel snow for seniors within 24 hours of snowfall. Volunteers of America matches seniors in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties with volunteers living within two miles of their homes. For more information, go to: www.voacolorado.org .
- Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – For ages 6 and up with adult. Perform light gardening tasks, landscaping, trail building and maintenance. VOC provides stewardship opportunities across Colorado. For information, go to: www.voc.org.
- Children’s Literacy Center – For ages 14 and up. Work with children to improve reading and literacy skills. CLC’s volunteers have a 95 percent success rate for improving children’s skills. They offer 12-week volunteer sessions during the fall and winter and six-week sessions during the summer. For information, go to: www.childrensliteracycenter.org.
- Denver Public Library – For ages 16 and up. Volunteer for a wide variety of book-related opportunities. For more information, call the library volunteer office at 720-865-2043 or go to: www.denverlibrary.org.
- YMCA – For ages 14 and up. Volunteer with various programs and special events. For more information, go to: www.ymca.net.
- Boys and Girls Club – For ages 6 and up with adult. Volunteer in the gym, tech lab, art studio, game room and competitive sports. For more information, go to: www.bgcmd.org.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
If you have a volunteer/community service opportunity that you’d like to see added to this list, please email the COTSA State Advisor, Tony Raymond, at email@example.com.