Volunteer

Get Involved Routt County

Routt County United Way is the go-to for volunteer opportunities in our community. Volunteering is essential to keeping our community connected and supporting our local causes. We want to give you as many options as possible to be a volunteer and to make a difference in our community.

Please consider the options listed below and call the United Way office at 970-879-5605 or email Amber DeLay, Program Manager, at amber@routtcountyunitedway.org, if have any questions about how to get involved.  

Time Sensitive

Fri Nov 23, 2018 – Mon Dec 24, 2018 | 2018 Holiday Bell Ringing 
What would the holidays be without the ringing of bells greeting shoppers as they do their grocery shopping? Help spread cheer to all the holiday shoppers this year by volunteering one hour of your time and encouraging people to give back to their community, just like you do! We need you for a one-hour shift to ring bells and collect donations for Health & Crisis Services in Routt County! It’s a fun way to get involved this holiday season and give back to your community! 100% of donations stay right here in Routt County! You can SIGN UP HERE for your preferred date at your preferred location. Each shift is one hour long and we ask that you arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of your shift. Every penny counts, so let’s ring those bells and raise some money for our community! Call (970) 879-5605 or email office@RouttCountyUnitedWay.org with questions. 

Tuesday, November 27th 2018 – Friday, March 15th 2019 | Multiple Days
Yampatika needs volunteers to help support Naturalists leading winter environmental education programs. Volunteers help with snowshoe programs, walking tours and kids’ camps. They do not lead programs but rather provide support, so no experience or environmental education credentials are required. 
Yampatika is all about taking the classroom outdoors and having fun. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community and expand your knowledge of the abundant natural resources here in the Yampa Valley. To learn more, explore opportunities or sign up for the volunteer orientations on December 3rd or 5th, please visit Yampatika’s Website. or call (970) 871-9151.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club needs volunteers for the Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Howelsen Hill December 14th-16th. Come support some of the best Nordic Combined athletes in the world. International competitors from over 10 countries will battle it out with some of our best, hometown SSWSC competitors. Go to SSWSC.org to register to volunteer or email Kevin Sankey at ksanksswsc@gmail.com or Jill Brabec (COC Volunteer Coordinator) at Jill@brabeclaw.com with questions. (970) 879-0695 

Animals 

Routt County Humane Society has urgent needs for dog walkers and kennel cleaners, morning and weekend hours! Visit routthumane.org to apply for volunteer openings or call  (970) 879-7247 with questions. 

 

Arts & Culture 

Steamboat Creates needs help with their Holiday in the Rockies Artisan Market on December 1st! Volunteers will be helping with set-up and tear-down, vendor booth support, Santa’s helpers, and helping with the kids craft table! To volunteer for this festive and fun market please email Sylvie at sylvie@steamboatcreates.org 

Steamboat Creates would love volunteers to help do outreach for Colorado Gives Day December 3rd and December 4th. Volunteers will make calls to connect folks with the opportunity to donate and ensure all arts flourish in Steamboat Springs. Email Sylvie at sylvie@steamboatcreates.org to volunteer!

Environmental 

Yampa Valley Autism Program  needs volunteers for their GrowDome community cultivation project. This program is lead by their youth will be running year round, so they would love some volunteers for the winter. Call Lisa at 970-846-1519 to get involved! 

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and a graduate student from Western State Colorado University are seeking households within Routt County to participate in a food waste study to help guide feasibility of an industrial compost facility. Participants are asked to track their food waste for one week. Each residential participant will receive a City Market gift card. Email cameron.poole@western.edu if interested, or call (970) 871-9299

Yampatika needs volunteers to help support Naturalists leading winter environmental education programs. Volunteers help with snowshoe programs, walking tours and kids’ camps. They do not lead programs but rather provide support, so no experience or environmental education credentials are required. 
Yampatika is all about taking the classroom outdoors and having fun. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community and expand your knowledge of the abundant natural resources here in the Yampa Valley. To learn more, explore opportunities or sign up for the volunteer orientations on December 3rd or 5th, please visit Yampatika’s Website. or call (970) 871-9151.

Education

Integrated Community / Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its tutoring programs. In the Study Friends program, volunteers are matched with an immigrant youth in need of academic support. In the adult ESL program, volunteers are trained to teach English to a limited-English speaking community member. Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language skills necessary. Please email or call Jerry at educate@ciiccolorado.org or (970) 819-3720.

Sk8 Church thrives to meet the needs of youth in this community. Many of our students have expressed academic achievements as goals they strive to reach for the year. To help students achieve their goals, Sk8 Church is in need of tutors for our after school program. We will work with interested tutors on days of the week and times. Specific subjects students have expressed needing help with are math and language arts at middle and high school levels.

Young Tracks Preschools & Childcare Center needs volunteers to help with interior facility cleaning. Quarterly deep cleaning includes; scrubbing walls, chairs and tables. Can be a group project for up to 6 people. Approximately 2-4 hours. Suitable for youth and adult volunteers. Call Kim at 970-879-5790. 

Young Tracks Preschools & Childcare Center needs volunteers to help with one-time exterior project. Work includes; re-distributing pea gravel on playground and moving chain link fence, remove and replace sunshade, which will require being on a ladder. Approx 2-4 hours of work. Call Kim at 970-879-5790. 

 

Human Services

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is need of agency volunteers to assist with administrative and office support. Contact Marnie at 970-879-2034 or marnie@avdocatesaba.org

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is in need of skilled volunteer help for repairs and handy work around the shelter. Must pass background check. Contact Marnie at 970-879-2034 or marnie@avdocatesaba.org

LiftUp Of Routt County has on going opportunities to volunteer in our Food Bank, Donation Center, and Thrift Store. The tasks range from organizing products, assisting customers, sorting donations, and picking produce. Email volunteer@liftuprc.org

 

Health

Northwest Colorado Health is in need of agency volunteers to assist staff fulfill the needed daily activities of the organization. This may include office work, agency events, helping patients with paperwork or answering questions. Contact Kyleigh Lawyer at klawler@northwestcoloradohealth.org or 970-871-7609.

Northwest Colorado Health needs volunteers for their Hospice Program. The Hospice volunteer enhances the quality of care to the hospice client, provides caregivers time away from the responsibility of total patient care, and provides physical/emotional support and companionship to the client. Northwest Colorado Health provides Hospice Training in the fall and spring for interested Hospice volunteers.  Contact Kyleigh Lawyer at klawler@northwestcoloradohealth.org or 970-871-7609.

Northwest Colorado Health needs special event and fundraising volunteers throughout the year.  Events include the Hospice Daffodils in March, Hospice Rubber Ducky Race in August, Running Series race in September, and Celebration of Light in December. Contact Kyleigh Lawyer at klawler@northwestcoloradohealth.org or 970-871-7609.

Youth Services 

Sk8 Church needs volunteers to help with worship. Worship is a core part of Sk8 Church. They play music on Thursday nights for high school/college students, and also have worship nights once a month. If you have a heart for worship and are experienced in vocals and/or a musical instrument, Sk8 Church would love to hear you audition and hopefully welcome you to the team!  Call (970) 879-2222, email amber@steamboatsk8church.com or stop by Sk8 Church to get involved.  The volunteer application is on the Sk8 Church website

Sk8 Church is always looking for talented photographers and videographers to capture moments and produce content to share on social media and at fundraising events. There is always something cool happening at Sk8 Church. Whether it’s someone landing an awesome new trick in the park after school, or a special event. 

Sk8 Church provides youth in the community with two free meals a week. One meal for middle school students every Monday night, and another for high school/college students every Thursday night. Sk8 Church is able to provide these meals because they are generously donated by individuals, families, groups, and organizations within the community. Meal volunteers (and the delicious food they bring) are crucial to making our programs so special for students. 

Sk8 Church is open every weekday from 2-6pm for our after school program. Anyone who comes into Sk8 Church during these times will be greeted by a friendly Front Desk volunteer. Front Desk volunteers help operations at Sk8 Church run smoothly as they open and close Sk8 Church for the after school program (2-6pm) and talk with anyone who comes into Sk8 Church during these hours. Serving at the Front Desk is an interactive and hands-on way to serve the youth in our community.