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


Monday, October 22nd – October 29th
LiftUp of Routt County
, Marmot, and Colorado Realty Group are collaborating on a Winter Coat Drive! LiftUp needs volunteers to help sort and distribute coats at the Methodist Church. From Monday 10/22 to Friday 10/29. Email volunteer@liftuprc.org

Thursday, October 25th | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Sk8 Church 
gets a little spooky every Halloween to throwthe annual costume party and skate comp, “Thrash N’ Bash”. Every year, volunteers are needed to help decorate, supervise, and lend a hand with registration and kitchen crew to keep the night running smoothly. This is a great way to start volunteering at Sk8 Church for someone who is a little unsure what they do. This is also a great opportunity to help for anyone who needs community service hours. This year, Thrash N’ Bash is going down on Thursday, October 25, from 5-10pm. Call, stop in, or email if interested! The volunteer application is available on the Sk8 Church website

Saturday, October 27th | 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Grand Future needs a volunteer van driver to help transport students from Steamboat to Hayden High School and then to Gypsum High School. As part of Routt County’s first Youth Summit, Grand Futures is going to take a small group of high school and middle school students to the Mountain West Diversity Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference in Gypsum, CO. This day will be a chance for them to see what a youth-oriented summit looks like in person before they begin planning their own.
They already have interested students, and access to a 12-person van. They just need a driver who has experience driving vehicles of this size, and is available on Saturday October 27th. Once we reach the conference, you would be welcome either to sit in on the sessions or break off and return for pickup at 4:30. Email madison@steamboatsk8church.com.

Wednesday, October 31st | 9:30 am – 11:30 am 
The Soda Creek & Strawberry Park Elementary School Challenge Fund
are looking for volunteers to assist with the Steamboat SNEAK 5k and Fun Run to benefit education programs and classroom supplies in our elementary schools. The event is 2-3 hours on October 13, 2018. This is a great opportunity for young volunteers or to volunteer as a family! 
Visit http://signup.com/go/NTKcWMt to sign up.

Saturday, November 10th | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 
Steamboat Creates is hosting a Cookout and Bake Sale at ACE Hardware on November 10th and they need volunteers to make baked goods for the sale by donation, help sell hot cocoa and flip burgers at the grill. The proceeds from the event will benefit Steamboat Creates and Steamboat Arts Council. 


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.

UC Health needs volunteers for their Heeling Friends pet therapy project. Certified by Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) these special pets and their volunteer partner visit patients as well as staff throughout the hospital. Volunteering at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center can range from shifts once a week, once every other week, or as a Sub that fills in as needed. Some volunteers work either the winter or the summer season. Volunteers also can volunteer in more than one program. If interested, email Peggy Bowers at Peggy.Bowers@uchealth.org

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!


Friends of the Yampa is looking for volunteers to help paint the Yampa is Wild Mural! Visit Friends of the Yampa’s website for details on the mural. There is a sign up page here.  Volunteer timing shifts weekly so look on the sign up page regularly for updated times.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council
needs volunteers at bi-annual Recycling Drop-Off Event on October 26-27th! There is an opportunity for everyone. Call 970-879-9299 or visit www.yvsc.org/recyclingdropoff/ to learn more and sign up.


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


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! 

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.