Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Denver Volunteering...Have You Done Your Part Lately?

One great thing about living in this great Rocky Mountain State is the effort people show when it comes to donating their time and effort. I am involved with a few various organizations and try to help out any chance I get!

Feel better about helping someone and if you have a spare few hours one weekend, call someone up and lift a hand, it will go a long way! Thanks

Disaster program The Aurora Volunteers In Disasters (AVID) program manages dedicated and highly-motivated volunteers who are trained to help their fellow residents in times of emergencies. "Emergency Response Volunteers" receive training and guidance through AVID when a disaster strikes and they are called to respond. AVID is recruiting volunteers for the "Four Wheel Driver Response Group," who provide critical transportation during a snow emergency. Info: 303-326-8964 or e-mail

Website research Compass of Larimer County is a website containing current statistics, reports and studies about Larimer County. Larimer County's Health and Human Services Division needs Compass research specialist volunteers and interns to provide research and data analysis to update the Compass website. Specialists set their own schedule and work at home. Apply online at Info: or 970-498-6877.

SouthWest Improvement Council SWIC needs volunteers in several areas. Class Leader volunteers plan and coordinate classes in the Westwood Community Center. Reception Ambassador volunteers will work at the reception desk answering phones and welcoming patrons. Office Assistant volunteers will do computer data entry and assist with staff projects. Fitness Center Monitor volunteers will use the fitness office to monitor open times in the weight room and check out balls for use in the gymnasium. Info: 303-934-4780.

Recording for the blind and dyslexic The Rocky Mountain Unit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) is recruiting volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include: reading, directing, bookmarkering, tape checking, duplicating, outreach, fundraising and more. Volunteer orientations are at 10 a.m. every Monday and 6 p.m. every Thursday. Info: 303-757-0787or e-mail

Animal shelter The Denver Municipal Animal Shelter, 1241 W Bayaud Ave., needs volunteers to walk dogs and to socialize with cats. Volunteers are also needed to work in the administrative office doing filing, proof-reading Dog/Cat Licenses and assisting with other administrative duties. Items accepted for donation to the shelter are: blankets, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer and treats. Info: Contact Lisa Sanchez at 720-337-1783, or visit

Animal shelter The Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre, Golden, needs donations of the following items: Gift cards to PetsMart, Petco, Target and Wal-Mart; 9 Volt batteries for microchip scanners; KMR milk replacement supplement; Kong toys (all sizes); cardboard tubes from paper towel, toilet paper or wrapping paper rolls; Science Diet canned kitten food; newspaper; curtain rod rings (kitten toys); cat toys (not with catnip); bleach; step stools; and paper towels. Items may be dropped off at the Shelter during normal business hours. Info: 303-278-7575 or

Animal foster homes The Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins needs volunteer foster homes to help take care of animals they receive. Foster care volunteers give temporary off-site care to homeless animals. Register: Info: or e-mail

Read more: Volunteers/Donations Needed, 6/26 - The Denver Post
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