Volunteers wanted for Caring Day, year-round

Members of the Young Professionals Network enjoy washing windows at the Family Development Center in Steamboat Springs. The deadline is Thursday, May 5 to submit project requests or volunteer interest for this year’s United Way Day of Caring on May 18.
United Way of Routt County/Courtesy Photo

Spring blooms with volunteer opportunities.

The deadline to submit potential project applications and volunteer registrations for the 25th May 18th Day of Caring is fast approaching on Thursday, May 5th.

For Day of Caring, Routt County United Way is putting together a team of volunteers to work on projects at one of more than 20 local nonprofit agencies. The Day of Caring will begin at 9 am, followed by a short reception in Howelsen Hill at noon.

For the event, volunteers will be matched with projects from May 9-13 with t-shirt pick-ups scheduled for May 16-17. All volunteers must register by 4 p.m. Thursday.

Routt County United Way can also help community members find matching volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Interested volunteers and agencies can submit information under the “I Can Help” tab online at Routtcountyunitedway.org.

Among local volunteer opportunities throughout the year, Partners in Routt County is looking for mentors to connect with youth. Routt County LiftUp is looking for volunteers to unload trucks when food bank supplies arrive. Routt County attorneys are looking for volunteers from the SafeLine crisis resource hotline.

Routt County is seeking volunteers for the Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT), a program that educates volunteers on disaster preparedness for hazards that affect the area and trains volunteers in the skills of basics in disaster response such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

The Routt County Council on Aging needs five new volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels volunteers typically commit to a specific weekday for a two-hour shift from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to deliver up to 10 meals per route. Volunteers must be licensed drivers with their own transportation and be at least 18 years old.

Additionally, Yampatika is recruiting new and experienced volunteers to help with the non-profit environmental summer program.

For questions about volunteer opportunities through United Way, contact Community Impact Coordinator Jennifer Bruen at [email protected] or 970-879-5605.


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