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Recruiting Board Members!
At Spark the Change Colorado, our mission is to SPARK CHANGE and INSPIRE A MOVEMENT OF GOOD through the power of volunteerism, service, and civic engagement. If your passion aligns with our values of Community, Collaboration, and Courage, consider joining our quickly growing team! Apply today.
Wednesday Resource Webinars
Join a monthly, open forum for Spark Members to connect, collaborate, and learn best practices. Each webinar will have a central topic of discussion, but Members are encouraged to bring any questions they may have! This is a safe space for community leaders to expand their knowledge in a variety of categories, including volunteer engagement, best practices, and more! September 15th, 2021 @ 10am: Making the Most of your Volunteer Posts! Register Now
Community Connection Series!
Following the monthly themes of our Community Connection Episodes, we will be creating promotional videos for participating member organizations, which will be posted to our YouTube channel and shared throughout our networks and social channels.
Civic Life Today Magazine
Civic Life Today is a new digital magazine, by Points of Light, comprised of nine issues that will each take an in-depth look at an element on the Civic Circle. We are offering a Civic Circle Discussion Series to take a deeper dive into each of the 9 Civic Life Today magazine issues and look forward to sharing more as the group progresses! Learn more
Spark the Change Colorado partners with Harvest Pack to offer meal packaging opportunities to organizations, individuals, and families that want a hands-on volunteer opportunity that feeds local friends and neighbors in need. Volunteer, donate, and fight hunger, today! We offer packing sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7pm this fall.
Mental Wellness Program
Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program connects licensed and insured mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to low-income Coloradans in need of counseling. Each year, the program connects over 1,000 individuals to free counseling and mental health services in their communities.
Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award
Do You Know an Outstanding Volunteer? Volunteers are the heart of our community and are a precious resource to nonprofit organizations. The vital work of volunteers throughout the Denver metropolitan community is recognized through the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award. Nominate an outstanding volunteer today for the chance to win $2,000 to designate to a non-profit agency of their choice. Now Seeking Volunteer Committee Members!
Monthly Volunteer Guide!
Due to COVID-19, we've experienced a shift in the ways community members are volunteering. Nonprofits are quickly adapting to offer new and creative ways to get involved. To keep up with this shift, we've decided to provide our traditionally annual Volunteer Guide on a monthly basis! We're so excited to share this new, magazine style Guide, NOW AVAILABLE!
Senior Companion Program
Spark the Change Colorado’s Senior Companion Program is celebrating its fourth year of operation this July. This vitally important program is part of AmeriCorps Seniors, a United States government agency. The Senior Companion Program engages individuals 55 years and better to realize the independence of older adults in their home and as a team, continue to be vibrant, contributing members of our communities. We're Hiring! Learn more.
Upcoming Event: BoardMatch Connection Events Return!
Thur. December 9th, 2021- Virtual
Our BoardMatch Connection Event will provide 10 tips on how to best serve as a board member, connect Changemakers with community leaders seeking board candidates, and help them choose a board that is the right fit for their interests. If you are interested in joining a board and have little to no experience, this event is the perfect place to start! Registration opens soon.
For many nonprofit organizations, volunteer help is vital! Looking to learn ways to recruit, train, and recognize volunteers in your organization? VETP (formerly VMTS) is perfect for you! Discover how your nonprofit can run a volunteer program, cultivate leaders and benefit from volunteer expertise. Register for our Fall Series Now! Last day to register: October 18th.
As a Spark the Change Colorado Member, you have instant access to benefits and opportunities for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition. Our events, programs, and resources are skillfully created with Colorado Changemakers in mind! Gain access to these benefits, discounts, events & trainings and more!
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Spark the Change Colorado partners with Harvest Pack to offer meal packaging opportunities to organizations, individuals, and families that want a hands-on volunteer opportunity that feeds local friends and neighbors in need. Volunteer, donate, and fight hunger, today. Neighbors helping neighbors...it's the Colorado Way!
We offer packing sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7pm this fall.