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Colorado Pet Pantry

The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Eileen Lambert Eileen@coloradopetpantry.org | 303.818.0618

 

National Western Stockhow Association

Denver, CO

It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show, and center for year-round events. As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization governed by the Western Stock Show Association's Board of Directors, the National Western provides college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. 

Age Limitations: 16-17 can volunteer by themselves 

Contact: klombardi@nationalwestern.org | 303.299.5562

 

Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Broofield, CO 

The Colorado Conservatory of Dance provides the highest quality dance education in both classical and contemporary styles. Colorado Conservatory of Dance uses dance to foster community, create positive influence and inspire the individual.

Age Limitations: Our age criteria is that you must be 15 or older to volunteer

Contact: Rachel Long rlong@ccdance.org | 303.466.5685

 

History Colorado

Denver, CO

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Emily Dobish emily.dobish@state.co.us | 303.866.3961

A Precious Child

Broomfield, CO

A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential.

Age Limitations: Ages 5-12 can volunteer with adult supervision. Ages 13 and older can volunteer on their own.

Contact: Joshua Walsh joshua@apreciouschild.org | 303.466.4272

 

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

The mission of Children's Museum of Denver is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.

Age Limitation: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Meg McGill MegM@cmdenver.org | 303.561.0114

 

Clothes to Kids of Denver

Denver, CO

The mission of Clothes To Kids of Denver is to provide free school clothing to students in need or in crisis.

Age Limitations: 10 with adult, 13+ without adult

Contact: Eileen Robinson volunteer@clothestokidsdenver.org | 720.379.4630

 

Dinosaur Ridge 

Morrison Ridge, CO

The mission of Dinosaur Ridge is to educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas.

Age Limitations: Ages 14 & up with an adult. We often have Boy Scout projects, trail cleanup or painting projects that are appropriate for youth groups. Teens ages 14-18 can serve as summer Jr. Counselors, and Teens ages 16 & up can volunteer for most of our other volunteer opportunities.

Contact: Barbara Farley barbara.farley@dinoridge.org | 303.697.3466

 

Discover Goodwill of Colorado

Denver, CO

Goodwill provides education, career development and employment opportunities to help Coloradans in need achieve self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope through the Power of Work.

Age Limitations: 16 years or older with or without an adult

Contact: Evan Rose erose@goodwilldenver.org | 720.238.2952

 

Front Range Cycling

Denver, CO

The volunteers of Front Rangers Cycling Club offer stable role models and healthy, fun activities for at-risk youth in Denver.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: George Ballaseux ballaseux@gmail.com | 303.668.5158

 

Learning Ally 

Denver, CO

We enable schools to support their struggling readers and build a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally and academically, regardless of their learning difference.

Age Limitations: 16 is the minimum age unless they have previous voiceover/audiobook recording experience.

Contact: Maria Lelie mlelie@learningally.org | 908.752.7986

A Little Help

State-wide

A Little Help connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.

Age Limitations: Right now we're only offering outdoor opportunities. Teens can volunteer on their own. We do not limit age with parents.

Contact: Jason Morgan jason@alittlehelp.org | 970.541.9877

 

All-Stars Club

Denver Metro

We provide a place of belonging for individuals with special needs, along with a place of rest and support for their families.

Age Limitations: To be a 1on1 buddy for one of our members with special needs you need to be 14 years old or older, but anyone younger can volunteer as long as they are with someone who is 16 years or older.

Contact: Scott Russamanno scott@allstarsclub.org | 720.443.0980

 

Arapahoe County Volunteer Connections

Littleton, CO

Enhance your quality of life through exceptional delivery of services and efficient use of public funds

Age Limitations: Varies by program 

Contact: Nira Duvan nduvan@arapahoegov.com | 303.738.7938

 

Bridges Community Homecare and Hospice

Wheat Ridge, CO 

The mission of Bridges Community Homecare and Hospice is to increase quality of life and patient independence through principles of compassion, integrity, knowledge, and uncompromising service.

Age Limitations: Must be 16 years of age or older 

Contact: Nora Simmons Daly nsimmonsdaly@bridgescommunitycare.com | 303.500.5055

 

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.

Denver, CO

Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents.

Age Limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Chad Nibbelink chad@brothersredevelopment.org | 303.202.6340

 

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center

Castle Rock, CO

To make life more fulfilling and create community for seniors as they come here to engage in a wide variety of programming and services designed for "Loving Life in the Second Half."

Age Limitations: Age 16 and above. Must be available during working hours. 

Contact: Juli Asbridge jasbridge@crgov.com | 303.688.9498

 

Colorado Talking Book Library

Denver, CO

A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille, and large prints and magazines. 

Age Limitations: 16 years old or 14 years old with an adult partner. Groups of youth can make special arrangements with Volunteer Director

Contact: Terri Marcotte marcotte_t@cde.state.co.us | 303.727.9277

 

Cultivate

Boulder, CO

We help seniors flourish through active engagement with their community.

Age Limitations: Any age child can volunteer with their parent and those 14 and older may volunteer alone

Contact: Carly Marquis cmarquis@cultivate.ngo | 303.443.1933

 

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

To continually redefine the way our community experiences and engages with classical music.

Denver, CO 

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Valerie Clausen vclausen@denverphilharmonic.org  | 720.440.0818

 

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County, CO

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.

Age Limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Ali Ayres aayres@dclibraries.org | 303.791.7323

 

Extreme Community Makeover

Extreme Community Makeover coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Angela Bomgaars angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org | 720.235.8847

 

Family Tree Inc

Wheat Ridge, CO 

The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.

Age Limitations: 11 with adult supervision, 14 years or older without depending on location

Contact: Rebekah Hawthorne rhawthorne@thefamilytree.org | 203.810.7134

 

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Denver, CO

People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., serving over 950 families in the Denver community. 

Age Limitations: 14-15 with adult, 16+ without adult

Contact: Laura McRell lmcrell@habitatmetrodenver.org

 

Jovial Concepts 

Lakewood, CO 

To support undeserved communities to thrive by offering sustainable solutions for nutrition and hunger.

Age Limitations: 2 and up with adult and 16 and up without adult.

Contact: Kristina Welch volunteer@jovialconcepts.org | 303.578.2569

 

Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains

Pedal The Plains (PTP), a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Suzi Jolly sjolly@denverpost.com | 303.954.6701

 

Soles4Souls

Denver, CO 

Our mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

Age Limitations: 5 years old and up with adult, 16 and up can volunteer alone

Contact: Emory Dinner emoryd@soles4souls.org | 615.289.0416

 

The Right Step, Inc.

Littleton, CO

To better the lives of people with disabilities through the healing power of horses.

Age Limitations: 14 or older

Contact: Regina Lane volunteercoordinater@therightstepinc.org | 720.893.0650

Children's Literacy Center

Colorado Springs, CO

Children’s Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring to elementary school children reading below grade level.

Age Limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Pamela Polke pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org | 719.471.8672

 

Forney Museum of Transportation

Denver, CO 

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.

Age limitations: 13 and over with parent, 18+ on their own

Contact: Nicole Bleau volunteer@forneymuseum.org | 303.297.1113

 

I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County

Boulder County, CO

The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is to empower children from low-income communities (“Dreamer Scholars”) to succeed in school, college and career.

Age Limitation: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Carla Maniscalco carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org | 303.444.3636 x 19

 

STEM Generation, Inc., DBA Science Fair Fun

Arvada, CO

Science Fair Fun helps address today’s K-12 science education inequities. Through Science & Engineering Fairs, we foster students’ development of skills that they need to prepare for engineering and technology careers.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Wendy Wempe info@ScienceFairFun.org | 720.460.0354

Denver Botanic Gardens & Chatfield Farms

Denver and Littleton, CO

The mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Trystan Popish trystan.popish@botanicgardens.org | 720.865.3500

 

Groundwork Denver 

Denver, CO

The mission of Groundwork Denver is to bring about the sustained improvement of the physical environment and promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action.

Age Limitations: 6 years and older with parent; 14 years or older without a parent 

Contact: Elizabeth Lopez liz@groundworkdenever.org | 720.938.4533

9Health Fair 
Colorado Front Range

To promote health awareness and to encourage individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. The 9Health Fair is Colorado's largest community event. The 9Health Fair provides low cost blood chemistry testing and free health screenings to thousands of participants annually. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to assist at various 9Health Fair sites in the Spring and Fall every year!

Age Limitations: 12-15 with adult

Contact: Alex Andrews alex.andrews@9healthfair.org

 

Alzheimer's Association

Colorado Statewide

The mission of the Alzheimer Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancements of research, to provide and enhance support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Leanna Mersmann lcmersmann@alz.org | 303.813.1669

 

Karis Community

Karis Community is a community living program for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Mary-Kate Doyle marykate@kariscommunity.org | 303.355.5546

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Denver, CO

The National MS Society's vision is: A World Free of MS. The Society's mission is: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Age Limitations: 16 and 17 years old--require parent/guardian signature; under 16--requires parent/guardian present (in groups, we require 1 adult per 4 minors).

Contact: Brittany McGarry brittany.mcgarry@nmss.org | 303.698.5406

 

Night Lights, Inc.

Front Range

Night Lights creates safe and accepting environments by providing respite care for children with special needs and their families.

Age Limitations: 11-17 with adult

Contact: Scott Shepherd scotts@nightlightskids.org | 720.339.7740

 

Rocky Mountain MS Center

Westminster, CO 

The Rocky Mountain MS Center mission is to improve the lives of those who live with multiple sclerosis and their families through care, education, support and research.

Age Limitations: Volunteers have to be at least 16

Contact: Sarah Kyger skyger@mscenter.org | 303.788.4030

Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry

Greenwood Village, CO

The mission of Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry is to address the food security needs of seniors, disabled individuals and the unemployed or underemployed households in our community in a compassionate, dignified and secure environment.

Age Limitations: 13 and older or 10 and older with adult must be able to lift and move bags, boxes

Contact:  Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@covcupboard.org | 720.841.5129

 

Denver Rescue Mission 

Denver, CO 

Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Age Limitations: Lawrence Street - 14 - 18 with adults, The Crossing - 10-18 with adults, Ministry Outreach Center warehouse- 16-18 with adults, Ministry Outreach Center Car Detailing - 14-18  with adult

Contact: Sarah Hood shood@denrescue.org |  303.953.3956

 

Food Bank of the Rockies

Denver

We will end hunger by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry, through our programs and partner agencies.

Age Limitations: 11-15 with adult on Saturdays, 14-15 with adult on weekdays, 16+ without adult any time

Contact: Hamza Syed hsyed@foodbankrockies.org | 303.375.5835

 

Jeffco Eats

Jefferson County

Jeffco Eats provides weekend food for food insecure children in elementary, jr high and high schools throughout Jefferson County.

Age Limitations: 5+ with adult, 14+ without adult

Contact: Barbara Moore jeffcoeats@gmail.com | 720.231.8337

 

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Denver, CO 

To restore well-being to the vulnerable throughout the greater Denver community by delivering services based on Jewish values.

Age Limitations:  14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Nancy Benyamin nbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.org | 303.597.5000

 

Metro Caring

Denver, CO 

Denver’s leading hunger-relief organization, Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for food while also addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Age Limitations:  Children younger than 14 need a parent or guardian with them at all times, 14-18 without an adult

Contact: Deena Duwaik dduwaik@metrocaring.org | 303.350.3699

 

Severe Weather Shelter Network

Denver Metro Area

Helping the homeless build a community of supporters and providing a place of refuge on freezing nights.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: transportation@swshelternetwork.com | 720.210.8069

 

The Action Center

Lakewood, CO

The mission of The Action Center is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency.

Age Limitations: weekends 8 and up with adult, 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Kerri Stroupe kerris@theactioncenterco.org | 303.237.7704

 

The Delores Project

Denver, CO 

The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.

Age Limitations: Ages 5-7 can do very minimal tasks, based on the child's abilities, with strict adult supervision. Ages 8-11 can help with some prep and some service under adult supervision. Ages 12-15 can do prep and service under adult supervision. Ages 16-17 can do both without a parent and parent/guardian signature on their Volunteer Agreement.

Contact: Stephanie Johnson-Wall sjohnson-wall@thedeloresproject.org | 303.534.5411

 

We Don't Waste

Denver, CO 

We Don't Waste is an innovative food recovery organization. We reduce food waste by recovering food from venues, events, caterers, restaurants, and other major food distributors. We then deliver the food to community-based non-profit agencies serving vulnerable populations, thereby increasing food security within those populations. We serve as the link between food sources and the underserved. 

Age Limitations: The youngest volunteers we allow are 10 years old or in 5th grade, and there must be adequate chaperones or adult supervision. 

Contact: Julia Lennon julia@wedontwaste.org | 631-678-8974

MADD Colorado

Colorado Statewide

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Rebecca Green rebecca.green@madd.org | 303.425.5902