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Boulder County 2023 Volunteers Recognized During National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 16-22), Boulder County Volunteer Program Enrichment Awards recognized seven volunteers who made noteworthy contributions to the county and awarded each of the seven programs $900. Volunteer managers countywide were invited to nominate volunteers, and a selection committee chose the following seven to be recognized for their contributions and awarded funding:

Charles Bailey
SHIP Medicare Counselor – AAA Medicare Counseling Program

Kady Haisley
Restorative Justice Facilitator – Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice

Kendra McConnell
4-H Volunteer Leader / Horse Judging Team Coach – 4-H Horse Judging Team

Susan McEachern
Volunteer Naturalist – Volunteer Naturalist Program

Steve Patterson
Volunteer Ranger – Volunteer Ranger Corps

Thomas ‘Tom’ Thorpe
Community Group Conference Facilitator – Restorative Justice Program

Summer Youngs
Realtor Homebuyer Class Presenter – Community Learning and Empowerment/Homebuyer Education Program

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
Seed Cleaning Party Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 03/05/2024 1:00 pm

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Internship – Behavioral Health Assistance Program – Apply now! Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health 10 hours min per week - 21 years old
Volunteer for Resident Services Youth Program Human Services and Public Health Minimal of 2 hours per week. Must be at least 21 years or older. Availability on Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4-6pm.
Re-entry Specialist intern – undergrad senior or grad student – Opioid Abuse Program – Boulder County Jail Criminal Justice and Public Safety 12-15 hours per week, 9-month minimum, one-year preferred. Unpaid internship.
Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman Human Services and Public Health 15 hours/month, minimum 1 year commitment. 21 years of age.
Restorative Justice Facilitator Criminal Justice and Public Safety One year commitment to volunteer and attend monthly team meetings. Minimum age 16.
Academic Tutors for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center Human Services and Public Health Minimal of 2 hours per week per semester (Fall & Spring) to maximum of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 15 years old.
Victim Witness Volunteer Advocate Criminal Justice and Public Safety One year commitment to volunteer at least one day per week. Minimum age: 21.
Community Protection Division – General Volunteer Criminal Justice and Public Safety Minimum 16-20 hours/month, minimum 1 year commitment, 18 years of age
Community Protection Division – Bilingual Presenter Criminal Justice and Public Safety Minimum 16-20 hours/month, minimum 1 year commitment, 18 years of age
Healthy Food Access Driver Human Services and Public Health Mondays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. year-round, as Volunteer's Schedule Permits
INTERNSHIP-GENERATIONS Cohort Leader Human Services and Public Health 10-20 hours/week (Flexible, dependent upon needs of youth, intern, and supervisor)
GENERATIONS Volunteer or Intern Human Services and Public Health Anywhere from 4 to 15 hours/week, dependent on individual internship requirements, if any. Evenings during the academic school year, most commonly 4-7p.m on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday in Boulder County (Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette). Other weeknights/weekends as needed for additional events.
Altona School Volunteer Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Minimum commitment of three field trip programs or open houses per year. Volunteers must be at least 14.
Graphic Arts/Dog interaction/Art/Special Activities- 1 hour per week – Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)-Boulder Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. Approximately 1 hour per week for nine months.
Victim Advocates Criminal Justice and Public Safety On-Scene Advocates make a one-year commitment to the program to attend monthly support and training meetings and commit to one shift (1 week) per month. Shifts are Days, Weeknights, and Weekends. Volunteers respond to the scene of crime and/or trauma to provide crisis intervention and resources. A 40 hour training will be held in April.
Wellness Leader/Coach Human Services and Public Health Classes meet weekly for six to eight weeks. Each class meets from one to two and a half hours each. Volunteers must attend a program specific training, occasional volunteer meetings and an annual training on elder rights. One-year commitment to teach at least one six- or eight-week workshop. Must be at least 21 to apply.
Medical Reserve Corps Clinical Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Varies, depending upon the emergency or event. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Mining Museum Guide Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Approximately 6 to 8 hours per month, depending on museum. New volunteers must attend a training. Must be at least 15 years old.
Native Seed Garden Steward Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Commit to at least one season of stewardship (April – October). Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
Respite & Companion Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Approximately 2 hrs/week for a minimum six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
Life Skills, Parenting, Communication Instructors, Jail Education and Transition (JET) Program Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. Negotiable days and weekly hours depending on availability of classrooms. One year commitment.
Adopt-a-County Road Program Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Two year commitment. Pick up litter at least twice a year. Must be at least 12 years old.

Detailed Annual Update

Thank you to all the individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses who volunteer for county programs. In 2019, approximately 5,660 volunteers donated more than 135,305 hours of their time and talents to enhance Boulder County government services and enrich the quality of life for our community.

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County’s Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

Boulder County supports infants at work when feasible, so please inquire with the volunteer coordinator if you are a new parent considering a volunteer opportunity.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

United Way’s Volunteer Connection provides an online, searchable database which includes hundreds of different types of volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits and local government agencies. Local nonprofits and other local government agencies may post their volunteer opportunities directly on their own websites as well.