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Boulder County 2024 Volunteers Recognized During National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), Boulder County Volunteer Program Enrichment Awards recognized seven volunteers who made noteworthy contributions to the county and awarded $1,000 to each of the six programs. 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:

Jenn Ochs
Mobility for All Volunteer Ambassador Program
Community Planning & Permitting/Transportation Planning

Patty Rhodes
Colorado Master Gardener
Parks & Open Space/CSU Extension Office

Volunteer Victim Assistance Program
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Matt Henderson
Medicare Counseling Program
Area Agency on Aging

4-H Junior Market Livestock Sales
4-H Youth Development Program
Parks & Open Space/CSU Extension 4-H

Casa de la Esparanza
Robotics Team Mentors
Housing & Human Services/Casa de la Esperanza

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
National Trails Day Trail Work Event Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 06/01/2024 9:00 am
List A Weed Eradication: Mediterranean Sage Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 06/01/2024 9:00 am
Native Seed Collection 06/22/2024 9:00 am
Native Seed Collection 07/13/2024 9:00 am
Native Seed Collection 08/17/2024 9:00 am
Native Seed Collection Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/07/2024 9:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Unpaid internship for MSW grad students: DORS program (read on) Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health 12-24 hours per week depending on academic requirements for at least 9 months
Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Produce Delivery Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Up to 4 hours/week for 20 weeks from early June-mid October. Must be 21 or older.
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.
Money management for teens/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.
Volunteer Visitor Program 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.

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.