Reading Partners

Imagination, creativity, critical thinking, knowledge – these are all things gained from reading.  Unfortunately, many kids are not able to reap these benefits because their literacy skills are at a level far below their grade level and, as a result, reading becomes challenging and uninspiring. To top it off, once children fall behind in reading, […]

Vet Connect

Veteran Event Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, will be hosting their 3rd Annual “Vet Connect” Regional Event on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO

Volunteers Needed to Help Older Adults with Yard Work

September 28, 2021 (Denver) – Colorado nonprofit A Little Help is looking for volunteers to help older adults with yard work at their upcoming Service Saturday! events. Service Saturdays! are designed to bring the community together in support of older adults. Individuals and groups from the community volunteer to assist older neighbors with their seasonal […]

CASA Volunteers Help Kids Get Back to School and Back to Community

Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo.,- Many children & youth are returning to schools after long periods of remote learning, and entering a new school with higher levels of uncertainty. For children dealing with the additional stress and trauma of a family crisis, a new school year can feel even more daunting. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) […]

Centennial Man Wins Andrus Award from AARP for Community Service

AARP Colorado recognizes Greg Glischinski for his dedication and commitment to community service with its most prestigious volunteer award ~ Greg Glischinski of Centennial has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state […]

Services for Veterans

Qualified Listeners, a Colorado-based Veteran & Family Resource Hub, receives calls from Veterans or a family member asking for assistance on various home projects. Not always do we have the resources to fulfill their request.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Hospice volunteers work with an interdisciplinary team (Dr., Nurses, CNA’s, Social Workers, and others) to provide compassionate, quality comfort care that enhances the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Volunteers for Veterans

Qualified Listeners, a Veteran & Family Resource Hub in northern Colorado, is seeking volunteers in several areas: drive Veterans to and from appointments, run errands for Veterans who cannot get out, handyman services, help administer Veteran and Family Resource Guide inventory in local libraries, and Veterans to be trained to become Qualified Listeners. If you […]

Volunteers for Veterans

Qualified Listeners, a Veteran & Family Resource Hub in northern Colorado, is seeking volunteers in a few capacities: occasional transportation, light housekeeping, lawn work, home repairs, plumber, electrician, painter, help with mobility devices, vehicle repair, and more. We’re also looking for Veterans to become listeners.

Foster Grandparent Classroom Volunteer Brings Lifetime of Experiences to Her Students

Carole Bechtol, or “Grandma Carole”, is a member of the Volunteers of America (VOA) Foster Grandparent Program. This program matches volunteers with at-risk children and youth where they can build relationships with students, teachers, and parents while acting as a role model in the classroom. Grandma Carole learned about Foster Grandparents in 2009 when someone […]

Finding Meaning Volunteering Overseas

By Kimberly Troggio ~ It’s a bustling day in the small town of San Martin Jilotepeque, situated at 7,000ft in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. Sunday is market day – and also the first day of a six day volunteer dental clinic orchestrated by Global Dental Relief (GDR). 

The Holiday Project – Colorado

By Marilyn Halpern, Holiday Project Team Leader in South Denver ~ The scene is familiar every year. In a matter of moments, from the first chorus of “Jingle Bells,” we watch in awe as older folks transform from nearly unresponsive to attentive.  The power of music invigorates people to become animated: toes tapping, lips moving, […]

Boulder Valley Spellbinders ® Oral Storytellers workshops

Parents and grandparents will have a unique opportunity to learn the art of oral storytelling by attending Boulder Valley Spellbinders ® Oral Storytellers workshop at Frasier in Boulder in January. For the 2018-2019-year Spellbinders ® visited 22 schools in the BVSD visited 131 classrooms and had a total audience of 34,133 listeners.

Become a Volunteer Jefferson Center Senior Peer Counselor!

Make a difference by providing caring contact to an older adult who needs it. Senior peer counselors must be age 50+ and need no specific education, but use their life experience, compassion, and listening skills to help others. Want to learn more? Contact Valerie Cattany at 303-432-5182 or valeriec@jcmh.org

Statewide campaign launches to recruit 2,020 CASA volunteers by the end of 2020

Colorado has launched the “Change a Child’s Story” campaign in an effort to recruit 2,020 additional CASA volunteers by the end of 2020. Last year — with only 2,179 CASA volunteers in Colorado — 4,857 children were assigned a CASA volunteer to walk beside them, representing approximately 37% of all children served through an open child welfare involvement in […]

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