Volunteer with the Senior Hub Outreach for Volunteers (SHOUT) Program
Studies have repeatedly shown that people who volunteer in their communities tend to live happier, longer, and more fulfilling lives. Highlights from the recent report sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): Volunteers feel healthier, are less depressed, less isolated, and their volunteering provides access, structure, and support for their lives.
Our volunteers serve in over 50 locations in all of Adams County and Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial and the I-70 corridor to Deer Trail.) Most of our volunteers are 50 or older, but we will accept younger adults as well.
We have both indoor and outdoor opportunities; single-event and repeat volunteer jobs; independent and group-style activities; and a variety of ways to serve with non-profit organizations, agencies and local governmental entities.
Here are just a few examples of where our volunteers help: Delivering Meals on Wheels; providing in-home visitation; assisting at Adult Day Centers; serving at YMCA sites; helping in our community gardens; helping in senior centers; serving at congregate meal sites; serving in schools, hospitals, food banks; helping military veterans; providing talks on disaster preparedness; giving talks about how to avoid financial exploitation; assisting police departments; helping in nursing homes and assisted living centers; and much more. We also have several opportunities available that can be done from home such as volunteer calling, volunteer companionship by phone, and making quilts or knitted lap robes for nursing home and homeless shelter clients. (We accept donated 4-ply yarn for our volunteers to use.) For more information please contact the SHOUT Department firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-523-2820.