Volunteer with the Senior Hub Outreach for Volunteers (SHOUT) Program – Sept. 2019

Studies prove people who volunteer tend to live happier, longer, more fulfilling lives. They feel healthier, are less depressed and isolated, and volunteering provides access, structure, and support.

High priority this Fall: We can use 15-20 more volunteers to help in our elementary tutor/mentor program in Adams 1 (Mapleton), Adams 12 (Five Star), Adams 50 (Westminster) and Adams 27J (Brighton). Call or email us more information. It only takes a couple hours per week and these early elementary kids can really use your help to become better readers.  

We have indoor and outdoor opportunities; single-event and repeat volunteer jobs; individual and group-style activities; and many ways to serve with our organizational, agency and governmental partners. Our SHOUT volunteers serve in more than 50 locations in Adams County and the eastern part of Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial and the I-70 corridor to Deer Trail.)  Most of our volunteers are 50 or older, but we gladly accept younger adults too.

Here are a few other examples of where our volunteers help: Delivering Meals on Wheels; providing in-home visitation; assisting at Adult Day Centers; serving at YMCA sites; helping foster kids as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); doing data entry; helping in our community gardens; helping in older adult/senior centers; serving at congregate meal sites; serving in school offices or libraries, hospitals, food banks; helping military veterans; public speaking such as giving talks about how to avoid financial exploitation; assisting police departments; helping in nursing homes/assisted living centers; and more. We also have jobs that can be done from home such as volunteer calling, phone companionship, and making quilts or knitted lap robes for nursing home and homeless shelter clients.  (We also accept donated 4-ply yarn for our volunteers to use.)  

For more information about these and other opportunities contact Tom Rapp, the SHOUT Department Director attrapp@seniorhub.org or 720-523-2820.  We need you, so please do it now!