Volunteer Job Descriptions
RSVP Signature Programs
Disaster Preparedness Program: Volunteers are trained by the Weld County Office of Emergency Management to give information to older adults about the advance personal preparations needed for natural and manmade disasters. They attend educational days hosted by RSVP where knowledgeable guest speakers provide valuable information related to preparedness or new volunteer opportunities. When funds are available, volunteers will distribute 3-day emergency kits to older adult Weld County residents.
Grocery Shopping Service
Receive grocery orders: Receive incoming calls for grocery orders at the RSVP office on Wednesdays 3-5pm; fill out grocery order form.
Grocery Shopper: Shop for grocery orders at local supermarket.
Driver: Operate motor vehicles to assist with grocery delivery along with a supermarket employee.
Mentoring for Educational Success Program: One-on-one reading program for children reading below grade level. Volunteer attends one training session then meets twice weekly with child at his/her school to assist child with reading skills.
Veterans Program: Request deliverable services from various organizations for a Veterans Stand Down Day on the first Friday of April every year. A Stand Down is a one-day event where homeless veterans receive free meals, support services, and donated items. Volunteers are needed in the preparation of this event.
AARP Tax-Aide Client Facilitator: Assist in flow of sign-in and check-out procedures of Tax-Aide program; assist clients with filling out portions of AARP Tax-Aide Intake forms; help maintain orderly filing system of client files. Volunteer is not responsible for answering tax questions.
City of Greeley Museums – Training provided for all jobs.
Exhibits Assistant: Perform research to support exhibit text and artifact/image labels; assist in creating artifact support mounts or exhibit props, which may include painting, constructing, building, model-making, sewing, gluing, etc.; assist in moving artifacts, installing exhibits, preparing gallery for next exhibit.
Collections Assistant: Describing artifacts and their condition in written form; taking photographs of artifacts; data entry in museum database; performing research on artifacts, families, businesses or events.
Archives Assistant: Performing research on artifacts, families, businesses or events; using scanning equipment to complete scan orders; assisting research in finding materials; describing photographs or documents and their condition in written form; data entry in museum database.
Registration Assistant: Organize, sort and inventory new donations; performing research on artifacts, families, businesses or events.
Event Assistant: Check in volunteers; perform a historic demonstration for school kids; man hospitality tables; assist with set-up and break-down of events.
Education Assistant: Perform clerical support duties for the education staff; perform in-classroom programs for school kids; sew historic costumes.
Grounds Crew: Pull weeds at Centennial Village; paint fences, houses, etc.; perform minor maintenance.
Every Creature Counts Cat & Dog Rescue
Clinic Volunteer: Under supervision of veterinarians/vet techs, volunteer will assist with grooming/bathing of animals; prepping of medical supplies for use by vet; observe animals under and waking up from anesthesia.
Kennel Assistant: Hands-on care of animals, including assist in cleanup of cages and kennels; provide food and water to animals as necessary; walk dogs; pick up/drop off animals for adoption events. No animal allergies.
Office Assistant: Data entry; answer incoming calls; assist with scheduling appointments via telephone; answer emails; assists with client filing system.
Greeley Freight Station Museum: Greet and direct museum visitors; hand out museum map; assist with museum shop duties including taking payment for merchandise, working cash register and credit card machine.
Greeley Police Department: Outreach volunteer includes assistance with handing out literature to general public; assist with crime prevention presentations; general office work including assistance with record and data entry; light typing.
Humane Society of Weld County
Animal Care Assistant: Assure clean kennel environment; socialize, groom, exercise adoptable animals.
Matchmaker Team: Help potential adopters identify ideal pet; promote successful transition into pet’s new home; assist with adoptions.
Animal Photography: Capture engaging photos of adoptable animals.
Animal Enrichment Team: Provide behavior training for shelter animals; reinforce positive behavior.
Operations Team: Assist with daily shelter operations including data entry, photocopies, directing phone calls, answering basic questions; participate in keeping shelter environment clean.
Community Outreach: Participate in mobile adoptions and special events; promote shelter services; assist with fundraising activities including packet assembly, marketing and phone calls for donations.
Lost & Found Team: Help reunite lost pets with their owners; manage, maintain and organize lost and found reports; perform data entry into shelter database program.
Humane Education: Conduct shelter tours and presentations.
Veterinary Assistance: Assist vet staff with treatments and vaccinations; help with vaccination clinics.
Foster Care: Provide comfortable home environment for animals are young, sick or in need of special care before they can become adoptable; responsible for return visits to shelter for check-ups or vaccinations.
Leanna’s Closet: Volunteer might be responsible for opening and closing store; assist clients find outfits for job interviews; become familiar with store layout; sort through donations; steam clothes; assist with organization of clothing and accessories.
Warm Hearts Warm Babies: Sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for premature infants and babies in need. Goods are donated to hospitals, crisis pregnancy centers, shelters, law enforcement agencies, foster care, WIC offices, and individuals across much of the state of Colorado.
Health and Nutrition Programs
Connections for Independent Living: Volunteer Reader for low vision residents; attend meetings for and assist with special and fundraising events; clerical duties including data entry and computer assistance
Hospice of Northern Colorado: Assist with special events; office work including filing, data entry, and answering phones; visit with patients at their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at hospice in-patient unit. On-site 2-day training program provided. Background Check and Drug Screening required.
Northern Colorado Medical Center
Accounts Payable Volunteer: Assist with filling invoices, make files for vendors as needed, and open, sort and stamp mail daily.
Ambulatory Care/Pre-Op Office Clinic Helper: Assemble chairs and assist with light clerical duties including filing and copying.
Archives Volunteer: Scan and copy historical pictures and documents. Assist Volunteer Archives Historian with duties as requested within the scope of a volunteer assignment.
Dismissal Courtesy Service: Assist with patient discharges, way-finding. Volunteer must be able to walk long distances and push an occupied wheelchair.
Front Desk Service: Information desk/answer questions, way-finding, transport guests with ambulatory needs using wheelchairs, look up patient room numbers in the computer, and use computer to assist public with directions, phone numbers and other information.
ICU Waiting Volunteer: Greet visitors, way-finding, keep record of each guest in waiting area, follow visiting guidelines and assist guests with door into unit. Provide necessary resources, comfort items, etc. to guests. Communicate with staff regarding patient guest/family.
Surgery Waiting Volunteer: Offer guest assistance in surgery waiting area including tracking patient progress through surgical services, communicating updates to families, and monitoring and addressing guest location and comfort.
Volunteer Courtesy Shuttle Driver: Transport guests from various parking areas to main entrance, cancer institute, occupational health, and rehab services centers.
Human Needs Services
Administrative Volunteer: Assist with front desk duties including answering phone calls, checking messages, answering basic questions, assisting with mailings, making photocopies.
Crew Partner: Work alongside clients and encourage through example on crew jobs including garden and urban renewal projects.
Community Participation Partner: Provide companionship and camaraderie to clients while participating in community activities.
Home Visitor: Visit and talk with client in their home; participate in activities with client.
Respite Volunteer: Provide temporary care for a child with developmental disabilities t no charge in order to provide relief to family or caregiver; help care for children during large respite event.
Friends of A Woman’s Place – All jobs require Background Check, and training provided.
Legal Advocacy Volunteer: advocates to assist clients through the process of obtaining Civil Protection Orders, offer silent support in the courtroom during Protection Order hearings, provide outreach and advocacy at the Weld County Courthouse, and help connect clients with legal resources and attorneys. Minimum 6 month volunteer commitment.
Outreach and Events Volunteer: outreach, including advertising, networking, fundraising, event planning, and volunteer recruitment. Attend events in the community to provide information about A Woman’s Place and help raise awareness about domestic violence and related issues; training provided.
Advocate and Crisis Line Volunteer: Work alongside A Woman’s Place advocates to answer the crisis line, including screening potential clients and connecting callers with community resources. Interact directly with clients through case management and by providing support services. Assist with special projects and daily functions. Minimum 6 month volunteer commitment.
Donation and Facility Management Volunteer: Work with staff and volunteers to help with cleaning, house upkeep and organization, and management of donations.
Maintain inventory of supplies and donations. Prepare supplies for clients (welcome bags, towel and bedding sets, etc.) Seasonal tasks as they arise, such as decorating for holidays and light gardening.
Children’s Program Volunteer: Provide childcare while clients attend meetings, counseling, or attend to daily activities. Organize and conduct engaging activities for children at the shelter. Provide homework help and supervision for school-age children. Minimum 6 month volunteer commitment. Previous experience working with children preferred.
Maintenance and Repair Volunteer: Assist with general maintenance and upkeep for both the safe house and the surrounding shelter property.
Greeley Center for Independence: Assist with special events, group recreation activities, community outings, gardening maintenance, and fundraising; provide entertainment. Volunteer may be interacting with brain injury survivors.
Greeley Transitional House: Tutor children after school; teach a life skills class in evening; fall or spring clean up of grounds and facility; organize parties or outings for kids; organize donation drive; organize mini-fundraiser; routine light maintenance around facility; clean & sort donations; help with storing donations in garages; clerical work; in-depth cleaning of facility; painting; professional services (electrical, plumbing, etc.); serve on the Board of Directors.
Greeley Senior Center: Assist with duties at front desk; assist with activities including Keen-age Singers, Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Senior Games, Craft Group, Bridge Leaders and many more; also looking for instructors for Ceramics, Water Walking, Rocks to Gems, Shuffleboard, Woodworking and Great Books; assist with mailings; trip escort.
Platteville Senior Center: Senior Nutritional Program: Assist with food setup and serving for congregate meals.