One Time Opportunities
Some opportunities below may have already passed, but please feel free to contact these organizations for other opportunities to volunteer.
- City of Greeley Museums Office
The City of Greeley Museums Office is currently looking for volunteers for a number of upcoming special events and ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Potts, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual events needing volunteers include Potato Day (September), Greeley Stampede (June-July), Weld County Fair (July), Pets and Popsicles (August), Fall History Fest (September), and Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat (October).
- Colorado Coordinated Campaign Summer Fellowship
The Colorado Coordinated Campaign Summer Fellowship is seeking intelligent, outgoing fellows who are ready to assist with voter outreach and help elect Democratic candidates across the state. CCCSF provides opportunities for people to engage with their local community in order to learn more about that community, which will equip them to better serve the community’s future public interest. Apply online with the Colorado Democratic Party Fellowship Application, or contact Aaron Munoz at email@example.com or (361) 232-3018.
- Commencement Volunteers
Volunteers needed for UNC Commencement Ceremonies. Our students put in a lot of effort and time to earn their degrees, and it takes effort and time for UNC to acknowledge their accomplishments at commencement ceremonies. Volunteers who help will receive a UNC polo shirt, light breakfast/lunch, snacks and a goody bag, and will be eligible for a drawing for a few items donated by local businesses.
For more information or questions, contact Rick Hoines-Brumback at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970- 351-2405.
- The Good Samaritan Society Greeley Communities
The Good Samaritan Society Greeley Communities is looking for a volunteer to play music for the residents of Fox Run Senior Living Community (1720 60th Ave). Musicians are needed for approximately 45 minutes on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm. If interested or for more questions, contact Tammy Rowell at 970-539-4326 or email@example.com.
- Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity
Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with their block party on Saturday, September 17th from noon-4pm, to celebrate the completion of Habitat North. Habitat North (104 N. 16th Ave.) is a block of 60 completed homes in north Greeley and the largest Habitat project west of the Mississippi! If interested in helping out, contact Lowrey Moyer at Lowrey@greeleyhabitat.org or 970-351-6766 (ext. 107).
- Greeley-Evans School District 6 School Kickoff Community Celebration
Greeley-Evans School District 6 is looking for volunteers for their 4th annual School Kickoff Community Celebration on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10am-1pm at Island Grove Regional Park. The event features back-to-school information, free food, free backpacks with school supplies, activities for families, balloons, face painting, student entertainment and community information booths. It's a huge event drawing over 3,000 attendees and 200 volunteers that enables us to give students the tools and supplies needed for success; last year, they gave away over 2,800 backpacks filled with school supplies. You can find a video and information on last year's event www.greeleyschools.org/kickoff.
Volunteers are needed day of event for a multitude of different positions including set up, wristband booths, backpack give away area, face painting, entertainment help, serving lunch, bike rodeo, clean up, stuffing backpacks and volunteer bags before the event (great for groups) and so much more!
If interested in volunteering, contact Ashley Boyer at 970-348-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Greeley Fire Department
The Greeley Fire Department is hosting a Red Cross Smoke Alarm Install day on Saturday, September 10th at Villa West Mobile Home Park. It will run from 9-3pm. Volunteers will be coordinated into teams (you’ll never be alone) and are needed to help install smoke alarms in residences and share basic fire prevention tips with residents (all information is provided for you). Approximately 70% of the residents are Spanish-speaking, so bilingual volunteers are especially needed.
If you are looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community, this opportunity is definitely rich with possibility! You do not need to be there all day; if you can help for a couple of hours, that is totally great!
If you are interested, please contact Maribel.Talamantes@greeleygov.com or Gregory.Becker@greeleygov.com.
- Greeley Multicultural Festival
- Habitat for Humanity St. Vrain Valley
Habitat for Humanity St. Vrain Valley is looking for volunteers for their 10th Annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14, 2017. National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years. For more information on National Women Build Week.
In partnership with Lowe’s, volunteers will work on new home construction and repairs in HFH St. Vrain’s established neighborhoods. No construction skills are necessary to participate in this year’s project. To volunteer , call 303-682-2485 or email email@example.com.
- Hip Hop Madness
The 10th Annual Hip Hop Madness (Saturday March 25th in the UNC Recreation Center) is looking for volunteers for registration and check-in, floaters & runners, t-shirt handout, and crowd control.
Volunteers are needed for morning dance class sessions (8am-2pm) and during the event (3:30pm-7:30pm). Hip Hop Madness is co-sponsored by the Colorado Dance Collective & University of Northern Colorado and will be hosting performances from baddest of the bad dance crews from all over northern Colorado, including Colorado Dance Collective, Top Notch Dance Company, the Untouchables from the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, the Dance Factory, & many more.
Additionally, this year new dancers will have the opportunity to learn new and fresh moves from the most popular dancers in the area during morning classes! The event is open to all ages and hopes to encourage kids to consider higher education and developing their personal passions toward future careers.
- UNC Hockey
UNC Hockey is looking for volunteers for their 2017-2018 season. Volunteers are welcome to work as many games as they would like, and can help assist with any of the following positions: score keeping, photography, announcing, broadcasting, or playing music. The hockey season typically goes from September to March and all games will be held at the Greeley Ice Haus. For more information visit www.uncbearshockey.com/volunteer or contact Erin Prueter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Homeless Point-In-Time Count
The United Way of Weld County is looking for volunteers to help us address the issue of homelessness in Weld County head-on by participating in Point-in-Time Count. Wednesday, January 27, 2016, volunteers will take to the streets of Greeley, Evans and Windsor for 2-hour shifts to locate and survey the homeless in our community.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a federally mandated, one-day, nation-wide survey of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The information gathered from the PIT Count is used to allocate U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for programs that serve the homeless population right here in Weld County.
If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Cassy Westmoreland at
email@example.com or 970-304-6187.
- Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy
Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy, a local nonprofit organization formerly known as A Kid’s Place, is looking for volunteers for their 7th Annual Top Chef event on Saturday, April 22nd at Island Grove Events Center in Greeley! Volunteer slots are available from 8AM-11PM, and shifts are as short as an hour or as long as volunteering for the full day. Volunteer positions include event set up to table hosts. Afternoon and evening volunteers will receive free pizza! To sign up as a volunteer, please go to www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaab2eaafe3-topchef1 and select the positions & times you can commit to.
Proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children and adolescents in Weld County. This gala event features chefs from local restaurants who compete to be the Top Chef, great food & drinks, local celebrity judges, live & silent auctions, music, and a Caribbean theme. To learn more about event, please visit www.lifestoriesweld.org
- Longs Peak Science & Engineering Fair
The 2018 Longs Peak Science & Engineering Fair will host a record 450+ 5th-12th grade student researchers at the Island Grove Event Center on Tuesday, February 13th. Volunteers needed for the following: shuttle drivers, display inspectors, and judges. No experience/degree is required; training is provided the day of the event. Shuttle service is available from UC to Island Grove. All are welcome to participate and registration information can be found at http://www.lpsef.org/. Free lunch.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers for two upcoming events.
- Northern Colorado Walk MS in Fort Collins on Saturday, May 6th. Volunteers will help with many areas: registration, rest stop/cheer crew, food/bev, clean-up etc. Shifts begin between 5am-9am and last between 3-6 hours. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and a crew lead for help/training. Contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-290-0552.
- CO Bike MS in Fort Collins on June 24th & 25th. Volunteers are needed to ensure a safe ride and a fun event for the participants, including registration, luggage handlers, route marshals (the most important job!), bike corral, finish line cheer crew and more. Shifts range 3-6 hours and vary by time and location. Contact Amanda at email@example.com or 720-290-0552.
- Northside Aztlan Community Center (City of Fort Collins)
The Northside Aztlan Community Center (City of Fort Collins) needs volunteers to help prep and/or chaperon a Harry Potter inspired Hogwarts Halloween special event for children/families, from 5pm-10pm on Saturday, October 29th. Volunteers needs include pre-event prep (10am-4pm, in shifts; preparing chocolate frogs and other magical class materials), decorating the day of the event (10am-4pm, in shifts, and chaperoning the event.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress up in their wizardly best! (Muggle volunteers accepted, witch and wizard volunteers preferred). Email Rene Martinez for any questions firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up on our Facebook page
- Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity’s 8th Annual NAKLAND
The Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity will be looking for volunteers in early spring for their Annual NAKLAND event to celebrate El Dia De Los Ninos, or children's day, and to promote literacy in Greeley and Weld County. Volunteers are needed to help supervise the children's carnival, including inflatables and games, to help give out prizes and books, and food.
Next year’s carnival will be in April 2017, in Cranford Park on Central Campus. Check back in the spring for contact information and dates.
- Outdoor Colorado
Firefly Trail Construction at McCloskey Natural Area
VOC is looking for volunteers (ages 12 and up) on Saturday, October 7th, to help construct roughly 3,000 feet of new trail - the Firefly Trail - at the McCloskey Natural Area in Greeley. The work will be light-to-moderate in nature, making this project great for older youth and those new to VOC projects or outdoor experiences. Specific tasks will include establishing the trail corridor and spreading and compacting aggregate "crusher fine" material to create the trail surface. For more information, go to our website or email Jamie@voc.org.
- Poudre River Trail
The Poudre River Trail system needs volunteers for a number of special projects and events throughout the year.
- The Poudre Trail-athlon is a free event in the Spring that includes 9 easy “events” (including a short bike ride, climbing wall, scavenger hunt, and bird watching) for all ages. Participants who complete at least 3 events receive a goodie bag and an event t-shirt! Along with that refreshments, entertainment and some games of chance are available to everyone who comes.
- The Poudre Challenge is a Fall event which includes a Pack The Trail event for families and friends and
a Challenge the Trail competition and obstacle course. The event will also include
entertainment and food for the participants, with beverages available for purchase,
all at Island Grove Park.
There are numerous positions for volunteers to fill during each of the Community Events, including set-up, registration, station organizers, breakdown & clean-up, and much more. Additionally, volunteers are needed in the weeks and days leading up the events, if you aren’t able to volunteer the during the event.
If interested in volunteering for any of these projects or events, contact email@example.com or call Tom Selders at 970-336-4044.
- Relay for Life
Relay for Life UNCO is looking for volunteers to help with their overnight walk fundraiser for cancer research and cancer related needs. Volunteers will help with activities and games to keep people awake all night long, because cancer never sleeps, so neither do we.
If interested in helping out, check out the Relay for Life UNCO Facebook page.
- Rocky Mountain Senior Games
The Rocky Mountain Senior Games is looking for volunteers to help at the games in Greeley from June 8-12, 2016. Volunteers will work a minimum of two hour shifts, are welcome to work as much as they would like, and can do anything from registration to score keeping, field measuring, raking sand, timing, etc. Tasks vary depending on the sport. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided by the on-site coordinator on the day of the event. For more information, contact Sheri. Lobmeyer@greeleygov.com or go to www.rockymountainseniorgames.com for volunteer registration.
- Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) hosts regular Respite Nights for parents of children (ages 2-15) with disabilities and their siblings. Volunteers are needed from 5:30pm (to set up) to 9:30 (clean-up) at Greeley’s Rodarte Center (920 A St.). Respite Nights average 60-70 children and each night has a theme in which volunteers are encouraged to dress up according to the theme.
TEDxArenaCircle is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming TEDTalk event on September 24th & 25th in the UNC Ballrooms! If you are enthusiastic about TEDTalks coming to UNC and are you interested in joining the planning committee or volunteering the day of the event, visit the following link to join: http://tedxarenacircle.com/volunteer-at-tedxac.
If you have any questions, email Michael Shields at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 590-1235.
- University Program Council (UPC)
- Weld Re-9 School District (Ault/Pierce)
Weld Re-9 School District in Ault/Pierce is looking for volunteers to assist with interpreting. Parent-Teacher Conferences are taking place on October 20th and 22nd in Ault, and bilingual interpreters are needed to assist non-native English speaking parents with the conferences. If interested, contact Rebecca Combes at email@example.com or 970-834-2853.