Volunteers Needed


University Program Council (UPC) is looking for volunteers:

  • For ongoing opportunities with UPC please click here.

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 wendy.potts@greeleygov.com. 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).


Volunteers needed for the Fall 2014 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 during one or more of the three fall ceremonies Dec. 12-13 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.

To sign up, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0445a48-commencement2. For more information or questions, contact Rick Hoines-Brumback at rick.hoines-brumback@unco.edu, 970- 351-2405.


The Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity will be looking for volunteers in early spring for their 8th 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 2015, in Cranford Park on Central Campus. If interested in helping out, please contact flor1583@bears.unco.edu, or pchavez236@gmail.com.


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. This year’s event is schedule for Saturday, September 20, 2014. 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 poudretrail@greeleygov.com or call Tom Selders at 970-336-4044.


Relay for Life UNCO is looking for volunteers to help with their overnight walk fundraiser for cancer research and cancer related needs. This year’s event is scheduled for April 10-11, 2015, starting at 6 PM in the Campus Recreation Center. 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, contact Brooke Hershfeldt (970-350-5020 or brooke.hershfeldt@cancer.org), Gabe Scally (303-523-9460), Kasey Sparacio (720-281-8148), or Maggie Hodge (720-300-1384. For more information, check out the Relay for Life UNCO Facebook page.


The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) hosts regular Respite Nights for parents of children (ages 2-15) with disabilities. This fall’s first Respite Night is on Friday, September 19th from 6-9pm at the Rodarte Center (920 A Street). Volunteers are needed from 5:30pm (to set up) to 9:30 (clean-up). Respite Nights average 60-70 children and this month’s theme is Superheroes. Volunteers are encouraged to dress up. For more information, contact Betty Flores at flor3696@bears.unco.edu.


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