Volunteers Needed

Greeley-Evans School District 6 is seeking volunteers to help at its annual School Kickoff Community Celebration, to be held the first week of August. The event will include free giveaways (backpacks, school supplies, and lunch), community information booths, student entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting and many fun activities for families. Volunteer opportunities include parking cars, giving out over 2,200 backpack wristbands and backpacks (filled with school supplies), serving lunch, blowing up and handing out balloons, face painting, setup and cleanup, assistant with the student entertainment stage, handing out event information, and much more.

To sign up as a volunteer, please call Community Engagement Specialist Cassie Noble at (970) 348-6223 or email her at cnoble@greeleyschools.org. For more information about the event, please visit www.greeleyschools.org or call (970) 348-6000.

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 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 rick.hoines-brumback@unco.edu, 970- 351-2405.

Hip Hop Madness, an annual event that works to connect with youth through the medium of Hip Hop culture, is looking for volunteers for various responsibilities between 9am-9pm on Saturday, March 26th. The event promotes an important message: higher education is for all types of students, and all types of careers can be elevated through the pursuit of higher education. There are a variety of functions for volunteers to fulfill, and whether you can stay for a few hours, or all day, you can contact Annie.Epperson@unco.edu or Holly.Roberts@unco.edu go to www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4dada92ba57-hiphop to register.

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
cassy@unitedway-weld.org or 970-304-6187.

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 2016, in Cranford Park on Central Campus. Check back in the spring for contact information and dates

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 poudretrail@greeleygov.com or call Tom Selders at 970-336-4044.

Relay for Life UNCOis looking for volunteers to help with their overnight walk fundraiser for cancer research and cancer related needs. Details for the 2016 event forthcoming. 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.

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 head over to www.rockymountainseniorgames.com for volunteer registration.

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.

Spring semester themes and dates are:

  • Friday, February 5th; Under the Sea!
  • Friday, March 4th; Seussical Dr. Seuss!
  • Friday, April 8th; The Big Birthday Bash!

For more information, contact Vanesa (sala3295@bears.unco.edu) or Michala (saen7598@bears.unco.edu).

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 rcombs@weldre9.k12.co.us or 970-834-2853.

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