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Volunteer Job Desciptions

If you are interested in joining the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or if you wish to contact us please send an email to RSVP@unco.edu or call (970) 351-2588.

Note: Volunteers must be age 55 or older.

  • RSVP Signature Programs
    • Bulk Mail Services: Volunteers label, stuff, fold, etc. mailings for civic and non-profit agencies.
    • 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. Volunteers are also needed to staff RSVP events and 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 3-4:30pm; fill out grocery order forms.
      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.
    • Seniors Helping Other People (SHOP): Volunteers build and install ramps.
    • Veterans Program: Volunteers are needed for peer-mentoring and for our annual Veterans Stand Down Day where homeless veterans receive services and support.
  • Community Programs
    • 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.
    • A Kid’s Place: Receive CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocated) training in order to work with children; mailing; clerical work.
    • 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.
    • Colorado Foundation for Agriculture: Mailings: Counting mailing materials; stuffing mailing packets at Greeley Tribune
    • Downtown Development Authority: Assistance with events including handing out packets; being an event greeter.
    • 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.
    • Ft. Lupton Recreation & Community Complex: Assist with serving meals during events; training will be provided by Weld County.
    • Greeley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: Assist with administrative and mailing duties including addressing and stuffing envelopes; greeting visitors.
    • 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 Philharmonic Orchestra: Bulk mailing projects which includes stuffing and sealing envelopes, folding brochures
    • 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.
    • Greeley Stampede Troupe Theatre: Ticket taking; ushering guests to seats; handing out programs.
    • 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.
    • KUNC: Bulk mailing projects which includes stuffing, sealing and labeling envelopes
    • 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.
    • Platteville Museum: Assist with preservation and displaying of archives; maintaining family history notebooks, cemetery records and files regarding town, school and organizational information.
    • Poudre Trail Corridor: General maintenance and clean up of trail; preparation and promotion of special events; assist at special events; assist with local business donations; assist with newsletter
    • South Platte Valley Historical Society: Work at Visitors Center; assist with tours of buildings; gardening and landscaping on grounds; maintenance and building of fort.
    • Town of Platteville: Office assistance with utility billing, mailings, various office duties; assist with community events.
    • Town of Windsor Police Department: Assist with data entry of records and reports
    • 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.
    • Weld County Extension – Weld County Fair: Serve lunches; parade judge; assist with registration and prize giving for Fiddle Fest; monitor exhibits; silent auction monitor; horse stall monitor
  • Education
    • Community Educational Outreach: Assist with practice interviews; GED preparation; life skill tutorials; on-site training provided.
    • Highland Early Childhood Education Center:
      Interacting with children for various activities including assisting with art projects, reading, and playing games.
    • Right to Read:
      Classroom Aide: Follow teacher directions in assisting with classroom tasks
      Office Aide: Filing, stamping letters, record keeping, and other general office duties.
    • University of Northern Colorado: Assist with university mailings; volunteer must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Health and Nutrition Programs
    • Alzheimer’s Association: Assist with clerical and office duties, including answer phones; filing duties; assist with fundraising events.
    • American Cancer Society: Assist in assembly of informational mailings; hand address and/or label envelopes.
    • Bonell Good Samaritan Center: Assist with shopping duties for residents; assist with socials and special events; friendly visitor for residents; on-site training provided.
    • 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
    • Fairacres Manor: Social visits to residents; assist with events and outings and various other activities.
    • Garden Square of Greeley: Friendly visitor for and socializing with residents; assist with games, events and outings.
    • 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.
    • Meals on Wheels: Assist with meal deliveries.  Volunteer must have access to and operate a vehicle.
    • 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.
    • Pregnancy Resource Center: Assist with mailings, including stuffing, sealing, and addressing envelopes
    • Rehabilitation and Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA): Assist with clerical duties including filing, chart breakdown, making copies, shredding documents; on-site training provided.
    • Weld County Senior Nutrition Program: Assist with various duties including office duties, kitchen duties, and various meal site duties.
  • Human Needs Services
    • American Red Cross: Duties include office administration and disaster response.  Orientation and special training provided.
    • Birchwood Apartments: Serving meals to residents as part of the nutrition program.
    • Eldergarden: Assist with folding, sealing, and labeling of monthly newsletters; visiting with participants; gardening tasks; playing games with visitors; assist with special events and activities.
    • Envision:
      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.
    • Evans United Methodist Church: Assist with bookkeeping, clerical duties; cleaning; solicit bids on projects.
    • First Christian Church: Assist with office duties including help with newsletter.
    • First Congregational Church: Volunteer in church library.
    • First Presbyterian Church: Clerical duties on site at church office.
    • First United Methodist Church: Assist with clerical and office duties and with mission projects.
    • Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank: Assist with packing boxes; sorting clothes.
    • 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.
    • Gloria Christi Lutheran Church: General office tasks including answering phones and folding bulletins; assisting at church daycare.
    • Grace Pointe of Greeley: Interacting and participating with residents including playing Bridge and Pinochle, helping with Bingo games, reading and going for walks with residents.
    • 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 Interfaith Clothing Bank: Assist with sorting and hanging clothes; collecting vouchers or money from clients.
    • Greeley Senior Housing: Assist with nutrition program, transportation and shopping; assist with craft classes.
    • 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.
    • Habitat for Humanity: General clerical work including answering phones, filing; assist with construction projects; assist with fundraising events.
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church: Assist with folding bulletins; assist with annual reports and newsletters; participate in holiday gift wrapping; assist with food distribution program and with food drives.
    • Meadowview of Greeley: One-on-one with contact with residents; on-site training provided.
    • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church: Assistance with food and clothing drives; general office/clerical work.
    • Our Saviors Lutheran Church: Join the sewing group to make quilts and lap robes for local organizations.  Sewing skills not necessary for all tasks!
    • Room at the Inn: Assist with office duties including answering phones, mailings and making copies; participate in and assist with outings/events.
    • St. William Catholic Church: Answering phones, counting collections, recording food certificates, general office work.
    • Trinity Lutheran Church: Substitute teaching at Trinity School; office work including answering phones, folding and collating bulletins and newsletters; volunteer with quilters group.
    • United Way of Weld County: Assist with mailing duties which includes stuffing envelopes and putting packets together.
    • Waypoints Faith Community: Assist with cooking and cleaning; working in church; assist with food bank.
    • Weld County Area Agency on Aging:  Office work; assist with special events. 
      Additional programs are: Aging Well Program, Senior Nutrition Program, and Ombudsman Volunteer Program.
  • Senior Centers
    • 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.