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About Us
Established in 1969 as a division of United Way, Volunteer Connection was one of the first volunteer information and referral centers in the nation. Our mission is to engage and connect people as volunteers to service and nonprofit agencies with volunteer opportunities and strengthen these organizations through resources, training and education in Boulder County and surrounding areas. We annually refer thousands of individuals, families, youth, businesses, corporate and service groups to over 400 agencies and governmental programs in need of volunteers.

Programs and Services

Referral Counselors
Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Referral Counselors to find volunteer opportunities throughout Boulder County. Our experienced counselors will assist you with assessing your volunteer interests and will provide you with information about organizations you may contact based on those interests. Appointments are available on Tuesdays at 10 or 11 am, on Wednesdays at 11 am, 12, 1 or 2 pm, and on Fridays at 9, 10 or 11 am. To schedule an appointment, e-mail [email protected] or call 303-444-4904.

Monthly E-Bulletin
Stay up to date with the latest volunteer opportunities in Boulder County. Our e-bulletin comes out at the beginning of every month and is received by more than 3,000 potential volunteers. You’ll find special, one-time events, short-term or long-term opportunities addressing numerous issue areas such as Youth & Family, the Environment, Arts & Education, Senior & Family Assistance, Animals, Hunger & Homelessness and more. Subscribe from our homepage.

Online Database
You may search for volunteer opportunities in the comfort of your own home with our 1-800-volunteer.org database. The organizations we work with enter their volunteer needs into our database, allowing you to search for a variety of opportunities. Note: Our database is continually updated and has over 400 volunteer opportunities available in Boulder County! You can search by location, organization, issue area, age group or more.

Weekly Newspaper Columns and Website
Read our columns for new and upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Sunday editions of the Camera, Longmont Times-Call, and the Longmont Ledger. Get inspired! See the faces of volunteerism in our "Volunteer Snapshots" that appear alongside of our weekly opportunity columns and on our website. These feature photos and inspirational quotes by outstanding volunteers from many Boulder County agencies. Check out our volunteer snapshots and profiles on our website.

Volunteer Guides
Volunteer Connection creates numerous Volunteer Guides. Our Youth Connection Guide is published each fall and distributed to 600+ individuals (agencies, schools, faith-based groups and families) and is also available on our website. Our Court-Ordered Guide is complied to accommodate volunteers required to fulfill court-ordered community service hours. Our Holiday Volunteer Opportunity & Donation Guide is created each fall and distributed to those interested in opportunities and donation needs specific to the holiday season. This guide is also available on our website in early November.

Business Connected Program
Volunteer Connection offers a variety of partnership opportunities to connect companies with communities. We can assist you in identifying, developing and managing a service project that will both meet your company objectives and provide a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience for your employees. A donation to Volunteer Connection is requested in return for the research, development and leadership of the service project. This donation helps fund Volunteer Connection’s year-round programs. The overall benefit of community service for the company, employees and our county has made these activities a valuable part of the business environment.

MentorsMatter is an award-winning, collaborative effort to promote the benefits of mentoring and to educate the community about the needs of at-risk youth in Boulder County. The partner organizations work together to recruit adults from the local population to be mentors, advisors, and tutors for the many youth waiting to be matched with a caring adult role model.

Mentors serve at sites throughout Boulder County including: Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette. Members of MentorsMatter include Volunteer Connection, Partners Mentoring Youth, “I Have a Dream” Foundation, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services, YWCA, Boulder County Community Services, The Mental Health Center Serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

Annual Event
Volunteer Connection's annual I Volunteer! Day is a countywide celebration of service that engages hundreds of volunteers in completing service projects at numerous nonprofit and service agencies throughout Boulder County. The event takes place each April in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Earth Day and Arbor Day. It is Volunteer Connection’s primary fundraiser.

The event is an opportunity for individuals, families, groups, businesses and corporations to get out into their communities, learn about various nonprofit and government agencies that serve Boulder County and give something back.

They have a great time, foster the ethic of volunteerism and raise funds to support the year-round efforts of Volunteer Connection. It epitomizes what Volunteer Connection has been doing for 40 years - connecting community members with community needs. What we accomplished with 300 volunteers in 2009 would have otherwise taken one person, working full-time, over six months to complete.

E-mail us or phone 303-444-4904 to see how we can help you.

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