Do you have a heart for service? Perhaps you have friends, family or co-workers who share the desire to serve in their community. Consider gathering your friends and family, or people you work with, for group volunteering. There are hundreds of non-profit groups in Northern Colorado; it isn’t hard to find a volunteer opportunity. In Larimer County, you can check out the United Way of Larimer County Volunteer Resource Guide to find a non-profit group you would like to work with.
I have a core group of people that I call on to do group volunteering and they respond within minutes to happily join in the volunteer activity. We have been elves at the Downtown Loveland Christmas tree lighting ceremony and have been involved with the Loveland Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival – doing varies duties throughout the two-day event. The next event that we will be helping out with is Meals on 4th, a Meals on Wheels Loveland and Berthoud fundraiser.
We have volunteered as the break-down crew for Art in the Park, a fundraiser for the Lincoln Gallery. Art in the Park showcases over 200 Artisans whose work is handmade, plus craft beer, performance art and live music.
I recently found out about a non-profit organization in Fort Collins, A Little Help. A Little Help’s mission is to connect neighbors to help seniors thrive and age well in their homes. The program is run primarily with volunteers. There are four other Colorado locations (Denver, Jefferson, Chaffee and Delta Counties); Fort Collins is just coming on board. Jason Morgan has been selected as the Larimer County Director. Mary Ann’s Walkabout volunteer group will be keeping tabs on this new program to see if we can be of assistance.