Aspen Skiing Company Employees: If you'd like to arrange a volunteer project for your department please email Hannah Berman. Below are some of the volunteering programs that we collaborate with.


ROARING FORK OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS (RFOV)

Custom Group Project – Aspen to Glenwood
If a group of at least 6-8 volunteers would like to volunteer together, RFOV can organize a custom group project with 10-14 days’ advance notice. Projects can take place down-valley or in town, ranging from the Wulfsohn Trail to the Ute Trail.

Contact Hannah Berman if interested. Let her know how many people you would have, whether it would be a full-day or half-day, where you’d like to be, and she will coordinate a project with RFOV. Or, check out the group project page on the RFOV website.

Become a RFOV Ambassador today!
You don't have to swing a pulaski to be a steward of our treasured public lands. Maybe you're not up for the physical labor that goes into building new trails and rock walls, but you'd still like to help RFOV in its mission to engage the community in trail and restoration projects...

Do we have a solution for you! RFOV is looking for volunteers to work behind the scenes. You'll be the one guiding, directing, and organizing the event -- no trail tools needed. Whether you're at the trailhead on project day handing out refreshments or joining committee meetings to discuss recruitment strategies, there is a whole world outside of trail day that you can be a part of. We're looking for dedicated individuals who can help make each project successful and rewarding for everyone who steps on the trail that day.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador and want more information, please email us at rfov@sopris.net or give us a call at (970) 927-8241.



HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity is Recruiting Volunteers for ASC-Group Build Days!
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is collaborating with the Roaring Fork School District, Pitkin County, and the Town of Basalt to build the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership. This project will provide 27 affordable homes for teachers and other families in the community. They are recruiting ASC volunteers for group build days on Tuesday, May 7th and Thursday, June 6th, both from 9am - 3pm. Located behind Basalt High School (600 Southside Dr., Basalt, CO 81621). You do not need any specific skills to come help out! Just wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle.

You are required to register online. Contact Amy French by phone (970) 948-7207 or email with questions.

RESTORE in Glenwood Springs
The Habitat RESTORE needs volunteers to help staff with merchandise organization, sales, customer service, design layout, and basic cleaning. No skills needed to volunteer, just come with a positive attitude. We bring people together to build homes, hope, and community; partnering to provide affordable homeownership for local families in need of a "hand up", not a "hand out". Contact Amy French at (970) 948-7207 or email at habitat.amyf@gmail.com to reserve your group day today! Shifts are typically 9 AM to 3 PM but can be adjusted due to travel time. Visit the website to learn more.


ASPEN ANIMAL SHELTER

Individual volunteers are welcomed daily to socialize with the dogs and cats, help walk the dogs, brush the cats, or wash the bowls. Larger groups should call ahead. For more information check out their website. If interested, call 970-544-0206. (Please Note: ASC Volunteer benefit hours may be broken down into increments as small as half an hour). Daily, 7 am – 6 pm at 101 Animal Shelter Road, Aspen, CO 81611


PITKIN COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES - HOME DELIVERED MEALS

Help deliver meals to home-bound seniors or disabled persons and visit with them to brighten their day. Volunteers need a vehicle with current insurance and will meet at the Senior Center at 0275 Castle Creek Road, on the right just before the hospital. Find more information and the volunteer application here.


ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to:

  • Guided Tours –Show guests around Aspen while teaching them the rich cultural history of the area.
  • Lemonade Stand – set out and sell refreshments to concertgoers.
  • Gift Kiosk - Volunteers assist patrons in the selection and purchase of AMFS logo merchandise.
  • Music Ambassadors – greet and assist concertgoers as they arrive on the Benedict Music Tent campus.
  • Student Dinner Program – pairing area residents and students to share a home-cooked meal.
Click here for more details on these programs and how to sign up.


ASPEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to:

  • Special Events - Help with Time Travel Tuesdays Series, Ice Cream Social, Annual Holden/Marolt Hoedown, Chautauqua Aspen, or any of our many other events!
  • Collections/Archives Assistant - Assist with ongoing data and article cataloging. For the dedicated history buff!
  • Wheeler/Stallard Museum docent - Assist visitors and enjoy being part of the team at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum.
To volunteer, please contact Travis by email at travis@aspenhistory.org.


THUNDER RIVER THEATRE COMPANY

Be a part of a rapidly growing, creative and exciting arts organization. Fun and engaging opportunities, which often include a complimentary event ticket, include:

  • Set, Lighting, and Props Assistants - Build and decorate scenery, hang and focus theater lighting, create props for productions.
  • Concessions Staff - Assist patrons in our Concessions booth.
  • Special Events Set-up and Take-down - Help create magical and inviting events, such as opening night parties, exclusive donor events, and our annual Gala.
To get involved, please contact Cameron by email at info@thunderrivertheatre.com or call (970) 963-8200.


RAISING A READER VOLUNTEER READERS

In partnership with preschool and kindergarten teachers, Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute helps foster family engagement and a vigorous home learning environment during a child's most critical developmental years. The families of 1,600 children receive a weekly book bag for home read-aloud time, and parents attend learning sessions to enrich family bonds of learning and literacy. Volunteers needed in all communities from Aspen to Parachute.

Book Bag Management:
Manage weekly take-home book bags in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. 45 minutes once per week. May also include a weekly read-aloud session for the classroom.
General Office/Social Media/Web/Video/Public Relations: Put your specialty skills and interests to good use. The office is located in Glenwood Springs.
Board Member: Attend six board meetings per year. Use personal and/or professional skills to advise and assist the organization.

Click here for more information.


WILDERNESS WORKSHOP

Wilderness Workshop is looking for volunteers throughout the year to help with their habitat restoration projects, special events, and office tasks. Click here to learn more and sign up for volunteering!


LIFT-UP - FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers can help in multiple ways, and we need English and bilingual volunteers!

  • Extended Table - help plan, prepare, and serve meals in Glenwood Springs.
  • Meal Monkey - provide lunches to kids on week days when there is no school. You can help out by just donating food as well!
  • Volunteer for Veggies - help UpRoot Colorado reduce food loss and food insecurity by volunteering as a gleaner at local farms - gather usable food to be donated and used by Lift-Up food pantry patrons.
  • Thrift Stores - Help organize thrift stores and assist customers at the Rifle or Parachute location!

If interested in volunteering with LIFT-UP, click here or call 970-625-4496.


VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL

Valley View Volunteers are a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals that contribute their time, talents and energy to the health and well-being of our community. Volunteers play a key role in the healing presence and culture of our hospital. The touch of a hand, a friendly smile, a listening ear, is all it takes to make a difference. The need for volunteers is great, and the rewards are even greater. There are many opportunities to volunteer, including with Meals on Wheels, in the gift shop, organizing medical records, and much more.

To volunteer or ask questions, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 970-384-6656.


FEED MY SHEEP HOMELESS MINISTRY

Feed My Sheep Ministry provides the basic necessities for the survival of the local homeless in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding counties. We offer love, compassion, encouragement, and hope for their futures.

Volunteers can help with the newsletter and mailing lists, cooking and serving daily meals, and other on-site tasks. For more information, please call (970) 928-8340 or click here. To donate food to Feed My Sheep, please call to give advance notice.


COLORADO ANIMAL RESCUE (C.A.R.E.)

There are numerous ways to volunteer with CARE. Volunteer positions have varying time commitments and levels of training. You can spend time with the shelter animals, volunteer as a dog walker, foster animals, help with special events, and much more. Find the full list of opportunities here.

Apply to volunteer here (please note all volunteers are required to complete an application and attend a training orientation) or email volunteer@coloradoanimalrescue.org for more information.