Volunteering

In 2014-15 Aspen Skiing Company employees contributed over 1,600 volunteer hours to the community through events like Komen's Race for the Cure, Shining Stars Winter Games, and the Town of Snowmass Village's Annual Clean Up.

Below you can read our Volunteer Policy and learn about year-round — as well as immediate — opportunities to mentor and volunteer in our local community.

  • Aspen Skiing Company believes that the health of the communities in which we operate IS critical to our success. One way we can strengthen local communities is through volunteerism. Volunteering builds:
    • A cohesive team of employees
    • An ethic of service
    • Measurable and sustainable impact in communities where we live and work
    • Opportunity to develop leadership skills
    • Strengthened relationships with stakeholders (from friends & family to community & business partners)

    Policy



    Full-time year-round employees are eligible for up to 16 hours per year of paid time for community service during regularly scheduled work hours.
    • Volunteer time can be used during a regularly scheduled workday. This benefit cannot be used during the off season when an employee is not scheduled to work and would not otherwise be compensated for hours worked.
    • Unused paid time-off for volunteering cannot be carried over to the next calendar year and is not paid out to the employee upon termination.
    • Paid volunteer time must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor, recognizing that appropriate staffing for expected business levels is the first priority. ASC reserves the right to defer volunteering to more convenient times.
    • Employees must report their volunteer hours like they do work or vacation days, and email volunteer@aspensnowmass.com with hours worked and the name of the beneficiary.

    DEFINITIONS


    Volunteer activities are defined as the contribution of uncompensated work done for a public or private non-profit organization or community group for the benefit of the community, not including service required through Colorado’s Alternative Sentencing Program.

    Examples of typical volunteer activity would be:
    • ASC organized activities (trail building, Habitat for Humanity build days, adopt a family programs).
    • Education-related (tutoring, mentoring, coaching at local schools or after-school programs, volunteering at your child’s school).
    • Environmental (stream monitoring, data entry for a nonprofit, etc.).
    • Health Work (blood drive, hospital candy-striping, etc.).
    • Human Service (food bank, disaster relief, working with elderly, disabled, or homeless populations, etc.).
    • Beautifying the physical space of eligible non-profits (carpentry, landscaping, painting, etc.).
    • Non-Profit Board Stewardship (consulting with and coaching non-profit or community agencies).
    • Cultural (Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet).
    • Community Events (USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Aspen Food and Wine Classic).
  • Mentoring Opportunities

    If you'd like to arrange a volunteer project for your department please email Matthew Hamilton.

    The Buddy Program
    Become a Big Buddy and Make a Big Impact!
    You have a meaningful opportunity in front of you – to not only guide and inspire a youth today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow. And, your impact can directly strengthen our community. By giving a couple of hours, 3 to 4 times a month, you can give your Little Buddy the invaluable gift of friendship. As a friend, you can provide guidance and opportunities for your Little Buddy to learn and grown. By showing up, listening, and having fun, you can help change a young person’s perspective for the better. Little Buddies are 6 – 18 years of age who are referred by teachers, counselors, or parents and are in need of companionship and encouragement. Big Buddies are responsible, caring individuals who act as a positive role model and advocate for their Little Buddy. Volunteer requirements include full-time, year round residents who are capable of committing to consistent contact with their mentee for a minimum of 1 year. The Buddy Program is especially looking for male mentors to work with children in the midvalley.
    Two ways to get involved:
    • Community Program: Buddy Pairs meet 3 to 4 times per month in the community to take part in a variety of activities, including free Buddy Program sponsored activities, like fly-fishing and cooking classes.
    • School-based Program: Buddy Pairs meet weekly at the youth’s school. This program is site-based and takes place during the academic year.
    Visit the Buddy Program website to fill out a volunteer inquiry form and volunteer with an award-winning mentoring organization. Or watch their short video on mentoring to get inspired
    Contact
    Heather Hicks
    Director of Recruitment
    Email: heather@buddyprogram.org
    Phone: 970-920-2130.

    English in Action - English Tutoring
    1-2 hours a week in locations throughout the Valley
    Help mentor adult immigrants in their quest to learn English. No experience is necessary. You will make a big difference in someone's life, while building a stronger community and having fun! Our list of students waiting for a tutor is LONG, and your help is needed. Our community is stronger when we are more connected and when everyone has the skills they need to participate. We have two ways to volunteer:
    • Individual and Small Group Tutoring: We can match you with one student or a small group of 3-6 students at a time and location that works for you. Our students are all adults who want to learn English and meet English-speaking community members. Volunteer tutors meet for 1-2 hours a week. Minimum 6 month commitment. The first step is to attend an orientation training.
    • Open Hours: Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm. This is an informal English practice session held on Thursday nights at our office in El Jebel. We match groups of 1-4 students with a volunteer tutor for the 1.5 hours session. We are looking for volunteer tutors who are available to tutor one or more Thursdays a month and can commit to volunteer at least 6 times. We will offer you a short orientation prior to your first session.
    Orientation sessions will be held on:
    May 17th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in El Jebel
    June 8th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in Aspen
    September 13th, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm in Basalt
    October 26th, 2016 from5:30 to 8:00 pm in Aspen
    December 6th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in El Jebel
    Contact
    Phone: 970-963-9200
    www.englishinaction.org
    Email: info@englishinaction.org

    Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley
    Teaching Volunteers: Volunteers throughout school year at local schools. Just 30-45 min/week for 5 or 6 weeks.
    Junior Achievement is an education non-profit that provides fun, interactive programs which focus on business/entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and workforce readiness...and are taught by community volunteers in local K-12 classrooms. Each volunteer is provided a program “kit” with all the materials he/she will need for the classroom, plus a Volunteer Guidebook that describes the easy lesson plans. The total time commitment for JA volunteers just 30-45 minutes per week for 5 or 6 weeks. Volunteers can arrange their times/dates with the teacher to fit their schedule and can commit to once a week; two times one week and three the next; or all in one week…whatever works best. The volunteer kit is so user-friendly that volunteers don't need prior teaching experience in a classroom setting to make a meaningful impact in students’ lives.
    Contact
    Laura Seay
    Email: Laura.Seay@ja.org
    www.jaroaringfork.com

    Read with Me at Aspen Elementary School
    Weekly for 1-2 hours throughout the school year. 1 year commitment.
    A new community reading program through Aspen Elementary School. We target students who would benefit from 1 on 1 direct adult support in reading. We focus on reading skills, comprehension and fluency. Adult volunteers from the Aspen community will give 1-2 hours a week reading with these students. High school Juniors and Seniors will also be volunteering for this program.
    For more information

    YouthEntity
    4-6 hours/week or occasional need for guest speakers
    YouthEntity is a community and youth development initiative dedicated to helping youth succeed, no matter what they want to do when they grow up. Our goal is to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences. Through our programs, youth see how their collective efforts play out in real life, building their self confidence and providing an authentic source of hope for their futures.
    For more information

    Youthzone – PALS Mentoring
    2-3 hours/week. Minimum commitment 1 week
    Pals is a voluntary one-on-one mentoring program. Our program focuses on providing young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement, positive role modeling, and activities. Volunteer mentors are 16 years of age or older. Youth in the program can be from K-8th grade. Both volunteers and youth go through a thorough interview and our mentors are all screened and trained. A mentor match is made according to activity interests, personality traits, individual likes and dislikes, and location.
    For more information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities


    Aspen Skiing Company Employees: If you'd like to arrange a volunteer project for your department please email Matthew Hamilton.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, a custom group project could be organized 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 Matt Hamilton if interested. Let him know how many people you would have, whether it would be a full-day or half-day, where you’d like to be, and he will coordinate a project with RFOV.

    Habitat for Humanity
    RESTORE:Locations in Glenwood Springs and Basalt
    Volunteers are needed at any of the three locations to help staff with merchandise organization, sales, customer service, boutique design layout, and basic cleaning. Shifts are available every day & times are flexible Contact Amy French at (970) 948-7202 or email at habitat.amyf@gmail.comto volunteer.

    Home Building: Locations in Carbondale and Silt
    Come and spend a day building homes alongside Habitat staff and local families. We are building affordable homes for Roaring Fork Valley Families by using volunteer crews. We provide families with a "hand up, not a hand out" through homeownership with affordable mortagage payments. No prior experience or skills are necessary. You can participate as an individual, join pre-scheduled Aspen Skiing Company Days, or schedule a day to bring out your own department-this is a great team building opportunity! Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 am–3 pm. Contact Amy French at (970) 948-7202 or email at habitat.amyf@gmail.com to volunteer.

    Visit Habitat's website to learn more.

    Aspen Animal Shelter
    Individual volunteers are welcomed daily to help walk the dogs, brush the cats, or wash the bowls. Larger groups should call ahead. For more information check out their website at www.dogsaspen.com. 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
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday - 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
    Help deliver meals to home bound seniors or qualified disabled persons and visit with them to brighten their day. Volunteers need a vehicle with current insurance and meet at the Senior Center at 0275 Castle Creek Road, on the right just before the hospital. If interested please contact Mary Barbour by email at mary.barbour@pitkincounty.com or by phone at 970-920-5432.

    Aspen Music Festival and School
    There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to:

    • Student Arrival – Greeters welcome students and direct them toward the Bucksbaum campus and their housing.
    • Registration Volunteers- help channel new arrivals through the busy registration process.
    • 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.
    To volunteer, contact Diane Stine at dstine@aspenmusic.org or call 970-205-5074.


    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!
    • Photo Identification - Assist identifying photographs added to our collection, such as the Aspen Times Collections.
    • Facilities Engineer - Cleaning windows - Changing light bulbs - Paint touch ups - Early season clean ups
    • Office Assistant - Help with office projects and AHS can always use clerical assistance!
    • Archives - 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 Nina Gabianelli by email at nina@aspenhistory.org

    Thunder River Theatre Company
    Thunder River Theatre Company welcomes volunteers who want to be part of this wonderful collaborative art! Opportunities range from working on productions, outreach, set construction, working in the box office, help with costumes and running shows backstage. If interested in volunteering, please contact Lon Winston at lonw@sopris.net or by phone at 970-963-8200. Throughout the year at 67 Promenade, Downtown Carbondale

    Raising A Reader Volunteer Readers
    Fifteen to 30 minutes on a monthly basis, weekly or bi-weekly at preschools throughout the valley.
    We are looking for volunteers to read on a regular basis to our valley preschools, from Rifle to Aspen, as part of our Raising A Reader team. We know from the research that reading aloud can play a critical role in helping young children develop the language skills, curiosity, love of knowledge, and early literacy skills necessary for success in kindergarten and in life. Reading builds brains – quite literally.
    If interested in volunteering please contact Tori at tori@rar4kids.org or by phone at 970-230-9117.

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Komen Colorado welcomes volunteers year round to help with database entry, some filing, translation help from English to Spanish, and social media support. If interested in volunteering with Komen throughout the year please visit their volunteer page to learn more about available opportunities or call their Aspen office at 970-920-0250.
    Monday-Friday, Year Round

    Wilderness Workshop
    Wilderness Workshop is looking for volunteers throughout the year to help with their habitat restoration projects (in the Spring, Summer, and early Fall), special events (i.e. Wildfest in early August), and office tasks (assisting with periodic bulk mailings and misc. office/computer work). Throughout the year, 520 S. Third St. Ste. 27 in Carbondale
    To learn more go to www.wildernessworkshop.org, If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Melanie Finan by phone at 970-963-3977.

    LIFT-UP - Food Pantry Volunteers
    Food pantry volunteers help serve clients with food, help stock shelves, or assist with other LIFT-UP services with on the job training provided. Locations in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. If interested in volunteering with LIFT-UP, please call their business office at 970-625-4496.

    Valley View Hospital – Meals on Wheels
    For 14 years, Meals on Wheels volunteers have been delivering healthy lunches throughout Glenwood Springs. Deliveries within Glenwood Springs are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday and extra meals with different menus can be delivered and stored for other days. Meals on Wheels volunteers also fulfill a non-nutritional need, offering the warmth of human contact to those who may feel isolated at home. They offer an extra safety line for families caring for a mobility impaired relative.
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - Glenwood Springs
    To volunteer or to inquire about Meals on Wheels, call the Volunteer Coordinator at: 970-384-6656.
  • town of snowmass village

    35th Annual Town Clean Up Day on May 20th, 2016 from 9 to 12 pm followed by a BBQ with your neighbors
    Meet at the bus depot on Daly Lane below the Snowmass Mall at 9 am. Bring gloves. No need to sign up, just show up at 9. This event will occur rain or shine.


    Roaring fork outdoor volunteers

    Public volunteer projects throughout 2016 and projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on June 7th, August 17th, September 15th and October 16th
    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. Never been out working on a trail? It's a rewarding experience and will connect you with the land in ways you've likely never been connected before. Learn more about what to expect.

    Aspen Skiing Company employees can join projects on June 7th, August 17th, September 15th and October 16th. Projects will begin at 9 am and you will return to your car by 4 pm. Space is limited on each of these projects. Please sign up in advance by emailing, mhamilton@aspensnowmass.com. Details for each project will be provided once you’ve signed up and closer to the project date. These volunteer projects don’t require prior experience.

    Here is a list of 2016 projects open to the public. Learn more and sign up here to volunteer.
    • Thursday Evening Trail Maintenance -Wulfsohn Open Space, Glenwood Springs -Thursday evenings, May 5 & 12 -Drop in anytime after 4:00 pm and work until dusk
    • The Crown Trails – Basalt/Carbondale -Saturday, May 14 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Van Horn Lookout Trail – Aspen -Saturday, June 4 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Crooked Creek Wetlands – Frying Pan Valley(family friendly project) -Friday night through Sunday, June 24 to 26 -Two day project – car camping Saturday night
    • Hunter Creek Valley Community Weed Pull – Aspen (family-friendly project) -Saturday, July 9 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Tom Blake Trail – Snowmass -Saturday, July 23 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Roaring Fork Fishing Access Trail – Carbondale (family-friendly project) -Saturday, August 13 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Lost Man Trail – East of Aspen -Friday night through Sunday, August 26-28 -two day project – back-country camping
    • Hanging Lake/Spouting Rock Trails, Glenwood Springs -Saturday, September 10 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Colorado River Trail – Rifle -Saturday, September 24 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Tamarisk Removal – Glenwood Springs(family-friendly project) -Saturday, October 8 -8:30 to 5:00 pm including dinner

    habitat for humanity - roaring fork Valley

    Public volunteer projects weekly and projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on May 19th, July 26th, September 15th and November 15th
    Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is a local affiliate of the global nonprofit housing dedicated to building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

    Aspen Skiing Company employees can join projects on May 19th, July 26th, September 15th and November 15th. Build days start at 9 am and conclude at 3 pm. Lunch is provided. Space is limited on each of these projects. Please sign up in advance by emailing, mhamilton@aspensnowmass.com and then register here.These volunteer projects don’t require prior experience.

    Habitat also organizes numerous volunteer days that are open to the public throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Garfield County. Learn more.

    lift up Food pantry - aspen

    Projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on July 17th, October 19th, November 16th and December 21st
    Did you know?
    • Feed My Sheep Homeless Shelter in GWS serves 30 every night and 50-60 daily.
    • Lift-Up’s Extended Table Soup Kitchen in GWS serves 60-100 nightly.
    • Steppingstones serves 50+ youth (high school age typically) in Carbondale on weekdays who are homeless or functionally homeless providing many of these youth the only hot meal they will receive that day.
    • Roaring Fork School District estimates there are 150 of the 5800 children they serve who are homeless or functionally homeless.
    • Aspen Homeless Shelter serves 20 or so people daily, 50% of whom are actively working.
    To help address poverty in the Roaring Fork Valley Aspen Skiing Company is taking on the distribution of federal food aid to needy families throughout the valley who pick up their supplies in Aspen. Here are the details:
    • Upcoming Dates: 7/17/16, 10/19/16, 11/16/16, 12/21/16
    • Time: 10-1 pm.
    • Location: 465 North Mill Street Unit Number 12.
    • Volunteers needed: 5-6 employees per shift.
    • Lift-Up will have a staff person on hand to oversee our work.
    Do you have some time to volunteer to help get food to those in greatest need in the valley? Email Matthew Hamilton to sign up for what will be a very rewarding experience.IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you sign up for a shift you MUST be there on the designated day. Lift-Up counts on our commitment and cannot deliver this food without our help.
  • Aspen Skiing Company believes that the health of the communities in which we operate IS critical to our success. One way we can strengthen local communities is through volunteerism. Volunteering builds:
    • A cohesive team of employees
    • An ethic of service
    • Measurable and sustainable impact in communities where we live and work
    • Opportunity to develop leadership skills
    • Strengthened relationships with stakeholders (from friends & family to community & business partners)

    Policy



    Full-time year-round employees are eligible for up to 16 hours per year of paid time for community service during regularly scheduled work hours.
    • Volunteer time can be used during a regularly scheduled workday. This benefit cannot be used during the off season when an employee is not scheduled to work and would not otherwise be compensated for hours worked.
    • Unused paid time-off for volunteering cannot be carried over to the next calendar year and is not paid out to the employee upon termination.
    • Paid volunteer time must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor, recognizing that appropriate staffing for expected business levels is the first priority. ASC reserves the right to defer volunteering to more convenient times.
    • Employees must report their volunteer hours like they do work or vacation days, and email volunteer@aspensnowmass.com with hours worked and the name of the beneficiary.

    DEFINITIONS


    Volunteer activities are defined as the contribution of uncompensated work done for a public or private non-profit organization or community group for the benefit of the community, not including service required through Colorado’s Alternative Sentencing Program.

    Examples of typical volunteer activity would be:
    • ASC organized activities (trail building, Habitat for Humanity build days, adopt a family programs).
    • Education-related (tutoring, mentoring, coaching at local schools or after-school programs, volunteering at your child’s school).
    • Environmental (stream monitoring, data entry for a nonprofit, etc.).
    • Health Work (blood drive, hospital candy-striping, etc.).
    • Human Service (food bank, disaster relief, working with elderly, disabled, or homeless populations, etc.).
    • Beautifying the physical space of eligible non-profits (carpentry, landscaping, painting, etc.).
    • Non-Profit Board Stewardship (consulting with and coaching non-profit or community agencies).
    • Cultural (Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet).
    • Community Events (USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Aspen Food and Wine Classic).
  • Mentoring Opportunities

    If you'd like to arrange a volunteer project for your department please email Matthew Hamilton.

    The Buddy Program
    Become a Big Buddy and Make a Big Impact!
    You have a meaningful opportunity in front of you – to not only guide and inspire a youth today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow. And, your impact can directly strengthen our community. By giving a couple of hours, 3 to 4 times a month, you can give your Little Buddy the invaluable gift of friendship. As a friend, you can provide guidance and opportunities for your Little Buddy to learn and grown. By showing up, listening, and having fun, you can help change a young person’s perspective for the better. Little Buddies are 6 – 18 years of age who are referred by teachers, counselors, or parents and are in need of companionship and encouragement. Big Buddies are responsible, caring individuals who act as a positive role model and advocate for their Little Buddy. Volunteer requirements include full-time, year round residents who are capable of committing to consistent contact with their mentee for a minimum of 1 year. The Buddy Program is especially looking for male mentors to work with children in the midvalley.
    Two ways to get involved:
    • Community Program: Buddy Pairs meet 3 to 4 times per month in the community to take part in a variety of activities, including free Buddy Program sponsored activities, like fly-fishing and cooking classes.
    • School-based Program: Buddy Pairs meet weekly at the youth’s school. This program is site-based and takes place during the academic year.
    Visit the Buddy Program website to fill out a volunteer inquiry form and volunteer with an award-winning mentoring organization. Or watch their short video on mentoring to get inspired
    Contact
    Heather Hicks
    Director of Recruitment
    Email: heather@buddyprogram.org
    Phone: 970-920-2130.

    English in Action - English Tutoring
    1-2 hours a week in locations throughout the Valley
    Help mentor adult immigrants in their quest to learn English. No experience is necessary. You will make a big difference in someone's life, while building a stronger community and having fun! Our list of students waiting for a tutor is LONG, and your help is needed. Our community is stronger when we are more connected and when everyone has the skills they need to participate. We have two ways to volunteer:
    • Individual and Small Group Tutoring: We can match you with one student or a small group of 3-6 students at a time and location that works for you. Our students are all adults who want to learn English and meet English-speaking community members. Volunteer tutors meet for 1-2 hours a week. Minimum 6 month commitment. The first step is to attend an orientation training.
    • Open Hours: Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm. This is an informal English practice session held on Thursday nights at our office in El Jebel. We match groups of 1-4 students with a volunteer tutor for the 1.5 hours session. We are looking for volunteer tutors who are available to tutor one or more Thursdays a month and can commit to volunteer at least 6 times. We will offer you a short orientation prior to your first session.
    Orientation sessions will be held on:
    May 17th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in El Jebel
    June 8th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in Aspen
    September 13th, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm in Basalt
    October 26th, 2016 from5:30 to 8:00 pm in Aspen
    December 6th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in El Jebel
    Contact
    Phone: 970-963-9200
    www.englishinaction.org
    Email: info@englishinaction.org

    Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley
    Teaching Volunteers: Volunteers throughout school year at local schools. Just 30-45 min/week for 5 or 6 weeks.
    Junior Achievement is an education non-profit that provides fun, interactive programs which focus on business/entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and workforce readiness...and are taught by community volunteers in local K-12 classrooms. Each volunteer is provided a program “kit” with all the materials he/she will need for the classroom, plus a Volunteer Guidebook that describes the easy lesson plans. The total time commitment for JA volunteers just 30-45 minutes per week for 5 or 6 weeks. Volunteers can arrange their times/dates with the teacher to fit their schedule and can commit to once a week; two times one week and three the next; or all in one week…whatever works best. The volunteer kit is so user-friendly that volunteers don't need prior teaching experience in a classroom setting to make a meaningful impact in students’ lives.
    Contact
    Laura Seay
    Email: Laura.Seay@ja.org
    www.jaroaringfork.com

    Read with Me at Aspen Elementary School
    Weekly for 1-2 hours throughout the school year. 1 year commitment.
    A new community reading program through Aspen Elementary School. We target students who would benefit from 1 on 1 direct adult support in reading. We focus on reading skills, comprehension and fluency. Adult volunteers from the Aspen community will give 1-2 hours a week reading with these students. High school Juniors and Seniors will also be volunteering for this program.
    For more information

    YouthEntity
    4-6 hours/week or occasional need for guest speakers
    YouthEntity is a community and youth development initiative dedicated to helping youth succeed, no matter what they want to do when they grow up. Our goal is to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences. Through our programs, youth see how their collective efforts play out in real life, building their self confidence and providing an authentic source of hope for their futures.
    For more information

    Youthzone – PALS Mentoring
    2-3 hours/week. Minimum commitment 1 week
    Pals is a voluntary one-on-one mentoring program. Our program focuses on providing young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement, positive role modeling, and activities. Volunteer mentors are 16 years of age or older. Youth in the program can be from K-8th grade. Both volunteers and youth go through a thorough interview and our mentors are all screened and trained. A mentor match is made according to activity interests, personality traits, individual likes and dislikes, and location.
    For more information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities


    Aspen Skiing Company Employees: If you'd like to arrange a volunteer project for your department please email Matthew Hamilton.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, a custom group project could be organized 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 Matt Hamilton if interested. Let him know how many people you would have, whether it would be a full-day or half-day, where you’d like to be, and he will coordinate a project with RFOV.

    Habitat for Humanity
    RESTORE:Locations in Glenwood Springs and Basalt
    Volunteers are needed at any of the three locations to help staff with merchandise organization, sales, customer service, boutique design layout, and basic cleaning. Shifts are available every day & times are flexible Contact Amy French at (970) 948-7202 or email at habitat.amyf@gmail.comto volunteer.

    Home Building: Locations in Carbondale and Silt
    Come and spend a day building homes alongside Habitat staff and local families. We are building affordable homes for Roaring Fork Valley Families by using volunteer crews. We provide families with a "hand up, not a hand out" through homeownership with affordable mortagage payments. No prior experience or skills are necessary. You can participate as an individual, join pre-scheduled Aspen Skiing Company Days, or schedule a day to bring out your own department-this is a great team building opportunity! Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 am–3 pm. Contact Amy French at (970) 948-7202 or email at habitat.amyf@gmail.com to volunteer.

    Visit Habitat's website to learn more.

    Aspen Animal Shelter
    Individual volunteers are welcomed daily to help walk the dogs, brush the cats, or wash the bowls. Larger groups should call ahead. For more information check out their website at www.dogsaspen.com. 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
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday - 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
    Help deliver meals to home bound seniors or qualified disabled persons and visit with them to brighten their day. Volunteers need a vehicle with current insurance and meet at the Senior Center at 0275 Castle Creek Road, on the right just before the hospital. If interested please contact Mary Barbour by email at mary.barbour@pitkincounty.com or by phone at 970-920-5432.

    Aspen Music Festival and School
    There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to:

    • Student Arrival – Greeters welcome students and direct them toward the Bucksbaum campus and their housing.
    • Registration Volunteers- help channel new arrivals through the busy registration process.
    • 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.
    To volunteer, contact Diane Stine at dstine@aspenmusic.org or call 970-205-5074.


    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!
    • Photo Identification - Assist identifying photographs added to our collection, such as the Aspen Times Collections.
    • Facilities Engineer - Cleaning windows - Changing light bulbs - Paint touch ups - Early season clean ups
    • Office Assistant - Help with office projects and AHS can always use clerical assistance!
    • Archives - 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 Nina Gabianelli by email at nina@aspenhistory.org

    Thunder River Theatre Company
    Thunder River Theatre Company welcomes volunteers who want to be part of this wonderful collaborative art! Opportunities range from working on productions, outreach, set construction, working in the box office, help with costumes and running shows backstage. If interested in volunteering, please contact Lon Winston at lonw@sopris.net or by phone at 970-963-8200. Throughout the year at 67 Promenade, Downtown Carbondale

    Raising A Reader Volunteer Readers
    Fifteen to 30 minutes on a monthly basis, weekly or bi-weekly at preschools throughout the valley.
    We are looking for volunteers to read on a regular basis to our valley preschools, from Rifle to Aspen, as part of our Raising A Reader team. We know from the research that reading aloud can play a critical role in helping young children develop the language skills, curiosity, love of knowledge, and early literacy skills necessary for success in kindergarten and in life. Reading builds brains – quite literally.
    If interested in volunteering please contact Tori at tori@rar4kids.org or by phone at 970-230-9117.

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Komen Colorado welcomes volunteers year round to help with database entry, some filing, translation help from English to Spanish, and social media support. If interested in volunteering with Komen throughout the year please visit their volunteer page to learn more about available opportunities or call their Aspen office at 970-920-0250.
    Monday-Friday, Year Round

    Wilderness Workshop
    Wilderness Workshop is looking for volunteers throughout the year to help with their habitat restoration projects (in the Spring, Summer, and early Fall), special events (i.e. Wildfest in early August), and office tasks (assisting with periodic bulk mailings and misc. office/computer work). Throughout the year, 520 S. Third St. Ste. 27 in Carbondale
    To learn more go to www.wildernessworkshop.org, If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Melanie Finan by phone at 970-963-3977.

    LIFT-UP - Food Pantry Volunteers
    Food pantry volunteers help serve clients with food, help stock shelves, or assist with other LIFT-UP services with on the job training provided. Locations in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. If interested in volunteering with LIFT-UP, please call their business office at 970-625-4496.

    Valley View Hospital – Meals on Wheels
    For 14 years, Meals on Wheels volunteers have been delivering healthy lunches throughout Glenwood Springs. Deliveries within Glenwood Springs are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday and extra meals with different menus can be delivered and stored for other days. Meals on Wheels volunteers also fulfill a non-nutritional need, offering the warmth of human contact to those who may feel isolated at home. They offer an extra safety line for families caring for a mobility impaired relative.
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - Glenwood Springs
    To volunteer or to inquire about Meals on Wheels, call the Volunteer Coordinator at: 970-384-6656.
  • town of snowmass village

    35th Annual Town Clean Up Day on May 20th, 2016 from 9 to 12 pm followed by a BBQ with your neighbors
    Meet at the bus depot on Daly Lane below the Snowmass Mall at 9 am. Bring gloves. No need to sign up, just show up at 9. This event will occur rain or shine.


    Roaring fork outdoor volunteers

    Public volunteer projects throughout 2016 and projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on June 7th, August 17th, September 15th and October 16th
    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. Never been out working on a trail? It's a rewarding experience and will connect you with the land in ways you've likely never been connected before. Learn more about what to expect.

    Aspen Skiing Company employees can join projects on June 7th, August 17th, September 15th and October 16th. Projects will begin at 9 am and you will return to your car by 4 pm. Space is limited on each of these projects. Please sign up in advance by emailing, mhamilton@aspensnowmass.com. Details for each project will be provided once you’ve signed up and closer to the project date. These volunteer projects don’t require prior experience.

    Here is a list of 2016 projects open to the public. Learn more and sign up here to volunteer.
    • Thursday Evening Trail Maintenance -Wulfsohn Open Space, Glenwood Springs -Thursday evenings, May 5 & 12 -Drop in anytime after 4:00 pm and work until dusk
    • The Crown Trails – Basalt/Carbondale -Saturday, May 14 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Van Horn Lookout Trail – Aspen -Saturday, June 4 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Crooked Creek Wetlands – Frying Pan Valley(family friendly project) -Friday night through Sunday, June 24 to 26 -Two day project – car camping Saturday night
    • Hunter Creek Valley Community Weed Pull – Aspen (family-friendly project) -Saturday, July 9 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Tom Blake Trail – Snowmass -Saturday, July 23 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Roaring Fork Fishing Access Trail – Carbondale (family-friendly project) -Saturday, August 13 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Lost Man Trail – East of Aspen -Friday night through Sunday, August 26-28 -two day project – back-country camping
    • Hanging Lake/Spouting Rock Trails, Glenwood Springs -Saturday, September 10 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Colorado River Trail – Rifle -Saturday, September 24 -8:30 am to 5:00 pm including dinner
    • Tamarisk Removal – Glenwood Springs(family-friendly project) -Saturday, October 8 -8:30 to 5:00 pm including dinner

    habitat for humanity - roaring fork Valley

    Public volunteer projects weekly and projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on May 19th, July 26th, September 15th and November 15th
    Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is a local affiliate of the global nonprofit housing dedicated to building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

    Aspen Skiing Company employees can join projects on May 19th, July 26th, September 15th and November 15th. Build days start at 9 am and conclude at 3 pm. Lunch is provided. Space is limited on each of these projects. Please sign up in advance by emailing, mhamilton@aspensnowmass.com and then register here.These volunteer projects don’t require prior experience.

    Habitat also organizes numerous volunteer days that are open to the public throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Garfield County. Learn more.

    lift up Food pantry - aspen

    Projects for Aspen Skiing Company employees on July 17th, October 19th, November 16th and December 21st
    Did you know?
    • Feed My Sheep Homeless Shelter in GWS serves 30 every night and 50-60 daily.
    • Lift-Up’s Extended Table Soup Kitchen in GWS serves 60-100 nightly.
    • Steppingstones serves 50+ youth (high school age typically) in Carbondale on weekdays who are homeless or functionally homeless providing many of these youth the only hot meal they will receive that day.
    • Roaring Fork School District estimates there are 150 of the 5800 children they serve who are homeless or functionally homeless.
    • Aspen Homeless Shelter serves 20 or so people daily, 50% of whom are actively working.
    To help address poverty in the Roaring Fork Valley Aspen Skiing Company is taking on the distribution of federal food aid to needy families throughout the valley who pick up their supplies in Aspen. Here are the details:
    • Upcoming Dates: 7/17/16, 10/19/16, 11/16/16, 12/21/16
    • Time: 10-1 pm.
    • Location: 465 North Mill Street Unit Number 12.
    • Volunteers needed: 5-6 employees per shift.
    • Lift-Up will have a staff person on hand to oversee our work.
    Do you have some time to volunteer to help get food to those in greatest need in the valley? Email Matthew Hamilton to sign up for what will be a very rewarding experience.IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you sign up for a shift you MUST be there on the designated day. Lift-Up counts on our commitment and cannot deliver this food without our help.