I want to Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers for our United Way work and programs.  Additionally, we help our local nonprofit partners fill thier volunteer opportuny positions.  

If you have any questions about United Way of Eagle River Valley volunteer opportunities, please contact Rebecca Kanaly, Executive Director at executivedirector@unitedwayeagle.org

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:  United Way of Eagle River Valley

Direct Service:  Inventory crew at the Youth Closet and Toy Chest  We are seeking volunteers to assist with processing the inventory including hanging clothes and also cleaning and setting up the infant/baby supplies.  Work any shifts on M, T, F, Sat. from 11am-2pm and also Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm.  Due to COVID, volunteers are asked to commit to at least several shifts and must respect social distancing protocols in all areas of thier life.  

 

Other Local Volunteer Opportunities:

Caregiver Connections-Virtual Activity Buddies

Caregiver Connections was created in 2011 when a group of caregivers started Eagle Valley Senior Life to confront a local need for care and caregiver resources for older adults with moderate to severe limitations, primarily cognitive in nature. It is a great grassroots story and we aim to be the one-stop shop for any caregivers of older adults who need resources, support and direct assistance. How you help in these challenging times:

  • Virtual Activity Buddies: Play a game virtually with a client or engage in some other activity or discussion/virtual visits. These Buddies can also deliver groceries and other supplies and can help put together and deliver care packages for caregivers and activity bags for care recipients. 
  • Board Members: We are looking for two new Board members to replace members whose terms are ending. Caregiver connections wants to broaden our scope and is looking for Board Members who are inspired by helping older adults. We are focusing on fostering relationships and new partnerships, recruiting and training volunteers and expanding the client base. 
  • Caregiver Assistance Fund: subsidizes some of the cost for in-home care 

Contact ReNae at Support@getcaregiverconnections.org or at 970-977-0188.

 

The Literacy Project The Literacy Project needs 10 adult or youth volunteers to be virtual learning coaches for elementary, middle and adult learners.  Skills needed:  Patience, resourceful, creative, computer skills for virtual learning.  To volunteer, email sloantheliteracyproject@evld.org.

 

CASA of the Continental Divide CASACD is recruiting 10 dedicated adult volunteers in Eagle to advocate for children. We are seeking individuals who want to support children who struggle in school and children who are experiencing abuse and neglect in their home. Each volunteer works with a child, learning their needs and challenges, and giving them a voice to help them find a path for a healthy and successful future. By volunteering as a child advocate you can be the voice for a child in need, You Can Change a Child's Story!  Please Contact Cathy at volunteer@mtncasa.org.

 

Sacred Cycle

Sacred Cycle needs 1 volunteer for up to 4 hrs/month to create 1 blog/month. WIll be given topic ideas, a template and will be supervised for editorial feedback. 
Skills needed: Copywriting, SEO knowledge, Word Press. Mission: Healing our community by empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault, through therapy and cycling; creating a sacred cycle of recovery. Visit https://thesacredcycle.org/contact/get-involved/
 

Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance VVMTA offers multiple volunteer opportunities to give back to the environment and help improve the hiking and biking trails in the Vail Valley.  The VVMTA’s mission is to maintain, educate, advocate for, and build sustainable non-motorized soft surface trails while conserving the natural environment of Eagle County and our public lands.  Join one of our Adopt a Trail teams, become a Trail Ambassador, join our Wednesday night trail crew, or contact us to create a customized fun and social trail work day for your group to give back to the environment and community. Visit: https://www.vvmta.org/volunteer