Day of Action

Sponsored by JE Dunn Construction

Day of Action is a volunteer event for the community to come together to make an impact where we live, work and play.  Choose projects at local non-profits to volunteer with on Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, June 23.


Where can YOU make an impact?


Thursday, June 21st


Catholic Charities | 8:15am-1:00pm
Catholic Charities provides clothing to clients in the Marian House Soup kitchen three days a week. Help them sort donations and prepare them for distribution to the clients.
Volunteers Needed: 3-6
Family friendly for ages 12+
Click here to register


Colorado Springs Food Rescue | 1pm-4pm (Can host mornings)
Help assist Colorado Springs Food Rescue with gardening tasks for one of the community food gardens that donates product to their No-Cost Grocery Programs. Some of the food produced is donated to one of their No-Cost Grocery Programs that directly distributes healthy food to additional members of the community at no cost. Cool huh? Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Harvesting fruits and vegetables
  • Tilling the soil
  • Planting summer/fall crops
  • Working the compost
  • Tending to the chicken and goats
  • Pruning and watering the plants
  • Weeding

Volunteers Needed: 20-25
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register


Crossfire Ministries | 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm
Assist Crossfire Ministries with their spring cleaning and donation department. Tasks include:

  • Cleaning – vacuuming, sweeping, moping, etc.
  • Sorting – household items, clothing, pantry items, and personal hygiene items including sorting bulk items into categories or by quantity for distribution
  • Processing – after clothing is sorted items will need to be hung and tagged

Volunteers Needed: 10-20
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register for 10am-1pm
Click here to register for 1pm-4pm

Dream Centers | 9am-12pm & 12pm-4pm
Help benefit 12 families currently living at Mary’s Home, single moms and kids who are exiting homelessness permanently through a comprehensive program, by staining the exterior fence. Staining the fence creates an inviting and pleasant atmosphere for those staying in the homes. Each volunteer will be assigned to a team that will stain a section of the fence.
Volunteers Needed: 10-30
Family friendly 12+
Click here to register for 9am-12pm
Click here to register for 12pm-4pm


Early Connections Learning Center | 3:30-5:30pm
Summer Spruce Up! The children of Early Connections will gratefully benefit from having their playgrounds cleaned up, their toys cleaned, and some fresh play dough and flubber to play with.

  • Playground maintenance and clean-up
  • Play dough and Flubber making 
  • Sanitizing Toys

Volunteers Needed: 10-15
Family friendly 9+
Click here to register


Friends of the Peak | 8am-2pm
Help Friends of the Peak with trail maintenance on the 7 Bridges Trail.  They’re dedicated to minimizing human impact while maximizing human enjoyment at Pikes Peak.
Volunteers Needed: 20-25
Family friendly 16+, 13+ accompanied by a parent
Click here to register


Ithaka Land Trust | 9am-1pm
Lend a hand at Ithaka Land Trust by helping them repair the fence at their transitional houses. Ithaka Land Trust will be hosting their first annual volunteer and resident appreciation day from 1pm-6pm, and would love for you to participate after the fence is completed!

  • Scrape loose paint off white picket fence
  • Repaint picket fence

Volunteers Needed: 6-8
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register

Mile High Youth Corps | 9am-12pm
Help prepare the youth (Corpsmembers) with the organization they need to accomplish a full summer of service to the community, and the environment in the Southern Front Range region.

  • Organizing tools and camping gear
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the facility
  • Support of shelf installation as needed
  • Potential fleet cleaning

Volunteers Needed: 3-6
Ages 18+
Click here to register


Ronald McDonald House | 1pm-5pm
Help make families stay at the Ronald McDonald House as comfortable as possible with the following activities:

  • Cleaning the house
  • Organizing materials
  • Tend the yard
  • Sorting donations – pop tabs and mailings
  • Baking

Volunteers Needed: 10-12
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register


Silver Key | 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
Silver Key serves thousands of seniors while advocating for senior empowerment and offers a variety of services to seniors to maintain independence, safety and quality of life. Get to know seniors in your community by volunteering for the following:

  • Stocking in the food pantry
  • Sorting donations in the thrift store
  • Serving means or kitchen prep

Volunteers Needed: 5
Family friendly for ages 12+
Click here to register for 9am-12pm
Click here to register for 1pm-4pm


TESSA | 1pm-5pm
Spread awareness of domestic violence by painting TESSA’s silent witnesses, you will be helping their clients by painting children’s bedrooms and their client’s rooms.

  • Paint silent witness figures
  • Paint rooms as needed

Volunteers Needed: 50
Family friendly 12+
Click here to register


Urban Peak | 9am-12pm

Help Urban Peak keep their shelter comfortable, safe and inviting for their guests by cleaning dorms, bathrooms, the kitchen and dining hall.

- Comprehensive deep clean of the facility

- Deep clean the courtyard area

Volunteers Needed: 10-15

Family Friendly 16+

Click here to register

Saturday, June 23rd


Mitchell High School | 8am-12pm
Help Mitchell High School beautify their school by cleaning up the perimeters, and painting the exterior and interior for the comfort of their students.
Volunteers Needed:
Family friendly
Click here to register


Clean-up the 80909 | 9am-12pm
Help clean-up the 80909 by gathering trash, deciding if it’s recyclable, and tossing the bags into the dumpster!
Volunteers Needed: 20-30
Family Friendly 12+
Click here to register


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance



The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists individuals and families who have a household income of less than $54,000. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file state and federal tax returns assisting filers to access the credits to which they are entitled.


VITA sites located in Colorado Springs and Monument offer a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday opportunities to volunteer. All VITA Volunteers are asked to commit 4 hours per week between January 27 and April 17.


There will be a VITA Orientation for all VITA volunteers on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pikes Peak United Way.



Tax Preparer Volunteer – Prepare and electronically file state and federal tax returns. Tax preparation experience is helpful but not required. Volunteer Tax preparers will be certified to prepare simple tax returns or they can complete advanced level certification. A three-session classroom training will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (November 29, December 6 and 13) and again on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (December 2, 9, and 16) at Pikes Peak United Way. There is also an option to complete training online through the IRS Link and Learn Website. All volunteers must successfully complete the IRS online certification by January 22, 2018. Click here to sign up to be a Tax Preparer Volunteer.


Intake/Interview Volunteer – Welcome tax filers to the VITA sites and assist tax filers in completing the intake form, ensuring they have the required paperwork for completion of the tax return by the tax preparer. Bilingual volunteers who are able to read, write and speak Spanish are especially needed. On-site training will be provided in January. Click here to be an Intake/Interview Volunteer.


Scheduler - Take calls in our 211 Call Center to schedule VITA appointments starting January 15, 2018. Click here to be a Scheduler.


For more information, contact Deanna Toney at dtoney@ppunitedway.org or (719) 955-0767.


Youth Venture

Click here for more information on volunteering with our program Youth Venture.


2018 volunteer engagement

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If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities please contact volunteer@ppunitedway.org for additional information, and on how to get started!





Community Calendar


Please contact volunteer@ppunitedway.org for more information


PPUW is seeking out responsible, reliable individuals to work with us in our office. We are recruiting for work at the front desk, in Resource Development and in our Finance Department. Hours will vary based on position. Please inquire for more details of each position. Please contact us at volunteer@ppunitedway.org

Corporate Engagement – Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Deanna Toney at volunteer@ppunitedway.org or (719) 955-0767 to be referred to one of our partner agencies for a group volunteer event or to set up a drive for an organization.


Please send the following when seeking group opportunities to volunteer@ppunitedway.org:


  • How many volunteers?
  • How many hours are you looking to volunteer?
  • What date/days are you looking for?
  • Are you willing to work outside as well?
  • Would you all be willing to split up locations?
  • What type of volunteering are you interested in? Ex: Children, hunger, etc.


Partner Agencies and local nonprofits who can accommodate groups

  • Catholic Charities
  • Marian House Soup Kitchen
  • Diakonia
  • Early Connections
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Dodge ball event on April 28th
  • Griffith Centers
  • Partners in Housing
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • The Salvation Army
  • Care and Share Food Bank
  • Rocky Mountain Field Institute
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Mitchell High School


Thank you for your commitment to serving our community.  Pikes Peak United Way and our partner agencies rely heavily on thousands of volunteers each and every day! We are thankful for wonderful volunteers like you who impact our community!

In 2016-2017 volunteers gave 23,900 hours of their time and talent! This resulted in $578,600.00 to make a difference within the Pikes Peak region! Let’s see what we can accomplish in 2018 if we LIVE UNITED!


Help our Partner Agencies


Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: In response to Jesus Christ’s call to affirm the value and dignity of each human life, to build solidarity within the community, and to advocate for justice for the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado humbly engages in the ministry of charity for those in both economic and spiritual poverty so that all – staff, volunteers, and clients – may fully achieve their God-given potential.


Colorado Springs Conservatory Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: THE MISSION of the Colorado Springs Conservatory is to inspire, motivate, and challenge all students to aspire to their highest potential as artists and as human beings through arts immersion studies and community arts advocacy.


CPCD Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: CPCD provides children living in poverty or challenged by special circumstances with an early childhood education through three core programs – Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Colorado Preschool Program.


Diakonia Volunteer Opportunities: Please email dtoney@ppunitedway.org if you would like to volunteer for this organization.
Mission:  Our primary goal is to ensure that each child who completes our preschool program develops the skills necessary to successfully enter and succeed in the public-school system. To that end, we provide a preschool experience that is second to none!
Volunteer Opportunities:


Early Connections Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: To provide high quality, comprehensive early care and education for ALL children.

Most opportunities require you to be 16 years or older. Opportunities are available Monday through Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm. Weekend opportunities are available along with corporate volunteering. Please email the Volunteer Program Specialist if you have a weekend request. Agroves@earlyconnections.org


The Resource Exchange Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: Building independence for people with intellectual and development disabilities and remarkable abilities.
Are you over age 18 and interested in volunteering with TRE? We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our Break Time Program. Volunteers will help families in the community just by spending some quality time with children while the parents get four hours of respite. If you are interested in helping please contact Sarah Nolan at snolan@tre.org



Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Griffith Centers Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: We provide community programs such as family preservation, day treatment, education, truancy prevention and counseling services. Griffith Centers also provides residential based programs such as foster care, respite services, foster to adopt homes, group homes, residential treatment (staff secure and open) and independent living services. Today we are able to provide healing and hope to thousands as a nonprofit agency.


Peak Education Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: The mission of Peak Education is helping student’s access opportunities to create a new future.


Pikes Peak Workforce Volunteer Opportunities

You must be at least 18 years of age, submit a volunteer application, interview and pass a background & reference check.
Mission: The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services.


REACH Pikes Peak Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: To increase the capacity of low-income families and individuals to be self-sufficient.


Springs Teen Court Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: What makes Teen Court work?  Restorative Justice for Teens by Teens is more than a slogan—it’s what we do. Over 200 teen volunteers work with their at-risk peers every year, hearing cases and determining appropriate ways to repair harm.


Women’s Resource Agency Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: Our mission is to empower women and girls to attain and maintain personal self- sufficiency and economic independence.



Cheyenne Village Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: Cheyenne Village helps people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.


Community of Caring Foundation Volunteer Opportunities: Contact Jean Holder – Community Outreach for Opportunities jholder@aspenminecenter.org
Mission: A one-Stop Resource Shop for the southern Teller County area, where residents can find help with everything from food and clothes to health care and employment to counseling and community service.


Lutheran Family Services Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: Inspired by the compassionate love of Christ, Lutheran Family Services walks with the vulnerable, through services that heal, strengthen, and provide hope.


Partners in Housing Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: At Partners in Housing, our mission is to give homeless families with children the hope and opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency through supportive services and transitional housing. We can also serve a limited number of homeless adults without children.


Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


TESSA Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: Provide immediate safety at our confidential Safe house for women, children, and other victims escaping abuse. Empower survivors through programs and support such as Advocacy and Counseling. Create a safer future through Education and Outreach to schools, businesses, and other organizations.


Tri-Lakes Cares Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: Tri-Lakes Cares is a community-based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs.


Urban Peak Volunteer Opportunities

Mission: Urban Peak ignited the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined fulfilled lives.


The Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunities
Mission: We have one agenda: to meet human need without discrimination.


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