Community Calendar


Please contact volunteer@ppunitedway.org for more information


Volunteer Positions

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



Create Kits for the Community

If your company, group of friends, family, or neighbors are looking for a volunteer opportunity that can be done anywhere, this is a great opportunity for you. Many of our partner agencies in our community are in need of supplies. By gathering supplies (such as school supplies, clothing, toilet paper, diapers, etc.) and assembling them into kits, you can make huge impacts for these non-profits and individuals. Based on the organization, each kit has different materials/supplies.

If you are interested in creating kits, please contact us and we can make a plan. volunteer@ppunitedway.org








Back to School Supply Drive

A partnership between KKTV, Walmart, 106.3 and Pikes Peak United Way - this school supply drive serves hundreds of children in need across El Paso County. Volunteers are needed to pick up donated supplies from Walmart, to stuff the backpacks and prepare for delivery. In 2017, volunteers stuffed more than 600 backpacks! Thank you!

Colorado Springs Promise

This project is a collaboration with UCCS, Colorado School District 11, Mitchell High School and Pikes Peak United Way to inspire and equip first generation and low to middle income students for a better future through education.

Through close work with Mitchell High School, we are working to increase graduation rates and increase graduates entering post-secondary education and/or the rates of high school graduates entering the job force in a life sustaining way. These goals can be reached through mentorship, family engagement, and providing resources. We need volunteers who want to help us achieve this goal and influence change in our youth. If you would like to be a speaker, a mentor, provide presentations, or support this project in a way you see necessary, we would love to talk with you. Please email dalerae@ppunitedway.org for more information.

Youth Venture



Youth Venture is a data driven program for middle-school and high-school students to develop leadership skills and self-confidence by creating and implementing service projects that produce positive changes in their school and community. This program gives community members opportunities to mentor youth, targets students not engaged in school or organized activities, creates long-lasting sustainable changes in the community, and prepares students for future success and employment. Youth Venture’s Volunteer Positions include:


  • Program Mentor: help facilitate an after school program for one school year; mentor students throughout the year with their projects; help them design their projects, learn about the community, and see results firsthand

    Program Assistant: work one-on-one with youth as they design and implement ventures

    Community Panelist: provide actionable feedback to students as they prepare to launch their ventures

    Team Ally: act as a non-controlling adult mentor to teams as they implement their ventures

    Event Volunteer: help with set-up, registration, food, etc. at fundraising and community events

    Special Projects: have a skill you’d like to share or develop? We can use help with:

    • Marketing strategy, social media, and writing
    • Graphic design, web design
    • IT/Computer set-up and troubleshooting
    • Community outreach
    • Data management
    • And much more!

    • Youth Venture - Coronado High School

      We are so proud to be working with these students from Coronado High School! They are building a garden to help feed food insecure students. Way to go Green Team! #MakeChangeHappen

      Posted by Pikes Peak United Way on Wednesday, September 14, 2016


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