Thousands of people in more than 300 communities across the world will be volunteering through United Way to make their community a better place!
Cheyenne Village | 10am-2pm Help cleanup Cheyenne Village. Tasks include: • Fire and flood mitigation • Raking leaves • Cleaning up area • Branch gathering • Paint exterior trim Can accommodate groups up to 20; a group larger than 20 would need to bring additional tools (rakes, shovels, gloves, etc.) Ages 18+ Register Here
CPCD | 9am-12pm Help CPCD with painting their classrooms and the exterior of their building the morning of June 21st. They are looking for 25 volunteers to assist with this project. CPCD will supply all materials (paint, brushes, etc.) but please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Volunteers Needed: 25 Family friendly for ages 12+ Register Here
Early Learning Early Connections | 2:30-4pm Join Early Learning to make homemade playdough and flubber! The children and teachers greatly benefit from having items in their classrooms and go through it quickly. All materials will be provided by organization. Number of volunteers: up to 10 Family friendly for ages 9+ Register Here
Griffith Centers | 9am-1pm The Griffith Centers is looking for a group of people to assist with a variety of tasks, such as painting, yard work (gardening, weeding, trimming trees/bushes), spreading mulch, and building benches and picnic tables. The organization will provide all materials needed for this project, just be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Number of volunteers: any amount Family friendly for ages 10+ Register Here
Lewis Palmer Elementary | 9am-4pm Lewis Palmer Elementary is in need of volunteers to repaint the interior of an entire school. With hallways, classrooms, and restrooms, this is a large undertaking that can be accomplished with an army of dedicated volunteers. All supplies and lunch will be provided by the school district. Number of volunteers: 50-75 Family friendly for ages 16+ Register Here
Catholic Charities | 10am-1:15pm Assist Catholic Charities with some deep cleaning and organization. They need help defrosting their freezers and reorganizing the food, sorting food donations, cleaning the storage area, and more. Must wear closed-toe, closed-heeled, slip-resistant shoes. Number of volunteers: 6-8 Family friendly for ages 13+ Register Here
Marian House | 10am-1:15pm Help serve food during the Marian House hours! All the food is prepared during the morning shift but they need a group to help serve everything – this includes serving from the buffet line, helping with dishes, bussing, and other food service operation duties. Number of volunteers: 6-8 Family friendly for ages 13+ Register Here
Mitchell High School | 8am-12pm
Mitchell High School is looking for some help painting the caution lines and bus stop lines outside their building, weeding, and picking up trash. All materials will be provided by Mitchell. Family friendly! Looking for 15-20 volunteers. Register Here
Urban Peak | Between 10am-3pm Help Urban Peak – a youth homeless shelter – with a variety of projects to complete during the day. Some of these projects are: • Donating a basketball hoop to the shelter, cutting the concrete, and setting the hoop into the concrete • Building cubbies in the bike shed/clothing closet and organizing contents • Fill raised beds and plant perennial plants • Steam clean the carpets in dorm areas • Pressure wash the concrete behind building (and bringing a pressure washer if your organization/company has one available for use that day) • Deep clean the kitchen • Help with landscape maintenance Number of volunteers: Up to 20 Family friendly Register Here
Urban Peak | 10am-3pm Help Urban Peak – a youth homeless shelter – with a variety of projects to complete during the day. Some of these projects are: • Donating a basketball hoop to the shelter, cutting the concrete, and setting the hoop into the concrete • Building cubbies in the bike shed/clothing closet and organizing contents • Fill raised beds and plant perennial plants • Steam clean the carpets in dorm areas • Pressure wash the concrete behind building (and bringing a pressure washer if your organization/company has one available for use that day) • Deep clean the kitchen • Help with landscape maintenance Number of volunteers: Up to 20 Family friendly Register Here
Palmer Lake Elementary | 9am-4pm Palmer Lake Elementary School is in need of some help dispersing over 60 tons of rock around the school area. This will require a long day of physical labor! Lunch and all supplies will be provided by the school district. Number of volunteers: 50-75 Family friendly for ages 16+ Register Here
Early Learning Early Connections | 9am-1pm Early Learning’s Community Engagement Team is looking for a group to come in and give the office suite a makeover. This will involve patching holes, painting, rearranging furniture, and purging closets. All materials will be provided. Will occur at the Day Nursey Location. Number of volunteers: 6-8 Ages 16+
CPCD | 9am-12pm Help CPCD with staining their deck, repairing and painting sheds. All materials will be provided by CPCD as well as beverages and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Volunteers: 25 Family friendly for ages 12+
Diakonia | Starting at 10am Diakonia Preschools has two preschool sites around Colorado Springs with furniture in need of sanding and repainting (experience preferred). All materials will be provided; start at 10am and work until finished. Volunteers Needed: 2 per site Ages 16+ Register Here
Atlas Preparatory School | 9am-3pm - Atlas Prep is looking for a group of volunteers to help beautify their school. Participate in landscaping and property cleanup activities like picking up tree branches, debris, leaves, and trash; assist with planting and garden cleanup; paint their classrooms, move furniture, clean, and help decorate. All materials will be provided. Volunteers Needed: 20-30 Family friendly for ages 12+ Register Here
As an Emerging Leader, you will enjoy many benefits and exclusive events throughout the year designed to help you develop leadership skills, learn about the community and increase personal contacts.
Volunteer Projects - ELC members are invited to join PPUW community partners and to personally and collectively improve: youth success at every grade level and within the United Way Youth Ventures program. We encourage our members to roll up their sleeves, get out in the community and make an impact by volunteering their time at one of our many opportunities throughout the year.
Fundraisers - Our members will be involved in fundraising efforts for our community needs. From Books & Brews to CEO connects, spin-a-thons to wine tastings, members are encouraged to participate in the planning and execution of fundraising through sub-committees.
Professional Development - Emerging Leaders fosters professional growth through leadership development opportunities, such as development workshops, seminars and networking events to expand personal and professional connections.
The Pikes Peak United Way Emerging Leaders Council is designed to offer something dfferent for all its members.
Find out more by attending and participating in any Emerging Leaders social function or volunteer on a project with us. Check the calendar on the back! Young professionals can participate in professional development and exclusive events with community leaders when they become a donor. Minimum annual gift is $250 with a pledge to step up to $1,000 over time. Talk to a ELC Member or PPUW staff with any questions you may have.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women United is a network of philanthropic leaders dedicated to making a difference in the Pikes Peak region. Through Women United, women volunteer, network and develop professionally while advancing the common good by supporting lifelong learning.
Women United members contribute to Pikes Peak United Way at the Leadership Giving level of $1,000 or more annually. They are counted among a group of extraordinary women that come together to celebrate philanthropic leadership and advocate for lasting change in our communities. See the Calendar
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 email@example.com
Click here for more volunteer opportunities in our community through March 2017.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
A partnership between KKTV, Walmart and Pikes Peak United Way, this school supply drive serves children across El Paso County. Donations are dropped off and then collected from area Walmarts. Volunteers are needed to pick up donated supplies from Walmart and drop them off at Deluxe Check. They are stored for the duration of the drive until volunteers gather to stuff the backpacks and prepare for delivery. School representatives will pick up backpacks and supplies. Thousands of children in Pueblo, El Paso and Teller Counties desperately need backpacks and supplies. Volunteers are needed from July 7th through August 4th.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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: