Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities |

Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities

Reese Harnick, middle, enjoys a puppet show along with Daisy Thunstrom, left, and Caroline Gilchrist during the School Days Off program at Soda Creek Elementary School. The program was put on in cooperation with Partners in Routt County. (Photo by John F. Russell)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Pilot & Today has partnered with Routt County United Way to offer a listing of volunteer opportunities across Routt County. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities and more information, visit

Featured volunteer opportunity 

Being a youth mentor is an amazing way to make a difference in a youth’s life and your own. It’s National Mentoring Month, and Partners in Routt County needs volunteer senior partners for its Youth Mentoring Program. Those who are interested should contact Maura Walsh at, call 970-879-6141 or stop by the Partners office, 465 Anglers Dr., for more information.

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

• Northwest Colorado Health needs volunteers to help sell daffodils for Hospice. Contact Kyleigh Lawyer at 970-871-7609 or

• Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and a graduate student from Western State Colorado University are seeking households within Routt County to participate in a food waste study to help guide feasibility of an industrial compost facility. Participants are asked to track their food waste for one week. Each residential participant will receive a City Market gift card. Email or call 970-871-9299 if interested.

• An individual in Routt County with a long-term disability needs two to three volunteers to assist in cleaning out the garage, shoveling snow in the driveway and possibly helping with transporting groceries. If interested in volunteering, call United Way at 970-879-5605.

• The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund held at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is seeking Trail Fund Ambassadors for 2019. Volunteers are needed to help support the fundraising efforts of the fund. Those who are interested should email

• Yampatika needs volunteers to support the naturalist outdoor education programs. No experience or environmental credentials are required. Volunteer signups can be found at Call 970-871-9151 for more information.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

• The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is in need of energetic individuals who wish to devote time to working with children after school. Opportunities include arts and crafts, homework help, physical education participation and various recreational activities. Volunteers are needed from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Contact Mariah at or 970-871-3185

• LiftUp of Routt County needs volunteer attendants for the Donation Center. Volunteers will prepare donated items for the store while educating donors on the LiftUp mission. Shifts are scheduled with the volunteer coordinator, so those who are interested should fill out an application online or contact 970-870-0727 or

• Routt County Humane Society needs volunteers to help clean shelter kennels on mornings and weekends. Visit to apply for volunteer openings or call 970-879-7247 for details.

• Sk8 Church needs volunteers to help record, edit and publish video and photo content of members skating. Call 970-879-2222, email or stop by Sk8 Church, 2851 Riverside Plaza, to get involved.

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