Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities |

Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities

The Luck of the Irish 7K is in need of volunteers for the race Saturday, March 16. Pictured is Lacy Morrill, who ran with her dogs Rico and Gerti at last year’s event. (Courtesy photo)

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 

The Luck of the Irish 7K is in need of volunteers to help direct runners on the course and to help with timing. Shifts are one to 1 1/2 hours from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit Steamboat Springs Middle School running programs. Contact 970-846-2722 or

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

• Partners in Routt County is in need of caring adults to be matched as a mentor to one of 25 youths on the waiting list. Volunteers are asked to spend a few hours each week with a child ages 7 to 17 doing activities, helping with schoolwork and being a friend. Email

• Mountain Village Montessori is in need of volunteers to teach or help with Wednesday Workshops. The weekly program is designed to enrich the lives of students in a creative and hands-on way. Workshop leaders are needed from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from March 20 to May 22. Those with a trade, skill, hobby or interest to share with students ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to sign up. Contact or 970-879-6653.

• Routt County Humane Society is in need of dog walkers and kennel cleaners in the mornings and on weekends. Apply at or call 970-879-7247.

• UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is in need of volunteers in the free lending library to help physicians, staff and community members research medical topics and check out books. Contact or 970-870-1146.

• Horizons Specialized Services participants are looking for opportunities to spend time in the community. Whether it be grabbing a cup of coffee, running an errand or cheering on the home team, the weekly one-hour outings will be structured around volunteer availability and shared interests. Call 970-879-4466.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

• Advocates of Routt County is in need of agency volunteers to support office staff by helping with organizing, filing and computer work. Contact or 970-879-2034.

• LiftUp of Routt County is in need of volunteers in the food bank. Fill out an application at, or contact 970-870-0727 or

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