Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities |

Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities

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

  • Love to cook? Routt to Work is looking for volunteers to provide meals on Monday evenings for its Step It Up class. Step It Up is an eight-week class that teaches participants a structured goal achievement process which they use to accomplish small goals in each of the five aspects of life (personal, financial, health, employment/career and family). The class runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. To learn more or to sign up to provide a meal, contact Beth Lavely at or call 970-870-5291.

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

  • Advocates of Routt County is hosting a Volunteer Training Academy for the Advocates 24/7 Safeline on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the month of October. Advocates serves all victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Routt County. Advocates is looking for empathetic, compassionate people who are interested in helping people in need in the community. The training provides a certification that gives the volunteer a certificate and guarantees confidential privilege when working with clients. The training is completely free and the work can be incredibly rewarding. Contact Marnie Christensen at or at 970-879-2034 extension 102 to sign up for the training.
  • Mountain Village Montessori Charter School is looking for volunteers to lead a weekly workshop of their choosing to share with a small group of about 10 students. Workshops must be hands-on, such as crafting, science experiments, dance, music, photography, sports, games, card games or reading groups. Mountain Village Montessori currently has volunteers teaching knitting, music, card games, Native American crafts, bookmaking, sewing, sports and much more. These enrichment workshops will take place once a week, every Wednesday at 2 p.m. beginning on Oct. 23, for eight to nine weeks. For more information or to sign up, contact Elizabeth Meissner at 970-879-6653 or email
  • Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is looking for several volunteers to greet guests at tour home sites during the Sustainable Home Tour on Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers will assist for half the tour and earn free admission to the other half of the tour. To volunteer, contact Suzie at or call 970-367-1950.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

  • Casey’s Pond is looking for volunteers to write letters to residents, as well as volunteers to be one-on-one friends to residents. Casey’s Pond is also looking for musicians who want to share their music with residents. Contact Cathy at or call 970-457-4874 if interested.
  • Routt County Humane Society is looking for dog walkers, as well as volunteers to help clean shelter kennels. Morning and weekend hours are available. Or, volunteer to hang out in the cat room to help with feline enrichment. They have volunteer opportunities for kids, too. Call Jess at 970-879-7247 for more information or to sign up.

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