Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities |

Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is in need of volunteers in the Emergency Department during ski season from mid-December through March. (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

• UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center needs Help at Hand volunteers in the Emergency Department to support staff, patients and families who are admitted. Volunteers are needed during ski season from mid-December through March. Contact or 970-870-1146.

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

• Routt County United Way needs volunteers and gift donations for the Holiday Exchange Market, which provides winter clothes and gifts to families in need. Sign up at or call 970-879-5605 to learn how to get involved.

• Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club needs volunteers for the Nordic combined Continental Cup from Friday, Dec. 14, to Sunday, Dec. 16, at Howelsen Hill. International competitors from more than 10 countries will battle it out with some of the best athletes, including hometown Winter Sports Club competitors. Register to volunteer at or email questions to or

• Yampatika needs volunteers to support the naturalist outdoor education programs. No experience or environmental credentials are required. Volunteer training is Dec. 3 or 5, and volunteers can sign up at

• 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. Those who are interested should email or call 970-871-9299.

• Routt County United Way is organizing bell ringing over the holidays to raise money for health and crisis services programs in Routt County. Those interested in this opportunity to spread cheer and raise money for our community should call 970-879-5605 or email

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

• Advocates of Routt County is in need of skilled volunteer help for repairs and handy work around the shelter. A background check is required. Contact Marnie at 970-879-2034 or

• Sk8 Church needs volunteers for the worship team. Call 970-879-2222, email or stop by Sk8 Church to get involved. The volunteer application also can be found at

• Integrated Community needs volunteer study friends and English tutors for English learners of all ages. Contact Jerry at or stop by 443 Oak St.

• LiftUp of Routt County needs volunteers to pick up food from grocery stores and bring it to the food bank. Fill out an application online or contact 970-870-0727 or

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