Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities |

Get involved: Routt County volunteer opportunities

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and a Western State Colorado University graduate student are looking for participants in a food waste study. (File photo)

Featured volunteer opportunity

  • 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.

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

  • Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is collaborating with UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center to increase the number and presence of volunteers in the hospital emergency department assisting suicidal patients. For information on suicide prevention and volunteering, contact REPS at or Pam Bosch, hospital volunteer coordinator, at
  • Yampatika needs volunteers to support the naturalist outdoor education programs. No experience or environmental credentials are required. Volunteer training is provided, and sign-ups can be found on
  • UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is looking for volunteers able to provide music to enhance the patients’ or family members’ experience at the medical center. Volunteers are also needed to help support staff, patients and families who are admitted to the emergency department in a variet of tasks during ski season. If interested, contact Peggy Bowers at or 970-870-1146.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

  • Cross Currents Gallery is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of projects, including greeting gallery visitors, promoting local artists and helping with First Friday Artwalk. Volunteers are needed on both occasional and regular basis. If interested, contact Betsy Chase at 970-846-8365 or
  • Advocates of Routt County is in need of skilled volunteers to help with repairs and handy work around the shelter. All volunteers must pass a background check. Contact Marnie at 970-879-2034 or if interested.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to read to and with children. If interested in helping children build a life-long love of reading, contact Mariah at or 970-871-3185.
  • LiftUp of Routt County is in need of food donations for the food bank. Items must be sealed, unused and not expired. Items can be dropped off at the big double doors on the food bank building 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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