Routt County volunteer opportunities: Search and Rescue is looking to grow its team |

Routt County volunteer opportunities: Search and Rescue is looking to grow its team

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers train at King Solomon Falls in 2014.
Matt Stensland

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 

Routt County Search and Rescue is accepting applications through Tuesday, April 30. Volunteer rescuers assist those who are lost or injured in the Routt County backcountry. Trainings are at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in downtown Steamboat Springs. Fill out an application at Volunteers must be CPR certified.

Time-sensitive volunteer opportunities

• Junior Achievement is in need of youth volunteers to work in classrooms once a week. The organization provides training, curriculum and support. Contact 303-618-6269 or

• Steamboat Creates is in need of front-of-the-house volunteers for Cabaret at 6 and 8:30 p.m. May 9 to 11 at Chief Theater. Duties include setup, cleanup and ushering. Volunteers will get dinner and a cast T-shirt. Email

• Hayden Heritage Center is in need of volunteers for the Ride the Cog gravel bike ride fundraiser May 18. The ride starts at the Hayden museum and ends at Wild Goose Granary. Volunteers are needed for aid stations, food service, TIP-certified beer service, setup, cleanup and more. Lunch will be provided. Email

• Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is in need of volunteers for the biannual Recycling Drop-Off Day on May 11. Volunteers will assist with greeting and directing recyclers, unloading cars, answering questions and more. Sign up at

• Routt County United Way is in need of volunteers for its annual Day of Caring from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 22. Volunteers will work on projects requested by local nonprofits, individuals and government entities that otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to complete the projects. Sign up by May 13 by emailing or visiting

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

• Casey’s Pond Senior Living is in need of volunteers for bingo at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Contact or 970-457-4874.

• LiftUp of Routt County is in need of donation center volunteers to prepare donated items for the store while educating donors about the LiftUp mission. Apply at, or contact 970-870-0727 or

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