Where to volunteer your time in Parker CO
This page contains information on some of the local non-profit organizations in the greater Parker area that are always looking for membership and volunteers.
- Parker Task Force
- Praying Hands Ranch
- Project Sanctuary
- Womans Crisis Center
A Homes for our Troops supporter along with being involved in many local community service projects. See their website linked above for more information.
Volunteers are needed for every aspect of running The Colorado Horse Park and particularly at large park events, including dressage, jumping and eventing. Or if you’d rather be at the Park on regular basis, the main office always can use your energy and enthusiasm.
High School students looking to fulfill their community service hours are welcome
The idea to create a place for more youth to play the game of baseball, such a part of their familiy’s life, was a way to channel the grief for Ken and Bambi Dixey, of Parker, Colorado, who tragically lost their sons while on vacation. Thus, Double Angel Foundation was born. The community rallied around the cause and opened their hearts, wallets and resources to build this incredible ballpark to be enjoyed for generations to come. The June 3, 2006 opening of the Double Angel Ballpark is proof positive that good can come from loss, and it also shows what can be done when people team up for a common goal.
Some of their specific volunteer programs include:
- Youth Opportunities – complete high school graduation requirements; advancement in rank for Scouting programs; meet new friends
- Books-by-Mail – provides library materials to residents in the Pike National Forest area of Deckers; run solely by volunteers
- Book Discussion Group Leaders – Discussion group leaders, for adult book clubs
- Douglas County History Research Center – preservation of our local history; transcribe oral histories; copy and file materials
- Homebound Delivery – select and deliver books to patrons who are unable to come to the library
- Senior Facility Reader – read books to small groups of seniors who can no longer read for themselves
- Used Book Sales – help organize donations for used book sales
- General Library Tasks – administrative, clerical; shelving books, videos, DVDs, etc.; helping in the children’s departments; chess club nights; assembling patron packets, etc.
- Literacy Department Volunteers – offer adult literacy tutoring; early literacy in child care centers; and storytelling in DC school classrooms through the Literacy Department
The Douglas County Volunteer Coalition (DCVC) is a group of organizations dedicated to promoting volunteerism and collaborations within Douglas County offering opportunities for youth, adults and seniors.
The Parker Task Force (PTF) needs volunteers who can serve in a variety of areas. Call 303-841-3460 to help.
Energetic adults who can work as stockers and sorters are invited to volunteer their time. Some lifting is required for these positions. Volunteers can work as little as two hours a month or as many as twenty hours a month.
The Food Bank welcomes individuals needing community service hours. Call 303.841.3460 during normal business hours. Students requiring community service hours please call months in advance as schedules fill quickly.
If you are a member of an organization (church, business, school or fraternal) and would like to support our monthly food drive or another special project please call the Food Bank and leave a message.
Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Food Bank office at 303.841.3460.
This 501C3 organization trains volunteers helping with the Equine and Hippotherapy Programs regardless of experience and is one of the authorized places in Parker to work your community service hours if they are court ordered.
Here are some personal benefits you may gain when volunteering at Praying Hands Ranch:
- A strong sense of accomplishment
- An intimate bond between rider, volunteer, and horse
- The joy of making new friends
- Involvement with enthusiastic, unselfish, totally dedicated and committed volunteers
- Learning new skills
- Making a difference in the lives of others
- Volunteers are able to observe first-hand how the lack of confidence is replaced with renewed self-esteem
The Victim Services Program is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers selected to participate in this program will receive training free of charge. Volunteers must meet these requirements:
- Be 21 years of age
- Pass a background investigation and polygraph examination
- Be able to handle stressful situations well
- Have good communications skills
Contact: Nancy Prokop, Victim Services Coordinator at 303-805-3310
The Town of Parker has numerous opportunities to serve and help, please see the list of options below and visit the website for the latest.
The Town of Parker is always seeking volunteers to assist with the variety of community cultural events they put on each year. The Town has ongoing programming including classes and workshops, children’s theatre programs, free concerts in the park and more. See a list of current volunteer opportunities.
The PACE Renaissance Guild is an important part of the volunteer effort at the PACE Center, a new arts center opening in Parker this October. The Guild will support activities at the PACE Center such as fundraising events, artist hospitality and a speaker’s bureau. Volunteer opportunities to promote and support PACE are available based on member’s interests. Members will be treated to behind-the-scenes access to performers, events and performances and will serve as ambassadors at PACE events and throughout the community.
The Guild is currently accepting members at the following levels: $75 Annual Member or $300 Charter Member/ $350 Couples Charter Membership, a membership level that includes permanent recognition as a Charter Member of the PACE Renaissance Guild. The Charter Membership is only available until October 1, 2011. The Guild’s leadership structure includes a president, vice president and secretary.
Promote, support and celebrate the creative spark with others who share your love of the arts. To learn how you can become a member or get more information contact Michael Schlut at email@example.com or 303.805.3367.
The Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers to assist us with various programs and events. See a list of current volunteer opportunities.
Parker Recreation Volunteer Coaches Ph: 303.805.6313 | Email
Volunteer coaches make Parker Recreation’s Youth and Kinder sports programs possible!
Adopt-A-Street / Open Space or Trail Program Ph: 303.840.9546 | Email
The Town of Parker Public Works Department is constantly seeking individuals, groups, and organizations to take part in the Adopt-a-Street / Open Space or Trail Program. Through this program, participants assist in keeping the Town of Parker clean by adopting a street, open space or trail and periodically picking up the trash in that area.
Volunteer at Town Events! Ph: 303.841.0353| Email
Come and help out at Parker’s favorite annual events like Arbor Day, Let Freedom Sing and the Christmas Carriage Parade! Please contact Julie Wassell at 303.841.0353
The Wildlife Experience offers a recruitment meeting is for those who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer. It includes a mini-tour of the museum, information packet and a question and answer session highlight the evening. To sign up contact Pamela Rhoads at 720.488.3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.