VOLUNTEER & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN PARKER COLORADO
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.
Volunteer Opportunities at Crown Crest Rehabilitation and Living Center
9398 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker, CO – Minimum Age – 18 years old
Availability: Monday–Sunday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Any 1, 4-hour shift weekly. Example, everyMonday from 8 a.m. – Noon.
- Bible study/Devotional Time; Sundays – These volunteers organize a time of devotional and Bible teachings and lead the session for our residents.
- Activities Support; Flexible – These volunteers enjoy helping seniors with craft projects and specified activities under the leadership of the Activities Staff.
- Music Therapy; Flexible- Volunteers with a musical talent to share, enjoy giving back through their musical gift to our residents.
- Pet Therapy; Monday –Sunday during business hours – Certified through the American Kennel Club or Pet Partners, pets are welcome to visit with our residents who have a shared loved of animals.
- Office Support – Monday–Friday during business hours – Talented volunteers who are task oriented and enjoy helping in our office with data entry, filing, and copying.
All volunteers will need to complete an application, interview, background check, TB test, and orientation. This is done at no cost to the volunteer.
- Parker Task Force
- Praying Hands Ranch
- Project Sanctuary
- Womans Crisis Center
Visit their website for more information or to join.
Meets Every Wednesday 11:30 p.m.
Parker Adventist Hospital Conference Center
395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO 80138
A Homes for our Troops supporter along with being involved in many local community service projects. See their website linked above for more information.
Parker Rotary meets every Thursday at Pradera Golf Course at 6:45 am. Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend.
Kevin Roth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiwanis Club of Parker
10841 Crossroads Shopping Center Suite 1, Parker CO
Meeting place and time: Driving School, 1st & 3rd TU, 7:00 A.M.
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
Douglas County Volunteer Coalition
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.
Members of this Coalition
- Alternatives Pregnancy Center
- American Cancer Society
- Castle Rock Civitan Club
- Castle Rock Senior Center
- Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
- CSU Extension Office of Douglas County
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Douglas County Colorado Fairgrounds
- Douglas County Educational Foundation
- Douglas County Libraries
- Douglas County School District
- Douglas/Elbert Task Force
- Girl Scouts of Colorado
- Greater Castle Rock Art Guild
- Horse Power, Inc of Castle Rock
- Council of Arts Science and Culture
- The Wildlife Experience
- Volunteers of America: RSVP Program
- Women’s Crisis & Family Outreach Center
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.
Council of Arts Science & Culture – They are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and the hours qualify for high school community service hours.
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
Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours to our organization. Their commitment greatly enhances our mission of providing high-value visitor experiences to the community. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from, whether your talent is administering live animal shows to our museum visitors, helping children and families with crafts and games, teaching high-quality educational programs to school groups or facilitating our adults-only events such as movie nights, beer or wine festivals and more. There are many more opportunities!
Complete the volunteer application today! For more information or questions about an application, call 303-315-9444.
Douglas County 4-H Program
CSU Extension Office Douglas County
410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104.
4-H is a community of young people, across America, learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Douglas County in Colorado has an active 4-H community. We offer a wide variety of clubs kids can join including ceramics, small engines, clothing construction, cake decorating, leathercraft, shooting sports, dogs, and traditional clubs like horses, beef, and swine. And there’s more! Call or go to our website. Check out our new blog at www.dc4-H.blogspot.com.
PO Box 4595, Parker CO 80134.
The 200 member strong Parker Artists guild (PAG) meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except July & August) at Parker Mainstreet Center. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. and usually last for about 45 minutes. They are followed by a demonstration, talk or slide show on topics of interest to artists in all media.
Neighbor Network Seeking Parker Volunteers
Volunteer for a local nonprofit with a big heart. Innovative volunteer programs help keep costs down and quality of life up for older Douglas County residents.
Help a senior – make a friend!
If you, or someone you know, is in the Parker area and want to help seniors, apply today!
No required time commitment! Sign up when you have time.
Provide rides to seniors so they can get to medical appointments, grocery stores and run local errands. Questions? Call 303-814-4300
Neighbor Network is a local nonprofit with a big mission – Helping Older Adults Stay Neighbor Network volunteers provide free services that allow older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes for as long as safely possible. If you have an hour or more to give each week and are 21 or older, the organization is actively seeking individuals who can help
- Homemaking Services: Helping one or more older adults a week with their light housekeeping and grocery shopping needs.
- Providing one-on-one companionship: Spending a couple hours a week over a shared meal,
- shopping together, or by enjoying a friendly visit.
- Providing transportation assistance: Taking clients to medical appointments, the grocery
- store and helping with other errands.
- Performing handyman duties: Installing grab bars and wheelchair ramps, changing light bulbs and assisting with other tasks around the home.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application at dcneighbornetwork.org or call 303-814-4300. All volunteers must clear a background check and have auto insurance. Volunteers are matched up with Neighbor Network members based on location and common interests.
20118 . Mainstreet, Suite A.
303 841 4268
Parker Senior Ctr
10675 Longs Way. Parker CO
Parker Sunrise LIONS
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 a.m. at the Warhorse Inn
19402 E. Mainstreet Parker CO
Join them for breakfast and meet some very friendly, community minded Parker residents. Lions motto: “WE SERVE”.
SaddleUp! Foundation is dedicated to empowering the mentally and physically challenged, while enhancing the lives of the families that support the individuals.
Through SaddleUp! Foundation programs, we provide horse therapy for the mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged.