Volunteer in Summit County this Thanksgiving

volunteer in summit county

21 Nov Volunteer in Summit County this Thanksgiving

Between the beautiful sunrises, crisp mountain air, outdoor recreation, and the sausage rolls at Coffee Depot, Summit County gives us so much to be thankful for. We don’t know about you, but we’re eager to give back! As you gear up for a busy season of shopping and attending holiday parties, consider setting aside a few hours to volunteer in Summit County. There are so many ways you can use your talents to help an organization in need. From animal rescues to food banks, you’re sure to find a fulfilling way to donate your time this Thanksgiving and beyond.

5 Ways to Volunteer in Summit County

 

Prepare and serve a free meal to the community

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Breckenridge serves a free meal every Tuesday evening to community members. The church needs volunteers for a variety of tasks, from cooking pans of food to picking up donations from local businesses. Recipes and pans are provided to cooks, if needed, and reimbursement is available. If you’d like more information, contact Nancy French at (303) 601-2635 or nkfrench@comcast.net.

Help save homeless animals in Breck

Animal Rescue of the Rockies, a boutique thrift store on Main Street in Breckenridge, is looking for volunteers this holiday season. Sign up to help the staff sort donations, steam clothes, and keep the shop looking neat and tidy. This is a fun, fast-paced place for animal lovers to volunteer who want to help save the lives of homeless pets! Sign up online at VolunteerMatch.org.

Pick up and deliver food donations

The Summit County Community and Senior Center is looking for gleaners this holiday season. Gleaners are volunteers who pick up food donations around Summit County and bring them to the Senior Center to be distributed to people in the community. The center is currently looking for substitutes to cover when primary gleaners are out of town. If interested, please contact John and Janet Young at (970) 485-5775.

Assist with adaptive ski and snowboard lessons

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) relies on hundreds of volunteers to assist with adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts. Volunteers are paired with a student and a lead instructor to spend a fun-filled day on the slopes. All skier and snowboarder volunteers are required to be a confident level 5 skier/snowboarder. Find more information on BOEC.org.

Volunteer at the FIRC food pantry

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center is looking for volunteers in Summit County. Volunteers will assist with the check-in of food pantry clients and organize food donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Silverthorne or Mondays and Wednesdays in Breckenridge. The organization also needs volunteers to help with food pickup around Summit County. Contact Jonnah at jonnahg@summitfirc.org for more information or sign up to volunteer online.

Other ways to volunteer in Summit County

You don’t have to pair up with an organization to volunteer in Summit County. If you have a senior neighbor, volunteer to shovel his or her driveway this winter. Or, organize a holiday meal train for new parents in your community. Get creative! The options are limitless.

At Dwell Summit, we’re so thankful for our buyer and seller clients, as well as our tenants. In this season of gratitude, we’re looking forward giving back to the community in as many ways as we can. If you’re still planning to buy a home in 2017, give us a call! As luxury realtors in Summit County, we’d be thrilled to help you find the perfect property and get settled before the holidays.

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