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, neighbors and parishioners from 6-7 pm. 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. Volunteers sessions are from 5:30-7:30. If you’d like more information, contact Nancy French at (303) 601-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at FIRC Summit Thrift & Treasure to help support healthy families
FIRC, or the Family & Intercultural Resource Center, is a local organization set out to help families make healthy choices. FIRC offers services in parenting education, emergency assistance, community support, a food bank and a thrift store. The thrift store can always use volunteers to help run the store, and are welcome anytime during store hours. By utilizing volunteers at the thrift stores, FIRC is able to keep costs low, which allows for more revenue to help support the emergency assistance and parenting education programs. To sign up for volunteer shifts, or to learn more about FIRC, call (970) 455-0223 or send an email to email@example.com.
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 for Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault
Offering both long term and short term volunteering opportunities, there is an opportunity for everyone at the Summit Advocated for Victims of Assault. Long term volunteering includes 30 hours of training and actual on-call response to crisis calls. Short term volunteers help out with fundraisers, events and tasks around the office. Contact Maria for more information on these rewarding volunteer opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at the office (970) 668-3906.
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.