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Welcome to Aurora Volunteer Center! Visit our volunteer resource to easily find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and availability. To begin searching for volunteer opportunities, select Date Specific or Ongoing Opportunities from the options below. Check back often to find out how you can make a difference in your community. For more information, contact Jamie LaDuke at volunteer@auroragov.org or 303.739.7248.

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities

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Aurora Cleanup Day - Saturday, May 21
Help "Keep Aurora Clean" by assisting city staff from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at one of six sites across the city where residents will bring large residential trash to roll-off dumpsters.

Volunteers must be 16 or older and in good physical condition. Volunteers will help direct traffic, greet residents, assist in unloading items from vehicles and into dumpsters, distributing recycling information, performing traffic counts, and ensuring items are acceptable for dumpsters. This may be a dirty job involving lifting heavy items.

Tools, safety gloves and vests will be provided, as well as water and refreshments. All volunteers should wear protective shoes and long pants.

Learn more about Aurora Cleanup Day.

To volunteer, call 303.739.7248 or email volunteer@auroragov.org.

Summer Food Program volunteers
Help serve meals and lead activities at Summer Food Program 
The city of Aurora is in need of passionate volunteers for the Summer Food Program to lead free activities and games, help with meal service for local children, and create a fun community. Opportunities are available every weekday from May 31 to Aug. 5, 2016, at five locations:
  • Del Mar Park, 12000 E. Sixth Ave.
  • Parklane Park, 13003 E. 30th Ave.
  • Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave.
  • Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St.
  • Village Green Pool, 1300 S. Chambers Circle
Please contact Rachel Phillips at 303.326.8705 or rphillip@auroragov.org for more information.

Elementary School Tutoring Program
Did you know that 60 percent of third-graders read at less than grade level proficiency? That students who do not read well by third grade are more likely to drop out of school?

Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Library is trying to be a solution to the problem. The elementary student tutoring program is looking for volunteers to tutor children in reading. If the tutor and student are diligent, the student can gain a full grade level of proficiency in three weeks of training.

Training and curriculum instruction will be provided by the Children’s Literacy Center; you do not need to be a teacher. Tutors may be as young as 15. The next training sessions will be June 8 and June 11 from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora, next to the Aurora Fox Arts Center.

In return for training, the library asks that the tutor complete at least one 12-week tutoring session. To register for tutoring, go to www.childrensliteracycenter.org, click on volunteer and register for a session at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

Snow Busters
Are you ready to join the Snow Busters team
If you enjoy helping out in your neighborhood, Snow Busters might be right for you. Every year, the city receives numerous requests from the elderly or people with disabilities with limited financial resources who need assistance shoveling their sidewalk when it snows. If you join the Snow Busters volunteer team, you’ll be matched with a resident in need who lives within two miles of your home. All you need to do is show up and shovel within 24 hours after a snowfall. You’ll provide peace of mind and a safe sidewalk. Get started now.

Boards and Commissions

Plan a park, build a road, support seniors or dabble in the arts. These rewarding opportunities and more are yours when you put your exciting ideas and insights to work on a city board or commission. Minimum age: 14-18. Apply online now or contact Karen Goldman at 303.739.7094 for more information.

Margaret Turco - Volunteer Spotlight
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Volunteer Spotlight

Urban Aurora resident and businesswoman Margaret Turco, a “Friend of Original Aurora Renewal” volunteer, has devoted an extreme amount of time to the Northwest Aurora Light Project since 2013.
Original Aurora Renewal was tasked with coordinating efforts between Aurora Public Works and Xcel Energy in the placement of 200 alleyway lights to bring more light to the only section of Aurora with alleys. Because of Turco’s time on the project, the goal of 200 lights has been far surpassed, with nearly 570 lights installed to help increase safety and security.

“I owe Margaret my thanks, gratitude and appreciation for working with me on such an important undertaking,” said Peg Alt, Community Development outreach specialist.

To learn more about volunteering with the city of Aurora, contact 303.739.7248 or volunteer@auroragov.org.
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