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 email@example.com or 303.739.7248.
Featured Volunteer Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
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.
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