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Welcome to Aurora Volunteer Center!  We've just added a new resource for you 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.  More volunteer opportunities will be added in the next few months.  Check back often to find out how you can make a difference in your community.  Questions or comments?  Contact us.

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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. Read about the program in 5280 Magazine or get started now.


Teach Kids How to Stay Healthy
On March 2nd, CATCH Healthy Habits is starting an 8-week session with the City of Aurora and Aurora Public Schools' COMPASS program at Vaughn Elementary school to teach kids about staying healthy through nutrition and physical activity.  Volunteers 50 or older work with kids for one hour each week teaching a 20-minute nutrition lesson, playing physical activity games for 30 minutes and serving a healthy snack. Contact Kim Massey at 303-235-6947.

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. Min. age: 14-18. Apply online now or contact Karen Goldman at 303-739-7094 for more information.

February Donation Drive for Homeless

Help Comitis Crisis Center meet the needs of homeless shelter clients this winter. Organize family, friends or co-workers to provide a helping hand to those staying in a shelter. Donations of the following are needed: toothbrushes, towels, twin sheets, warm clothing and boots, coloring books, family games, crafts and more. Located at 2178 Victor St., Aurora. Contact
James Gillespie at 303-341-9160, ext. 129.

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or with nonprofit organizations that serve Aurora.

Dennis Robertson
Dennis Robertson

Aurora’s xeriscape volunteers are responsible for maintaining the ten-acre xeriscape demonstration garden at the Aurora Municipal Center. Xeriscape – or low-water landscaping – is an important concept in Colorado, where water resources are always precious and, in some years, scarce. Dennis Robertson has been a dependable veteran of the group since 2012, and he and other committed volunteers are the main reason that the garden is such a good demonstration of xeriscape. Almost every week through the growing season, he’s outdoors mulching, weeding, planting, and doing odd jobs that keep our garden in tip-top shape. Robertson is a strong worker and team member who is willing to help with any task or challenge. And he does this work with a sense of humor – and even creates a little mischief – that keeps everyone on their toes! Thank you, Dennis, for your many years of service to our city. To learn more about volunteering in the garden, contact Diana at 720-859-4407.
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