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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Aurora Public Schools

Aurora Public Schools (APS) will be offering regular testing for COVID-19, for APS staff beginning August 10 - 28, 2020. APS is looking for volunteers to assist with greeting and registering participants during testing dates and times. There are two volunteer slots available each day, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A minimum of five volunteers are needed each slot per day.  Volunteers are welcome to signup for multiple days and slots. For questions contact David Schoenhals at 
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Shop for Seniors

Arapahoe County is looking for volunteers to grocery shop for seniors during the COVID-19 crisis to keep them safe and limit their exposure to the virus. Volunteers must be 18 years old and have reliable transportation. View the link below for additional information and to sign up.
Shop for Seniors

Food for Thought

Food for Thought provides students that qualify for free or reduced lunches with a PowerSack each Friday. For many students, this is the only food they will have until school resumes on Monday morning. Help Food for Thought by packing PowerSacks at the Aurora location. View the website for additional details

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management within Aurora Fire Rescue is looking for volunteers to assist with reviewing and updating their resource book, which identifies community partners and contact information that may be utilized in the event of an emergency.  If you are interested, contact Patricia Mason at 303.326.8995 or

Census 2020

The city of Aurora Census 2020 Team is looking for volunteers to assist at various events in 2020.  Volunteers will assist the team with educating residents about the upcoming 2020 Census, which plays a direct role in serving Aurora's growing community.  The events take place through-out the Aurora community during different dates and times. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Alicia Santos at To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado (BHGHCO) is looking for volunteers like YOU! We have many ongoing volunteer opportunities available including: tutors, mentors, special events, administrative/clerical, career panelists, special topics presenters, dinner volunteers and more. For more information, please contact Jill Dustman at or call 720.524.2061. Learn more about the organization by visiting  

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run (GOTR) needs coaches! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade. The GOTR programs meet twice a week. The fall season runs from the week of September 9 through the week of November 11 and the spring season will run from early March to late May. Each session is approximately 90 minutes, and most teams meet from 3:00/3:30 p.m. to 4:30/5:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more please reach out to or visit the website at

Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders (SWB) uses soccer as a vehicle of change to help refugee and immigrant students overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. SWB provides year-round soccer programming, combined with English language support, academic enrichment, and mentorship opportunities to our students and their families. SWB serves middle school and high school youth from a diverse range of countries. Are you passionate about soccer, or helping newcomers learn English and life skills, please volunteer with our SWB Club! For more information contact Laura Kranish, Aurora Program Coordinator at or 720.893.0363. 

Aurora Warms the Night

Volunteers are needed to help on Shower Trailer nights, 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 
- Monday and Friday evenings at 1544 Elmira Street (parking lot)
- Wednesday evenings at 111 East Del Mar Circle (St. Mark's) 
Visit for more ways to volunteer.

Aurora Community Connection

Academic tutors are needed to help elementary school students improve their reading and writing skills through structured tutoring sessions.  Past experience in tutoring or education is not required, as all tutors will receive an initial, comprehensive training on Reading A-Z curriculum. Tutors must commit to working for at least one full session (January-May; June-July; or August-December).  Tutoring takes place Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:30 and 4:30-5:30 p. m. Tutors may choose to work either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, for one session or both sessions. For more information or to apply, contact Eliza Graumlich at 720.975.0147 or  

Stanley Marketplace

Would you like to be a Stanley Marketplace Ambassador? The Stanley Marketplace is looking for volunteers to be ambassadors, by assisting visiting patrons with tours, directions, lost and found and information regarding the Hangar. Opportunities are available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to Noon. If you are interested, contact Allyson Fredeen at 303.332.4515 or

Seniors' Resource Center

Help older adults remain independent, become a volunteer driver. Great volunteer opportunity for retirees, stay at home parents and those with flexible schedules. Rides to medical appointments, the grocery store and other critical needs are provided. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An hour or two of your time will make a huge difference. If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Pat Pierson at 303.332.3840 or

Aurora Youth Options

AYO seeks mentors from all backgrounds, ages (21+), experiences and careers. Mentors are matched with middle and high school aged youth who live or go to school in Aurora and are in need of an additional positive role model. Matches are made based on similar interests, personalities and life experiences. AYO provides ongoing support to matches throughout the mentoring relationship as well as free tickets to sporting games, museums, plays, musicals, etc. Mentors meet with their youth twice a month during a timeframe that works best for them. 
For more information please contact Robert Mayper at 303.923.5612 or

Children's Literacy Center

Since 1993 volunteer tutors have made a lifelong difference in thousands of children's lives by tutoring them in reading. Children's Literacy Center is now accepting applications for volunteers to tutor children who are struggling with their reading skills. For more information about volunteering or to have a child tutored, visit or call Pamela Polke at 719.471.8672 ext. 1.

Volunteer for Literacy!

Assist adult students with GED test preparation, adult basic education or English-language instruction. Tutors work one-on-one or with a small group under supervision. Daytime or evening available, Monday through Thursday. Training is provided. The ability to speak a second language is not required. Contact Debby Novotny Doig at or 303.957.2883.

Ongoing Community Volunteer Opportunities

Lend a Hand  

If you have ever wanted to volunteer for the city of Aurora, now is the perfect time. Numerous departments and divisions are looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks and responsibilities. Take a look at this document. Department contacts are listed for your convenience; feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.

Make a Difference     
Many nonprofit organizations and charities in the Aurora community need volunteers. Review this document to see if any particular location interests you. Contact information is available for your convenience. Together, we can make a difference.

 Snow Busters

Help an elderly or disabled individual in your neighborhood by joining the 
Snow Busters Team. You will be matched with a resident in need, who within two miles of your home. Help provide peace of mind and safe sidewalks this winter!  Check out the brochure for more details. 
Apply online at or call 303.739.7280  

Boards and Commissions

Join one of Aurora's boards, commissions, committees and/or authorities composed of volunteers appointed by city council.  Provide valuable insight (the citizen's point of view) to the operations of the city and city council's decision-making process.  Most boards require Aurora residency and voter registration.  Minimum age: 18
Contact the City Clerk at 303.739.7094 or for more information.

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