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Volunteer Opportunities in Grand County

Singers sought – Volunteers (namely soloists, conductors and accompanists) are being sought for the annual Mountain Messiah song session event at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the YMCA chapel. No rehearsals required. Call (970) 726-4626.

Reading volunteers ” The Kremmling Branch Library and the Cliffview Assisted Living Center seek a volunteer to read to the seniors every Wednesday for an hour, either at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Contact Glyn Sheppard, Kremmling Branch Librarian, at (970) 724-9228.

Library vacancy – The Grand County Library District Board of Trustees immediately seeks interested candidates for one volunteer trustee position (open to any Grand County resident age 18 or older). Those candidates living in District 3 will be given preference. District 3 is defined as the west end of the county, including the towns of Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall and Kremmling. Send an application, resume and letter of interest to GCLD, Attn: Bill Tetlow, President, Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 1050, Granby, CO 80446-1050. Visit http://www.gcld.org or contact Mary Anne Hanson-Wilcox, mawilcox@gcld.org, or (970) 887-9411, x101.

Kayak volunteers – Grand Youth Adventures, a local non-profit working with middle school age youth, is looking for volunteers to help teach kids with the kayak rolling class Thursday nights at the YMCA of the Rockies pool. If interested in volunteering or if you need community service hours and enjoy the company of 6th-8th graders call the new director, Stevie Frazier for more information: (970) 531-9837, or e-mail sfrazier@egsd.org.

Safety Escort Volunteers needed ” The Kremmling Branch Library seeks volunteers to escort kids from the Elementary to the Kremmling Library for After School Club. After School Club is starting January 2009. If interested, please contact either Glyn Sheppard, Kremmling Branch Librarian or Lauren Dilts, Youth Services Librarian, at (970) 724-9228.

Grand Youth Adventures – Grand Youth Adventures is looking for volunteers to help teach kids to make healthy decisions in their lives through outdoor wilderness experiences. Activities include an afterschool program at the Panthers Den, weekly kayak rolls class and Friday field trips. If interested in volunteering or if you need community service hours and enjoy the company of 6th-8th graders call the new director, Jaymes Woode at (970) 887-2750.

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The Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Kremmling on the corner of U.S. 40 and 10th street. At the end of every month, there is a $2 bag sale that runs through the week. The sale includes all clothing and shoes for the entire family. Call Monika Cary @ (970) 724-2912. Proceeds benefit the Grand County Historical Association. Volunteers are currently needed to keep the shop open the remaining weekdays.

Grand County 4-H ” Grand County 4-H is looking for adult volunteers to be leaders. Project lists are available at the Extension Office and may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed. There are tons of teaching resources to get started. Contact Brenda at (970) 724-3436 or Brenda.Kwang@colostate.edu if interested.

GC Council on Aging – GCCA announces a vacancy on its volunteer Board of Directors effective January, 2009 to fill a two-year term of office. Letters of interest will be accepted until Dec. 20 at: GCCA, P.O. Box 42, Granby, CO 80446; or call (970) 887-2281 with questions.

Girl Scout leaders – Adult volunteers are needed for the local Girl Scouts program enrolling girls 5-to-17 now. Whether in a troop or as an individual member, Girl Scouts can learn about healthy living, science, technology, engineering and math, pluralism and diversity, financial literacy, the arts, and community service – in a relaxed, all-girl setting. Volunteers are moms, dads, grandparents, young professionals, alumnae, retirees and other women and men 18 years of age and older who are interested in becoming role models and mentors. Specialized training and ongoing support and education. Contact Margaret Miller at (970) 453-9494 or e-mail margaret.miller@gscolorado.org.

Grand County Search and Rescue – GC Search and Rescue seeks volunteers willing to work odd hours, in harsh working conditions, with no pay, but with great adventures to help others and your community. No experience is required, training is free. Contact Greg Foley at (970) 531-1555 or Dave Batura at (970) 887-3707.

ADVOCATES – ADVOCATES: Victim Assistance Team is looking for volunteers to cover its 24-hour confidential crisis line responding to calls re: domestic violence and sexual assault in Grand County. They offer 45 hours of training. Contact ADVOCATES at (970) 725-3442.

Design review committee – The Town of Winter Park is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving on the Design Review Committee and on the Board of Adjustment. Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to Drew Nelson, Town Planner at dnelson@wpgov.com or P.O. Box 3327, 50 Vasquez Road, Winter Park, CO 80482-3327.

Tutoring – East Grand Middle School is starting a tutoring program called “C-Squared” for students who need help in the core competency areas. Caring adults to help for one, maybe two hours a week are needed for a variety of times available during the day and

after school. Call Lynn Cassidy at (970) 887-3382, ext. 116 or Jane Tollett at (970) 531-1866.

NSCD volunteers sought – Volunteers are needed on Sundays for the weekly National Sports Center for the Disabled low-vision lesson program and other days throughout the 2008-09 snow sports season when groups of visually impaired students from around the U.S. and U.K. spend several days taking ski and snowboard lessons. A minimum of intermediate ski or snowboard skills are required. The NSCD will provide all the necessary training. Volunteers receive a Winter Park season pass, discounts, continuing education clinics and the opportunity for instructor certification. Visit http://www.nscd.org/volunteers, call (970) 726-1546, e-mail volunteers@nscd.org or contact Rachel Hirt at (303) 633-5802 or rhirt@nscd.org.

Reading Buddies – Fraser Valley Elementary School is looking for Reading Buddies. Reliable volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with a student for 30 minutes per week, helping to improve reading skills and increase reading enjoyment. Training arrangements can be made to fit your schedule. Leave a message for Elizabeth at wpbaumhaus@gmail.com or call (970) 726-9806.

Museum helpers – Grand County Historical Association is seeking volunteers to help with odd jobs at Cozens Ranch in Fraser and Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs. Those interested are encouraged to call (970) 725-3939 or stop by Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Land Trust seeks help – The Middle Park Land Trust needs volunteers to help with newsletter mailing, booth volunteers, building and easement improvements and helping with other events. Call (970) 887-1177 for more information.

Rural Health Network – The Grand County Rural Health Network is accepting letters of interest for the Board of Directors. The Network is a nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Directors, which works in partnership to improve and direct the future of healthcare for Grand County. Letters of interest will be accepted from healthcare professionals, specialists, or any community member interested in making a difference in healthcare in Grand County. Mail them to P.O. Box 2180, Granby, CO 80446 by Nov. 21 or call (970) 887-3064.

Board members needed – Mountain Family Center board members are needed from the Hot Sulphur and Kremmling areas. Check out the Web site to see all the things the organization does for Grand County at: http://www.mountainfamilycenter.org. Contact Jill via e-mail at mtnfamilyctr@rkymtnhi.com to express your interest in making a difference in our community.

YMCA volunteers – Looking for a way to receive the great benefits the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch has to offer? Snow Mountain Ranch is looking for volunteers to help with trail hikes, general maintenance, housekeeping, gift shop and food service. Call Kelli Acord at (970) 887-2152.

GC Commissioners – The Grand County Board of County Commissioners has an opening on one of its county-affiliated boards ” the citizens health advisory committee. Anyone interested can call one of the county commissioners or call the county commissioners office at (970) 725-3347, ext. 100.

Headwaters Trails Alliance – Headwaters Trails Alliance and the USFS-Sulphur Ranger District are looking for few good people to step forward and help with improvement on all trails within Grand County as part of the Adopt-A-Trail Program. Call Lucinda with HTA at (970) 726-1013, Gary with USFS at (970) 887-4100, e-mail HTA@headwaterstrails.com or visit the group’s udpated Web site at http://www.headwaterstrails.org. No experience is required.

Troublesome Horse Rescue ” Volunteers are needed to help with the Therapeutic Riding Program for disabled riders. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age. Experience with children and horses is helpful but not required. Training is available. Sidewalkers and leadwalkers are needed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Sue Pratt at (970) 724-3231 or (970) 531-1695.

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