Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a fulfilling volunteer role serving Eagle County youth?
Below is a list of current volunteer needs.
If you are an organization that needs help promoting your volunteer needs, please fill out and return a Volunteer Job Sheet at the bottom of this page.

Town of Vail Library Teen Volunteer Program
Vail Public Library is looking for teen volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Program. We meet Tuesday afternoons from June 13 through Aug. 8. It's a 2 - 3 hour commitment. You'll help with programing for children ages 6 to 11. We'd love to meet to plan in the week before the program begins.

Vail Public Library is looking for teen volunteers to help with our Reading Buddies Program. Teens read, listen to kids read, mentor and buddy up with children in 1st - 3rd grades for an hour weekly. It's a great way to help out, positively impact a young peer and earn volunteer credit for your college applications.

Please contact Cricket at cpylman@vailgov.com or call 970-479-2179.


Eagle Valley Library District Volunteer Program
Are you looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity? Would you like to assist in enhancing library services and programming in your community?

The Eagle Valley Library District is pleased to announce a diverse range of opportunities to volunteer at each of our libraries! Each position requires varying lengths of commitment and training. Most volunteer opportunities can fit any schedule. Volunteers will help the District leverage limited resources and fulfill its mission to respond to community needs by providing excellent opportunities and resources to read, learn, and grow for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley.

Use your talents. Learn new skills. Meet new people.

Volunteers will gain job skills, personal growth, and a sense of community involvement. We provide a safe, pleasant environment and the opportunity to meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

For more information, visit evld.org/volunteer or email volunteer@evld.org.

EVLD Reading Buddies for TEENS
The Eagle Valley Library District's Reading Buddies Program pairs teen volunteers with younger children (students in grades 1st - 3rd) for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week for eight weeks!

Big Buddies (teen mentors in grades 9th - 12th) receive training at the beginning and throughout the session. In addition to helping a younger child read and succeed, teens develop leadership, problem-solving and communication skills. Teen mentors practice choosing appropriate books and materials as well as positive reinforcement techniques for helping a little buddy. Reading Buddies is a great experience for students to feature on resumes and college applications. Sign up today!

Avon Public Library
970-949-6797

Eagle Public Library
970-328-8800

Gypsum Public Library
970-524-5080

Reading Buddies is provided in partnership with the Eagle Valley Library District and The Literacy Project.


Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is looking for volunteers to help with feedings, in particular the Tuesday and Wednesday evening shifts. Email shana@mvhr.net.



Girl Scouts of Colorado girl scouts

Imagine all of the amazing activities that Eagle Valley Girl Scouts have the opportunity to explore with you as their volunteer! For more information on how you can help, please e-mail Cricket Hawkins


SpeakUp ReachOut
SpeakUp ReachOut: The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Eagle Valley is a group of individuals throughout Eagle County who are dedicated to providing suicide prevention education and resources for those in need.

Signs of Suicide (SOS): The SOS Signs of Suicide program is an award-winning, nationally recognized program designed for middle and high school-age students. The program teaches students how to identify the symptoms of depression and suicidality in themselves or their friends, and encourages help-seeking through the use of the ACT® technique (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).

QPR Trainings: Become a QPR Trainer and teach ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. It is also an action plan that can result in lives saved.

If you would like to volunteer for the organization, please contact Erin.


YouthPower365
YouthPower365 impacts youth with positive relationships, community interaction and recreation applications that inspire self-confidence, friendship, and integrity. Key to our success is the work of volunteers who give countless hours to our programs PowerHours (KidSTRONG is the fitness portion), Celebrate the Beat, First Notes, Copa Soccer, Magic Bus kindergarten readiness, Community Coaches and Girl PowHER. YouthPower365 volunteer opportunities connect individuals and organizations with people and programs that will utilize their specific talents and benefit others.

PwrHrs: AfterSchool program takes place in every public school throughout Eagle County. With activities ranging from sports and fitness to cultural enrichment and academics, there are opportunities for you to make a difference. We need academic volunteers at Avon, Edwards, Gypsum Middle and Elementary, Homestake Peak, Eagle Valley Elementary and Middle, June Creek and Red Hill. You may help with guided reading or homework help. (Various days, from 3:15 to 5:00)

KidSTRONG (Kids Stronger Through Recreational Opportunities & Nutritional Guidance): help with the sports and fitness portion of PwrHrs. This is a high-energy couple of hours that will leave you laughing and getting those kids moving and learning about good food choices.

Magic Bus: See the magic of learning through a child’s eye on the Magic Bus, our kindergarten-readiness program that serves 250 families from Gypsum through Avon.

Sowing Seeds program: Be part of our Sowing Seeds program: Thursdays & Fridays at Brush Creek Elementary, Tuesdays at Eagle Valley Elementary, Mondays at Edwards Elementary. Teach kids science while they get their hands dirty—and they eat what they raise! Over winter break help organize the Brush Creek greenhouse.

Girl PowHER: introduces underserved girls to the skills and accomplishments of local leaders in order to promote academic achievement, a healthy lifestyle, and personal development. Girl PowHER participants increasing positive behaviors and attitudes by applying core values, and living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates fitness and healthy nutrition choices.

Help out in our office with organizing, filing, mailing.
Contact YouthPower365 Volunteer Coordinator, Shiloy Sanders, to learn more about our volunteer opportunities at



Bright Future Foundation
Calling all volunteers--if you're passionate about advocating on behalf of women and children in crisis, Bright Future Foundation has just the opportunity for you! Bright Future will be offering a 40 hour intensive advocate training. Upon successful completion, volunteer advocates will join Bright Future's team in providing crisis intervention and emotional support to women, men and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For more info and to register, call 970-763-7209.

Buddy Mentor: The Buddy Mentor Program’s mission is to connect children facing adversity in the Vail Valley with a committed adult role model who will provide encouragement, companionship, and life skills enhancement through a mentoring relationship. BFF provides our Senior Buddies with ongoing support and training as well as invitations to various recreational activities for our Junior and Senior Buddy Members. To take the next step in becoming a Senior Buddy, please contact Mike Santambriogio at 970-763-7212.


Volunteer Job Sheet

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Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
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