Get Involved Colorado

Get Involved Colorado is a series that highlights nonprofit organizations across the state that are looking for volunteers. If you know of an organization that needs an extra set of hands and volunteers with passionate hearts, contact host/producer Karlie Huckels at karlie.huckels@kunc.org.

Get Involved: Casa de la Esperanza

Dec 4, 2017
Casa de la Esperanza

Casa de la Esperanza provides educational opportunities for the children of families who work in agriculture.

“We have a mission to help our students and our parents,” says Vanessa Escarcega, the program’s coordinator.

Anna Hunt / KUNC

The Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado (IRC) is a local nonprofit that works to help get immigrants and refugees the education and resources needed to help integrate them into their new community.

Get Involved: Envision

Oct 2, 2017
Anna Hunt / KUNC

Envision is a nonprofit that supports and assists those with disabilities.“Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Celeste Ewert, the Executive Director.

Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals (NCFF) is a trap, neuter, return (TNR) nonprofit that has benefited the livelihood of cats in Northern Colorado since March of 2009.

Get Involved: Yampa River Botanic Park

Aug 7, 2017
KUNC/Ryan Thompson

Yampa River Botanic Park is a unique experiment in public/private development and maintenance of a public botanical facility. While the land was purchased privately, the land was donated to the city of Steamboat Springs in 1992 by park founders Bob and Audrey Enever. It is managed by a volunteer association, set up by Steamboat Springs city ordinance. Gayle Lehman, the Park Supervisor for 20 years, says that what the park truly brings to the mountain community is “a place to come for serenity, and appreciate the birds, flowers trees plants and animals of our amazing Yampa River Basin.”

Get Involved: Off the Hook Arts

Jul 3, 2017
Karlie Huckels - KUNC

Off the Hook Arts is a nonprofit that has been enriching children’s musical passions in Northern Colorado for the past 4 years.

“Our mission is to provide free and low-cost music education for children in Northern Colorado,” Jephta Bernstein, the founder and executive artistic director, said. “I really like having the chance to interact with kids who might not get this kind of a level of music instruction because they don’t have the financial means to do it.”

Get Involved: Audio Information Network of Colorado

Jun 5, 2017
Karlie Huckels - KUNC

Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) is a nonprofit organization that provides live and recorded programming resources for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals. It has been the only service of its kind in Colorado for 27 years.

Get Involved: Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

May 1, 2017
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a nonprofit devoted to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife.

Get Involved: Longmont Community Justice Partnership

Apr 3, 2017
Longmont Community Justice Partnership

Longmont Community Justice Partnership is dedicated to the practice of restorative justice as a tool for community mediation of non-violent crime. As executive director Kathleen McGoey explains, “It’s a holistic and community focused approach to community safety.”

Get Involved: Partners Mentoring Youth

Mar 6, 2017

 Partners Mentoring Youth is dedicated to Northern Colorado youth who are facing significant challenges in their lives. Founded in 1978, the organization is dedicated to providing one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives.

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