Get Involved Colorado | KUNC

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

Wreaths Across America at Linn Grove Cemetery

For the past five years, Wreaths Across America in Greeley has been placing evergreen wreaths on veterans' graves for the holiday season at the same time as Arlington National Cemetery. This year they are including others who have served the community: police, firefighters and emergency services.

Aliya Gorelick / KUNC

When you walk into the Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, you can’t miss the colored paper people cover the wall. When a child client comes in, they are encouraged to color a person and stick it anywhere they want.

Get Involved: A3

Sep 3, 2018

The American Council of the Blind of Colorado, also known as A3, is a nonprofit that provides education, training and other support systems for seniors who have severe loss of vision.


Weld County Department of Human Services may not be the usual organization that we highlight on Get Involved. However, their need for people to volunteer is very great in one specific area: foster care.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center / From the Hip Photo

Colorado Photographic Arts Center executive director Samantha Johnston says their mission is all about art.

"We are supporting the arts, the photographic arts specifically, through education, exhibitions, and community outreach," says Johnston.

The center, founded in 1963, serves as a dedicated photography space in Denver.

Cooking Matters Colorado

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for life,” or so goes the old idiom.

Heart J Center

The Heart J Center in Loveland is a gem for parents, educators and adults who yearn to be outdoors. For the past 4 years founder and CEO Laura Armstrong has brought the joy of outdoor discovery and education to children and adults.

Melissa Webster / for KUNC

Shelley Coldiron works with a unique bunch, though you can’t tell when you first arrive at the property she manages. It’s a quiet, peaceful place, tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just northwest of Fort Collins. Birds chirp as a mountain breeze rustles through the trees and the soft notes of a wind chime ring out.

Get Involved: Greeley's Senior Resource Services

Mar 5, 2018

Greeley’s Senior Resource Services is a unique nonprofit in Weld County that has provided independence in the form of free transportation for elders in the community since 2006.

Get Involved: Art As Action

Feb 5, 2018
Art as Action

At the not for profit Art as Action, they focus on more than just the art itself.

“Art as Action started in 2002,” said founder and artistic director Sarah Leversee. “We were dancers and musicians and poets. We wanted to make work and shows that had an impact and a point of view.”

Art as Action is a not for profit organization that uses many forms of art as expression and uses dance to help people with Parkinson’s.