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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

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.

Get Involved: High Plains Environmental Center

Feb 6, 2017
High Plains Environmental Center

The High Plains Environmental Center is a 275-acre wildlife habitat that includes a reservoir and a lake. It is is located within Centerra, a large mixed-use development in Loveland, and Centerra landowners contract with the center to retain an additional 135 acres of open space. The center works with developers, builders, businesses and residents to make the community a living laboratory that provides integrated examples of community design, land stewardship, eco-literacy and sustainable living.

Get Involved: Growing Home

Jan 2, 2017
Growing Home

Growing Home is an organization offering dual-generation programs to nurture children, strengthen families, and create community. Their early childhood interventions help children from birth through age eight with evidence-based programs that help them prepare for kindergarten and keep older kids on the path to success. Supportive services strengthen families during times of crisis by offering food, shelter, healthcare, and homeless prevention assistance. Growing Home combines direct service strategies with efforts to advance change to work toward equal opportunity.

Get Involved: Neighbor To Neighbor

Dec 5, 2016

Neighbor to Neighbor’s mission is to open doors and advance lives from homelessness through home ownership. They’re the primary housing resource for Larimer County residents providing sustainable housing, supportive services, and education.  Neighbor to Neighbor operates three key service programs: Renter, affordable housing, and home ownership.

Get Involved: Project Healing Waters

Nov 7, 2016
Project Healing Waters

The Platte Rivers Program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing serves veterans in northeasteastern Colorado and Southeastern Wyoming. It’s a totally volunteer organization that takes veterans fishing. Their goal is to help veterans experience solace through fly fishing. They also teach fly casting, fly tying, and rod building.

Get Involved: I Have A Dream of Boulder County

Oct 3, 2016
I Have A Dream of Boulder County

2016 is the twenty sixth anniversary of I Have a Dream of Boulder County. Their mission is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals. They do that by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. After graduating from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a four year tuition assistance scholarship for college or vocational school.

Get Involved: The Inn Between of Longmont, Inc.

Sep 5, 2016
The Inn Between

As The Inn Beween of Longmont’s Executive Director David Bitler says, “Everybody needs a home.”
With 67 housing units, the mission of The Inn Between is to provide supportive housing promoting self-sufficiency and stability to diverse homeless families and individuals through collaboration with community partners, utilization of community resources, case management and life-skills training. Case Managers work with residents to identify the needs of the individual while establishing a trusting relationship and gradually engaging the client into comprehensive services.

Get Involved: Yampatika

Aug 1, 2016

Since 1992,Yampatika has been the primary non-profit organization to offer outdoor educational services to children and adults in Routt, Moffat and Jackson Counties. The organization is all about connecting people to nature.

Denver Writes

<>Through workshops, summer camps and after-school programs, Denver Writes gets area children excited about writing. Volunteers help by tutoring, mentoring, and teaching the students. By actively recruiting volunteers that are enthusiastic about writing and storytelling, volunteers get just as much out of it as the students do.

Get Involved: Loveland Youth Gardeners

Jun 6, 2016
Loveland Youth Gardeners

Loveland Youth Gardeners offers Youth Education Programs focusing on at-risk and special needs students in the Loveland community. Executive Director Alyssa McConkey says that “through gardening the organization cultivates important job and life skills and community engagement in youth facing extra challenges.”