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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

Spellbinders Oral Storytellers of Larimer County was established in Fort Collins, in 2004 by experienced storytellers, Nora J. Heaton and Dora Hildebrand. The Larimer Chapter is the 10th Colorado Chapter formed out of a national non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Germaine Dietsch, now headquartered in Carbondale.

Courtesy of Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars provides comprehensive personal and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students. Its unique “Whole Person” approach offers intellectual, academic, professional, and financial support, in order to cultivate the next generation of community leaders. 

From Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center Facebook Page

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center transforms the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children through compassionate legal advocacy, education and public policy reform. For over thirty years, the Children's Law Center has dedicated itself to advocating for Colorado's abused and neglected children, serving over 2,200 children each year.

Roundup River Ranch offers old-fashioned, pure fun camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. At its beautiful Colorado ranch and through year-round activities, Roundup River Ranch offer campers and families the chance to enjoy the most extraordinarily ordinary joys of childhood.

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provide prevention programs through community outreach and education. SAVA envisions a culture change that results in the end of sexual violence.

What would you do if you could no longer drive? Most of us will have to answer that question at some point. What will you do? Ride a bus? Call a cab? Beg family and friends for rides? Stay home? Or give up that home and move in with the kids or to an assisted living facility? SAINT offers an alternative.

Each year in the United States nearly 400,000 children are abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families. Many of these children also become victims of an over-burdened court system which frequently does not have time to give detailed attention to each child who comes before it. Routt, Grand and Moffat Counties are not immune to these issues. That’s where Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA comes in.

courtesy of VOA in Northern Colorado

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Volunteers of America's Northern Colorado branch provides services to keep seniors independent and living in their homes, and assist veterans with housing. Their programs mainly help residents in Larimer County, but their rapid rehousing program for veterans also serves Weld, Boulder, Morgan, and Logan.

Get Involved Colorado is KUNC's monthly series spotlighting a local organization that offers listeners anopportunity make a difference where they live. By volunteering their time, KUNC listeners can make a meaningful contribution and help to build a stronger community. This month, we feature RSVP of Weld County.

BOEC Facebook Page

Extraordinary things happen at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). A man with quadriplegia finds the courage and patience to take on the high ropes course, a woman who is blind feels the thrill of carving down some fresh powder, a group of teenage boys learn what it means to work hard as they set fence ties on a desert farm in Utah – these are mere glimpses of what happens at the BOEC.