This holiday season, we are again reminded of all that we have to be grateful for. A gratitude practice is fantastic for mental health, so let’s put this gratitude into practice. Volunteering with Boulder County’s wonderful nonprofits connects you with like-minded communities actively collaborating to make the place we live equitable and just for all living beings. Here are some great volunteer opportunities in Boulder County this holiday season.
Out Boulder County
Many ongoing volunteer opportunities are available to individuals looking to team up with this great nonprofit. Out Boulder County works with members of the LGBTQ+ community to foster connection, collaboration, justice, and education to ensure that individuals within this community can thrive. They often need volunteers for daily operations like running the front desk, working with youth and helping during events. Learn more here.
This Boulder-based nonprofit provides a multitude of services for our city’s houseless residents. From daily meals, legal assistance, and job opportunities, Bridge House has been putting people first for 25 years. Become a mentor with the Ready to Work program, serve dinners at the Community Table, offer transportation to individuals who need to get to job interviews, and more. There are numerous ways to dedicate your time and energy to Bridge House.
With a focus on women, transgender, and nonbinary people and their children, Mother House is a sanctuary. Since 1982, this nonprofit has offered shelter, services and child-care essentials to women who come to their doors. They’ve provided housing for over 1,250 mothers and children in our community and continue to have a positive impact on those experiencing risky situations, danger and a lack of support. Mother House is in need of volunteers for a variety of projects and programs. Contact them to learn about new volunteer opportunities.
Formerly Attention Homes, TGTHR is a Boulder-based organization seeking to end youth homelessness in our community. From job resources to actual basic needs, TGTHR collaborates with young people so they can thrive. Each day, TGTHR cooks around 150+ meals for people in their programs. Become a meal volunteer here.
This peer-led organization offers support to individuals currently experiencing houselessness by pairing them with others who have made their own way out. Founded in 2021, this new nonprofit has already made a significant impact in Boulder County. In addition to numerous other services, Feet Forward identified 36 people who slipped through the cracks in housing programs and was able to secure homes for 11 of those individuals. Every Tuesday from 2 – 3:45pm, Feet Forward serves dozens of hot meals, clothing, gear, and more to neighbors living outside. Not only is this an awesome way to love your neighbor, it’s a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals as well.
Boulder County provides plenty of ways for each of us to get involved with local nonprofits making huge impacts for our city’s residents. When you donate your time and energy, you donate your soul’s currency. It’s a gift that not only benefits other human beings, but also raises the vibration of this place we live, making this town an even more enjoyable place.