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Help people find their new best friend! Greeters work with patrons visiting the EAC to view our adoptable animals and assist with the adoption process. Volunteers will getting to know the animals in the EAC and patron's lifestyles which will inform conversations to make the best fit for the adoptable animal. The Everyday Adoption Center is expected to get continuous exposure to potential adopters, so volunteers will help to cut down that wait time and focus on customer service. By focusing on providing a positive experience for both animals and individuals, we hope all visitors will become lifelong supporters of the Aurora Animal Shelter.


Location:

10460 Town Center Dr
Westminster CO, 80021

Park in parking lot for PetSmart


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Nicole Robbins

nrobbins@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8390


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A big need in our shelter is assistance with the feeding of and cleaning up after our animals. Volunteers in this role may also couple their Clean N' Feed shift with other roles such as Dog Pal and Kitty Companion.

All interested individuals must undergo trainings as specified by AAS.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete an orientation, and commitment to a minimum of 8 hours per month, for 6 months. Volunteers must fit within the current schedule for Clean N' Feed role.


Location:

15750 E. 32nd Ave.
Aurora CO, 80010


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Contact:

Nicole Robbins

nrobbins@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8390


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Provide daily socialization for the dogs in the shelter through walks outside the shelter as well as off-leash time in play yards.

All interested individuals must undergo trainings as specified by AAS.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete an orientation, and commitment to a minimum of 8 hours per month, for 6 months. Volunteers must fit within the current schedule of availability of roles.


Location:

15750 E. 32nd Ave.
Aurora CO, 80010


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Nicole Robbins

nrobbins@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8390


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Enrichment is one of the best stress relievers for animals in a shelter environment. Enrichment Volunteers will take on shifts focusing on a variety of different avenues of enrichment to ensure that our animals are stimulated mentally as well as physically. Volunteers for this role are required to see through entire proccess from set up through clean up of enrichment materials.

All interested individuals must undergo trainings as specified by AAS.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete an orientation, and commitment to a minimum of 8 hours per month, for 6 months. Volunteers must fit within the current schedule of availability of roles.


Location:

15750 E. 32nd Ave.
Aurora CO, 80010


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Contact:

Nicole Robbins

nrobbins@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8390


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Provide daily enrichment to the cat's at the Aurora Animal Shelter. Assist with cleaning and feeding. Provide socialization to kittens, and engage cat's in play to help alleviate stress.

All interested individuals must undergo trainings as specified by AAS.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete an orientation, and commitment to a minimum of 8 hours per month, for 6 months. Volunteers must fit within the current schedule of availability of roles.


Location:

15750 E. 32nd Ave.
Aurora CO, 80010


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Nicole Robbins

nrobbins@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8390


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The Aurora Museum Foundation (AMF)

The AMF is an organization dedicated to supporting the Aurora History Museum. For more information click here to visit the AMF website or leave a message at 303-739-6705 and a Board Member will return your call.

Antique Appraisal Fair

Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to work in the following areas:

Event Set Up (Move tables and chairs into appropriate configuration. This may happen either Friday night or early Saturday morning.)

Sign-In Table (Check in participants and collect registration payments.)

Entrance to event (Greet and direct participants to the entrance. Assist with moving items if needed.)

Participant Waiting Area (Seat people in the waiting line in order according to their appointment times and call names as the appraiser tables open for the next participants.)

The Antique Appraisal Fair occurs on the last Saturday of both April and September from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each year. Participants make appointments in advance to have their antiques and collectibles evaluated by local appraisers. All proceeds from this fundraiser event benefit the Aurora History Museum.

Annual Festival of Wreaths
Volunteer Activities include:

Creating and coordinating social media posts before and during the exhibit/event runtime.

Soliciting and coordinating local business sponsorship participation.

Delivery of blank wreaths to participating local businesses.

This annual event is both a fundraiser and an exhibit. It features holiday wreath creations sponsored and decorated by local Aurora businesses, charitable organizations and individuals. All proceeds benefit the Aurora Museum Foundation and its efforts to support the Aurora History Museum, its exhibits, educational events, divergent cultural events and outreach programs.


Location:

15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora CO, 80012


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Contact:

Jessica Lira

jlira@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6663


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Work at designated Aurora Public Schools as a mentor. Be present within the school to monitor student activity, teacher assisting and referrals to necessary school staff. Must be willing to work in a youth environment and pass clearances and required interiew processes.


Location:


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Gloria Dawson

gldawson@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6704


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Contact:

Danelle Carrel

dcarrel@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6016


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A seasonal volunteer opportunity exists in the Aurora Water-wise Garden located on the east side of city hall. Volunteers assist in general maintenance of the garden.


Location:

15151 E. Alameda Pkwy
Aurora CO, 80012


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Contact:

Zach Versluis

zverslui@auroragov.org

(720) 859-4366


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Do you want to learn how to operate a camera? Or maybe floor directing, lighting, video editing, graphics and reporting? AuroraTV, the premiere award-winning television station for the City of Aurora is looking for volunteers to help with productions. Contact Matt at 303-739-6606 or mqpeters@auroragov.org to take advantage of this opportunity.


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Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Matt Peterson

mqpeters@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6606


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The High Line Canal Cleanup is a volunteer event to clear trash and debris from the 11 miles of the High Line Canal that run through Aurora. The goal for the day is to reduce the amount of trash being discharged from the canal into Sand Creek and Toll Gate Creek. It is also an opportunity to learn about the problems caused by littering and the importance of caring for our waterways.


Location:

16000 E. Centertech Parkway
Aurora CO, 80012

Plan to arrive at the Community College of Aurora, Student Center, at 8:00 AM for check in and segment assignment. For large groups, please send the person that represents your organization through registration to register the entire group at once. The City of Aurora will provide crew leaders, trash bags, hand tools, a water bottle, snacks, and most supplies that may be needed for the event. Please plan on wearing/bringing the following items: sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, gloves, sunscreen, hat, and a signed volunteer agreement for each participant. Extra volunteer agreement forms will be available at registration.


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 8


Contact:

Lottia Villalba

lvillalb@auroragov.org

(303) 739-7372


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Correct text of the Aurora History Museum's digitized newspapers at www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org. This work helps both museum staff and other researchers look up information in the Aurora Democrat and Aurora Advocate newspapers.

Volunteers can work from home on this project (will need a computer and internet access) or can work at the museum.


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Contact:

Jessica Lira

jlira@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6663


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Volunteers assist with different tasks including set up, clean up and facilitating activities for the general public. Events include teas, Global Fest, National History Day and many more.

Requirements change for each program, but typically volunteers are required to give 4 to 8 hours per month primarily during the summer and fall.

We have a significant need for costumed interpreters to volunteer at our historic sites. Interpreters should have an interest in learning about Aurora's history and sharing that knowledge. No minimum education or experience necessary, but must be comfortable interacting with people of all ages. Training is provided.


Location:

15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora CO, 80012


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Jessica Lira

jlira@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6663


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Create connections between the past and the present by becoming a school programs volunteer at the Aurora History Museum. You will learn about the history of Aurora and share your knowledge with students through fun and engaging activities.

You will facilitate educational experiences in the museum galleries and/or at schools based on your preference. Training is provided, but you should feel comfortable working with elementary school age students.

The volunteer schedule will change based on the season, but it is primarily August through May, Tuesday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All education volunteers must pass a bakcground check.


Location:

15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora CO, 80012


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Jessica Lira

jlira@auroragov.org

(303) 739-6663


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A category for general teen library volunteers who have been scheduled to shelve, page, and assist with crafts and events. This also includes TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Members and Book Reviews.

Volunteers who are under the age of eighteen and/or have not graduated high school and volunteer at the Tallyn's Reach Library.

Position requires additional paper application and waiver that can be retreived from the Tallyn's Reach circulation desk. Teens must pass shelving test with a 100% accuracy grade.


Location:


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 14


Contact:

Julie Stephens

jmstephe@auroragov.org

(303) 627-3050


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Contact:

Brandon Forman

bforman@auroragov.org


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Birding enthusiasts have been doing monthly bird species counts at the Plains Conservation Center for over ten years. This valuable data provides analysis experience for youth studying the sciences and insight to the population patterns of various songbirds, invasive species, and birds of prey. If you enjoy birding this is the opportunity for you!
We are looking for a group of volunteers to do a monthly bird count at the Plains Conservation Center.

Prior to registering for this opportunity you must register to become an open space and natural resources steward because of background check requirements.

Please see the calendar to sign up for the reoccuring monthly morning bird counts.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Fendi Despres at fdespres@auroragov.org or 3033268380


Location:

21901 E hampden ave
aurora CO, 80013


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Fendi Despres

fdespres@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8380


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Staffs nature center desk, answers phones, greets visitors, provides information to visitors, assists staff with programming needs.

Prior to registering for this opportunity you must register to become an open space and natural resources steward because of background check requirements.


Existing OSNR stewards register today! Just click View Schedule in Calendar, scroll over to the month of the event on the calendar, double click the day of the event box and view each open position at the bottom of the page. Then just click Sign Up on the volunteer position and shift you'd like to volunteer for!


Location:


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Joy Thompson

jethomps@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8429


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The Office of Emergency Management within Aurora Fire Rescue is looking for volunteers to assist with reviewing and updating their resource book, which identifies community partners and contact information that may be utilized in the event of an emergency.


Location:

15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora CO, 80012


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Patricia Mason

pmason@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8995


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Open space volunteers provide essential support for Aurora's true nature through trail patrols, steward work projects, resource monitoring, event staffing, and educational programs.

Become an Open Space Volunteer Steward
Open Space volunteer stewards support the mission of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department in many ways, including:

- Perform trail steward duties such as trail monitoring and bike patrol
- Restore native habitats by helping to remove noxious weeds during our Weed Warrior Work Days
- Help with planting and maintaining native landscaped gardens around our Nature Centers as a Wildflower Ambassador
- Monitor resources through bird counts, prarie dog counts, nest box monitoring, and other resource surveys
- Staff the information desk at any of our three Nature Centers
- Share unique talents like art, design and writing through special projects
- Assist with public or school program presentations on natural, scientific and historical topics
- Provide support at special events


Location:


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Jennifer Brown

jlbrown@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8380


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For registered OSNR volunteer stewards we are providing classes, trainings, and enrichments on Aurora's natural resouces and wildlife.

Prior to registering for this opportunity you must register to become an open space and natural resources steward because of background check requirements.


Existing OSNR stewards register today! Just click View Schedule in Calendar, scroll over to the month of the event on the calendar, double click the day of the event box and view each open position at the bottom of the page then scroll down. Then just click Sign Up on the enrichment/training you would like to participate in!


Location:

Various Locations
Aurora CO


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Jennifer Brown

jlbrown@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8380


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Make a positive difference in your neighborhood by becoming a volunteer steward of Aurora's city Parks. Enjoy the outdoors and connect with your neighbors and area wildlife as you work to improve the quality of life in Aurora creating healthy environments for people, nature and community. We provide training, supplies and ongoing support. No experience required - you just need to sign up and pass a background check (that we pay for) and you're good to go!

Adopt a Neighborhood Park
Serving as a volunteer Park Steward is a great way to connect with your neighbors, promote community pride and improve park aesthetics and safety. Park Stewards participate in graffiti busting, trash pick-up, tree and flower bed care, playground safety monitoring and trail upkeep in parks throughout the city.


Location:

15151 E. Alameda Ave.
Aurora CO, 80012


Qualifications:

Minimum age: 18


Contact:

Chad Angell

PROSVolunteers@auroragov.org

(303) 739-7889


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Test


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Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Joshua Nicholas

jnichola@auroragov.org

(303) 739-7281


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Love sports and want to get involved in Special Olympics? The city of Aurora's Therapeutic Recreation program is looking for volunteer coaches and unified partners. 1 practice a week for 8 weeks with a chance to compete in weekend area and state competitions. Sign Up today to learn more!


Location:


Aurora CO


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Contact:

Brea Bolks

bbolks@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8410


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Do you enjoy gardening and want to learn more about native plants in the process? Then these Wildflower Ambassador work days promoting the use of landscaping with native plants are for you!

There are many benifits of using native plants in landscape settings. Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur and thus, require less watering and no fertilization which is better for the environment. They can also provide important habitat for wildlife and a source of nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals.

Join us in promoting biodiversity and the stewardship of our natural heritage through our regular work days that take place at the Morrison Nature Center's Sensory Garden for two hours (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) on the first and third Monday of every month.

To sign up for a work day, simply click on "View Schedule" to see the calendar and select which work days and times you are available.

Prior to registering for this opportunity you must register to become an Open Space and Natural Resources Steward because of background check requirements.

If you are interested but would like more information please contact Jennifer Brown at jlbrown@auroragov.org or (303) 326-8380.


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Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16


Contact:

Jennifer Brown

jlbrown@auroragov.org

(303) 326-8380


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