Summit County volunteers do just about everything from tutoring to leading recreational groups with nonprofit organizations and civic groups within the county. They choose how and where they want to serve. However they choose to serve, Summit County volunteers meet critical community needs. Studies show that those who volunteer live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. The Summit County Volunteer Corps lets community leaders and government officials see the power and importance of older volunteers. While an individual makes a difference in the lives of those they help each day, as a group senior volunteers demonstrate the vital civic engagement of Summit County’s maturing generation.
2011 Community Impacts of Summit County Volunteer Corps:
58 Volunteer sites
14,694 hours served valued at $323,268
Key Impact Areas:
Community and Economic Development – Summit Foundation, National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) , Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts, Town of Frisco Information Center
Health/Nutrition – Food Banks, Mountain Meals Buffet & Meals on Wheels, St. Anthony Medical Center
Education – Tutoring in schools, Mountain Mentors, Preschools, Library
Environment – Stewardship: Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) , Animal Welfare: Animal Shelter, League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS), SWAN Center Outreach
Housing – Habitat for Humanity
Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety – Red Cross, Lake Dillon Fire Department, CASA of the Continental Divide
What are the Benefits of Joining Summit County Volunteer Corps?
No cost to join.
Your volunteer hours will show the impact that those over 55 are making in Summit County.
Regular updates of both long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities
Recognition for serving our communities