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CASA launches online training to boost volunteer recruitment

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region volunteer recruitment was down and executive director Trudy Strewler Hodges saw an opportunity online to get more recruits. She nominated the Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Pikes Peak Region program to be part of pilot last year that uses a college-style distance learning program to get volunteers trained… Continue Reading CASA launches online training to boost volunteer recruitment

The Space Foundation needs docents, greeters and operational support volunteers to work in its new Visitors’ Center, which will open this fall. Volunteers can work as little as two four-hour shifts a month, or as often as four full days a week, conducting tours and providing information in the Visitors’ Center’s two main areas: the… Continue Reading Space Foundation seeking a few good volunteers

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USA Pro Challenge volunteers needed

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Local organizers of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge are accepting volunteers for Stage 5 of the race which will land in downtown Colorado Springs Aug. 24. Volunteers are needed for pre-race and race day activities. They will take on a variety of roles from hospitality, security, media check-in, volunteer check-in and course marshals. Volunteers must… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge volunteers needed

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AARP seeks tax volunteers

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation service, is seeking volunteers  from across the state to aid with 2011 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who speak both English and Spanish. Volunteers will receive free… Continue Reading AARP seeks tax volunteers

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Silver key seeks volunteer drivers

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Silver Key needs a few good drivers to serve meals to elderly residents and to take them to doctor appointments, the grocery store or recreational outings. Drivers typically work one four-hour shift a week, and provide door-to-door services. For many clients, Silver Key drivers are their only means of transportation. Meals on Wheels drivers use… Continue Reading Silver key seeks volunteer drivers

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Six hundred volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation, Home Depot’s “hardlines” departments and company vendors joined with organizers from Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity to do construction and landscape projects on 15 houses in the Woodmen Vistas development. Work began at 7:30 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m. The Woodmen Vistas development is located… Continue Reading Home Depot Foundation, Habitat partner at Woodmen Vistas

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Health Department: Thanks for help with H1N1

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With the help of many in the community, the Health Department has made progress toward providing H1N1 flu vaccination to residents of El Paso County. So many individuals and organizations have pitched in time, equipment, resources, facilities and support for this vital effort! On behalf of the El Paso County Board of Health and the… Continue Reading Health Department: Thanks for help with H1N1

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