These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment. To submit an item for Helping Hands, see the information at the end of this list.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Orientation — 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. May 11, Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1785 S. 8th St.; 359-9842.
US Paralympics 2013 Warrior Games — Volunteers needed for the May 11-17 event; tinyurl.com/a3fyw55.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Orientation — 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21, Big Brothers Big Sisters - Pikes Peak, 111 S. Tejon St., Suite 302; 359-9842.
Children’s Literacy Center — Volunteers, ages 14 and older, needed for summer reading camps beginning June 3; Pamela, 471-8672, www.childrensliteracycenter.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Orientation — 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 5 or 20, Big Brothers Big Sisters - Pikes Peak, 111 S. Tejon St., Suite 302; 359-9842.
The Alzheimer’s Association — Volunteers needed for light office duties such as making copies and putting packets together, in our small office. A weekly commitment of 2-3 hours is required, during regular business hours. Training and support is provided; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amblicab — Volunteers needed as board memebers to help serve people with disabilities; 633-4601, www.pppartnership.org.The American Cancer Society — 636-5101.
The American Cancer Society — 636-5101. Volunteer drivers also needed for Road to Recover Program, call 630-4974 for information.
The American Numismatic Association Money Museum — Docents needed to conduct tours for youth and adult groups. Good public speaking skills and an interest in currency and/or history is a plus; Andy, 482-9814.
Another Life Foundation of Colorado Springs — Volunteers needed to work with those battling with depression and suicidal behaviors: www.anotherlifefoundation.org.
Arthritis Foundation — 520-5711.
Assistance League — About 100 volunteers needed to support the league's programs, including Operation School Bell and Operation Can You Hear Me. Operation School Bell provides a new winter jacket, clothing and school supplies to needy schoolchildren. 475-2627; www.assistanceleaguecs.org.
Business of Art Center — 685-1861.
CAPS (Community Advancing Public Safety) — Hosted by the City of Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments. Volunteers, 18 and older, needed for internal operations and field locations; www.springscaps.org.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado — Marian House Soup Kitchen; Life Support Center; Family Literacy Project’s English as a Second Language program; Life Connections Program; 636-2345 or www.ccharitiescs.org.
Care and Share Food Bank — Wanda Stanley, 528-1247.
Center for Cultural Interchange — Host exchange students; 238-6402.
Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs — Volunteers needed to fill positions on the Board of Directors. Send letter of interest to 1322 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 115. For information, call 638-0808.
Child Nursery Centers — 632-1754, ext. 40.
Children’s Literacy Center — 471-8672 or www.peakreader.org.
Circles of Support and Accountability — Spend one hour per week for one year to mentor someone who committed a sexual crime as he/she assimilates back into community; Curt 488-9302.
Colorado Springs Police Athletic League — 444-7618 or www.cspal.org.
The Colorado Springs Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Unit — 226-4689.
The Colorado Springs Police Department — Volunteers needed for handicap parking enforcement, Spanish interpreters, senior victims advocates, chaplains, and clerical; Kathy Rowlands, 444-7441 or email@example.com.
Colorado Springs Sister Cities International — Helps school and nonprofit organizations of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia; 575-4314.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center at Mark Reyner Stables — Volunteers needed to work with equine assisted therapy for children and adults with disabilities; 205-1747, 634-4173, www.cstrc.org.
Community Partnership for Child Development/Head Start— Delberta Uvalle, 635-1536, ext. 276.
Council for Educational Travel, USA — Host exchange students; Karin Bugatti, 633-8444.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region — Volunteers represent victims of child abuse and neglect in court: RoseMary, 447-9898, ext. 1008 or www.casappr.org.
Crossfire Ministries — Les or John, 447-1806.
The Depression and Bipolar Support of Alliance of Colorado Springs — 477-1515.
Disability Services of Colorado — Volunteers needed for bingo fundraising sessions; 574-9002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Community Center — Helping to transform lives of those touched by diabetes through education and support; 473-7808 or www.dcccolorado.org.
The District Attorney’s Office — Gwen Stein, 520-6037or website at www.4thjudicialda.com.
Doll Doctors— Help refurbish gently used dolls and stuff animals for charities. Donations accepted: Pat Dinsmore, 574-1915.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study — Host an exchange student: 1-888-447-4273 or www.effoundation.org.
Earthseeds — An environmental advocacy group; 636-3637.
Ecumenical Social Ministries — Volunteer coordinator, 228-6785 or www.ecusocmin.org/Volunteer.aspx.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office — Volunteers needed for the Language Services Volunteer Unit and for the Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol; Volunteer Program Coordinator at 520-7216, shr.elpasoco.com.
Energy Resource Center — Volunteer electrician and painters needed; 591-0772, www.erc-co.org.
Family Attachment Center — Work with children with mental problem-attachment disorder; 632-3204.
Feed My Starving Children— Volunteers needed to package meals to benefit needy children; Carrie Kintz, email@example.com or 531-3312.
First Visitor — Provides home visits to families with newborns; English and Spanish speaking volunteers needed: www.peakvista.org or 344-6639.
Fort Carson Red Cross Therapy Dog Program— Certified therapy dog teams needed to visit Evans Army Hospital; Amy Sorrels-Mourabit, 526-7144.
Freedom from Addictions Outreach — Ruth, 578-0038.
Friends of the Garden of the Gods— Bonnie Frum, 219-0101.
Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District — Board of Director members needed; www.friendsppld.org.
FutureSelf — E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts — Volunteers needed for summer day camp and troop leaders; Bertha Koch, 246-9400, email@example.com.
Girl Scouts of Colorado — 597-8603.
Greccio Housing — Volunteer painters, landscapers and more needed; www.greccio.org.
Habitat for Humanity — www.pikespeakhabitat.org/volunteer
Harvestime International Network — A Christian nonprofit organization that provides free Christian education materials to people around the world: 487-3265 or www.harvestime.org.
Ideal Support Services — Volunteers needed to work with developmentally disabled people; 799-6930 or www.idealsupportservices.org.
Interfaith Hospitality Network — Volunteers needed to interact with homeless families as role models and advocates. Call 329-1244.
Junior League of Colorado Springs — Female volunteers needed; www.jlcoloradosprings.org or 632-3855.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — Lynn or Elise, 633-8110.
Kids Crossing Child Placement Agency — Amy, 667-7040 or www.kidscrossing.tv.
KPC Kids’ Place — A program of Pikes Peak Family Connections, is a crisis and respite nursery for children to age 5 who are at risk for abuse and neglect. Volunteers are needed to assist staff during days and evenings. Background checks are necessary and training is provided: 520-1019 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading with Love — Volunteers needed to love and nurture a puppy who will become a guide dog for the blind; email@example.com.
Licensed Dental Hygiene Care — Provides dental services to seniors; volunteers needed for administrative duties and scheduling; 338-2195.
Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Asylee Resettlement programs — Volunteer cultural mentors needed; Kelly O’Brien, 314-0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau — Volunteers knowledgeable about Manitou Springs needed; Leslie Lewis, 685-5089.
Manna Ministries Food Pantry — Pam, 635-1057.
The McAllister House Museum — 635-7925.
Memorial’s Volunteer Services Department — 365-5298.
“Memories in the Making” — A program of the Alzheimer’s Association, needs art class facilitators: Martha, 494-0740.
Miramont Castle — Volunteers needed for housekeeping and with the Sawyer and Garstin collection; 685-1011.
Mountain Community Transportation for Seniors — 488-0076.
National Alliance on Mental Illness — 473-8477.
One Nation Walking Together — An organization that helps American Indians living in the poorest areas in the United States: 329-0251.
Open Bible Medical Clinic — Serving adults who are uninsured or low-income with medical care: Pam, 475-0972.
Operation Christmas Child — Year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse to help children overseas with school supplies, toys, necessity items and letter of encouragement; Sheila Cain, 532-9566 or www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
PEAK Parent Center — Helps families and children with disabilities. Volunteers needed for answering phones and general office support; 531-9400 or email@example.com.
Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers — Volunteers needed for the Board of Directors; 444-7866.
Pikes Peak Blues Community — Volunteers needed to support events and educational activities; 505-8653 or www.pikespeakblues.org.
Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross — 632-3563.
Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation — Volunteers needed for various administrative positions; 475-9508.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care — Volunteers needed in patient’s homes, long-term care facilities and inpatient unit. Flexible schedules available and comprehensive training provided; 633-3400.
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission — Volunteer coordinator, 632-6189 or go to www.ppjpc.org.
The Pikes Peak Library District — 531-6333, ext. 1251.
Pikes Peak United Way — Aimee Liotini, 955-0762 or www.ppunitedway.org.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center — Volunteers with professional backgrounds in HR, hiring managers or recruiters to conduct one-on-one resume review and mock interviewing needed; 667-3741.
PILLAR — A local Institute for LifeLong Learning: 633-4991.
PlayDate Behavioral Interventions — Provides intervention to children with autism and other disabilities; Eric Boggs, 465-3989 or www.myplaydate.org.
Project Angel Heart — Volunteer delivery drivers needed to bring meals to those homebound by serious illnesses; www.projectangelheart.org.
Rocky Mountain Health Care — Lynn Vilencia, 457-0660, ext. 220.
The Rocky Mountain Stroke Club — 599-4223.
Rocky Mountain Unit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic — Volunteer readers, directors, bookmarkers, office assistants and more needed; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado — Volunteers needed to staff our house at 311 N. Logan, as well as the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Memorial Central and St. Francis Medical Center; Ronda at 471-1814 or email@example.com.
Safe Passage — Volunteers needed to assist greeting families. Safe Passage is focused on providing a friendly and neutral environment for the investigation of child sexual assault cases; Debbie Smith, 636-2460 or Debbie@safepassagecac.org.
The Salvation Army — Go online or call for volunteer opportunities: www.tsacs.org, 636-5266.
School District 11 GrandFriends — Retirees and senior citizens needed to provide academic assistance to students in grades K-12 and adult education; Mary Beth Williams, 520-2311.
SET Family Medical Clinics — Volunteer doctors, PA’s, NP’s and RN’s needed to make a difference in the lives of the uninsured, underinsured and low income people of your community. Help is needed at our homeless clinic 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Marian House and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at St. Francis Health Center. Contact Theresa Manous at 776-8850, ext. 1105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SHARE Colorado — A monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price; 210-3244 or www.sharecolorado.com.
Silver Key Senior Services— Transportation drivers, clerical and boutique volunteers needed; Lori Orwig, 884-2300.
Sister’s Thrift and Boutique — Thrift store benefiting the Benet Hill Monastery. Volunteers needed to help sort clothing and household items; Sandy, 282-0316.
Smokebrush Gallery and Foundation for the Arts — Volunteer accountant or bookkeeper needed; 444-1012.
Special Kids Special Families - Supporting youth and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs; volunteer coordinator at 447-8983, ext. 20 or email email@example.com.
Springs Rescue Mission — Various volunteer opportunities available; 314-2314 or www.mysrm.org.
Star Bar Players — Volunteers designers, builders, painters and more needed; www.starbarplayers.org or 357-5228.
Suicide Prevention Partnership — Volunteers 21 and older needed for the Hotline; 573-7447.
Teen Court — A nonprofit organization designed to provide a second chance to kids ages 11 to 18 who have broken the law: 475-7815.
TESSA — An agency that assists victims of domestic violence: Jody Petry, at 785-6811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Kraemer Family Library — 262-3068.
Urban Peak — A transitional-housing shelter for homeless youth; www.urbanpeak.org, 630-3223.
USO- United Service Organizations — Greeters needed at USO Fort Carson; Phil Martinez, 306-1898, email@example.com or www.uso.org.
VisionQuest Alliance — A service provider for Christian ministries: 488-4114 or www.vqalliance.org.
The Volunteers of America — Needs people 60 years and older that can devote 20 hours per a week to become foster grandparents; Kathy Bell, 632-1448 or www.voacolorado.org.
The Volunteers of America Honor and Memorial Program — Provides the opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions to help support the residents of Laurel Manor Care Center; 473-7780 or www.VolunteersofAmerica.org.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry — Volunteers needed for guides and front desk positions; 488-0880.
Wild Forever Foundation — A wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education organization; 475-9453 or www.wildforever.org.
Women Build — Men and women volunteers needed Saturdays to help build the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Women Build Home. No construction experience needed; Jenny, 475-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Resource Agency — 471-3170.
The World Heritage Foreign Exchange Student Host Family Program — Ellen Hayden, 266-6504 or www.world-heritage.org.
Workout Ltd.— Volunteer on mediations between victims and juvenile offenders; 471-4200.
Youth for Understanding USA — Area representative needed for exchange students in Colorado Springs; www.yfu-usa.org.
Youth in Action — A program of Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 380-8673.
YouthLink — Connecting Kids with Caring Adults: Scoti Domeij, 444-5404.
Zach’s Place — A respite/child care center that serves children with disabilities and special needs; volunteer coordinator at 447-8983, ext. 20 or email email@example.com.
Submit items for Helping Hands to Carlotta Olson, 30 S. Prospect St., Colorado Springs 80903, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 636-0202.