Courtesy of Watermelon Mountain Ranch

These agencies need volunteers. Call about opportunities and time commitment.

• Catholic Charities of Central Colorado — Marian House Client Services needs volunteers to pass out emergency items, sort donations, enter data and help with information/referral; Doug Rouse, 866-6559.

• Cheyenne Mountain Zoo — Help connect animals and people;

• Doll Doctors — Help refurbish gently used dolls and stuffed animals for charities. Donations accepted; Pat Dinsmore, 574-1915.

• Habitat for Humanity — Volunteers needed to help build permanent affordable housing in El Paso County;

• Leading with Love — Love and nurture a puppy that will become a guide dog for the blind;

• Mission Medical Center Vision Clinic — Conduct field vision tests. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, receptionists needed; 219-3402,

• Multiple Sclerosis Alliance — 633-4603,

• Need Project Inc. — Provide resources and support to parents of children with special needs;

• Operation Christmas Child — Collects shoebox gift contents for needy children worldwide; small, new toys, school supplies and hygiene items;

• Partners in Housing — Helps homeless families move forward. Volunteers needed for kitchen assistance; mdunlap@partners

• Peterson Air and Space Museum — Tour guides needed; 556-4915,

• Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments\Area Agency on Aging — 471-2096, ext. 114.

• Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers — 444-7866.

• Pikes Peak Blues Community — Support events and educational activities;

• Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation — Administrative help; 475-9508.

• Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission — Volunteer coordinator, 632-6189,

• Safe Passage — Friendly, neutral environment for investigation of child sexual-assault cases; 636-2460.

• Senior Mobile Dental — Needs volunteers for administrative duties; 310-3315.

• SET Family Medical Clinics — Volunteer doctors, PAs, NPs and RNs to help uninsured, underinsured and low-income people;

• Silver Key Senior Services — Food bank, front desk, thrift store and driver volunteers;

• Special Kids Special Families — Needs volunteers for adult services, fundraising and clerical work; 447-8983,

• Western Museum of Mining and Industry — Needs volunteers for front desk, tour guides, maintenance and events; Loretta Howden, 488-0880.

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