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The City of Golden has a number of different opportunities for both individuals and groups. Click on the links below to learn more about each. Opportunities vary throughout the year so please check back if you are looking for something specific and it’s not currently listed or available at this time.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Rheana Rogers, Executive Administrative Manager, at or (303) 384-8173.

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The City of Golden works in partnership with many other entities in the region who have volunteer activities available to our community.

The list below, while not comprehensive, can connect you to volunteer opportunities managed by other worthy organizations doing amazing work in Golden. This list is provided as a service to facilitate volunteerism in Golden.
SEQ No Local Organization Type of Service Description
1.00 A Little Help Senior Support Services A Little Help provides companionship and assists older adults with a variety of tasks. Requests include yard work, light indoor housekeeping/organization, transportation to appointments, errands, tech support, care calls/visits and yearly snow shoveling. Volunteering with A Little Help is flexible and meaningful.
2.00 American Mountaineering Center
Mountaineering Museum
Education / Environmental Conservation The Mountaineering Museum is America's first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture, and spirit of mountaineering. The Alpine Library (1916) is devoted to mountaineering and rock climbing with over 20,000 books.
3.00 American Alpine Club Library Education / Environmental Conservation The Mountaineering Museum is America's first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture, and spirit of mountaineering. The Alpine Library (1916) is devoted to mountaineering and rock climbing with over 20,000 books.
4.00 Benefits in Action Hunger & Homelessness Community Service Volunteers can ensure their older neighbors have enough to eat by assisting with our Food Delivery Program by delivering boxes of non-perishable food and fresh produce to home-bound seniors in the Golden area. Volunteers also help families apply for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, helping them with much-needed food resources.
5.00 BGOLDN Hunger & Homelessness Community Service To increase food security in the Golden community through innovative partnerships and programs.
6.00 Buffalo Bill Museum Historical Preservation The Buffalo Bill Museum preserves the memory of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody on Lookout Mountain Park. It collects, cares for, and interprets artifacts associated with Buffalo Bill between 1846 and 1917.
7.00 CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties Child Welfare Justice & Legal Services CASA's mission is to recruit, train, and manage volunteers who serve as independent lay advocates for children who are victims of neglect, and physical and/or sexual abuse. Their hope is that all children will have a CASA volunteer as someone to pay attention, someone to give the child a voice, someone to care.
8.00 Christian Action Guild (CAG) Hunger & Homelessness Community Service CAG is a non-profit organization that provides a sustainable food pantry and financial assistance to our community in crisis and/or experiencing hardship.
9.00 Colorado Environmental Film Festival Environmental Conservation The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences to protect and preserve the environment.
9.01 Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) Environmental Conservation  Health & Wellness COMBA is a non-profit organization funded solely by memberships and donations, and we work hard to maintain, improve, and create great trails and riding experiences for everyone who enjoys our sport. Great trails happen with great people, and we'd love to have you join us!
10.00 Colorado Mountain Club Environmental Conservation The Colorado Mountain Club is the Rocky Mountain community for mountaincraft education, adventure, and conservation. CMC is a leading organization in outdoor education, recreation, and conservation.
11.00 Colorado Railroad Museum Arts & Culture Historical Preservation The mission of the Colorado Railroad Museum is to preserve and convey the rich history of railroading in the Rocky Mountain region through acquisition, research, exhibition, and education.
12.00 Foothills Art Center Arts & Culture Inspiring and engaging the community through arts, education, and a creative exchange of ideas.
13.00 Foothills Animal Shelter Animal Welfare Community Service As the only full-service animal shelter serving Jeffco, the Foothills Animal Shelter collaborates with Good Humans like you to improve the lives of thousands of pets each year, creating a better community for all.
14.00 Friends of Dinosaur Ridge Historical Preservation Environmental Conservation The mission of Dinosaur Ridge is to educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas.
15.00 GoFarm Sustainability Health & Wellness Community Service We envision a local food system that is equitable, resilient, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive. One in which farmers and farm workers have the resources they need to thrive and farm safely, community members have reliable access to healthy, local, and sustainably grown food, and everyone feels inspired to engage in their local food community.
16.00 Golden Bike Cruise Arts & Culture Community Service The Golden Bike Cruise is a family-friendly event for riders of all ages held monthly, May through September. Participants cruise along the bike paths and streets of Golden. The rides are themed, and riders are encouraged to wear costumes and decorate their bikes.
17.00 Golden Chamber of Commerce Civic Engagement Community Service The Golden Chamber of Commerce strives to enhance and promote the economic environment of the Great Golden Area through supporting our chamber members; collaborating with businesses, city, county, state, and community resources; and putting forth efforts to enhance the quality of life for the community at large.
18.00 Golden Farmers Market Community Service Sustainability A long-standing tradition in the Golden community, the Golden Farmers Market strives to contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, as well as other businesses, and create vibrant community gatherings June through October.
19.00 Golden Landmarks Association Historic Preservation Civic Engagement Golden Landmarks Association (GLA) is a non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving Golden's history and historic places and educating residents and visitors alike about the Golden area.
19.01 Golden Natural Grocers Community Garden Sustainability Health & Wellness Community Service 17-plot community garden seeking gardeners and volunteers for workdays to prepare and care for the gardens during the season.
20.00 Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program Community Service Health & Wellness The Golden Optimists Club accept new or used bicycles to be fixed and available to those who need one for transportation, health, and fun. Serving the greater Golden area, they also teach bicycle repair and maintenance, promote bicycle safety, and recycle bikes.
21.00 Golden Schools Foundation (Golden Gallop Event) Education Community Service The Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) is a volunteer, non-profit which fosters excellence in education, and accountability at Golden's neighborhood schools.
22.00 Golden United Community Service Civic Engagement Family Services Hunger & Homelessness By bringing together community members across segments of society and ideologies for deep listening and understanding, we can establish a shared commitment to key values and to civic actions that will advance our common goals and strengthen this "small town with heart."
23.00 Golden Visitors & Information Center Community Service Civic Engagement The Visitors Center provides helpful information and advice to Golden visitors and residents on attractions, dining, parks, and nearby trails.
24.00 Hunger Free Golden Hunger & Homelessness Community Service A community collaborative in Golden, CO with a common focus of identifying and addressing the challenges many members of our community face in providing for their food needs.
25.00 Jefferson County Library Foundation Education To support and enrich the capabilities, resources, and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community.
26.00 Kiwanis of Golden Community Service Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
27.00 Leadership Golden Alumni Foundation Civic Engagement Community Service Leadership Golden shall serve the Golden Community as an educational and networking organization, which provides a foundation for volunteerism, leadership, community understanding and participation in all types of community service.
28.00 Lions Club Civic Engagement Community Service The mission of the Lions Club is to empower members, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.
29.00 Masons of Golden Civic Engagement Community Service Charitable action is a foundational part of being part of the Freemasonry. The Golden Masonic lodge seeks to improve the Golden Community through scholarships and a child ID program.
30.00 Miners Alley Performing Arts Center Arts & Culture The Miners Alley Performing Arts Center's mission is to be an educational and experience-oriented professional theatre, and to provide opportunities for actors, directors, writers, designers, and technicians to gain valuable experience in a positive and supportive environment and get paid a living wage.
31.00 Mines Museum of Earth Science Education Environmental Conservation We are committed to fostering an appreciation of the Earth, energy and the environment through exploration, engagement, and enlightenment.
32.00 Neighborhood Rehab Project Community Service Health & Wellness Neighborhood Rehab Project is a nonprofit organization that facilitates community coming together to act as neighbors who help each other out by addressing varying needs, from yardwork to house-painting to fixing leaky roofs. This happens through service, skill development, and a strong focus on relational development. "Be a Tool" projects happen throughout the year at different locations, but one day a year, the organization hosts a multi-city Day of Service event.
33.00 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Arts & Culture The mission of The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quiltmaking traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting.
34.00 Rotary Club of Golden Community Service Civic Engagement Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self." The Golden Rotary Club sponsors many projects in the greater Golden Community, as well as our world community.
35.00 Salvation Army Golden SEU Family Services Community Service The mission of the Salvation Army Golden SEU is to provide financial assistance to families and individuals in the Golden community who need help with rent, utilities, and medical expenses.
36.00 Stewards of Open Space Sustainability Environmental Conservation Community Service A nonprofit formed by Golden residents to provide the community a vision and voice to understand, protect and preserve Golden's precious open space resources, their assets, and the values they represent, with transparency and inclusivity.
37.00 Victim Outreach Victim Services Volunteers are called by law enforcement to respond on-scene as Victim Advocates overnight and on weekends to meet with victims of crime and trauma. These volunteers provide essential emotional support during a crisis, share information and resources, provide a safety plan, and are a crucial first step on the path towards healing and recovery for victims.
38.00 Volunteers of America Community Services Senior Services Health & Wellness Help seniors with limited income maintain healthy living and avoid costly citations and fines by assisting with yard cleanup including raking, weeding, mowing, and trimming.
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