It’s now easier than even to find a place to volunteer in Southern Colorado, thanks to a new website.
The Pueblo Volunteer Center created a “one-stop shop” site that helps connects you with organizations that need volunteers, whether for a one-time event or full-time.
Not only will it help people who want to volunteer or need volunteer hours, but it gives the hundreds of non-profits in Pueblo a place to recruit.
"We don't have a lot to offer in Pueblo as far as where to go to volunteer. So this website is the perfect place for people who want to volunteer and maybe just aren't sure where to go to get the information,” said Lisa Dugger, city volunteer coordinator.
Volunteers can also get e-mails or texts instantly about upcoming volunteering opportunities.
There are plenty of volunteering opportunities, whether for students who need hours to graduate, or retired seniors who want to make a difference.
So far, 47 non-profit agencies have their websites listed on the new website to recruit volunteers. Officials hope more of the hundreds of local agencies will join in order to get them the help they need.
"We have the list of agencies. So they can click and sell all the non-profit organizations that are looking for volunteers, and actually click directly to their website,” said Dugger.
To find a non-profit in need, just look at the “Agencies Needing Volunteers” list. You can also volunteer through the City Volunteer Program or the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Agencies and organizations can also submit upcoming events or projects to be added to the website calendar.
Check it out by clicking here.
You can also access it through the city’s website under the “Community” section.
You can also contact Lisa Dugger through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pueblo Volunteer Center is part of the Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA). The City Volunteer Program is for anyone over the age of 10. Those 55 and over can become part of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
The city's IT department helped SRDA and the Pueblo Volunteer Center create the new site.