Orbiting Toasters Toastmasters club announces a series of open houses beginning on April 22nd. Meetings will be held in the Aurora Central Library from 11:45 am until 12:45 pm. Our special guest speaker on the 22nd will be The Man in the Hat himself, Tom Hobbs, whose topic will be “Should You Speak Like John Wayne for Job Interviews.” Although the presentation is specifically directed at job seekers, it applies to anyone who needs to improve their communication skills. The public is invited and attendance is free. Orbiting Toasters is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating members to improve their communication and leadership skills. For more information visit our website at orbitingtoasters.org.
Every year, nearly 1,000 volunteers get their hands dirty to help over 50 nonprofits improve their facilities. By working together on projects such as landscaping, roofing, painting, carpeting and cleaning, our volunteers make a huge difference for our beneficiaries. Community Day allows these nonprofits to spend their budgets on critical areas like programs and staff to help the children and families they serve.
2014’s Community Day was a huge success, raising $511,727.90 in labor, supplies and monetary donations. Concerts For Kids’ volunteers generated a combined 6,000 hours over the course of a single, six-hour day.
Song and Dance
May 8 and 9 , 2015
Bethany Lutheran Church 4500 E. Hampden Ave. Cherry Hills Village
For its season finale, The Cherry Creek Chorale presents Song and Dance, a concert of toe tapping, sing-along music including favorites such as Dancing Queen, What I Did For Love, and I Could Have Danced All Night to It’s A Grand Night for Singing. The Choral will also perform Sid Robinovitch’s evocative choral tango, Noche de Lluva; the soaringly beautiful Across the Vast Eternal Skies by the increasingly popular Norwegian/American composer Ola Gjeilo; and the world premier of an exquisite piece, Friendship, written in honor of the Chorale’s 35th Anniversary and the 20th anniversary of Brian Patrick Leatherman. The concert is May 8th and 9tth, 7:30 PM at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. Cherry Hills Village, Please visit www.cherrycreekchorale.org for tickets.
The Colfax Marathon will take place Sunday, May 17 but it just won’t be the same without you! The tremendous success of the Colfax Marathon is made possible because hundreds of dedicated volunteers donate thousands of hours to make this event happen.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Friday, May 15 – Expo
Saturday, May 16 – Expo and City Park
Sunday, May 17 – Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler and Marathon Relay Sign-up as an individual by contacting: email@example.com Sign-up as a group (and earn money for your organization): firstname.lastname@example.org
A Million For What Matters
Ten dollars is just the ticket to help Colorado nonprofits and have a chance to win a brand new Ford Escape! In 2011, Amp the Cause, formerly known as Concerts For Kids, created A Million For What Matters as a way for nonprofits state wide to raise additional funds for their organization AMP The Cause is built on the idea of supporting other nonprofits, and through A Million For What Matters $1 million is made available to be put back into the community. To be eligible to participate, nonprofits must:
Be a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Currently be in good standing with the Secretary of the State
Have been in existence for at least 5 years
Participating organizations can sell raffle tickets to their community and keep 100% of ticket sales- minus credit card processing fees. Raffle tickets are $10 and are entered to win a 2015 Ford Escape, generously donated by Sill-TerHar Motors. For more information on the raffle or to purchase a ticket please visit: http://amillionmatters.com/
Support your community and Volunteer for the People’s Fair
June 6-7, 2015
Civic Center Park
Calling all volunteers! Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc. needs you for the 44th Annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair to be held at Civic Center Park on June 6th and 7th, 2015. The power behind the People’s Fair comes from our tremendous volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers are needed every year to assure the success of the People’s Fair and the enjoyment of our many fairgoers.
The People’s Fair will need lots of volunteers! To sign up to volunteer for the CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair, fill out an online registration form or call the CHUN office at 303.830.1651. For more information on the People’s Fair please visit www.peoplesfair.com.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
At the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, our volunteers play a huge part in our success! We welcome your involvement in Denver's premier and highest quality arts festival, and for helping us fulfill our mission of providing access to a broad array of arts experiences and supporting arts education in Colorado. Please send your name and email address to email@example.com to be added to our volunteer mailing list. Click here for more information.
President Truman and Transportation
His Love of Chrysler Cars and Historic Whistle Stop Tour
May 16, 2015
Forney Museum of Transportation 4303 Brighton Blvd. Denver, CO 80216
Join us at the Forney Museum to hear Lloyd Barger give a presentation about President Truman’s love of Chrysler Cars and his 30,000 mile Whistle Stop Tour across the country. Mr. Barger is a winner of the National Freedom Foundation Medal for public speaking and was recently awarded a commemorative diploma from Truman State University in Missouri.
Free with Museum Admission
Book Signing with Stan Moore for his new book: Mister Moffat's Road
June 27, 2015
Forney Museum of Transportation 4303 Brighton Blvd. Denver, CO 80216
A new historical railroading novel by Stan Moore, Mister Moffat’s Road. In Colorado's youth, Denver businessman David Moffat had a dream: to build a railroad which connected Denver and Salt Lake City. This is the story of his Denver, Northwestern, and Pacific Railway's early years. The builders worked through isolated and unforgiving country. Locating grade, leveling it, and laying track were tremendous and difficult jobs in the best of circumstances.
March - September
Between March and September each year, Brothers Redevelopment works alongside event sponsors and more than 2,000 caring volunteers to paint the homes of income-qualified senior and disabled homeowners in cities across the Front Range -- ALL FREE OF CHARGE.
These days, the average cost to paint a home can surpass $5,000 — a huge expense for a senior/disabled homeowners living with financial and/or physical limitations. Given that the services is offered AT NO COST to the homeowner, they can devote their limited and fixed-incomes to cover other important costs, such as medication, groceries and utility bills.
The event appeals to volunteers of all ages, professions and persuasions. Participating volunteer teams represent nearly every aspect of our communities: corporations, churches, neighborhood and civic associations and more.
For more information on volunteering, sponsoring the event or applying to have a home painted, call Brothers Redevelopment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your help in creating a community of hope and healing. Volunteers are a key part of our success at Brent’s Place. Every volunteer plays an important part in creating and maintaining a "Safe-Clean" and supportive environment while enriching the lives of patients and their families through programs and services. Opportunities include serving as a personal chef, greeter, cleaning buddy, family assistant, special event volunteer and more. If you have a passion to help our families, we have a way for you to get involved! Click here for more.
Put your passion to work.
Denver Zoo volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals, from all walks of life, united by their advocacy for the zoo and their passion for animals and conservation. Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Denver Zoo’s mission by successfully engaging guests, inspiring their connections with animals and motivating them to take conservation actions. In return, volunteers receive a sense of satisfaction and pride in the defining moments they help create for others. Visit here and volunteer to day.
Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
The Denver and Aurora Ronald McDonald House could not operate without the support of many volunteers. They are the heart of the House. All types of volunteers are needed.
House Managers - answer phones, check in families and light clerical work
Fundraising - help with annual events
Meals Programs - provide a meal for 30-40 guests staying at the house
Camp Volunteer - Sky High Hope Camp for children with cancer
Family Rooms at the Hospitals - help provide some comforts of home
If you are interested in Volunteering Contact 303-832-2667 or visit RonaldMcDonaldHouse.org