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Do you have a great idea for a volunteer project that you would like to coordinate? United Way of Larimer County is here to help you manage a project that best suits you and helps the community.
Please note that due to increased supply, we are no longer accepting fleece blankets or scarves for court-ordered community service. Those who have already signed up are welcome
to complete their projects, but we will not be accepting new volunteers in the immediate future.
We’ve put together a few resources below to get you started with your project. Please continue reading and review the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.
Service To Go projects are ongoing, fun DIY projects that can be completed anywhere, anytime. They can be implemented on-site at your business, school, faith based group, or home, and they provide meaningful resources for individuals, families, and children in need. United Way of Larimer County works with local nonprofits to identify ongoing needs in the community. Projects range from “thinking of you” cards for homebound citizens, to first aid kits and fleece scarves for homeless individuals, to alphabet flashcards and joke books for children staying at a local shelter. Your contribution makes a powerful impact!
Projects that further kids' education:
Education is the foundation for a child’s future stability and success. Young children cannot afford to miss out on the fundamentals of education at a crucial age due to stress or transitions at home. These projects are a way to help further children's basic learning abilities and improve individual cognition through interactive learning:
Projects that provide basic needs:
Basic needs are vital to individuals with chronic conditions and for individuals and families in crisis needing temporary support. When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it becomes more difficult to focus on long-term goals such as employment, sustainable housing, or education. These projects provide essential items and help ensure basic needs are met:
Projects that help others' financial stability:
Poverty creates a vicious cycle of economic uncertainty, and many people in our community are walking a financial tightrope. We must address the financial stability of individuals and families in our community to break the cycle of poverty and broaden the financial tightrope into a sustainable path. These projects help provide a little something extra, so families can free up funds for other important items:
Need help deciding or planning?
General Project Ideas: These are project ideas for the general population. They involve working outdoors as well as renovation projects, such as painting or building.
Project Ideas for Seniors: For seniors, here’s a list of projects intended for older generations. They stay away from intensive labor, and instead focus on writing letters, taking care of others and much more.
Youth Project Ideas: Youth projects are intended to keep children interested and involve crafts and many other activities to keep your youth active and engaged.
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