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Adopt A Neighbor Program Expansion

 

We are in a unique and uncertain time, but we are in it together. The coronavirus situation puts some of our friends, families and neighbors at greater risk. Yet, with all the uncertainty, we have the chance to show the world that Fort Collins is a truly exceptional community that rises up to help one another.

The City is seeking healthy volunteers to assist with services to our vulnerable populations. We are launching an expansion of the Adopt A Neighbor program to pair volunteers with neighbors in need during the current pandemic. Volunteers will assist neighbors who are vulnerable to COVID-19 with regular tasks, such as grocery shopping and delivery, picking up medications, driveway shoveling, and outdoor pet care/dog walking. Specific needs and schedules will vary and need to be coordinated by the volunteer and neighbor they are paired with for the program.

Apply to Adopt a Neighbor

Those new to the Adopt A Neighbor program likely have questions, both from a volunteer perspective and a neighbor perspective. Answers to many of those frequently asked questions can be found in the document below:

Adopt A Neighbor FAQs

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Are you a Business looking to help during this time?

Businesses also have an opportunity to help by: 

  • Adopting a neighbor by using the same process above.
  • Donating items to neighbors in need. 
  • Donating directly to this effort. Your financial support allows FC Volunteers to provide high-quality, meaningful experiences to the thousands of your neighbors who give their time. Charitable gifts to FC Volunteers are tax-deductible, and every dollar makes a difference. 

Please contact Diane Ernst for more information, ZGVybnN0QGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

Additional Resources

Volunteers are in a unique position to make a huge impact right now!  Volunteers are needed all over the state to help our communities.  Many non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers are in need because their regular volunteers may need to stay home.  Please check out these resources to find a good fit you.

Help Colorado Now  Spark the Change Colorado is a resource for volunteer opportunities statewide 

United Way 211 is a local resource for helping non-profits find volunteers.

A Little Help is another way to help your neighbors!

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Great communities don't just happen, they're made. More than 10,000 people a year volunteer for the City of Fort Collins. Volunteers are an essential part of what makes Fort Collins a great place to live, work and play.

Last year volunteers donated over 153,000 hours to our City. From Earth Day to the grand opening of the Whitewater Park, from Adaptive Recreation to Neighborhood Night Out—volunteers make it possible!

Your financial support allows FC Volunteers to provide high-quality, meaningful experiences to the thousands of your neighbors who give their time.

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The City of Fort Collins (FC) Volunteer Program is designed to creatively engage people in their unique talents. Everyone has unique talents, and when those are paired with a passion to help the results can be amazing. With that aim, the City promotes volunteer involvement to improve services and create community.

Download our Volunteer Opportunities Directory 

View our Latest High Need Opportunities 

Apply with our General Application and Meet with Volunteer Services

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Take Our Volunteer Quiz

Want to volunteer for the City but aren't quite sure where to start? Take our Volunteer Personality Quiz to find out which opportunities best match your interests.

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Restorative Justice

Every year our volunteers donate thousands of hours to work with program participants to help them understand the ripple effect created by their crime. Volunteer to participate in community conferences for youth who commit offenses and the victims of their crimes. Volunteer Description 

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Boards & Commissions

Serve a term on one of the City's 27 Boards & Commissions to inform and advise City Council. Board or
commission service provides you with a valuable opportunity for genuine public service. The focus areas and specific duties of each board and commission vary widely. Volunteer Description

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Why I Volunteer


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“As a volunteer at TRC, I am honored to give my time to help those who want to help our environment. To be able to provide them with the help and knowledge they need to recycle properly, it is phenomenal. I'm a huge fanatic of helping my community, and I truly believe volunteering at the Recycling center makes a difference.” -Brenda G.

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Bicycle-friendly communities attract new employers and improve the well-being of its citizens. By volunteering with the Bicycle Ambassador and Safe Routes to School programs, I'm helping to make Fort Collins an even better place to live and work.” - Pete F.

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“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”  The Nomad: Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt -Georgia W.

Current Volunteers

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Volunteer Impact

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FC Volunteers contribute over 150,000 per year with an annual economic impact of $3.9 million for our City. Almost 11,000 people volunteered for the City of Fort Collins in 2019. The top three departments for volunteer hours include Recreation, Police Service and Parks.