Volunteering with Summit Seniors
Summit Seniors provides many ways for members and non-members of all ages to give back through community service.
Front Desk Volunteers
Help the Community & Senior Center by volunteering at the Front Desk to answer phones, sign up new members and work on other small clerical projects. The available shifts are as follows on weekdays:
If you’d like to help, please visit our Front Desk Volunteer Sign-Up page. This is a year-round volunteer opportunity.
Senior Volunteer Companion
The companions are not Certified Nurse Assistants or nurses. They are volunteers helping seniors. They will read to seniors, go for walks, play games etc. They are volunteer friends giving the usual caregiver a break or offering companionship to someone living alone.
This program is already in place in many Colorado towns. Boulder has a well-established program and Summit County’s program will be modeled after theirs.
Volunteers can sign up for the first training at the Senior Center. There is no cost to attend but volunteers are expected to sign up for one or two; 2 hour shifts a week, vacations and part time residence being expected etc.
Interested participants and volunteers can call Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584-0311 to get more information or ask questions.
Meals on Wheels
The mission of Mountain Meals on Wheels is to provide healthy and nutritious meals to adults of any age who are homebound and unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen located at the Summit County Community and Senior Center. This program is heavily reliant on volunteer drivers, who deliver meals Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays around noon.
Drivers are required to have their own vehicle and be able to pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in delivering meals, or to sign up and receive more information, please email email@example.com, or call (970) 668-2940. This is a year-round volunteer opportunity.
The 50+ Winter Games is an annual fundraiser for the Summit Senior Center. The 2022 50+ Winter Games were not held this year. In lieu of the 50+ Winter Games, Summit Seniors hosted 2 events, an Alpine event on February 14 and a Nordic event on February 15, which featured a reduced number of games/competitions that are held in the usual 50+ Winter Games. Both events were free this year and were for athletes who are 50-years-old and older.
The Alpine event on Monday, February 14, featured a Giant Slalom Race on the mountain at the Keystone Ski Resort.
The second event was a relaxed, fun morning of Nordic inspired events at the Frisco Nordic Center on Tuesday, February 15. There were NO timed or race course events this year; all events were run as fun group activities. Events included a snowball toss, biathlon, 4k group classic ski, 4k group skate ski, 2.5k group snowshoe, and free lunch. Summit Seniors are grateful to the Town of Frisco for their in-kind grant that allowed us to use the Frisco Nordic Center facility and for promoting this event on their website.
The 40th 50+ Winter games was held February 9, 10, & 11, 2020 and over $13,000 was raised to support Summit Seniors and our support of Summit County senior citizens through our grants. Learn more about the 50+ Winter Games, sponsorship, and see results and photos for 2020. For 2023, the Alpine events will be held on Monday, February 6, 2023, and the date for the Nordic events is to be determined. To volunteer for the 50+ Winter Games in the future, contact Cathy Sapp at cathy@summit-Seniors.org.
The Margarita Booth happens in the summer during the Frisco BBQ challenge, 4th of July celebration, where seniors set up a booth and sell margaritas with proceeds going to the Senior Center. If interested, there will be a sign up at the front desk of the Senior Center when it gets closer.
Let’s get ready to RUMMAGE!!
Lots of volunteers are needed for the RUMMAGE SALE.
Help is needed from August 1st – 8th in preparation, working the sale.
We are also in need of area co-coordinators.
Please email Brenda if interested or for more information. BHAlberico@gmail.com
The proceeds from this sale greatly assist with nonprofits and organizations in Summit County.