Foothills United Way’s Volunteer Connection has been active in promoting voluntarism and referring citizens to volunteer opportunities in Boulder County since 1969. Through the leadership of important programs like this one, Boulder ranks the #3 medium-sized city in America for citizen volunteering.
Goals: Expand on this success by exploring opportunities to more actively engage our neighbors.
Strategy: We will continue to grow our corporate volunteer program, develop supports for school age and university students to volunteer, support neighborhood level Community Leaders and engage in community outreach to integrate grassroots input into community initiatives.
As community, it is important to encourage our younger generations to get involved within the community. Vounteering is not only an outlet for helping others, but it allows skills, knowledge, personalities, and experiences to foster as well. The 2016 Youth Connection Guide is one of the many great tools to find out more ways to engage kids in volunteerism in the Boulder-Broomfield region.