Golden West offers a range of volunteer opportunities for both Golden West residents and members of the Boulder community. With a full range of activities designed to enhance the quality of life for Golden West residents, there is a volunteer position for almost everyone.
Currently, more than one-third of Golden West residents volunteer. In addition, more than 30 individuals outside of Golden West volunteer here. New volunteers are always welcome.
Community volunteers are matched with jobs that meet their skills and interests. Most positions require a time commitment of one-to-three hours per week, for a minimum of three months. Volunteers must show a genuine interest and enthusiasm in working with elders. Short-term volunteer opportunities are also available.
Training & Orientation
All volunteers are trained individually. Training includes an overview of resident rights, emergency procedures, do’s and don’ts when working with elders, orientation to Golden West and training related to each specific volunteer position.
Current Volunteer Opportunities Open
Enjoy visiting with a resident in a one-on-one situation and assisting the resident with activities such as reading the paper, taking a walk, writing a letter or just enjoying each other’s company.
Snack & Smile Provider
Host a snack cart one afternoon per week in The Mezzanine, our assisted living community. Volunteers will cover two floors offering cookies, juice, snacks and conversation.
Host a Saturday afternoon Bingo game. Call numbers, hand out prizes and assist residents as needed.
Showcase your talents to residents. We are always looking for talented volunteers to sing, dance, perform magic or whatever your forte may be.
Host a Thursday night or Sunday afternoon movie. Volunteers will be required to set up chairs, work the DVD player and serve popcorn and refreshments.
Foreign Language for Fun
Teach a small group of residents another language of your choice. This position is designed to be fun and educational for both volunteers and Golden West residents.
Arts & Crafts Leader
Share your artistic talents with a small group of independent residents. All forms of arts and crafts are welcome. We will provide the materials.
Groups or individuals are invited to assist with or host a variety of special events, including Mardi gras, Halloween, New Year’s Eve parties and more.
Fundraising and Philanthropy Opportunities
Groups or individuals are encouraged to assist with yearly fundraising events or to develop their own events to support the Golden West Foundation.
For More Information
To find out more about volunteering at Golden West, please contact:
Jill Moore, Director of Resident Programs
(303) 939-0883 or email@example.com