Want to make a difference in the lives of seniors? We’re always looking for volunteers.
Do you enjoy spending time with older adults? Are you looking for a way to give back? Golden West offers a range of volunteer opportunities for members of the Boulder community as well as Golden West residents.
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 enthusiasm for working with elders. Short-term volunteer opportunities are also available.
All volunteers are trained. 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.
Currently, more than one-third of Golden West residents and over 30 individuals from the Boulder community generously donate their time to Golden West as volunteers.
Enjoy visiting with a resident one-on-one and assisting them with activities such as reading the paper, taking a walk, writing a letter or just enjoying each other’s company.
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.
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.
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.
Groups or individuals are encouraged to assist with yearly fundraising events or to develop their own events to support the Golden West Foundation.