Organizations in Need of Volunteers

CU Boulder: Masks for Critical-services Campus Workers

Many in our campus community have inquired about how they can support our critical-services staff during this time. Critical-services workers on campus are in need of reusable cloth masks to protect themselves and students they serve from the spread of COVID-19. To supplement campus supplies during this time of high demand, we are asking for volunteers to create 1,000-plus cloth masks as soon as possible to have them available in the coming weeks

Attention Homes

Attention Homes serves young people facing homelessness and needs donations of money and supplies to support its mission. 

City of Boulder

A team from the city of Boulder, the city of Longmont and Boulder County has developed a plan and initiative to house people amid COVID-19 concerns in the new COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC). This plan includes housing vulnerable people who show symptoms of the virus or who have tested positive and are experiencing homelessness. The response team, which works under the direction of the Emergency Operations Center for Boulder County, seeks volunteers to support this initiative.

Colorado COVID Corps

Colorado COVID Corps is a project created in partnership with entrepreneurial leaders at universities across Colorado, including CU Boulder. The project’s mission is to stabilize the economy by filling essential jobs with those who need work. University partners will harness the talent of students to create a pilot program by building a central database of essential job opportunities across the state, rebranding these jobs as being of service to the country, building partnerships with hiring companies, and developing a full-fledged program to be operated at the state level. 

Community Food Share

Community Food Share's mission is to eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield counties through engagement, collaboration and leadership. Volunteers are needed to help process food donations.

  • Contact: Katy or Shana at (303) 652-3663 

COventure Forward Powered by CU

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship created COventure Forward to help entrepreneurs and small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. COventure Forward includes ways to support businesses through mentors, insights from faculty, and eventually through student support on projects. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can apply to receive mentorship and gain access to resources that can help them come out the other side stronger as both individuals and members of our collective community.


Cultivate helps seniors connect—as recipients and contributors—with their communities. Cultivate needs volunteers to shop for and deliver groceries through Carry-Out Caravan, especially now that more elders are sheltering in their homes.

Emergency Family Assistance Association

The mission of the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) is to help Boulder residents whose immediate needs for food and shelter cannot be met by other means or self-support. The EFAA has fully moved to create to-go packages, and it needs volunteers to arrange and distribute packages.


HUMANkind is a network that bridges the gap between the university community across Colorado, and those who need help during the COVID-19 crisis. By connecting university students with those in need, together we support frontline workers, isolated individuals and local organizations. 

Mile High United Way

Mile High United Way’s mission is to unite people, ideas and resources to advance the common good. The organizaion has developed a list of ways to support nonprofits in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Sister Carmen

For the past 40 years, Sister Carmen has provided assistance to residents of east Boulder and Lafayette. Volunteers are needed to help process and distribute food donations.