Volunteer Opportunities

Maura Waltrip, Yoga teacher
Madison Clean-up
Sue Percifield, Volunteer

Winter 2012 Opportunities

Individual volunteer opportunities

This is a list of all volunteer opportunities with Boulder Housing Partners. To get more information about these positions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator, Richard A. Butler, at 303-435-2786, or email to butlerr@boulderhousingpartners.org. This list is updated monthly.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and/or Yoga Teacher: The T'ai Chi Ch'uan teacher position provides guidance and instruction in appropriate exercises for seniors and adults with disabilities. These exercises are very helpful for these residents to maintain their physical health to remain independent as long as possible. Other exercise methods are also welcomed such as walking, weights and resistance work.

Gardner: This volunteer opportunity provides general gardening maintenance work for the three senior sites managed by Boulder Housing Partners. This position ranges from 1 to 3 hours a week.

Nutrition/Cooking Teacher: This volunteer opportunity provides basic education in nutrition and cooking methods for low income elders (especially men). The class can be conducted once a month or more as needed. Knowledge of nutrition and cooking methods is necessary. Experience in teaching adults is desirable but not necessary.

Spanish Language Teacher: Many BHP residents have Spanish speaking neighbors and would like to communicate more effectively with them. The job calls for a person who can teach adults to speak basic Spanish

Emergency Cat/Dog sitter/care giver: This volunteer opportunity provides emergency care for resident's pets in times of emergency. Many of our elderly residents have pets that may need emergency care when the resident experiences an emergency and/or must leave their residence for short periods of time. The volunteer must be able to respond quickly as an "on call care giver" in these times. It requires the ability to work well with pets and care for them for up to 4 days.

Computer Tutor: Becoming computer literate is an important goal of many BHP residents. The computer tutor will help residents to learn the basis of email and many basic business programs. The tutor must be patient while seniors learn new skills and concepts.

Organizing Assistant: This volunteer position assists residents to organize their papers, belongings, clothing, and other important items. As seniors age, memory problems arise and having a well-organized kitchen, closet, and desk are essential to maintaining their space.

Group Projects

BHP has many opportunities for groups to do service projects. With a 1000 units of housing, there is a continuous need of clean up, painting and other special projects to be completed. Call Terry Johnson, Director of Maintenance, at 720-564-4621, or email johnsont@boulderhousingpartners.org to arrange for your group activity.

Adopt a Site: Developing a partnership with a BHP housing site by a community group provides mutual benefits to the residents, BHP organization, and the community group. Increasing the quality of life of residents through events and interpersonal relationships are the primary benefits. Groups can hold common meals, holiday celebrations, and group events as well as share their skills with residents.

Garden cleanup: We need a group of 5 to 10 volunteers to clean up the gardens and grounds at Walnut Place and Canyon Pointe senior sites. The work will take approximately 10 hours. BHP will provide all the tools, bags and snacks. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothes and bring their own gloves.

To see what other volunteer groups have done, visit our Past Volunteer Projects page.