The mission of Broomfield Volunteer HQ is to connect people and their passions to empower and impact the nonprofit community. Broomfield Volunteer HQ ensures simple sign-up, scheduling and uploads for all nonprofits in the Broomfield area and also acts as a streamlined system for local volunteers to offer their time to the various projects!
We Need You Here!
Night Lights is a respite care organization in Colorado for families with children with special needs and their siblings and simply would not exist without community support. We rely on our volunteers heavily for our Night Lights evenings, as they are paired 1:1 with the Night Lights children, and they also help in each of the activity rooms. Volunteers may be community members who are 18 years of age or older and may include people from all professions, backgrounds, and skill levels. The requirements to volunteer are to have a passion for making the world a better place for children, training, and passing a background check.
Night Lights is a 5-hour commitment one Friday night each month. We ask for volunteers to commit to at least 8 months out of the year as the number of children we can accept each Night Lights evening depends on the number of volunteers we have. The families and children appreciate seeing familiar faces. There is no therapy or work during the evening, you just need to be a buddy to a child and watch them as they play and even join in. Experience is not necessary when volunteering with Night Lights, we will train you and be with you the entire evening.
If you are unfamiliar with Night Lights and our mission, please visit us at https://nightlightskids.org and watch some of the videos. To learn more about what it is like to be a Night Lights volunteer, visit https://nightlightskids.org/volunteer.
Night Lights meets on the second Friday of every month from 5:30 to 10:00. Volunteers are not expected to come every month but are expected to be there for the entire time on the months they do attend.
The Childcare Volunteer stays with the child throughout the evening during each month’s program, taking them from one activity to another. The purpose of this position is to provide a one-on-one care position between the child and the volunteer. This volunteer is expected to interact with the child with excitement, love, and respect. The Childcare Volunteer will document the events of the evening in the child’s file, as well as communicate with the Leadership Team regarding any concerns or questions they have about the child.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Maintain the child’s safety and welfare.
- Interact with the child throughout the evening.
- Follow the guidelines set forth in this handbook.
- Communicate with the Leadership Team about the child’s experience at the end each evening.
- Engage with the children and families in a loving and caring way.
- Work with other volunteers throughout each evening as needed.
Broomfield Pals connects neighbors who can use a helping hand with projects at their homes. The two components of Broomfield Pals include:
- Snow Pals - provides support with snow shoveling during the winter season
- Yard Pals - provides support with yard work during the summer season
Residents Requesting Support: Review the requirements below and fill out this application to participate in the Broomfield Pals program.
- You are a Broomfield resident.
- You need volunteer support to complete snow shoveling, yard work, or both services at your home.
Volunteers: Please create an account in VolunteerHub and fill out this application if you or your family are able to assist one of your Broomfield neighbors. You will be matched with a neighbor as close to your home as possible. The volunteer options include:
- Snow Pals - provide snow shoveling support during the winter season
- Yard Pals - provide yard work support during the summer season
- Both Snow Pals & Yard Pals - provide snow shoveling and yard work support year round
Residents and volunteers will be notified via email once a match is made!
Is your organization interested in supporting disaster preparedness and response efforts?
Broomfield Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Broomfield VOAD) is a collaborative and inclusive network consisting of, but not limited to, independent voluntary, community, and faith-based organizations, community and business leaders, and government representatives that may be active in any or all phases of disaster, to include preparedness, response, and recovery. We work hand-in-hand with the City and County of Broomfield’s Office of Emergency Management to provide support and resources in times of need.
*Visit for more information: http://broomfieldvoad.orgJeffrey “Doc” Freeland and the role he has played in Broomfield’s COVID-19 response.