Get Involved

Learn about opportunities to use your skills and talents to give back to the Larimer County community! Short, periodic volunteer opportunities are available as well as long-term commitment options.

Click here for volunteer opportunities during COVID.

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A Little Help- Fort Collins
19 Old Town Square, Suite 238
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 412-9396

A Little Help- Berthoud
238 Massachusetts Avenue
Berthoud, CO 80513
(970) 412-9396

  • A Little Help is a nonprofit organization that connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.
  • Volunteer services are offered to older adults including transportation, friendly visits, yard/home chores, technology/handy help, caregiver respite, and snow shoveling.
  • Social/educational programming engages meaningful intergenerational community with neighbors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Engaging the epidemic of isolation through Teen Teams and Student Ambassadors, Scouts & Sages, summer picnics and events, and local interest groups such as book groups, coffee meet-ups, lunches.

Participate in a Research Study!

Taking part in research related to aging is a great way to give back and to help advance scientific knowledge. Take a look at opportunities to participate in aging-related research at Colorado State University. If you see a study that sounds interesting, reach out to the contact person listed on the study flyer to request more information.

If you are interested in becoming a research volunteer, here are some things to know:

  • Eligibility:Keep in mind that research studies typically have a set of very specific criteria about who is eligible to take part. So, if you aren’t eligible for the studies listed at this time, please check back as the list will be updated as new opportunities arise.
  • Informed Consent:It is always your right as a research participant to ask any questions and be completely informed about expectations, responsibilities, potential risks and benefits before agreeing to take part.
  • What to Expect:There are many types of research studies – some involve a very brief time commitment, and others are longer or more involved. Some research studies provide compensation or incentives, and others request unpaid volunteers. Some studies involve surveys or interviews, while others involve the collection of biometric data. Be sure to ask questions so that you know what is expected of you ahead of time.

Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities (PAFC) Self-Directed Volunteer Teams
(970) 310-4900

  • A PAFC self-directed volunteer team is a multi-skilled group of adult volunteers who share responsibilities and are assigned to address a challenge or opportunity in their community.
  • Self-directed volunteer teams are formed for a specific goal, purpose and time period, and each team decides how to accomplish its own project.
  • To learn more about self-directed volunteer teams, contact the PAFC or fill out an online contact form.

Senior Access Points
Larimer County Extension
1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 498-6000

  • Senior Access Points (SAP) offers training to adult volunteers interested in conducting community outreach to help educate the public on accessing aging-related resources.
  • For more information contact: or call 970-498-6001.

Volunteers of America SeniorCorps-RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
405 Canyon Ave.
Fort Collins, CO, 80521

Volunteers of America Grocery Program 
(970) 472-9630

  • For those who cannot get groceries for themselves VOA offers its Grocery Program where volunteers call participants to take their grocery orders, shop for them, and then deliver the groceries to their home.
  • Participants in the program pay for their groceries, but the delivery service is free.
  • The program happens in Loveland each Monday (order-taking) and Tuesday (shop and delivery), and in Ft. Collins each Wednesday (order-taking) and Thursday (shop and delivery).
  • VOA also offers a variety of services including Meals on Wheels, senior housing assistance, veteran support and housing assistance, caregiver support, volunteer placement, a handyman program, and more.
  • Contact the Volunteers of America Northern Colorado office at the number above or email for these services.

Volunteers of America “Smiling Spoon” Senior Dining Sites (lunches) 
(970) 472-9630

  • The “Smiling Spoon” Senior Lunch Program offers nutritious meals in a fun, social atmosphere at many locations throughout Larimer County, for adults 60 and older. View our locations and times here.
  • There is a suggested donation of $2.50 for eligible participants, and reservations are required (at least 24 hours prior to the lunch).
  • VOA also offers a variety of services including Meals on Wheels, senior housing assistance, veteran support and housing assistance, caregiver support, volunteer placement, a handyman program, and more.
  • Contact the Volunteers of America Northern Colorado office at the number above or email for reservations and more information.

Volunteers of America Caring Companions program

  • Volunteer In-Person With Volunteers of America
    These days, we all know how hard social isolation can be. You can help! VOA has re-opened the Caring Companion Program for in-person visits. Volunteers provide a weekly break (respite) for family caregivers caring for an older loved one at home, while providing a social connection for the participant. Volunteers and participants must follow strict COVID procedures including wellness screenings, masks, distancing and other safety measures. Volunteers do provide a listening ear and a safe, friendly social visit. Volunteers do not provide any hands-on care, transportation, etc. Our VOA Caring Companion volunteers make a meaningful difference to local families. Join us! Contact the Caring Companion Program at 970-658-3188 or email the Program Supervisor, Diane Cohn, at   

United Way
(970) 407-7000

  • United Way offers a variety of volunteer opportunities as well as resources that can assist you in finding volunteer opportunities that fit you interests and skillset in locations near you!
  • Search the Opportunity Calendar for upcoming volunteer opportunities in Larimer County.

Senior Centers in Larimer County

  • There are 6 senior centers in Larimer County. Click on the link above to learn more.

Ten Things You May Not Know About Senior Centers

  • How much do you know about your local senior center? Visit one today and enjoy all it has to offer!