What is community? Beautiful surroundings, great place to raise a family or retire, fun and interesting things to do…absolutely. But community is more than that. It’s people. It’s caring for each other. And it’s giving back and getting involved. Here in Summit County, we have a long history of giving back. If you are new to our community, or an existing resident, we hope you will join us all in making sure that tradition continues. Below are some local resources to help you Give Like A Local.

Each year, we give out over $1.5M in grants to support local nonprofits. We are fortunate to have such a caring community supported by so many nonprofits.

Here's a list of local nonprofits that we've supported over the years. Select a nonprofit to learn more about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Habitat For Humanity is scheduling volunteer build days at their Dillon Valley site in the late April/early May timeframe.

To volunteer:

1. Go to their volunteer page HERE where you can complete their individual volunteer information form so they can contact you when days are available.... OR

2. Go directly to their Google Docs form HERE to sign up

Far View Horse Rescue: Our Rescues NEED you!! We are looking for some volunteers to help us out at the Far View Horse Rescue in Fairplay, CO. Looking for individuals that could do something on both a regular basis _2-4 shifts/month AND/OR help here and there! PLEASE call/text Laura at 970-333-7353 if you can support! Our goal is provide each volunteer with an experience that connects them to our rescue horses and keeps you coming back. We also provide ongoing training and clinic opportunities to help develop horsemanship skills that will allow volunteers, that are interested in working with the horses. Consider joining this amazing non-profit (100% volunteer run) organization today!

Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance: Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance is an all-volunteer organization committed to the health and preservation of the three Wilderness Areas located in Eagle and Summit Counties, Colorado - Eagles Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak. They help the US Forest Service look after these Wilderness Areas. While they contain some remote and rugged terrain, they are nevertheless fragile ecosystems that are slow to heal and are being "loved to death." More than 50,000 visitors hiked on one trail alone in Eagles Nest in 2020!

They offer many volunteer opportunities, which you can find HERE
Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

- On June 19 ESWA will be training their new WeedSpotters on identifying some weeds. Training will take place in Minturn since those pesty weeds com up earlier there.

- June 10 and 31 ESWA will be hosting a group weed pull. Locations and times are to be announced.

Contact: jimofcolorado@gmail.com if you are interested and to find out more information.

If your nonprofit organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity that you would like us to share, please EMAIL us!!

Are you a new resident to Summit County? Welcome! We are glad you are here. Click HERE to receive your welcome gift on behalf of The Summit Foundation.