Food Box

Volunteer/ Community Service Opportunities
for Peak Ed Scholars and Families

Peak Ed Sponsored Group Opportunities

Care and Share Food Bank Upcoming Saturdays:

June 25 (1-3:30 only),
July 9 (1-3:30 only),
August 13 (both 9-11:30 & 1-3:30)

Please join us for a 2 1/2 hour session on a Saturday morning or afternoon (or both!) as we sort and package food to help reduce food insecurity in Colorado Springs. Sign-ups open 4 weeks before the event. 

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Rocky Mountain Field Institute: 

June 4 (8-3:30)

Come join in as we work to maintain the beautiful trails and open spaces of our city. Details to follow, but this event will be an all day affair at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Volunteer to tutor an elementary-aged child in reading. Good for students interested in careers in education, working with kids.

Ages 14 and up.

Requires application, training and a three-month commitment, two hours/week.

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Volunteer at Memorial Central or North

Ages 14 and up.

Application and orientation required.

Good for students interested in careers in the medical field.

Junior Medical School  (11th and 12th graders with 3.0 or higher) and Learning Link Career Observation (college sophomores and above with 3.0 or higher) programs currently on hold for 2022.

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Prepare and serve food for people in need downtown.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years old (weekdays only if 13)

  • Teens ages 13 to 15 must volunteer with a parent or accompanying adult

  • Teens that are 16+ may volunteer alone

Note: This is run by Catholic Charities, but no religious affiliation is needed to volunteer.

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Volunteer as an individual!

RMFI runs project stewardship days and mobilizes community stewardship volunteers each year in the healing and restoration of public lands throughout Southern Colorado, with an emphasis on the Pikes Peak region. 

Pre-registration is required for all Community Volunteer Workdays. Volunteers must be committed to attending the full duration of the workdays for which they register.

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This program charges tuition, but scholarships are  possible for students with financial need.

Applications required.

Highly competitive!

Great opportunity for students interested in animals, veterinary medicine,  

Applications due Feb 22 for Summer 2022

School Year programs as well with three different deadlines/sessions. .

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Learn firsthand about peer-to peer restorative justice. Volunteers are trained to hear cases of youth and decide the best response to get them back on track. Requires training and commitment. Great for students interested in careers in law, social services, criminal justice.

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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 

Various opportunities for students as young as 10. Includes Teen Docent programs at Rock Ledge Ranch, Youth Day Programs and more.

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Various options for students interested in working with animals.

Volunteers 12 and up. Adult supervision required for volunteers under 16.

Information session and application required. Upcoming info sessions below:

  • March

    • Registration opens at noon on Tuesday, March 1st

    • Info Night on Wednesday, March 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • May

    • Registration opens at noon on Tuesday, April 26st

    • Info Night on Wednesday, May 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Opportunities for teens include Advisory Board, Library Helpers, and Review Crew (virtual).

Application and training required.

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Individual Opportunities
(Contact anne@peakedu.org if you would like help connecting with these organizations)