Pikes Peak United Way is deeply saddened by the horrific shooting at Club Q on November 19th in Colorado Springs that left five dead. Our hearts go out to all of the families who lost their loved ones, those who were wounded and those who witnessed this tragic event. We are grateful to the extremely brave individuals who stopped the shooter from killing even more. We are thankful to local law enforcement for a quick response. Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 will be available for those who need help to access services and find resources to deal with the aftermath of this shooting.

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VOLUNTEERING

Giving your time and talent can change a life! There are many ways to get involved with Pikes Peak United Way and our partners! 

 

Check out our volunteer opportunities, as well as our partner agency volunteer opportunities, below!

For questions about volunteering, please contact Bobby, Events and Volunteer Manager.

FEATURED OPPORTUNITY

Feeding Friends Mobile Food Pantry

In partnership with Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, help Pikes Peak United Way hand out 20,000 lbs of food to between 150-300 families facing food insecurity in our community. 

This event is held outside the west parking lot in a drive-through style to cut down on contact. This is an ongoing event on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 9:15 am to 12:45 pm. 

We need 35 volunteers per distribution and volunteers of any age are welcome! 

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Corporate Engagement

Volunteer engagement is a meaningful piece to your involvement with Pikes Peak United Way. Participating in corporate volunteer opportunities help strengthen your team. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about local agencies and see how your financial support makes an impact in our community.

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Volunteer Groups

Want to volunteer with your friends or a group outside of your office? We can connect you with a unique volunteer experience in our community year-round!

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Students United

At Pikes Peak United Way, we love working with schools! Let us help teach students about civic engagement opportunities in our community and instill a lifelong passion for helping others. A great addition to resumes, plus our volunteer opportunities help build and practice skills like collaboration and problem-solving. 

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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.  

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