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Rocky Mountain Field Institute Alpine Restoration Projects, multi-day volunteer environmental service programs available to work at Crestone Needle and South Colony Lakes Basin in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. The work focuses on repairs, restoring social trails and trail closures. Programs begin Sept. 3. Call 471-7736 for more.

Suicide Prevention Partnership, volunteers needed to work on hotline that makes a difference to people in crisis. Training is provided and starts in July. Call 573-7447 for more.

Exotic Animal Shelter, volunteers and wealth contributors needed to start up a shelter caring for homeless/injured reptiles, amphibians and wildlife. Call 965-7826 or email biologymadefun@lycos.com for more.

*One Nation Walking Together, 45A Commerce St. Seeking holiday gifts like watches, pocket radios, table games, sports equipment, books, socks, flashlights and playing cards. Volunteers also needed to sort and pack donated items. Nonperishable food also needed. Call 329-0251 for more.

Pikes Peak Library District, volunteers needed to tutor adults in reading, writing, GED preparation and English as a second language. All training and materials provided. Training sessions begin in August, Thursdays from 5:30-9 p.m. or on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 2224 for more.

Head Start, 2330 Robinson St. Artistic volunteers needed to help make decorations for an upcoming special event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Head Start. Call 635-1536 ext. 233 for more.

Intemann Trail Workdays, meeting at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Work to connect old jeep roads to the Intemann Trail. Enjoy a potluck supper after the workday is finished. Workdays on Sat., July 16, Aug. 14, Sept. 17, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. Call 473-4143 for more.

Work Day for the Nature Conservancy, Aiken Canyon Preserve, 3350 Turkey Canyon Ranch Rd., July 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A morning of trail maintenance and other volunteer activities followed by a potluck lunch.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Searching for volunteers to assist with children's programming and help the site to serve the community. Many opportunities available with duties and hours flexible to fit your schedule. Call 578-6146 for more.

Silver Key Senior Services, searching for volunteers to assist the elderly. Drivers also needed for Meals on Wheels, commitment of about 2.5 hours a week. Call 632-1521 to set up an appointment to find out more.

*Colorado Springs Balloon Classic, looking for strong individuals to help before and during the event over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5. Call Patsy or Sheila at 471-4833.

Looking for more Volunteer opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at csindy.com. Click on "Calendar" on the left-hand side of the page!

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