- The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/ 488-3300. Featuring Roar: Lions of the Kalahari , a documentary about the struggle between a lion king and a young contender, runs through October. Art exhibits include: Americas Wildest Places through Aug. 28. LEGO: Ocean Adventure, through Aug. 21. Ancient Wings: Sandhill Cranes of North America, through Aug. 21. Summer Gone Wild program, where children under 12 years are admitted to the center for free, during August.
Charity Bike Ride Volunteers, Monument Valley Park, Cache La Poudre and Mesa Rd. SET is looking for volunteers to staff the registration desk and staff aid stations for their annual community bike ride. Sat., Aug. 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 328-0908 for more.
Springs Rescue Mission, back to school party food drive. Collecting hamburgers, hot dogs and chips for the back to school party for needy children of Colorado Springs. Drop off at the Mission, 5 W. Las Vegas, by Aug. 5. For a list of needs, visit springsrescuemission.org or call 632-1822.
Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice, volunteers needed for friendly visiting, weekend telephone contacts, bereavement visits, office support, special projects and more. Training runs Aug. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Aug. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Kent at 573-4166 for more.
Yoga Study, nine fairly regular yoga practitioners needed to participate in a one-hour study on the effects of yoga on mood for a masters degree student's studies. Call 444-0700 for more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteers needed to donate as little as an hour and a half a week to mentor an elementary school aged child during the school year. Call Amber at 633-2443 ext. 213 for more.
Safe Place, foster homes needed for dogs and cats belonging to terminally ill people in El Paso County. All necessities provided until an adoptive home is found. Call 540-0947 or visit safeplaceco.org for more.
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.
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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., Aug. 14, Sept. 17, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. Call 473-4143 for more.
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. Volunteer trail maintenance day in North Cheyenne Canon Park on Sun., July 31, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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!