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Aiken Canyon Preserve, volunteer workday for the Nature Conservancy, 3350 Turkey Canyon Ranch Road. Help maintain the trail and pull invasive weeds, followed by a potluck lunch. Sat., Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 576-4336 for more.

S-CAP, volunteers needed to organize drives to stock food pantries, join the "Red Ribbon" e-mail network or donate tax-deductible vehicles to fund its mission to provide support to men, women and children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Call 578-9092 or visit for more.

Charity Bike Ride Volunteers, Monument Valley Park, Cache La Poudre Street and Mesa Road. SET is looking for volunteers to staff the registration desk and staff aid stations for its 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 St., by Aug. 5. For a list of needs, visit 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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