Individual Volunteers

Since RAFT Colorado opened in 2009, volunteers have donated over 300,000 hours of their time, supporting education AND the environment!

Volunteers play a critical role in helping RAFT carry out its mission of supporting teachers and promoting hands-on teaching in the classroom.  Whether you are interested in coming once in your life, once a day, or anywhere in between, we have a variety of projects available for individual volunteers, including:

  • Unloading, sorting, bagging, and stocking donated materials (in other words, creating order from chaos – great for people who love to organize!)
  • Assembling hands-on learning kits for science, math, art, and literacy
  • Picking up donated materials
  • Demonstrating and creating ideas or kits for our members
  • Restocking and cleaning the store and Green Room spaces
  • Helping with special projects

Before volunteering for the first time, we ask that you attend a 45-minute volunteer orientation session at RAFT. These sessions are held every Tuesday at 10 am and every Saturday at 1 pm.  During the orientation session, we will share our mission and history, give you a tour, explain our scheduling and task management systems, and learn more about you so we can best match your interests and our needs.  Kids must be 14 years old to volunteer.  Please contact us to get started!