Become part of the best "Love Story" in the Douglas and Elbert County area and join over 150 volunteers who help over 15,000 of our neighbors through the services offered at the Douglas/Elbert Task Force!
In 2012, Task Force Volunteers provided 28,482 hours of service valued at the equivalent of 19 full-time staff.
In 2012, Community Service Volunteers contributed an additional 4,138.25 hours valued at the equivalent of 1.2 full-time staff.
In 2012 93% of our budget went directly to our clients. We only had to spend 7% of our budget on operating the Task Force because of the gift of time given by our wonderful volunteers!
We would love you to join us...
Ever thought of joining a team of fun loving, generous and downright good people?
Come join our team of volunteers and feel what the "joy of giving" is all about. All we ask is that you consider a 6 month commitment with a minimum of 10 hours a month. We have found through experience, that this is the best way to help you feel fulfilled while volunteering at the Task Force.
To volunteer for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, please call:
Kathy D'Amore, Volunteer Coordinator at 303-688-1114 extension 14.
Volunteer Opportunities as Word file as PDF
Volunteer Application as Word file as PDF
You can help the task force serve those in need in our communities...
Volunteer at the thrift store
Our Treasures on Park Street store generated 26% of our total revenue in 2012. We need regularly scheduled volunteers to sort, price, hang and shelve donations and to keep the Treasures on Park Street store clean and tidy.
Volunteer in the food bank
Help inspect, sort and shelve donations and assist in preparing food orders for clients.
Volunteer at one of our events
Volunteer by holding a food/clothing drive at your school, church or organization
Volunteer by running a golf tournament at your church or organization
Volunteer by being creative!
There are many other ways to help those in need in Douglas and Elbert County through the Task Force.
Task Force Volunteer Receives Channel 7 Everyday Hero Award......
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Have we got a bargain for you. It is a big thrift shop tucked away in Douglas County. It can save you money while helping hundreds of families in financial distress.
The Douglas/Elbert Task Force Treasures Thrift Shop has been around for 29 years. Volunteer Connie Huydts has given her time at the store from the beginning. "We started in a garage," said Huydts. Treasures thrift shop is filled with bargains: clothes, housewares, children's toys, you name it. The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is located in Castle Rock. It provides emergency assistance to the people of Douglas and Elbert counties thanks in large part to its Treasures store right next door.
"The myth is there is no poverty in Douglas county. And believe me, that is a myth. We have almost 16,000 people that we served just this last year," said Suzanne Greene, Douglas/Elbert Task Force's executive director. The Task Force even has a food bank for those in need and much more. "We pay portions of people's rent and utilities. We pay GED fees. We do new birthday gifts for kids, just a whole host of things," said Greene.
Huydts helps in the shoe department but her real gift is her concern for others. "To me this is important because there are so many people out there who need our help," said Huydts. "Every agency has a heart and Connie is at the heart of the agency," said Greene.
"She just lifts everybody's spirit, is so dedicated and is here all the time. She is the heart and soul of this place," said Joseph Roos, director of philanthropy for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force.
People from all walks of life come to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force thrift shop to find bargains. They leave with full hearts. "Like they say: 'Did you hug your child today?' Well, when you come in here we hug each other," said Huydts. The Douglas Elbert/Task Force thrift shop is on Park Street in Castle Rock, west of I-25 near Wolfensberger Road.
(author Mitch Jelniker, from the Channel 7 Everyday Hero page) www.denverchannel.com