Girls of all ages are strongly encouraged to give back to their communities.  Image result for community service word art

This page contains resources for place to donate time & items as well as guidelines for GSUSA Community Service Awards.

If you know of other places where Girl Scouts can offer service, please let the Service Unit Manager know and we can post it here.



Deepali Lindblom was our amazing guest speaker and dancer for World Thinking Day 2019, and she does wonderful work with refugees in the Denver area. She loved getting to know our girls during the event this year and is hoping to work with Girl Scout troops in the future to build bridges with the refugee community!

She is currently looking for girls and troops to work with her for the New American Theatre festival in May. Please reach out to her directly if your troop is interested in this opportunity! You can email her:info@deepali.ca

Find out more about her...


City of Northglenn Volunteering Opportunities 

Northglenn Bike Program

Has several opportunities to help with collecting used bicycles. The City of Northglenn collects used bikes in any condition year round. They will fix whatever is broken. The bikes are then donated to local food banks to be given out at Christmas time and Easter to those children in need. Please contact Jenni Murphy, City of Northglenn Community Outreach Coordinator, 303-450-8904 or emailjmurphy@northglenn.org

Partners with Parks

This is a program of volunteer support for the City of Northglenn's Parks, recreation programs and events. Volunteer opportunities include: Flower Bed Partners-caring for flower beds in the city; Park Partners-caring for a neighborhood park; Trail Partners-caring for a segment of the Greenway Trail. For more information, please contact Jenni Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator @ 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@northglenn.org

Stockings For Soldiers

Here are the instructions on how to make Stockings For Soldiers and click on the youtube video on how to make the stockings.

Food For Hope

Food for Hope delivers children from hunger in Adams County, Colorado. Over 14,000 students in the Adams 12 School District are dependent upon school for adequate nutrition throughout the week. Roughly 1,200 of these children are classified as homeless. Our goal is to fill the hunger gap that presents itself every weekend.  Ultimately, we hope to provide every child in need in the Adams 12 district with healthy meals every weekend of the school year.  In the future, our hope is to address the need in other school districts as well. Volunteer with Food For Hope

Farmers Highline Canal Clean Up

This program usually takes place on a Saturday in March. Girls can receive 4 hours of community service, and they provide a "thank you" lunch after the clean-up. More Details to come...

City of Northglenn - Highline Canal Clean Up site

For more information, please contact Jenni Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator @ 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@northglenn.org


Adopt a Street Program

By volunteering to Adopt-A-Street, groups agree to remove liter from a selected street for a period of one year. Volunteers are asked to conduct their cleanups once a month, weather permitting. The City of Thornton will provide volunteers with 10 trash bags, 3 safety vests, and will also post a sign indication the name of the adopting group at their section of adopted street.

To apply to volunteer, please visit https://volunteers.cityofthornton.net/applications/onlinevolunteerapplication


Fire Hydrant Paint Project

The City of Thornton provides the paint, supplies and instructions to groups of five or more members who wish to paint a minimum of five hydrants in a Thornton neighborhood. The groups select the day and time that they want to paint and will notify the residents living near the hydrants about the painting and when it will take place. Please notify city staff four weeks in advance of your preferred painting date, so staff can create  amp of the hydrants and order enough paint for your event. Groups with youth under the age of 18 need to have adult chaperones present.

For more information please contact 303-538-7600 or neighbor@cityofthornton.net


Memorial Day

Mountain View Cemetery, 62 11th Ave, Longmont,CO.

They do a Memorial Day Service and they do a Wreaths Across America in December. Check out their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Longmont-Mountain-View-Cemetery-114097885287931/ 

Also click on this link for more info https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57451/mountain-view-cemetery


Adopt an Area Program

You or your organization can volunteer to pick up litter in a Broomfield park, open space area, or on a street. There is no cost to participate, and every consideration will be given to the choice of preferred area. An adoption sign will be installed free-of-charge once the adoption paperwork is received. Trash bags are provided free-of-charge. Safety vests are available when collecting trash in the streets and should be returned to Field Services when finished due to limited supply. It is the group's responsibility to call and report the number of bags collected, total volunteer hours (adults vs. children) and total number of participants after each planned pickup event. A Release of Liability and Indemnification Agreement must be completed by every participant  in the Adopt an Area Program annually, whether adult or juvenile.

Requirements: Agree to a minimum one year commitment. Adopt a minimum of a one-mile street segment, a park, or all/a portion of an open space area. Pick up litter at least once every quarter, weather permitting, in the assigned area.

Safety: Ensure that each individual participant of the group wears an approved traffic safety vest during cleanup in a street right-of-way area. Ensure group is aware of the safety hazards when working in traffic zones and projects along street right-of-ways. Parks and open space areas are preferred for groups with young children and seniors.

If you are interested in adopting an area, please call 303-438-6334.


Bessie's Hope

This is a youth and elder program. Each youth must have a minimum of 8 volunteers. They require that groups commit to a minimum of 4-6 visits in a calendar year (the more the better). Each youth group must have at least one adult leader who completes a group leader training before the second visit. As an added leadership opportunity, this training can include the youth. Bessie's Hope staff will give an orientation for all youth before the first visit. Dates must be scheduled initially, before the first visit. All youth leaders must fill out an application before the first visit:http://www.bessieshope.org/forms/youth-and-elder-application

All youth need to return the Bessie's Hope waiver and release, signed by parent before the first visit: Volunteer Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering with Bessie's Hope, please contact staff at 303-830-9035 or info@bessieshope.org


Meals on Wheels

Groups are welcome, just mention it when talking with your local program. Check out https://americaletsdolunch.org/faq


Xcel Day of Service

Each year, Xcel Energy offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Currently, Xcel Day of Service Colorado Feeding Kids is looking for 300 more volunteers. (Please see  Xcel Day of Service- Colorado Feeding Kids in the left hand menu.) There are several other volunteer opportunities available for September 8th and September 9th, 2017. Some opportunities are geared more towards younger people and some are geared for 16+.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit:http://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/


Adams County Animal Shelter - 10705 Fulton St  Brighton, CO 80601 


Max Fund Animal Shelter

MaxFund "Pennies for Pets" Change Jar

What is it? There is a 5 gal jug in the lobby at the shelter for your change, please give them a visit. Maxfund has always taken cash donations, that's how we got started! But we realize not everyone has the money to donate a lot, but one thing people do have is change! It sits in a jar in our closet, it sits in your vehicle's ashtray, it finds its way under couch cushions or it just sits on countertops or in drawers and you always wonder what to do with it.

Aluminum can recycling

What is it? Recycling aluminum cans helps MaxFund as well as the environment! We collect cans behind the shelter. We take both aluminum soda/beer cans as well as cat food cans (you can check your dog food cans, but typically dog food cans are steel which we can't accept)

Amazon.com Wish List

What is it?MaxFund has set up a wishlist with amazon.com so you can purchase items and they will be shipped directly to MaxFund! Items include pet bed, cleaning products, pet comfort items, pet food, and more!How do we do it?To find the amazon wishlist, just go to Amazon.com, click on "Wish List" at the top right, and in the "Find a Wish List or Registry" enter "maxfund". You can also click on the Amazon Wish List icon above or visit the direct link. If you see some items on amazon.com that we should include but that aren't already on our wish list, send a note to Tami at and she'll get it on the list!How much do we get?We don't raise money with this one, but rather supplies! We've already had hundreds of dollars worth of supplies donated, keep it up!


Kits for Kids (Project C.U.R.E)

Our Kits for Kids provide personal hygiene and basic "medicine cabinet" items that are scarce in the developing world. If a child gets hurt, families might have to travel a long distance by bicycle, bus or even on foot to receive care at the nearest hospital or medical clinic. Working with pediatricians and nurses, Project C.U.R.E. developed Kits for Kids to give parents in developing countries the supplies they need to provide basic care at home. A bar of soap encourages handwashing, too. Kits for Kids is a great service learning project or family activity!To request your kits and to download a supply list, visit: https://projectcure.org/programs/kits-kids


Northglenn Christian Church

Northglenn Christian Church, where we have our monthly service unit leader meetings, has a food bank that serves 80 families a month. Non perishable food donations are welcomed and can be left just inside the front door of the church to the left in the bin.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center

Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center is located at 11424 Pearl St. Northglenn. They take non-perishable food and this is an Adam's County Food Bank, so they serve the poor from the community. They serve 1,395 monthly food baskets to families in need. You can contact Melani Rohr, who is the director of the center. She can be reached at 303-452-2041 EXT.117 or at melanir@ihmco.org


Ronald McDonald House

There are two locations in the Metro AreaDenver and Aurora - please check out their website for needs http://www.ronaldhouse.org/how.html


Ryan's Case for Smiles

Sew uplifting pillowcases to help sick kids at Denver's Children's Hospital feel better. http://caseforsmiles.org/get-involved/


Urban Peaks- Teen Homeless Shelter

This is a homeless shelter for kids on the streets of Denver aged 15 - 24. Click on the link below to see their needs. Some of our high school GS troops from the Cottonwood SU have gone down and prepared a meal for the teens at the shelter. We have also collected numerous items for the shelter. http://www.urbanpeak.org/denver/donate/needs-list/


Linus Project

Make a donated blanket. Check out the Linus Project website. Here is the contact info for the Colorado Chapters.

Girls of all ages are strongly encouraged to give back to their communities.  Image result for community service word art

This page contains resources for place to donate time & items as well as guidelines for GSUSA Community Service Awards.

If you know of other places where Girl Scouts can offer service, please let the Service Unit Manager know and we can post it here.



Deepali Lindblom was our amazing guest speaker and dancer for World Thinking Day 2019, and she does wonderful work with refugees in the Denver area. She loved getting to know our girls during the event this year and is hoping to work with Girl Scout troops in the future to build bridges with the refugee community!

She is currently looking for girls and troops to work with her for the New American Theatre festival in May. Please reach out to her directly if your troop is interested in this opportunity! You can email her:info@deepali.ca

Find out more about her...


City of Northglenn Volunteering Opportunities 

Northglenn Bike Program

Has several opportunities to help with collecting used bicycles. The City of Northglenn collects used bikes in any condition year round. They will fix whatever is broken. The bikes are then donated to local food banks to be given out at Christmas time and Easter to those children in need. Please contact Jenni Murphy, City of Northglenn Community Outreach Coordinator, 303-450-8904 or emailjmurphy@northglenn.org

Partners with Parks

This is a program of volunteer support for the City of Northglenn's Parks, recreation programs and events. Volunteer opportunities include: Flower Bed Partners-caring for flower beds in the city; Park Partners-caring for a neighborhood park; Trail Partners-caring for a segment of the Greenway Trail. For more information, please contact Jenni Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator @ 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@northglenn.org

Stockings For Soldiers

Here are the instructions on how to make Stockings For Soldiers and click on the youtube video on how to make the stockings.

Food For Hope

Food for Hope delivers children from hunger in Adams County, Colorado. Over 14,000 students in the Adams 12 School District are dependent upon school for adequate nutrition throughout the week. Roughly 1,200 of these children are classified as homeless. Our goal is to fill the hunger gap that presents itself every weekend.  Ultimately, we hope to provide every child in need in the Adams 12 district with healthy meals every weekend of the school year.  In the future, our hope is to address the need in other school districts as well. Volunteer with Food For Hope

Farmers Highline Canal Clean Up

This program usually takes place on a Saturday in March. Girls can receive 4 hours of community service, and they provide a "thank you" lunch after the clean-up. More Details to come...

City of Northglenn - Highline Canal Clean Up site

For more information, please contact Jenni Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator @ 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@northglenn.org


Adopt a Street Program

By volunteering to Adopt-A-Street, groups agree to remove liter from a selected street for a period of one year. Volunteers are asked to conduct their cleanups once a month, weather permitting. The City of Thornton will provide volunteers with 10 trash bags, 3 safety vests, and will also post a sign indication the name of the adopting group at their section of adopted street.

To apply to volunteer, please visit https://volunteers.cityofthornton.net/applications/onlinevolunteerapplication


Fire Hydrant Paint Project

The City of Thornton provides the paint, supplies and instructions to groups of five or more members who wish to paint a minimum of five hydrants in a Thornton neighborhood. The groups select the day and time that they want to paint and will notify the residents living near the hydrants about the painting and when it will take place. Please notify city staff four weeks in advance of your preferred painting date, so staff can create  amp of the hydrants and order enough paint for your event. Groups with youth under the age of 18 need to have adult chaperones present.

For more information please contact 303-538-7600 or neighbor@cityofthornton.net


Memorial Day

Mountain View Cemetery, 62 11th Ave, Longmont,CO.

They do a Memorial Day Service and they do a Wreaths Across America in December. Check out their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Longmont-Mountain-View-Cemetery-114097885287931/ 

Also click on this link for more info https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/57451/mountain-view-cemetery


Adopt an Area Program

You or your organization can volunteer to pick up litter in a Broomfield park, open space area, or on a street. There is no cost to participate, and every consideration will be given to the choice of preferred area. An adoption sign will be installed free-of-charge once the adoption paperwork is received. Trash bags are provided free-of-charge. Safety vests are available when collecting trash in the streets and should be returned to Field Services when finished due to limited supply. It is the group's responsibility to call and report the number of bags collected, total volunteer hours (adults vs. children) and total number of participants after each planned pickup event. A Release of Liability and Indemnification Agreement must be completed by every participant  in the Adopt an Area Program annually, whether adult or juvenile.

Requirements: Agree to a minimum one year commitment. Adopt a minimum of a one-mile street segment, a park, or all/a portion of an open space area. Pick up litter at least once every quarter, weather permitting, in the assigned area.

Safety: Ensure that each individual participant of the group wears an approved traffic safety vest during cleanup in a street right-of-way area. Ensure group is aware of the safety hazards when working in traffic zones and projects along street right-of-ways. Parks and open space areas are preferred for groups with young children and seniors.

If you are interested in adopting an area, please call 303-438-6334.


Bessie's Hope

This is a youth and elder program. Each youth must have a minimum of 8 volunteers. They require that groups commit to a minimum of 4-6 visits in a calendar year (the more the better). Each youth group must have at least one adult leader who completes a group leader training before the second visit. As an added leadership opportunity, this training can include the youth. Bessie's Hope staff will give an orientation for all youth before the first visit. Dates must be scheduled initially, before the first visit. All youth leaders must fill out an application before the first visit:http://www.bessieshope.org/forms/youth-and-elder-application

All youth need to return the Bessie's Hope waiver and release, signed by parent before the first visit: Volunteer Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering with Bessie's Hope, please contact staff at 303-830-9035 or info@bessieshope.org


Meals on Wheels

Groups are welcome, just mention it when talking with your local program. Check out https://americaletsdolunch.org/faq


Xcel Day of Service

Each year, Xcel Energy offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Currently, Xcel Day of Service Colorado Feeding Kids is looking for 300 more volunteers. (Please see  Xcel Day of Service- Colorado Feeding Kids in the left hand menu.) There are several other volunteer opportunities available for September 8th and September 9th, 2017. Some opportunities are geared more towards younger people and some are geared for 16+.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit:http://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/


Adams County Animal Shelter - 10705 Fulton St  Brighton, CO 80601 


Max Fund Animal Shelter

MaxFund "Pennies for Pets" Change Jar

What is it? There is a 5 gal jug in the lobby at the shelter for your change, please give them a visit. Maxfund has always taken cash donations, that's how we got started! But we realize not everyone has the money to donate a lot, but one thing people do have is change! It sits in a jar in our closet, it sits in your vehicle's ashtray, it finds its way under couch cushions or it just sits on countertops or in drawers and you always wonder what to do with it.

Aluminum can recycling

What is it? Recycling aluminum cans helps MaxFund as well as the environment! We collect cans behind the shelter. We take both aluminum soda/beer cans as well as cat food cans (you can check your dog food cans, but typically dog food cans are steel which we can't accept)

Amazon.com Wish List

What is it?MaxFund has set up a wishlist with amazon.com so you can purchase items and they will be shipped directly to MaxFund! Items include pet bed, cleaning products, pet comfort items, pet food, and more!How do we do it?To find the amazon wishlist, just go to Amazon.com, click on "Wish List" at the top right, and in the "Find a Wish List or Registry" enter "maxfund". You can also click on the Amazon Wish List icon above or visit the direct link. If you see some items on amazon.com that we should include but that aren't already on our wish list, send a note to Tami at and she'll get it on the list!How much do we get?We don't raise money with this one, but rather supplies! We've already had hundreds of dollars worth of supplies donated, keep it up!


Kits for Kids (Project C.U.R.E)

Our Kits for Kids provide personal hygiene and basic "medicine cabinet" items that are scarce in the developing world. If a child gets hurt, families might have to travel a long distance by bicycle, bus or even on foot to receive care at the nearest hospital or medical clinic. Working with pediatricians and nurses, Project C.U.R.E. developed Kits for Kids to give parents in developing countries the supplies they need to provide basic care at home. A bar of soap encourages handwashing, too. Kits for Kids is a great service learning project or family activity!To request your kits and to download a supply list, visit: https://projectcure.org/programs/kits-kids


Northglenn Christian Church

Northglenn Christian Church, where we have our monthly service unit leader meetings, has a food bank that serves 80 families a month. Non perishable food donations are welcomed and can be left just inside the front door of the church to the left in the bin.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center

Immaculate Heart of Mary Stewardship Center is located at 11424 Pearl St. Northglenn. They take non-perishable food and this is an Adam's County Food Bank, so they serve the poor from the community. They serve 1,395 monthly food baskets to families in need. You can contact Melani Rohr, who is the director of the center. She can be reached at 303-452-2041 EXT.117 or at melanir@ihmco.org


Ronald McDonald House

There are two locations in the Metro AreaDenver and Aurora - please check out their website for needs http://www.ronaldhouse.org/how.html


Ryan's Case for Smiles

Sew uplifting pillowcases to help sick kids at Denver's Children's Hospital feel better. http://caseforsmiles.org/get-involved/


Urban Peaks- Teen Homeless Shelter

This is a homeless shelter for kids on the streets of Denver aged 15 - 24. Click on the link below to see their needs. Some of our high school GS troops from the Cottonwood SU have gone down and prepared a meal for the teens at the shelter. We have also collected numerous items for the shelter. http://www.urbanpeak.org/denver/donate/needs-list/


Linus Project

Make a donated blanket. Check out the Linus Project website. Here is the contact info for the Colorado Chapters.

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