Rake Up Colorado!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 


  Rake-Up, Colorado! is an annual event held by the Volunteers of America, Safety of Seniors Handyman Program to assist limited-income seniors with the yearly chore of leaf raking. The laborious task of raking leaves can be difficult for many seniors in our community to complete. Rake-Up, Colorado! continues to fulfill our program's mission of helping seniors maintain safety and independence in their homes. We are looking for volunteers in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Event volunteers will be assigned to rake at the seniors’ yards throughout this service area. Together, the goal is to serve 250 seniors through this one day of service.

Returning a completed application to Kim Nihon is the first step in getting signed up to volunteer for Rake-Up, Colorado! Only one application is necessary per individual, family or group and should be returned as soon as possible. Then, each adult volunteer will need to sign the Indemnification form and each youth volunteer will need a Parental Consent form signed by a parent. These waivers can be mailed, faxed or scanned back to Kim prior to November 8th. Or, we can also collect the forms on the event day at our Volunteer Kick Off. You can mail or fax them to:

Kim Nihon
Volunteers of America
2660 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
FAX: (720) 264-3312

Yard assignments will be coordinated the week prior to the event. The Volunteer Kick-Off is when you can pick up your yard assignments, trash bags and the educational packets we will ask for you to leave with each of the clients you serve. More details regarding the event day after receiving the completed application. If you are unable to attend the Kick Off, arrangements can be made for these items to be picked up from the office earlier in the week.

Volunteer Kick-Off is at the VOA Admin Building
2660 Larimer St, Denver CO 80205
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 
8 a.m.- 9 a.m. 

Rake Up is part of the free Volunteers of America Safety of Seniors Handyman Program. The Handyman volunteers make small home repairs and installations to make a seniors homes safe and comfortable. Most seniors are forced to live in a group home setting or with family as a result of a home injury. The Safety of Seniors Handyman Program aims to keep seniors safely living in their home as long as possible.

To find out more information about the Safety of Seniors Handyman program, contact Kim Nihon at 303-297-0408 or email her at knihon@voacolorado.org