Volunteers of America can help those 60 and older in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties with shoveling snow. We make a match between a client and a volunteer who live within two miles of each other. Then, when there is a snowfall of 2 or more inches, we ask the volunteers to shovel the sidewalk and walkway for their assigned senior within 24 hours. This program was initiated to keep seniors safe from falls on snow or ice during the winter. The program also keeps seniors from accruing city or county fines for not being able to shovel their snow from the sidewalks.
Please review the Handbook for more detailed information about the program.
The necessary paperwork to become a volunteer snow buddy is included below. Volunteers of America requires our program to complete a background check on all of our volunteers and we do have to ask our volunteers to pick up the fee for the background check. So, if this is the right opportunity for you, please mail back a completed application along with a $20 check for the background check, a photocopy of your ID, and signed copies of the Fair Credit Disclosure and Indemnification forms to:
Volunteers of America
2660 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
To clarify, the Fair Credit Disclosure form is the authorization for our program to complete the background check. While our program only performs the background check, we are required by state regulation to provide this form in its entirety to our volunteers.
To find out more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 720-264-3379
Denver’s Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships will cover the cost of the background checks for the first 50 volunteers to sign up as snow buddies this year! Sign up today!