Volunteers of America’s Scavenger Hunt for the Future, 125 Years Strong

This Scavenger Hunt for the Future will have you solve clues, take part in interactive photo and video challenges, and explore downtown Durango! Learn more about the programs offered by the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse along the way. Winners from several categories will receive prizes and the Grand Prize winner will receive a paddleboard!

How long is the hunt?

The hunt should take you about 2 hours from start to finish and can be completed any time from August 22-September 22. A culminating awards ceremony with prizes, a drawing for all registered players, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, September 25th, 10:30am-noon.

Where does it take place?

The hunt is entirely walkable and will take you to several notable landmarks in the downtown Durango area. The September 25th awards ceremony will be at Buckley Park.

Who can play?

Families and all ages are welcome! (Kids 10 and under are free). Registration is per person, but we encourage you to work together in teams.

How do I play?

Register here to receive your code to play using the Eventzee app (free to download for Android or iOS) and join us on an epic adventure around downtown Durango!

Awards Ceremony, Prizes, Refreshments and more!

Prizes for several categories will be awarded at the culminating celebration at Buckley Park, September 25th, 10:30am-noon. All celebration attendees who registered for the hunt will also be entered in a drawing. Remember to mark your calendars for September 25th because winners must be present to collect their prize!

Proceeds benefit the Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter:

The Southwest Safehouse is the sole domestic violence shelter option for adults and children fleeing domestic violence in La Plata County. Domestic violence survivors have many needs addressed by the Safehouse including: safe shelter in an undisclosed location, food, clothing, counseling, job readiness preparation, housing assistance, support for children in school, improved access to medical and dental care, nutrition education, and much more

The Durango Community Shelter is the only comprehensive shelter option for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in La Plata County. Beyond safe and secure shelter, the Durango Community Shelter provides showers and laundry, three nutritious meals per day, case management, and support in securing employment and safe long-term housing.