A Little Help in the Western Slope
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A Little Help began to plant seeds in the Roaring Fork Valley (RFV) in 2018 when several neighbors in Glenwood Springs got together and decided to organize volunteers in RFV to assist their older neighbors. They researched several community-based models for their efforts and learned about A Little Help, which had everything they were looking for. We connected and these pioneering neighbors brought A Little Help to the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2021, we were approached by a group of neighbors in Grand Junction with a similar goal to provide volunteer service and support to older neighbors. We began outreach in the summer and launched services and programming in November 2021.
A Little Help volunteers provide local transportation, shovel snow, weed gardens, trim bushes/trees, remove broken limbs, do grocery and pharmacy runs, help with outdoor chores like small seasonal house repairs, and provide Care Calls and friendly visits or walks. As we recruit more thoughtful volunteers, the list of needs we can meet grows- it is such a simple and elegant model.
We have remarkable volunteers ready to reach out and touch lives in any way they can and members whose lives are richer because of it! These people are the lifeblood of our Roaring Fork Valley and Grand Junction communities – neighbors, parents, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, friends, students, colleagues, and our older neighbors whose lives and experiences make our community better and richer.
Please call us if you have ideas and thoughts or if you want to volunteer or would like the services and assistance we offer!
We want our family to grow.
We need volunteers who can help provide (Sign Up Here)
Outreach and event planning
Transportation to medical appointments, groceries,
Inside chores or minor handiwork or minor home repairs
Weekly phone check-ins or friendly visits/walks
Looking to receive some of the above help? We'd love to get you signed up too! Click here to complete our application.
Roaring Fork Valley
PO Box 4231
Basalt, CO 81621
Rick Smith, Western Slope Coordinator