Golden West offers a range of volunteer opportunities for both Golden West residents and members of the Boulder community. With activities designed to enhance the quality of life at Golden West, there is a volunteer position for everyone.
Currently, more than one-third of Golden West residents volunteer. In addition, more than 30 individuals outside of Golden West volunteer here.
Volunteers are matched with jobs that meet their skills and interests. Most positions require a time commitment of one-to-three hours per week, for a minimum of three months. Volunteers must show a genuine enthusiasm for working with elders. Short-term volunteer opportunities are also available.
All volunteers are trained. Training includes an overview of resident rights, emergency procedures, do’s and don’ts when working with elders, orientation to Golden West and training related to each specific volunteer position.