Albany County

Volunteer Opportunities in Albany County

Is there any better way to give back to your community than through volunteering? We think not.

Here is a list of various volunteer opportunities in Albany County from local non-profits and organizations. With the upcoming MLK Day of Service approaching on January 17th, everyone is urged to become a volunteer. MLK Day of Service is meant to be a “day ON, not a day off.” Honor King this holiday through helping create a stronger and more resilient community that makes everyone feel welcome.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

 


Interested in working with youth? 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wyoming 

Volunteer to be a long-term mentor for a child! BBBS knows that to help children succeed they need to have someone in their corner. You can be that person! Visit: https://bbbswyo.org/volunteer/.

Developmental Preschool & Day Care Center

Volunteer positions available for all! They also work with educational institutions to provide students with observation experiences and internships. Contact (307) 742-6374 or visit https://albany.wyokids.org/

Cathedral Home Community Programs 

Sign up to become an Advocate in Action! You’ll help ensure that Albany County youth and their families have resources they need to thrive. Contact development@nullcathedralhome.org to learn more on how to connect! Check out: https://www.cathedralhome.org/.

 


Interested in addressing hunger?

Laramie Soup Kitchen

Help with food preparation, serving, and keeping the space clean and safe for their guests. Must first fill out application and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

More information can be found at: www.laramiesoupkitchen.org/volunteer 

Laramie Interfaith

This organization focuses on providing food and rental assistance. As a volunteer you can assist with the food pantry, food deliveries, cleaning, and other office duties.

Visit www.laramieinterfaith.org/get-involved or call 307-742-4240 for more information!

 


Interested in volunteering for your local government?

Apply to be on a local Board and Commission for the City of Laramie or Albany County government! Put your expertise, passions, and knowledge to use when you volunteer for a Board and Commission.

For County positions visit: https://www.co.albany.wy.us/334/Board-Openings-Vacancies. Please contact the County Clerk at 307-721-2544 with any questions.

For City positions visit: www.cityoflaramie.org/boardsandcommissions. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 307-721-5220 with any questions. 

 


Interested in creating a resilient community for all?

Family Promise of Albany County

Help families in need in the community by volunteering to:

  • Assist with Family Promise’s Diaper & Hygiene Pantry
  • Bring a meal for families in shelter

Contact (307) 742-6480 or Info@nullFPAlbanyCounty.org. Visit: https://fpalbanycounty.org/.

My Front Door

Interested in reducing poverty and helping everyone in our community find a home? Then you’ll love working with My Front Door. Their mission is to assist people obtain home ownership. Contact (307) 514-5831 or visit https://www.myfrontdoor.org/ for more information on volunteering! 

 


Interested in creating a compassionate community for the elderly and sick?

Hospice of Laramie

Volunteer to be a patient companion volunteer where you’ll run errands, provide respite care, and companionship. Or become a community volunteer where you’ll help with events and clerical tasks at Hospice. Visit: https://hospiceoflaramie.org/volunteer-with-hospice/ or call 307.745.9254

Eppson Center for Seniors

Volunteer to aid elderly folks in the community. Teach fitness classes, provide meal entertainment, serve meals, deliver meals, assist in the office, and more!

Learn more at https://www.eppsoncenter.org/volunteers. Fill out an application and send it to activities@nulleppsoncenter.org

 


Interested in volunteering during emergency situations?

American Red Cross of Wyoming

Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies! You can help with their mission:

  • Disaster Action Team (DAT) Volunteer-Respond to emergencies
  • Red Cross Mass Care/Shelter Volunteer-Help provide emergency shelter during a disaster
  • Disaster Health & Disaster Mental Health Volunteers-Assist with mental health calls during an emergency
  • Public Affairs Volunteer-Promote Red Cross to the community
  • Red Cross Youth Club Volunteer-Mentor youth members and coordinate Red Cross activities in your local area.

For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please call (307) 638-8906 or visit https://www.redcross.org/local/wyoming.html!

 


Interested in creating a healthy community?

Laramie Reproductive Health

Dedicated to providing affordable and quality reproductive and sexual healthcare. Opportunities for volunteering, internships, and being on the volunteer board are available. Contact info@nulllaramiereproductivehealth.org or visit https://laramiereproductivehealth.org/ for more information.

Downtown Clinic

Community volunteers assist with reception, eligibility determination, social work, client intake, pharmacy, Patient Assistance Program, electronic records, and Spanish interpreting. Contact laramiedtc@nullgmail.com, call 307-745-8445, or visit https://www.downtownclinic.org/!

 


Interested in empowering our community?

SAFE Project

SAFE supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and family violence. You can assist with answering the on-call phone for 24-hour Hotline. First, you must complete a state-mandated 40-hour training.

Contact volunteer@nullsafeproject.org or visit https://www.safeproject.org/volunteer-opportunities 

Laramie Pride Fest

Every June, Laramie celebrates its LGBTQ+ community with a series of amazing events, including Pride in the Park, evening events, a city proclamation, and a march. These events are only possible because of amazing volunteers, and you can be one of them. Simply email Laramie.PrideFest@nullgmail.com or use the Google form linked below to express interest! Fill out their form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1We2_7MmY9EJOGvZ1rhAbSE2b2e1xOnpZMPr_kgrBZq8/edit?usp=sharing

 


Interested in volunteering long-term?

Check out Serve Wyoming’s programs such as AmeriCorps and Volunteer Wyoming!

These organizations are strictly focused on volunteerism! AmeriCorps members do a wide range of tasks. They recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers, tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit groups to become self-sustaining, among many other activities.

Volunteer Wyoming is a hub for volunteer opportunities listed all over the state. You can find many opportunities in your region through using this tool!

Visit: https://www.servewyoming.org/ and https://www.volunteerwyoming.org/

 


Interested in volunteering to protect and help animals in need?

Home on the Range Animal Haven

Help and care for local barn animals in need, such as goats and donkeys! Contact (307) 760-4753 or visit https://www.laramiehomeontherange.org/ for more information!

Laramie Animal Welfare Society

LAWS has many ways to volunteer! Contact (307) 460-3775 or visit https://www.laramieanimals.org/ for more information!

  • Volunteer to assist in shelter-Clean and socialize with animals
  • TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return/Rehome) Partners
  • Junior Volunteers-Opportunity for kids age 13-17
  • Compassionate Volunteers/Fosters-Care for an animal short term

 


Interested in volunteering with a faith-based organization?

Albany County has many local churches that may offer some sort of volunteer activities. Contact your church to get involved!

Laramie Connections is another great place to find religious volunteer opportunities! Check them out at https://www.laramieconnections.com/ or contact info@nulllaramieconnections.com.

 


Interested in protecting the environment?

Plan a neighborhood trash pick up with your family and friends! Even something simple like picking up trash can make a huge difference.

 


Volunteer Opportunities for Kids:

Check with your local school district and community children’s clubs such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on how to get involved and potential volunteer opportunities!

 


Unable to volunteer in person?

Don’t have time or feel uncomfortable volunteering in person? That’s completely understandable. Here are other ways to get involved from a far:

  • Donate items to the MLK Donation Drive between 1/17/22-1/21/22 at these locations:

    • Laramie City Hall: 
      406 Ivinson Ave.
      Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


    • Laramie Rec Center:
      920 Boulder Dr.
      Mon-Fri 5am-8pm


    • University of Wyoming
      Union Building-Info Desk:
      January 18th-21st 7:30am-5:30pm *(Union Building-East entrance by Coe Library:
      January 17th ONLY)


    • Albany County Courthouse: Donation boxes can be found on second floor and basement level!
      525 Grand Ave.
      Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


      Laramie Ice Center: 3510 E Garfield St.

    • Monday 5:30–8AM, 11:30AM–10PM
    • Tuesday 5:30–8AM, 2:45–10PM
    • Wednesday 6–7AM, 11:30AM–10PM
    • Thursday 5:30–8AM, 2:45–10PM
    • Friday 11:30AM–10PM

Items to consider donating: 

    • Water bottles
    • Snacks for after youth school program
    • Baby wipes
    • Vinyl gloves-size medium
    • Toiletries- shampoos/conditioners, lotions, soaps, toothbrushes/toothpaste, hairbrushes
    • Ramen Soup packages
    • Reusable face masks-store bought or homemade with at least 2 layers
    • Puzzles-new or used!
    • Forever USA stamps
    • Blankets-twin sized
    • Gas, grocery, & American Express/Visa gift cards
    • Children’s books-new or used
    • Canned food & shelf stable food-pasta, condiments, spices, etc.

 

  • Volunteer virtually-Many organizations need online assistance. Activities can include tasks such as transcribing for a museum, assisting with a text crisis line, and more!

  • Consider giving a monetary donation! Most of the organizations listed above accept donations and greatly appreciate any amount.

Have a volunteer opportunity you’d like to share? Email us at info@nullunitedwayalbanycounty.org with a description and way to contact your organization!