Partners needs volunteer

Nonprofit organization looking for part-time help

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Members of Partners in Routt County eat pizza before attending a Rockies game in July. The local nonprofit is looking for a volunteer to help part-time in the office and with activities.

— Partners in Routt County has undergone a staff transition and increased its workload, so the nonprofit organization is looking for some help.

The Steamboat Springs-based mentoring organization is looking for a volunteer to help with general office duties, youth recreation and mentor training, among other things.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to learn what nonprofits are all about," said Libby Foster, executive director for Partners. "In nonprofits, you have to wear so many hats. You learn a variety of things. It could be a real incentive for someone to get involved."

Partners' mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the youths of Routt County by facilitating one-to-one partnerships between adult volunteers and youths. Partners' vision is that Routt County youths be empowered to live healthy, productive lives and to contribute to their community en route to successfully pursuing their dreams.

The volunteer would work between five and 10 hours a week and must pass a background screening. The safety of the children and staff is the organization's top priority, Foster said.

"We have fun in this office," she added. "We help with the mundane, but the camaraderie will help that go quickly."

Caring about children should be the volunteer's top priority, but anyone interested in nonprofits could find the position beneficial.

"Otherwise, there might be someone out there who knows about Partners and likes what we do and wants to contribute because they may have free time," Foster said.

To apply or ask additional questions, call Foster at 879-6141 or e-mail her at libby@partnersrouttcounty.org. The applicant should submit a resume. Partners hopes to fill the position as soon as possible.

Resumes also can be dropped off at the Partners office in Bogue Hall, Room 216, on the Color-ado Mountain College campus. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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