Garfield County Humanitarian Awards

https://www.garfield-county.com/hsc/humanitarian-awards/ NOMINATE NOW! Volunteers and staff can be nominated by anyone in the community – typically peers, friends and individuals connected to the nonprofit/human services arena. Nomination support letters describe the wonderful ways these individuals help the community. Members of the Garfield County Human Services Commission choose the winners of the Humanitarian Awards. The Garfield…

August 2020 VISTA Spotlight

  Where did you move to Colorado from?  I moved to Colorado from Charleston, West Virginia.   What is the background behind the organization you are serving with?  YouthZone’s mission is to provide comprehensive assessment and advocacy to inspire healthy relationships between youth, families, and communities.   Did you go to college? If so, what…

June 2020 VISTA spotlight

Where did you move to Colorado from? Annapolis, MD What is the background behind the organization you are serving with? (What is their mission and/or who do they serve.)  Highwater Farm is working to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the local community. They commit to farming in a way that protects our environment…

Habitat for Humanity VISTA Joins Team as Housing Development Analyst

On this month’s show, Traci interviews Bo Blodgett, whose work as an AmeriCorps VISTA has evolved into employment as housing development analyst at Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. Bo also provides an update about the ReStore virtual adaptation. https://www.kdnk.org/post/habitat-humanity-vista-joins-team-housing-development-analyst?fbclid=IwAR2FL53JzrEI2kKlUguqo-5a4raTS46iDqnGDHCtzn2CEHWtX4ZMyKAmZAQ

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. Our VISTA volunteers shared some of the things they are doing to help with their mental health during this time of uncertainty. Journaling Spending time outside Meditation Not watching the news Hiking/exercise/nature – sitting in an office stifles creativity Doing one thing a day that brings me joy Taking naps…

May 2020 VISTA Spotlight

This month’s VISTA spotlight is Caleb Kvale of Alpine Legal Services. Where did you move to Colorado from?  I moved to Colorado from Decorah, IA where I went to college at Luther College. What is the background behind the organization you are serving with? (what their mission is and/or who they serve) I am serving…

April 2020 VISTA Spotlight

What is the background behind your organization? “CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Ninth is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving Pitkin, Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by…