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Rogers Reading Buddies

This program seeks to pair 2nd-5th grade Will Rogers Elementary School students with an adult reading partner after school each Monday and Thursday, beginning September 9, 2019 through December 12, 2019 from 2:50 pm to 4:00 pm. It's specifically geared toward helping academically struggling students increase their abilities and confidence. Will Rogers strives on a daily basis to inspire these young minds to current and future success. If you're a PPCC student seeking experience working with elementary-age students, then Rogers Reading Buddies is a perfect opportunity!

For more information on this project, check out the flyer here!

You can also contact Julie O'Dell - email, or call (719) 328-3300.

Featured Charity:

The Red Cross

The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergency. They aim to empower students with hands-on experience and developing new skills while giving back to the Colorado Springs community.

At the Red Cross, students will have the opportunity to work in teams or independently to explore career opportunities and help tackle relevant issues alongside our staff members.

To get involved, contact:

Marie McQuillan

(719) 439-2029

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not."

- Dr. Seuss

More Ways to Serve:

Organization: Contact: Phone/Email: Volunteer Needs/Website:
Rogers Reading Buddies

Julie O'Dell

(719) 328-3300

Reading with elementary school students

Big Brother, Big Sister Nick Maiurro

(719) 568-4857

Youth mentoring opportunities

The Red Cross Marie McQuillan

(719) 439-2029

Emergency aid workers

Head Start Delberta Uvalle


Classroom volunteers, office administrative support, group projects

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Doug Rouse


Various opportunities, including Marion House Soup Kitchen. More info and volunteer form at:

Inside Out: LGBTQ Youth Services Tyescha Clark

(719) 400-5582

Seeking supportive and outgoing individuals age 25+ to facilitate center hours and drop-in programming; event assistance, and more.

Ronald McDonald House


Emily Odiwuor

(719) 375-3871

Office support, Staffing family rooms

Cool Science Marc Straub


Assisting with student science demonstrations; Annual Cool Science Carnival, and more

CASA of Pikes Peak Region Uriko Stout

719-447-9898  ext 1060

Advocacy opportunities, educational and enrichment opportunities for children; and more

PPCC Office of Sustainability Konrad Schlarbaum

(719) 502-2342

Cleaning the creek, and much more

Junior Achievement

Lauren Kunze

(719) 636-2474 x 1025

Staffing for events

Haseya Advocate Program Raquel

(719) 896-2560 x 101

Addressing violence against women

The Resource Exchange Nichole Guerra

(719) 785-6441

Support operations, Community-based research

Rocky Mountain Field Institute Molly Mazel

(719) 471-7736

Environmental stewardship opportunities for a variety of folunteers ranging in age, skill, and interest.

The Council of Neighborhood Organizations Sara

(719) 471-3105

Revitalizing neighborhoods

Kingdom Builders Family Life Center Lisa Jenkins

(719) 464-6676

Staffing community events

Boys & Girls Club

Maurice Henson

Jrace Rider

(719) 570-7077;

Doing activities with kids

Children's Literacy Center

Sandy McGraw

(719) 471-8672

Reading to children

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Katie Dobbins

(303) 444-2424

Staffing events, Fundraising, and more

Salvation Army

Alma Scott

(719) 636-5266

Doing activities with kids, Processing donations

More Than A Meal Inc.

Randy Sirota

(719) 447-5009

Setting up, Serving food, General support

Discover Goodwill

Grace Vigil

(719) 785-9229

Processing donations, and much more

Westside CARES

Kristy Milligan

(719) 389-0759

Front desk reception, Advocating for neighbors

Mission Medical Center

Barb Cronin

(719) 219-3402

Assisting the uninsured with healthcare

SET Family Medical Clinics

Peggy Herbertson

(719) 776-8850

Writing patient stories for clinic newsletter

Ben's Blankets

Lexie Dillon

(719) 502-9391

Machine-sewing blankets

IMPORTANT: Students must know how to sew or be willing to learn.

Catholic Volunteer Network

Cassie Kienbaum

(301) 270-0900

Many opportunities in the U.S. and abroad

Colorado Mission of Mercy


(720) 648-0919

Staffing events, Dental assisting

Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence

Shawna Dusharm

(719) 309-4715


Greeting, Connecting, and Caring for veterans

Victory Service Dogs Travis Nelson

(719) 351-4797

Fostering a service dog, Office support, Event staffing