May 2, 2014

Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation provides leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its redisents and guests.  Support for the arts, culture, sports and recreational programs keeps our community vital and exciting.  The VVF supports a variety of educational programs, college scholarshipos and distributes grants to other non-profit organizations.  For more information, visit or call 970-777-2015.

SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach, a non-profit that serves underserved Eagle County youth, is now hiring mentors and volunteers for the 2014 season.  You will help with 5 ride days on the mountain, 2-3 community service projects, have an opportunity to go on a backpacking or camping trip next summer, and keep in contact with up to 6 of your youth throughout the year.  More information can be found at and by contacting Ben at [email protected] or at 970-926-9292 ext. 105.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates

Court-Appointed Special Advocates provide service to children who are victims of abuse and neglect.  CASA volunteers work with the courts advocating for children in Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties.  Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.  If you are interested in volunteering for CASA and giving children a voice, then please call 970-513-9390 or logon to

AXS Vail Valley

AXS Vail Valley is a non-profit corporation that encourages the growth and accessibility of recreation programs and services for the physically disabled Vail Valley residents and visitors.  The mission of AXS Vail Valley is to link existing programs and services, facilitate networking among these offerings, promote adaptive recreationsla services and facilities, and expand public awareness.  For more information, logon to or call 970-390-2096.

Bright Future Foundation

The Bright Future Foundation's Buddy Mentors Program knows first-hand that mentoring works!  Research shows that a quality mentoring relationship is a proven investment which leads to positive outcomes in children and youth.  Buddy Mentors is inviting you to "be someone who matters to someone who matters".  Currently we have dozens of local kids waiting to be paired with an adult Buddy.  Please considre sharing your time and talents through mentoring a child.  This year-long commitment to consistently meeting with a junior Buddy will be supported every sttep of the way by the Buddy Mentor staff!  For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 970-763-7212.

Youth Foundation

The Youth Foundation prepares children in need for success in life through education and recreational opportunities.  Programs and volunteers impact youth with positive mentorship, community interaction and recreation applications.  They inspire self-confidence, friendship and integrity in the hearts of all participants, volunteers and supporters.  for more info about The Youth Foundation visit or call 970-763-7000.

Vail Valley Cares

Vail Valley Cares is an organization assisting people in need in our community.  The VVC Thrift Shops work with and compliement the efforts of other benevolent organizations in our valley.  Thrift Shops are located in Eable on Chambers Avenue and Edwards on Highway 6.  For more information visit or call 970-926-7134.

Bright Future Foundation

The Bright Future Foundation empowers individuals and families affected by domestic violence and abuse to lead safe, productive lives through advocacy, crisis intervention and recovery services.  Volunteers are always needed for the Advocates Against Assault Crisis Hotline and the Buddy Mentor Program.  For more information, call 970-949-7097 or logon

Betty Ford Alpine Garden

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden's mission is to foster an appreciation of high mountain palnts and environments through education, conservation and pure enjoyment.  The Gardens is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporatino funded by memberships, individual donations, government and corporate grants.  Please consider becoming a supporter to keep the gardens bloomin'.  More information can be found at 970-476-0103 or

Red Ribbon Project

The Red Ribbon Project builds healthier lives through a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, education and support.  Nationwide, HIV/AIDS is still an enormous problem.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that some 56,300 Americans become infected with HIV each year, and 1 out of 3 of these newly infected are unaware of his or her status.  For more information call 970-827-5900 or logon to

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