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Susan G. Komen® Colorado is always in need of energetic community members who are passionate about breast health and want to support our work in the community. By donating your time and talents to this cause, you will help expand our reach and increase our healing impact.


“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Be a Community Supporter
    Komen Colorado has five main areas where we need volunteer support:

    Education
    While most people are aware of breast cancer these days, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions about the disease. For example, did you know that up to 90% of breast cancers are diagnosed with NO family history?

    The commitment is ongoing throughout the year and requires 1 – 2 hours a month. Attend community health fairs and other events to help debunk myths like the one above and to spread breast health awareness! Breast cancer 101 training provided.

    The next orientation is Wednesday, September 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Denver.

    Office Support
    Our main office in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood of Denver is always bustling! As a small and mighty staff, we need extra hands to help with special projects and day-to-day office administration tasks.

    For special projects, volunteers come into the office as needed.

    For day-to-day office administration tasks, we have a monthly office day. Join us the last Friday of every month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. If it’s your first time coming, stop by at 9:30 a.m. for a brief orientation.

    To RSVP: Email us at Volunteer@KomenColorado.org by the Wednesday before each office day.

    Signature Event Support
    Komen Colorado has three signature events — Race for the Cure, Snowshoe for the Cure, and Pink Tie — to raise much needed funds to support our Colorado communities. We need help in both planning and during the events.

    Race for the Cure volunteer opportunities are now open! Click here to create an account and sign-up to help on Sunday, September 24!

    Already have an account on MyVolunteerPage.com? Click here to view opportunities and sign-up.

    Advisory Committees
    We have several advisory committees that help provide strategic direction for Komen Colorado’s mission. Your expertise in fundraising, breast cancer services, education, or as a community member can be put to impactful work by ensuring Komen Colorado’s trusted resources are used efficiently. Orientation/training provided.

    A monthly commitment of approximately 2 – 5 hours per committee, including time in meetings.

    The grant review panel requires approximately 100 hours over a two month period.

    Community Ambassadors
    Show your More Than Pink™ spirit as a voice of action in the community. Host an event, encourage donations, or just be a champion for the cause within your network. Community Ambassadors help extend Komen Colorado’s reach in many different ways, as outlined in our More Than Pink Ambassador Toolkit. Toolkit and other resources provided.

    Commitment is ongoing throughout the year, usually 2 – 4 hours per month but the amount of time is determined by each individual.

  • Volunteering with Komen Colorado can be done in three easy steps outlined below.Volunteering

    How to Apply to be a Volunteer

    1. Complete and submit a quick application. Completing the application should take no more than 10 minutes.
    2. Watch the online orientation to Susan G. Komen Colorado. You will receive the orientation link once you’ve submitted your application.
    3. Select your volunteer interest by filling in the survey at the end of the online orientation.

    We use MyVolunteerPage.com powered by Better Impact to post volunteer opportunities and communicate with our volunteers. The application link will direct you to our page in Better Impact.

    Once we receive confirmation that you’ve watch the online orientation, Komen Colorado will follow-up within 1 – 2 weeks to discuss next steps based on your interest(s).

    Some additional notes:

    • Some volunteer roles require training in addition to the online orientation. You will receive information about additional trainings after you watch the orientation and confirm your interest.
    • Those who want to volunteer only during an event still need to submit an application and watch the online orientation video; no additional training is required for volunteers in day-of event roles, other than a review of duties that day.
    • IMPORTANT: Write down your username and password, as you’ll need them to get back into Better Impact to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

    Are you ready to join the Komen Colorado team? Complete an application today!

    If you need assistance completing the application, follow these step-by-step volunteer application instructions to complete the application.

    Already have an account with MyVolunteerPage.com? Click here to sign-in and sign-up for available opportunities. Race for the Cure 2017 opportunities are now available!

  • At Komen Colorado, we rely on community members to share their passion, skills, and experience in the day-to-day oversight of operations. Volunteer committees guide our work from fundraising to education to finance to ensure we use entrusted community resources in responsible and impactful ways.

    • Board of Directors

      Komen Colorado’s Board of Directors provides leadership and direction to the organization in fulfilling its mission and strategic plan, inspiring a shared vision for Komen Colorado and actively nurturing its growth.

      Members: Lauren Schwartz (President), Cindy Bolin, Devon Bloom, Roger Brown, Jeff Hovorka, Aubrey Ebbs, Sherri Goldstein, Joby Duncan Koren, Rebecca Ronk Williams, Michelle Search, David Spector, Romita Wadwa, Tamra Ward


    • African American Advisory Council

      The African American Advisory Council is a subcommittee of the Education Committee. The Council advises, organizes and implements outreach in the African American community, including Pink Sunday, an initiative to bring breast health awareness to faith-based communities.

      AA Committee

      Members: Becky Haddad (Chair), Marilyn Conner, Dianne Landrum Davis, Sherry Delaney, Tracey Drayton, Lilli Fox, Emma Jackson, Gladys Brown Jones, Charlotte McDonald, Mabel Peters, Mella Dee Warren, Jackie Wesley, Irma Wilborn, Belinda Woodall

    • Education

      The Education Committee advises and guides the development and implementation of outreach, engagement, and education activities throughout our service area.

      Members: Sally Cogdill (Chair), Becky Haddad, Karen Hodge, Ken Hodge, Mikki Novak, Karen Schottenstein


    • Finance

      The Finance Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its financial oversight and responsibilities by monitoring and overseeing all financial matters of the Affiliate in an ethical and professional manner.

      Members: Roger Brown (Chair), Jeanette Dern, Aubrey Ebbs, Dustin Hubbard, Dianne Primavera, Lauren Schwartz, Michelle Search, David Spector, Julie Zaveral

    • Fund Development

      The Fund Development Committee’s primary focus is prospecting, cultivating, and stewarding gifts and support from individual donors and corporations.

      Members: Rebecca Ronk Williams (Chair), Cindy Bolin, Devon Bloom, Jeff Hovorka, Sherri Goldstein, Joby Duncan Koren, Tamra Ward

    • Grant Review Panel

      Members of the Grant Review Panel read and score grant applications. The members then get together to discuss the strengths of each grant application and make a final funding recommendation to Komen Colorado. Experience with breast cancer education and care is recommended but not required. In-depth training provided.

      The grant review panel requires approximately 100 hours over a two month period.

    • Mission Initiatives

      The Mission Initiatives Committee is charged with the development and oversight of a comprehensive, strategic plan to activate our mission in the community.

      Members: Romita Wadwa (Chair), Peg Ellefson, Kimberly Koch, Valerie Lash, Denise Norton, Jamie Porter

    • Pink Tie

      The Pink Tie Committee plans and implements the annual Pink Tie Affair. The committee members work hard to secure auction donations and organize the event logistics.

      Members: Cindy Bolin, Michelle Search, Kristin Reinhart

    • Public Policy

      The Public Policy Committee prioritizes and provides direction for the Affiliate’s engagement on state and local policies that affect access to breast health care services. This committee works in conjunction with volunteers from the Komen Colorado South Affiliate located in Colorado Springs.

      Members: Peg Ellefson (Chair), Lora Barke, Peg Ellefson, Elyse Gellerman, Marcia Goshorn, Molly Johnson, Laura Mowery, Toni Panetta, Dianne Primavera, Mary Jo Rosazzo, Jerome Schroeder, Peggy Thomas, Nancetta Westcott

    • Race for the Cure

      The Race for the Cure Committee works closely with Komen Colorado staff to organize, plan and implement our biggest event of the year. From trash collection to survivor village, committee members ensure every aspect of the event is executed seamlessly.

      Members: Joanne Bircher, Courtney Bowers, Vicki Fields, Lauren Fuhrman, Trevor Fuhrman, Janet Garduno, AuDrey Garza, Barb Jones, Brian Jones, Randy Kruman, Kathy Lewis, Mikki Novak, Koleen O’Keefe, Paul Opsahl, Tommie Romero, Belen Ryan, Michele Schuemann, Juliet Sweet, Kendra Whittaker, Ann Wilson

    • Young Professionals Group

      The Young Professionals Group is a subcommittee of the Education Committee and works to organize fundraising events and outreach activities that target women aged 18-34, including the I Am Komen program at Race for the Cure.

      YW Committee

      Members: Rachael Augen, Mark Coyhis, Jo Erven, Ashley Glode, Belen Ryan


    • Open Advisory Committee Positions

      Want to take your volunteer experience to the next level? Komen Colorado advisory committees drive the organization forward. Members of each committee provide strategic direction to ensure we use entrusted resources in the most impactful ways. Lend us your expertise and passion to create a world without breast cancer.

      Full job descriptions are available by clicking the position title. If interested in applying, please complete the application here. You will be asked to provide a resume or a description of your experience and interest in the open position.

      Apply for a committee position today!

  • Occasionally, Komen Colorado needs volunteer support for special projects. Some special projects are ongoing while others are for a set amount of time. Some require completion in the Komen Colorado while others can be done on a volunteer’s own time at home.

    Please see current special projects in needs of support.  For each special project, Komen Colorado will provide all the training, background, and needed materials.

    • Current Special Project(s)

      Volunteer Orientation – Education & Mission Programs
      Details: Join us as a new volunteer or long-time volunteer as we  share updated information about screening guidelines and education messages.
      Date: September 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      Location: Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe Street, Denver
      Additional information: Everyone is welcome to attend the volunteer orientation, dinner will be provided.


      Walk-in Registration Sites
      Details: We have four locations in the local area where people can register for Race for the Cure in-person
      Date(s): Thursday, September 21 – Saturday, September 23
      Location(s): Four locations in Denver, Arvada, Littleton and Aurora

      • Sportline, 6543 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
      • Boulder Running Company, 8116 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
      • Runner’s Roost, 6554 S. Parker Rd., Aurora
      • Runner’s Roost, 1685 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver

      Needed skills: We need volunteers that can work a four hour shift, shifts start at 10 a.m. and go through the evening

      If you are available to work a shift, please email Erin Stoen  estoen@KomenColorado.org for open times.


      Pink Tie Auction Item Solicitation
      Details: We are preparing for the 2018 Pink Tie™ Affair and need help reaching out to local businesses to ask for items to include in the silent and live auction. Anything and everything is needed, from restaurant gift certificates to bottles of wine to jewelry. The sky’s the limit!
      Date: Ongoing
      Time: On your own, about 1-2 hours per week
      Location(s): Around your community
      Additional information: Komen Colorado will provide a request letter, talking points, and more to help you make the right ask! Email volunteer@komencolorado.org for all the details to get started.


      In-office Volunteer Day
      Details: Come to the Komen Colorado office to assist with a variety of tasks such as event preparation, donor thank you notes, file organization and more!
      Date: September 29
      Time: 9:30 orientation followed by a work shift from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      Location: Komen Colorado office, 50 South Steele Street, #100, Denver
      RSVP: By September 27 to volunteer@komencolorado.org


      Community Event Research
      Details: There’s a lot going on in the 22 counties that Komen Colorado serves and we need help to hear about all the fun community event and health fairs. Help Komen Colorado research events in our counties or tell us about a specific event in your community.
      Date: Ongoing
      Time: On your own
      Location: Around your community or on your computer
      Additional information: Komen Colorado will provide more information and training. Email volunteer@komencolorado.org for all the details to get started.


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