Volunteer

Come volunteer with us! Volunteers play a vital role at Blue Sky Bridge. Please check out our opportunities below, and then sign up for the committee that fits you best on our form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer Opportunities


A Moveable Feast™ Planning Committee

A Moveable Feast™ is the signature fundraising event for Blue Sky Bridge. The Planning Committee works year-round to ensure the success of this beautiful evening of sophisticated dining. Responsibilities of the Planning Committee include:

  • Cultivation and stewardship of hosts and sponsors
  • Marketing and promotion of the event
  • Invitations
  • Other activities necessary for the successful execution of this uniquely wonderful event

If you’re interested in participating, please contact Melissa Santorelli at msantorelli@blueskybridge.org.

Boulder Professionals

Boulder Professionals is a group of individuals who give their time to help Blue Sky Bridge plan their By the Glass wine, beer, and spirits tasting event. If you are interested in joining the Boulder Professionals Committee, please contact Melissa Santorelli at msantorelli@blueskybridge.org.

Intern

Interns are often the first friendly faces children and the adults who accompany them see when they come to Blue Sky Bridge. Interns assist with many aspects of cases, with research and office support.

Master’s Level Intern

A Master’s Level intern operates as a Family Support Advocate at Blue Sky Bridge. The Family Support Advocate provides services to non-offending parents, guardians, and siblings from a family’s first contact with Blue Sky Bridge and the beginning of an investigation through its conclusion. Through this program, we provide the following on an as-needed basis: in-office services such as crisis counseling and support; criminal justice support and advocacy; information about and assistance with Victim Rights and Compensation; mental health treatment, medical exam, community referrals; and safe and caring engaged supervision of child victims and their siblings in a child-focused environment while at the agency. Longer-term services include clinical follow-up and advocacy and support groups.

Therapy Support – Longmont

We’re looking for friendly faces to color, play a game, or sit in silence (think teenagers) with our therapy kids while our therapists meet with parents and caretakers.

Blue Sky Bridge has been able to expand our therapy services into Longmont, where a substantial percentage of our families live. We’re excited to be able to reduce barriers for families unable to coordinate weekly travel to Boulder during their several months of therapy.

We’re seeking to develop a pool of volunteers local to Longmont, willing to receive calls or emails requesting help, when needed. Each volunteer in the pool can respond if available. We should able to offer advance notice when therapy support is needed (unlike in Boulder, where circumstances are more complex), though there may be times when we make requests on short-notice. We’re seeking volunteers in, or close to, Longmont, as therapy sessions are sometimes canceled at the last minute by the family due to illness, or other scheduling challenges; thus we don’t want anyone to travel far for a session, only to learn that that the session has been canceled.

If this is a suitable arrangement for you, here are some additional details:

  • The kids range from very young into their teenage years.
  • Conversation should remain on neutral topics, not associated with abuse or the reasons for their therapy sessions.
  • Silence is perfectly acceptable if the child seems to prefer it.
  • The goal is to help children feel safe and welcomed, and through friendly company and play, reach a place of relative calm that will help facilitate effective therapy sessions.

If you’d like to meet to discuss this further, please contact Jeff Stewart at jstewart@blueskybridge.org

Education Committee

The Education Committee is comprised of dedicated volunteers who work on education initiatives with the focus of prevention and early detection of child abuse. Volunteers work with school staff, parents and the third grade students in the Boulder and Saint Vrain Valley School Districts.

If you would like to be involved with our Prevention Education Program, please contact Robin Frisen-Holwell at rfriesen-holwell@blueskybridge.org.

Junior Advocates

Junior Advocates is a group of dynamic and involved high school students, who have partnered with Blue Sky Bridge. As ambassadors to their peers about the agency’s work, the Junior Advocates bring awareness about the issue of child abuse to youth across Boulder County.

These engaging and dedicated students meet monthly during the school year, participate in community outreach at local events, and plan a fun annual event to benefit Blue Sky Bridge. If you’re interested in joining our group, please contact Melissa at msantorelli@blueskybridge.org

Volunteer Your Expertise

Individuals with expertise in the areas of brand, design, finance, and technology are advancing the crucial work of Blue Sky Bridge by volunteering their skills. If you are interested in learning more about the additional ways that you can contribute your talents, please contact Faith Motter at fmotter@blueskybridge.org.

Volunteer Application