Community Challenge: Uplift Fremont County
Fremont County communities are set in different landscapes, powered by different industries, and built by people from unique backgrounds working towards shared beliefs in our state and nation. Though our communities have their own traditions and identities, one trait rings true throughout our 9,266 square miles of Wyoming country: a giving and generous spirit. Volunteers fuel each and every one of our communities.
In recognition of National Volunteer Month, Leadership Fremont County (LFC) has partnered with County 10 to increase volunteerism and connect volunteers (like you!) with organizations that could use help.
LFC has developed a comprehensive list of Fremont County non-profits and other organizations that are the backbone of Fremont County’s charitable sector and are seeking volunteers. Simply give them a call and ask how you can help.
Join Leadership Fremont County and County 10 and call one or more of these organizations today to volunteer!
Ready, Set, GO!
Abba’s House Pregnancy Medical Clinic Call (307) 856-0999, or get more information on their website. Needs: Monetary donations, donations of baby and infant supplies such as formula, diapers, wipes, etc. Various volunteer opportunities exist.
Central Wyoming Children’s Center for Art, Technology & Science (CATS) Riverton’s children’s museum Contact staff at 463-0313 during open hours, or email Tracy at [email protected] Open 10-5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Can use assistance inside and outside.
Child Development Services of Fremont County 307-332-0430 Read to children, assist in classroom, fundraise
Christian Food Store House – Riverton 307-856-6603 Single Project: Gather up coaches, mattresses etc. and haul to dump
Dubois Farmers Market 307-455-2748, ask for Julia Royall Various ways to volunteer
Eagle’s Hope Transitions 307-463-2020 Variety, give ’em a call
Friends of South Pass 307-332-3684 Various needs
Friends of Wyoming Life Resource Center 307-575-6641 A wide variety of needs
Lander Economic Development Association 307-840-3131, landereda.org – contact: Andy Gramlich Opportunity to help on action committees: Broadband Connectivity Committee and/or Entrepreneurship Committee
Lander Pet Connection 307-330-5200 Various ways to volunteer
Neat Repeat (used clothing) 307-856-5576 Needs vary, please call
Opportunity Shop in Dubois 307-455-2900, ask for Jody or Pam to sign up Clothing center assistance
Riverton Community Food Bank 307-463-0141, ask for Nancy Thursdays between 5-7, also Volunteer Grant Writer needed
Riverton Help Center 307-463-0799 No needs at the time. However sign up to help this November and December
Rocky Mountain Oncology – Lander 307-332-0324 Volunteers to come visit with patients while they are receiving treatment
SageWest Lander Auxiliary Gift Shop 307-335-6381, ask for Kathie or Dianna (leave your name and number) Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30-3:30 “Become part of a caring, interesting group! Be an ambassador of good will and give to our community. Truly an enjoyable volunteer position that requires some initial appointments with HR, various health verifications and immunizations. Thereafter members typically work 2 or 3 (3 hour) shifts monthly in the SageWest Lander gift shop and attend our 1 hour monthly meeting on 3rd Mondays (September – May).” Numerous perks: free lunches, free training, uniform top provided, recognition gifts from SageWest, 10% personal discount in gift shop.
Volunteers of America, Northern Rockies – Riverton 307-856-9006, contact Ron Woodward Variety of needs, please call
Water for Wildlife Foundation 307-332-6862, ask for Vickie Hutchinson Water for Wildlife/Game and Fish will take volunteers One Shot – great need of volunteers before, during and after the hunt
Westward Heights Care Center – Lander 307-332-5560 Variety of needs, please call
Wind River Development Fund 307-335-7330 Various needs
Wyoming State Winter Fair 307-335-5585 Various Needs
The list above has been provided by Leadership Fremont County. If you know of an organization you would like them to add, please email Amanda Gaudern at [email protected].
Not able to volunteer?
Serving your community can take many forms, such as buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line or sending flowers to cheer up a living facility.
Here’s some unique ideas to help you spread joy in our community without having to commit to volunteer tasks or time:
• Do some spring cleaning! You can donate old books, clothing, furniture, tools, and more
• Call in a bouquet of flowers for the residents at your local senior living center
• Make a donation to your favorite charity (psst… Good Samaritan Center says they could use help covering operational costs)
• Shovel your neighbors’ sidewalks
• Be the change and Join a cause. If you are passionate about something happening in your community, put your talents to good use and get involved
• Do you love to bake? Bring some baked goods to the ladies or gents at your favorite store
• Pick up trash along the bike path
• Donate non-perishable food items to a MyLittlePantry nearby!
Ready for the Uplift Fremont County Challenge? Consider devoting your time and/or resources to your community this April.