Uplift Fremont County

 

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 rivertonwycats@gmail.com
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

Fremont County Ducks Unlimited
307-851-5714, fremontcountyducks@gmail.com
Event planning, public outreach, multiple opportunities available

Friends of South Pass
307-332-3684
Various needs

Friends of Wyoming Life Resource Center
307-575-6641
A wide variety of needs

Good Samaritan Center
307-856-5435
The Emergency Food Distribution Program (TEFAP), usually twice a month. View schedule
Provide freezer meal(s), call ahead
Sort through donations

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 Library Friends Association
307-332-3684 or sign up anytime at this link.
Help sort shelves and/or greet visitors, etc.

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

PAWS For Life Animal Shelter – Riverton
307-857-6002, or email pawsriverton@gmail.com
Needs vary, give ’em a call

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 amanda@county10.com.

 

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.

For more information or questions, contact Julia Stuble at 307-399-2924 or Dan Springer at 307-349-1030.