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 everyone 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. For the month of April, we would like to challenge all 10’ers to gather their friends, family members, classmates, and co-workers for a month of super-charged volunteerism across Fremont County!

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 in April. Simply give them a call and ask how you can help during the month of April.

Join Leadership Fremont County and County 10 and call one or more of these organizations today to volunteer!

 

Ready, Set, GO!

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.