Nonprofit news: High Country Conservation Center internships available |

Nonprofit news: High Country Conservation Center internships available

Daily News staff report

Mountain Mentors FUNraiser a success

On March 19, Mountain Mentors’ Jay DeBaggis donned a straight jacket and skied 10 Imperial Chair laps in under 60 minutes and raised more than $3,000 for Mountain Mentors scholarships. All money raised will go to the youth scholarship fund at Mountain Mentors. For more information on Mountain Mentors email or call (970) 668-9184.

CASA volunteer training

When a child is abused or neglected, a judge appoints a trained volunteer to listen to the child, report the child’s wishes and make recommendations to the court. This person is called a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer. CASA of the Continental Divide’s trained volunteers serve children in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties) and commit to finding them safe and permanent homes as soon as possible. To learn more about becoming a CASA in your county, call (970) 513-9390 or go to

HC3 internships for SHS and CMC students

The High Country Conservation Center is looking for Summit High School and Colorado Mountain College students to participate in the 2014 Summit CSA program. HC3 has partnered with CMC and The Summit Foundation to offer a summer internship and scholarship for outstanding students interested in urban farming, sustainable agriculture and community food systems. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in food advocacy, policy and education. Visit for more details or contact Jen Santry at Online applications are due by Friday, May 2.

Range Safety Officers needed

In order to provide a safe, friendly and clean environment in which to shoot, the Summit Range Association is seeking volunteers to perform as Range Safety Officers. These positions require approximately eight hours of training and orientation and a minimum of two four-hour shifts per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. Volunteers can schedule shifts at their convenience. Duties include: supervising shooting activities, informing visitors of rules, promoting safety and helping to maintain range facilities and equipment. Free RSO Certification will be provided by NRA Chief Range Safety Officers in exchange for the time commitment. For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, see our web site at To volunteer, or for more information about becoming a certified RSO, email:

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