Make a Difference Day still seeking volunteers for Saturday |

Make a Difference Day still seeking volunteers for Saturday

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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

SUMMIT COUNTY – Anyone looking to get a taste of volunteer work without the lengthy commitment should sign up for the annual Make a Difference Day this Saturday in Summit County.

The Summit Prevention Alliance is seeking volunteers for the 12th Annual Make a Difference Day – an event that draws between 400 and 500 volunteers every year to perform volunteer work at approximately 25 sites throughout the community. The commitment is limited to just one morning and provides an excellent opportunity for prospective volunteers to dip their toes into the world of community service without having to take the full plunge.

“We are looking for volunteers of all ages and ability levels to join us for this fun event,” SPA Community Prevention Coordinator Liliana Meza said. “It is a great opportunity to connect with members of the community while giving something back.”

Though the SPA will accept volunteers the day of the event, executive director Kari Read said it is recommended volunteers sign up in advance so that they can be placed at sites that matches their skills and interests. Those interested can sign up via the SPA website at or by calling (970) 453-9333.

There are no limits on age or skill level for volunteers. In fact, about 100 children will take part in the event through the SOS Outreach program, and other children are encouraged to volunteer as well.

Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. at the Summit Stage Bus Barns near the County Commons in Frisco, where a free breakfast will be provided by Carlos Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant and Keystone Ski Resort. The SPA requests volunteers attempt to carpool both to the bus barns and to the volunteer sites, as parking may be limited. A free barbecue lunch will be provided at the bus barns after the event, compliments of the Summit County Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

SDN Reporter Drew Andersen can be contacted at (970) 668-4633 or

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