Happy Global Volunteer Month! April is dedicated to to celebrating the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and to take action that changes the world.
This April, Spark the Change Colorado will be launching a new Volunteer Program, the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), to seven counties across Colorado! The counties are: Alamosa, Huerfano, Los Animas, Montezuma, Park, Jefferson, and Broomfield.
Since 1971, RSVP, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation for people 55 and over, has matched older adults who are willing to help with local organizations on the front lines of meeting community needs. Food insecurity will be the focus area of service in these seven counties.
To spotlight this exciting new program, we wanted to introduce you to the Team that’s making it happen!
Meet Juli German:
Name: Juli German
Position Title: RSVP Program Director
Juli has dedicated over 17+ years to the nonprofit field. The main focus of her work over the years has been in service to the aging population and the LGBTQ Community. She is a Certified Volunteer Management Training instructor for Spark the Change Colorado’s Volunteer Engagement Training Series (formerly the Volunteer Management Training Series).
As a longtime Volunteer Program Manager, she has partnered with Spark the Change Colorado for over 10 years and is thrilled to be a part of the team that’s out there sparking change! When it comes to her new position as RSVP Program Director, she says, “I’m most excited about getting folks that are 55 years old or better into their communities to make a difference in the lives of folks struggling with food insecurities.”
Outside of her work Sparking Change, Juli is a proud mom of 15 year old twins and inspired by their drive to volunteer! She enjoys card games, puzzles, and lots of visits to parks with her dog, Max.
We are beyond excited to have Juli leading Spark the Change Colorado’s RSVP Team on this new and exciting adventure across the state of Colorado! Be on the lookout for more Meet the Team posts and grow with us as we embark on this journey.