Get Connected and Get Involved at Energize Colorado

We were founded by a spirited group of individuals with the same idea: “I want to help; what can I do?” At Energize Colorado, you can get connected and get involved in helping our small business community.

With the support of our incredible and diverse volunteers, Energize Colorado has been able to support the small business economy throughout the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. 

From connecting business owners with free business guidance to championing for systemic changes that elevate all Coloradans, Energize Colorado advances resilience and promotes equity to ensure a safe and full re-opening, where all small businesses thrive.

COLORADANS HELPING COLORADANS

Energize Colorado is a group of spirited innovators connecting Colorado’s diverse business community, nonprofit leaders, and contingent workforce with the best of our state’s resources, programs, and people to address current challenges and spur transformative economic growth.

We’re powered by passionate volunteers from the private and public sectors along with universities from across the state. By working together, we harness and share knowledge, create partnerships, and build new solutions where they’re needed, including advocating for long-term structural changes.

What does volunteering at Energize Colorado look like?

Recognizing the importance of your time, you will have the opportunity to serve on specific projects for three-to six-month engagements. This will allow volunteer teams to tackle projects quickly and efficiently.

If you have questions about how to engage, reach out to Rebecca Engel (Director of People and Programs) at [email protected].

Did you know that Energize Colorado has…

100

Active volunteers

500

Mentors

$27M

In Capital Deployed

1000

Women-Owned Business Connections Made

OPEN ROLES FOR VOLUNTEERS

ENERGIZE COMMUNITY PROGRAM

We are going door-to-door in three communities to spread the word about EC’s new community program. In May, we need volunteers to join our team in the following areas: Pueblo, East Colfax, Southwest Denver. We will be spending one day in each of these communities visiting small businesses, handing out flyers, and communicating ECP’s offerings. This is a great way to spend time with our team and have your boots on the ground! Join us for one day or all three days – we’d love to have you!

Connect with [email protected] if you’d like to support us with this exciting program.

BECOME A MENTOR

Small-business owners and nonprofits are working hard to stabilize across the state and becoming a mentor helps to support our vibrant community. Mentors can offer support by simply checking in, sharing their perspective, brainstorming strategies, providing emotional support, identifying resources and more.

We’re looking for mentors with a wide variety of experience across every industry, but if you’ve pulled through an economic downturn, dealt with layoffs, or secured government assistance, we’ll be especially excited to hear from you.

We also have an immediate need for Spanish speaking mentors.

GENERAL OPENINGS

Are you not sure how to get involved, but would like to learn more? Fill out the volunteer form, and we’ll reach out to help find the right opportunity for you. There are always ways to engage and make an impact.

Time commitment: 1-4 hours/week

VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS SEGMENT TEAM OPENINGS

The VOB segment is looking for volunteers to join their team and help reach small business owners to gather data around needs and gaps in the community. If you are a veteran, are related to a veteran, and/or have a passion for veterans, please reach out to learn more. 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours/week

BUSINESS ADVISING CONNECTIONS TEAM OPENINGS

The Mentorship team is looking for volunteers to join their team and help match Colorado’s small business owners with Energize Colorado mentors.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours/week

RURAL SEGMENT

The Rural Segment is launching a new program to provide a way for rural entrepreneurs to access business-oriented educational content. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers with the following capabilities:

  • A marketing volunteer to help with outreach to partners and participants to ensure their engagement with the content and live sessions.
  • A production volunteer to help with video editing for the live YouTube content, posting sessions online, and editing clips for social media.

VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ENGINE OF ENERGIZE COLORADO

We have an active group of 100 volunteers across the state. We’re building a better, more equitable future together.

Small Business Volunteer

Anja Koltes is a consultant with Custom Shop Strategies. At Energize Colorado, Anja is a member of the Women-owned Businesses initiative.

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