Gears

Gears is a non-profit organization that provides a platform for individuals to positively impact their community and themselves through volunteerism, social involvement, and personal development.

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What Do We Do?

Volunteer

Gears works with different organizations that do a ton of important work here in the community. These organizations enlist the services of Gears to volunteer at, and in some cases run, their local events and programs to ensure they are a success.

We often contribute in fun and exciting ways such as the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Colorado as well as Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to drive support for all kinds of causes. From fundraising to food drives, we like it all!

Some of the organizations we work with on a regular basis include:

Boulder County CareConnect
BCCC's volunteer-powered safety net services for seniors and adults with disabilities help them stay safe and live more independently. BCCC is a nonprofit organization that has been helping seniors in Boulder County since 1972.

Visit Boulder County CareConnect

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
Boulder Shelter's mission is to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community.

Visit Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Boulder Food Rescue
Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create a more just and less wasteful food system. They facilitate the sustainable redistribution of food “waste” to agencies who serve hungry, homeless, and low-income individuals while educating communities about food justice.

Visit Boulder Food Rescue

Longmont Downtown Development Authority
LDDA's mission is to develop, support, and promote a vital and valuable Downtown Longmont. Through strategic development and programs, the LDDA makes downtown appealing to businesses, residents, and visitors.

Visit Longmont Downtown Development Authority

Social Involvement

One major part of Gears is getting out and becoming socially involved in the community. We know that one of the best ways to create a sense of community, is to introduce neighbors to each other and gather around a common cause. Some of these events raise much needed funds to continue and advance local non-profits and causes; other events are just a way for us to get out, relax, and have some fun. Keep an eye out for some of our regular events:

  • Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser
  • Bowling Fundraiser
  • Monthly Intramural Sports
  • Poker Nights
  • Group outings to Colorado Rockies & Colorado Avalanche games
  • Yearly Camping Trip

You can also keep track of what's coming up on our Meetup!

Personal Development

Gears members have the opportunity to enrich their own lives as well as the lives of their fellow members. We surround ourselves with others who share the common goal of helping the community, but may have different educational and professional experience. This gives members the chance to learn from each other and better themselves through cooperative discussion and teamwork.

In addition to learning from their peers, Gears members have the chance to take leadership roles ranging from an event chair to running for a year-long board position. Regardless of our position within Gears, we are often forced to operate outside our comfort zone and put ourselves in unfamiliar, sometimes challenging leadership situations.

A Few Highlights From 2016

347
Hours of Community Service
23,707
Pounds of Food Rescued
525
Meals Served to the Homeless