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The Bolder Life: Good deed, good karma


Volunteering can be fun, and rewarding, and really good for chalking up a few points in the karma column. Becoming an avid volunteer is a lot like finding a good pair of shoes. Sometimes you have try on a few pairs until you find the right fit. And sometimes, the karmic rewards of your good deeds are immediate; like getting a free beer or meal for volunteering your time. Or getting an access pass to a fun festival, free of charge.

The Boulder area has a few fun festivals and events coming up that benefit local non-profit groups and will be a great opportunity to test the volunteer waters and rack up a few good citizen points.

I’ve listed a few upcoming volunteer opportunities below, but keep an eye out for volunteer needs at your favorite events. Couldn’t get festival tickets? Check the volunteer options. Can’t afford it? Check the volunteer options. Who knows, you might even get a free t-shirt out of it, and everyone loves a free t-shirt.

Truck It 2!! Food Truck Party!
August 24 | Gateway Fun Center
Yes! So Boulder jumped on the food truck party bandwagon a few months ago and are back for round two this Friday at the Gateway Fun Center Park in Boulder. Proceeds from all beer sales of this event will be donated to Parenting Place, so even buying a brew will get you a few karma points. However, if you won’t bonus karma points, sign up for the 7-10 p.m. volunteer shift and get your volunteer on while you assist the event organizers and support your community. Word on the street is there might be some instant karmic rewards for those who sign up…

USA Pro Cycling Challenge\
August 20-26th | Colorful Colorado
The USA Pro Challenge is underway and if you’re a huge cycling fan, or just want to see what all of the fuss is about, then sign up to volunteer as a course marshal or help out with other needs of this exciting local bike race. Even if you’re not interested in volunteering, but are intrigued about this race, check out this website. It’s a really fun way to stay up to date on all of the cycling action.

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival
September 1-3 | Downtown Boulder
Just as the Boulder Creek Festival welcomes summer to the Boulder area, the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is a sign of summers end. This “homey”, local festival is filled with fun for the whole family and is a great way to bid summer farewell at the events beautiful downtown Boulder location. Like the Boulder Creek Fest, this festival draws in a lot of visitors, and volunteers are always needed. Sign up here, and do some good for the community. You were planning on going anyway, right? So why not donate a few hours of your time and help make this festival great.

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