and volunteer with a self directed volunteer team

On August 22, 2014, PAFC started its first four Self Directed Volunteer Teams (SDVT). This model of volunteering is integral to the workings of PAFC. By using mostly older adult volunteers who have the time and skills to work as a team to solve specific problems, SDVT are the work horses of PAFC.  They also offer volunteers a chance to make a real impact without committing themselves for long periods of time.  PAFC plans to continue to utilize this volunteer model for creating change toward promoting Age-Friendly communities in Larimer County.  For specific examples of SDVTs, check out the Priority Group pages. 

If you want to know more or submit an application to participate on a SDVT, please scroll to the bottom of this page.  


A PAFC Self Directed volunteer Team:

                                    is                                                                      isn't

A multi-skilled group of adult volunteers who share responsibilities          An advisory board, an ongoing committee, a team                  for addressing a challenge or opportunity in their community.                  managed by a volunteer or by paid staff. 

Formed for a specific purpose and time period (usually short term).         Ongoing work for routine processing.

Decides how to accomplish its project.                                                     Given instructions on how to accomplish its project.

Volunteers bring their own interest/expertise to the process.                     Volunteer's expertise is not necessarily utilized. 

Communicates progress to the Priority Group at intervals.                       More direct supervision by the agency.

Has autonomy within agreed parameters.


If you are interested in volunteering for any upcoming Self Directed Volunteer Teams, please fill out the application form and our volunteer coordinator will contact you


you can contact us for more information.