VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

October 2, 2019

After several years of working as a social worker in a community mental health center, BCAP volunteer John Hankins made a career path change into business and IT. He has worked in the private sector at IBM, but he also has served for five years as the Chief Financial Officer of a nonprofit. Other than his years in social work, there always has been a “thread of finance” running through what he does.

John has had a strong person...

August 29, 2019

Xach Huey was born in Boulder and grew up in nearby Westminster, Colorado. A student at CU Boulder, Xach is double majoring in Political Science and Gender Studies, and pursuing a certificate (18 credit hours) in Queer Studies.

They had known BCAP’s Prevention Coordinator Garrett Rose before Garrett graduated from CU. Xach remembers seeing Garrett at Denver Pride two years ago and then running into him again in the fall of 2018...

August 20, 2019

Bobby Tyman has been volunteering with BCAP since they were recruited to bartend at last year’s Local Legends Gala. They thought it was going to be a one-time thing, but they loved it and have since expanded their involvement with BCAP to Front Desk volunteering in the Boulder office, shopping once a month at Community Food Share (CFS) for BCAP’s food pantries and walking in Denver Pridefest with BCAP’s Atlas program. Bobby sa...

July 8, 2019

Yvonne Hammell began her involvement with BCAP as a donor. She had many friends living with HIV and she wanted to help the cause financially. Her daughter Tegan was a volunteer with BCAP’s prevention department at the time, and encouraged her mom to join her as a BCAP volunteer. The two love to spend time together so Yvonne joined in. In no time, she found a position that suits her perfectly.

In early 2015, Yvonne began shoppin...

June 24, 2019

Alvaro Barron, started volunteering with BCAP in January 2019, and enriches Atlas with his passion for healthy community. Here, Alvaro shares his thoughts on volunteering with our Prevention Services:

“BCAP impacts our community in many varying and admirable aspects. Serving at BCAP has given me the opportunity to work with talented and thoughtful people while serving my community in a meaningful way. I feel honored to voluntee...

February 27, 2019

Before moving to Colorado, Paul was a volunteer at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. He started to volunteer at BCAP in the summer of 2016, soon after moving here.  “I volunteer at BCAP because I am a client. I like to give back to places where I am getting help.” He shared. Growing up in Wisconsin, Paul’s parents and grandmother taught him the value of showing appreciation.

With a lot of work experience in customer servic...

January 29, 2019

For the past five years, Rickie Hall has volunteered with BCAP’s Special Events, playing an integral role in raising money for the agency.  Every fall, she volunteers at BCAP’s Local Legends Gala.

Specifically, Rickie leads the volunteer team tasked with setting up an eye-catching display of the various items donated for silent auctions. Then she leads the next wave of volunteers to arrive in monitoring the auction and assistin...

September 27, 2018

Listening to the story of how retired Internal Medicine physician Rod Felber ended up volunteering at BCAP, transported me right back to the early days of HIV.

In 1991 Rod was working as the Associate Director of Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at  San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California.  At the time there were only two drugs to combat HIV: AZT and DDI.  An HIV diagnosis was essentially a death senten...

August 1, 2018

A childhood trip to Colorado convinced Kelsey Rose Weigman she would eventually settle here. Always a big fan of being outdoors, Kelsey fell in love with the area’s clean air and mountains. She typically starts her day with her own yoga practice, which is something she’s done for so long that it is just a natural part of her life.

She recently completed her classwork for a Public Health degree from Temple University in Pennsylv...

July 1, 2018

When Stefanie came to BCAP in October 2015, she was looking for a way to contribute her skills toward reducing inequality. Passionate about increasing people’s access to services and health care, she sought a way to use her programming skills but also needed the volunteer work to be very flexible. She was already balancing full-time work as a programmer with the many indoor and outdoor activities she enjoys with her husband an...

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