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Join us by being a volunteer or guest at our annual events! Have fun wile raising money for education, health, and financial stability.

San Juan Brewfest

This event will be held on August 25, 2018 in Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. This year will mark the 20th anniversary for the San Juan Brewfest! This event is Southwest Colorado's premier beer tasting event. The festival features great music on the stage, delicious local food, and a major beer competition.  In 2017, 50 awesome breweries shared their creations in Buckley Park. Some say this is one of the most fun events in Durango all year (and Durango is a fun place!). Volunteers receive free entry into the event. Tickets go on sale June 1 and are available at Thanks to our title sponsor, Chevron!

United Way Radiothon

The Radiothon is an all-day, live radio auction broadcast on Four Corners Broadcasting stations. This year marks our 22nd anniversay of this awesome event and will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018.  Donate items to be auctioned off, bid on great items, and volunteer to help answer phones that day. The broadcast is from Ska Brewing in Durango and it is the largest single-day fundraiser we hold.  Join the fun! For more information, contact

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad BREW TRAIN

Sample local brews, learn from the brewmasters, ride the historic train, view breathtaking scenery, enjoy live music and a catered lunch, ALL FOR CHARITY!  This fun ride is TBD for 2018.  For tickets, contact the train at:  877-872-4607, or

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Seconds sale (Bloomers Sale)

Help us sell or comepurchase excess and broken (but delicious) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate and other creations November 16 and 17 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Proceeds form this event help to support United Way of Southwest Colorado and other local charities.


Come join us at the Wolf Creek Ski Area for a fun day of skiing with DISCOUNTED full-day lift tickets! For every lift ticket purchased, Wolf Creek will generously donate a portion of sales to the United Way of Archuleta County. This is a one-day event that will be held in January 2019, date TBD.


This fun event at the Dolores River Campground happens each June. In 2018 we got together to enjoy pizza from Sweetwater Gypsies, live music from The Tomlynns, root beet floats from the Dolores Food Market, local beer from Dolores River Brewery and wine from GST Liquors. There is also always prizes and kids activities! This fun, relaxed event is a great way to kick off your summer and support United Way's intiatives in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. No registration is required. Suggested donation of $10 upon entry. 


2018 marked the 19th annual charity tournament at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club! It wis held in July each year and participants enjoy a round of golf, lunch and prizes with fellow golfers.  


This event was in partnership with The Farm Bisto in Cortez for a locally-sourced, four-course dinner prepared by Chef Elliott. Each course was thoughtfully paired with a wine from Talon Wines, and a rep will be present to help our guests learn about the wines chosen for the pairings. We also had a wine pull for a chance to take some wine home! This event benefits the United Way's initiatives and partners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. Check back next summer for the 2019 event!


This event is held in July of each year. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a great lunch, and prizes at the beautiful Dalton Ranch golf course in Durango.  This event is a joint effort between United Way of Southwest Colorado and Durango High Noon Rotary Club. In 2019 we will celebrate our 23rd year! Thanks to Bank of Colorado for being 2018's title sponsor.

Day of Caring

We can set up volunteer work projects for your or your team.  Projects include things like yardwork, painting, inventory, and more.  If you would like to submit or adopt a project, please contact us at 970-247-9444.

Day of Action

Periodically we will declare a "Day of Action" in one of our community impact areas:  health, education, and self-reliance.  Recently, we held a Day of Action for health, where participants made one-day health pledges to increase healthy behaviors.  Be on the lookout for more Days of Action to come!