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


This event will be held on June 9, 2018 at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.  Enjoy a round of golf, lunch and prizes with fellow golfers.  We are currently seeking a title sponsor for the 2018 event - please contact us 970-247-9444 if you are interested!

La Plata County Charity Golf Classic

This event will be held on July 13, 2018. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a great lunch, and prizes at the beautiful Dalton Ranch golf course.  This event is a joint effort between United Way of Southwest Colorado and Durango High Noon Rotary Club. 2018 will be our 22nd year for this great event!  Thanks to Bank of Colorado for being our title sponsor this year!

San Juan Brewfest

This event will be held on August 25, 2018 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

United Way Radiothon

The Radiothon is an all-day, live radio auction broadcast on Four Corners Broadcasting stations. This event takes place the first Friday after Labor Day each year.  It will be on September 7 in 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 Bodo Park, 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 over for this year, but look for us in 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 November 2018, date TBD.

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!