Why Volunteer for RFL?

The 2018 Volunteering in America report found that 77.34 million adults (30.3 percent) volunteered through an organization last year. Altogether, Americans volunteered nearly 6.9 billion hours, worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value, based on the Independent Sector’s estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour for 2017. Millions more are supporting friends and family (43.1 percent) and doing favors for their neighbors (51.4 percent), suggesting that many are engaged in acts of “informal volunteering.”

“The fabric of our nation is strengthened by the service of its volunteers. When we stand side-by-side to help others, our differences fade away and we learn that Americans have more in common than we realize,” said Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.


RFL Academy December 6, 2019 – Leading Change with Ron Gager

When: Fri, December 6, 2019 from 6:45 am – 5:30 pm Where: The Gant, 610 S W End St, Aspen, CO 81611 Open Volunteer Spots: 3

In this session, we accommodate the first 4 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. “Leading Change,” Ron Gager, Gager and Associates. Change in organizations doesn’t happen just because the leader wishes it to be so. Change has to be communicated, refined, implemented and assessed, with committed leadership to ensure its success. Learn practical skills to apply to the class project process…Find Out More

RFL Academy Effective Communication – Jan. 3, 2020 w/ Andrea Palm-Porter

When: Fri, January 3, 2020 from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm Where: Third Street Center, 520 S 3rd St, Carbondale, CO 81601 Open Volunteer Spots: 4

In this session, we accommodate the first 4 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. The most important capacity we possess is our ability to connect, communicate and influence ourselves and others. Learn to see every problem you face as an “communication & influencing challenge.” Through communication & Influencing, individuals will learn how to communicate more effectively. You must be an RFL…Find Out More

RFL Academy Critical Thinking/EQ – Feb. 7, 2020 w/ Dr. Cynthia Calvin

When: Fri, February 7, 2020 from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm Where: Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 Open Volunteer Spots: 3

In this session, we accommodate the first 4 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. During this session, we will explore the part of our intelligence that has nothing to do with technical knowledge and book-smarts.  It is the intelligence we have to navigate our day-to-day interactions with important people, make critical decisions and respond to our environment.  We will look at…Find Out More

RFL Academy March 6, 2020 – Civic Engagement w/ Dr. Stephen Hartnett & Dr. Lisa Keranen

When: Fri, March 6, 2020 from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm Where: Rocky Mountain Institute, 22830 2 Rivers Rd, Basalt, CO 81621 Open Volunteer Spots: 3

In this session, we accommodate the first 4 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. As America’s political process splinters into harsh sub-communities based on hard talk reinforced by niche-specific media outlets, it can sometimes seem as if democracy is withering. The need for visionary community leadership has therefore never been greater. Based on a quarter-century of civic engagement experience, Dr. Stephen…Find Out More

RFL Academy Resilient Leadership – April 3, 2020 w/ Theresa Anuszewski & Michelle Lefebvre

When: Fri, April 3, 2020 from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm Where: CMC Aspen Campus, 255 Sage Way, Aspen, CO 81611 Open Volunteer Spots: 4

In this session, we accommodate the first 4 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. Resilient Leadership – an opportunity develop resilient leadership skills and for learn more about team and personal feedback with Theresa Anuszewski. Feedback is necessary for effective leadership. Leaders often become isolated and do not receive the feedback they need to make good business decisions and improve their…Find Out More

RFL Academy Conscious Transition – May 1, 2020 w/ Greg Cortopassi

When: Fri, May 1, 2020 from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Where: Snowmass Cottages, 26801 CO-82, Old Snowmass, CO 81654 Open Volunteer Spots: 2

In this session, we accommodate the first 2 volunteers who sign up. If the session is filled up and you’d like to be an alternate if needed, please email info@rfleadership.org. Volunteers help with unloading supplies, setting up the room, making coffee, helping with food preparation, clean up, supporting the speakers, program participants, and staff. Greg Cortopassi returns to help celebrate the year of learning and to share your accomplishments and align your intentions as community leaders. Project Presentations will also be part of this day. You must be an RFL Academy Alumni to volunteer for this session.…Find Out More