Volunteer Community Groups

Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce's purpose is to promote and support the community and its businesses with the intent of stimulating business in Crawford and the North Fork area. Three primary events are held each year: Old-Timers/Newcomers in Feb; Our Annual Summer Social in Sept (this year it was Music in the Park); and Decorating Crawford Town Hall in November. Each year we select a project to accomplish for our Beautification Project...This year it was our “Garden Competition. We are looking for Board Members to help support these activities and the CACC purpose. Contact Luke Finley.

Crawford Fire Department Auxiliary is a non-profit group created to support our local volunteer fire department and our community after a disaster. We lead fund raising efforts in order to support the extra needs of our fire fighters as well as pay for the fireworks set off by our firemen each year during the Crawford Pioneer Days. We also help community members impacted by fires and other related disasters. Please contact Cathy Cheatham at 970-986-9448 or cathy@cheatham.com for more information. 

Crawford Pioneer Days, Inc. is a great way to meet folks in the Crawford Community! With all their activities they are always looking for new volunteers to help carry on the traditions of Crawford Pioneer Days events. This event occurs the 2nd weekend in June each year. We are a non-profit, community event coordinating organization. We would love to have energetic people join our group and help make Crawford's community events all that they can be. Please contact Virginia Peterson at 970-623-9604, Email: davngin@yahoo.com. All are welcome! 

Crawford Volunteer Fire Department is looking for local men and women that would like to be a part of our firefighting crew. Training and equipment provided. Please contact Fire Chief Garrett Tiedeman at 970- 361-8218 or g.tiedeman27@gmail.com Our fire department is also in need of board members. Contact Mike Tiedeman at 970-234-2787 or Tiedeman1989@gmail.com 

Friends of the Crawford Library is organized as a non-profit "benevolent, charitable, educational & humanitarian" volunteer group supporting the Crawford Community Public Library. We meet quarterly at the Library to discuss needs & requests of the staff, disburse funds, and plan our annual Cabin Fever Book Sale. Volunteers serve on the Board, help at the Library as needed, and conduct the annual Book Sale held the last Friday & Saturday of January. Stop by the Library & "check us out"! Hours are Tues & Fri 10- 12 & 2-6, Sat 2-4, Wi-Fi 24/7. New members are always welcome & needed! Call Deb Imlah, President at 970-921-5340 or deberahji@hotmail.com for more info! 

Friends of Crawford Town Hall is the non-profit group created to manage the funding and restoration process of Crawford Town Hall (previously Crawford School). Our group has held many fund raising events, obtained grants and other funding in order to make this project a reality. We have completed the major renovations but still have small projects that need to be completed and can always use a few enthusiastic people to help out. Contact Susan Hansen at 970-921-4444 or shansen42@gmail.com. 

Fruitland Mesa Community Club is a women’s social club that meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Our purpose is to provide social activities. As a club we actively participate in our community by sponsoring craft fairs and other events to raise funds that are then donated back into our Crawford community. Our committee has also taken on sponsoring the Christmas holiday fun in Crawford which includes the Parade of Lights, Festival of Trees and associated events. If you would like more information or to become a member, contact Club President Lora Coates at 970-399-7136 or coates@paonia.com 

Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret the history of Hotchkiss and Crawford, Colorado, and the surrounding areas, in order to make the past more meaningful to all.The museum features permanent exhibits of Southwest Indian artifacts, historic photographs, a replica of a 1900-era general store, an old-time parlor, and a "Life on the Mesas" exhibit that includes maps, photos, literature and artifacts. Attached to the museum is an original, authentically furnished 1890s log cabin. The reference library contains family histories and genealogies, obituaries, oral history tapes, and school yearbooks. One section of the museum is used for temporary exhibits such as special collections. The museum bookstore sells books about the history of the area. Some were written by local authors and others by writers from around Western Colorado. Contact Marilyn Tate at 970-872-3693 Email: mrbt@tds.net or Kathy McKee Email: km6633@tds.net 

Maher-Onion Valley Community Club. Our mission is to support the integrity of our community by promoting fellowship among our members and their families, welcoming newcomers and introducing them within the community, taking an active role in the concerns and issues facing our community and preserving and maintaining our clubhouse and grounds in order that they may serve as a general community resource. Contact club President Jane Hart at 970-921-8000 Ext 300 or Jane.Hart@donsdirectory.com 

Needle Rock Ladies Club was founded early in the last century as a group of ladies who enjoyed social outlet since communication then was not as easy as it is today! Service to the Crawford community grew over the years and our mission now is to help those in need during the holidays by providing meals to those in need. We also support the local organizations with donations. Finances for our community projects are achieved by an annual yard sale during the Hotchkiss Sheep Dog Trials. New members are welcome! For more information regarding the Needle Rock Ladies Club, please contact Melissa Lemon 970-921-5055, Email: simpson3449@bellsouth.net 

North Fork Ambulance Association The Friends of North Fork Ambulance is a group of people working together in non-emergency capacities to support ambulance service in the North Fork valley. Please consider working in one of these capacities: 1. Behind the Scenes - baking cookies, preparing a meal for hungry EMTs, stuffing envelopes, or making phone calls. 2. Community Outreach – work alongside our EMTs at public events, support us on social media, and serve as an ambassador in our communities. 3. Professional Assistance – Do you have experience in leadership, recruitment, retention, grant writing, legal or accounting? Please consider sharing your area of professional advice and expertise. If interested, please visit our website at: www.northforkambulance.com, email: network@northforkambulance.com or leave a message for a call back at: 872-4303. 

North Fork Ambulance EMTs and Drivers - Our “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”. Everyday throughout the North Fork Valley, there are men and women from different backgrounds with varying life experiences and careers who dedicate themselves to serving their community as On-Call EMS crew members. There are training opportunities with North Fork Ambulance to become a State of Colorado certified EMT or an American Heart Association CPR Certified Driver. These people, trained to act in an emergency to help a neighbor in a time of need, also receive a small token of appreciation in the form of On-Call pay. We understand you have a job, life and responsibilities outside the ambulance and we work with you to allow you to do what is important to you, and provide you with some compensation for your time and efforts in giving back to the community. If interested, please visit our website at: www.northforkambulance.com, contact ksteckel@northforkambulance.com or leave a message.

North Fork Senior Connection - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating throughout the North Fork Valley. We believe seniors have a role to play in the life of the community and possess unique perspectives that should be included, valued and reseeded.  Twice yearly, North Fork Senior Connections volunteers, along with service groups in the community, team together to help seniors with seasonal chores such as installing swamp coolers, cleaning gutters, raking leaves, and washing windows. We also help with transportation, tech support and referrals to providers in the area.  Call 970-527-3482 if you need help or want to volunteer.  nfseniorconnections@gmail.com