New Castle is a community of volunteers. Residents are regularly surprised and delighted at the response to any project or need. Many times the volunteer opportunities are situational, but there are also a wide array of organizations which channel the efforts of our volunteers.
The New Castle Chamber represents businesses that support our community with goods, services, and jobs. If you are new to the area, we have a Welcome Tote with information available to assist you as you settle into our community. Contact Terri Knob, Director at (970) 984-2897.
Churches (See Religion and Churches)
The New Castle Cub Scouts, Pack 221 is open to all boys ages 6-11, from those entering 1st grade through 5th grade. We try to get the boys involved in not only having a “ton of fun,” but also working on giving back to the community. For instance, every year the Cub Scouts collect large amounts of food for Lift-Up. We try to build good character skills and work ethics as well as developing new skills.
The Scouts hold several fund-raising events, such as selling popcorn; 50% of the funds raised by an individual scout is placed in a personal scout account which can be spent on summer camp, uniforms, Pinewood Derby Race Cars, Estes Rockets, Rain gutter Regatta race boats, etc.
Pack 221 is part of the Three Rivers District of the Boy Scouts Western Colorado Congress. Visit Boy Scouts. More information about the Cub Scouts is available at the Cub Hub. For information about joining Pack 22, contact John Harcourt at (970) 984-0288. Potential leaders and volunteers are always welcome.
Residents from all parts of New Castle are attentive to downtown Main Street. Keeping the historic downtown vibrant and appealing is important to us all.
The New Castle Design Project alternates planning meetings with downtown projects. They work with business and home owners to keep the area clean and attractive. Projects have included hanging flowering baskets and painting the gazebo in Burning Mountain Park. Volunteers are not just welcomed — they’re encouraged!
Friends of the Library
The New Castle Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteers who raise funds for library programs and help the library staff. Special events include the Burning Mountain Festival Silent Auction and book sale, Community Market book sale and an annual major fundraiser. New volunteers can inquire at the library.
The New Castle Garden Club is a group of dedicated gardeners who enjoy gardening and enriching lives through gardens.
The Garden Club meets once a month to share gardening tips, view gardens and hear presentations by local experts. More significantly, they are active volunteers in the community. Recent projects have included transplanting a demonstration low-water garden from downtown to Kathryn Senor School and acting as managers for the Community Garden at the River Center.
Through the sale of annuals and herbs at the New Castle Community Market, the group raises funds for the River Center’s Emergency Fund, which helps those in need in the community. Contact Mary Johnson (970) 984-3577.
Garfield County Re2 School District
- Kathryn Senor Elementary
- Elk Creek Elementary
- Riverside Middle School
- Coal Ridge High School
- Coal Ridge Booster Club (970) 665-6700
High Country RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs)
Meals on Wheels For Garfield County call (970) 945-0373
The New Castle Historical is open to everyone interested in the history of the Town. The Society’s primary responsibility is maintaining the New Castle Museum on 4th Street. Members offer guided tours of the museum and serve as the Town’s history authorities. Contact Virginia Erickson (970) 984-2334.
New Castle Recreation (coaches and referees)
POSTR: Park, Trails and Open Space