Volunteering

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The Colorado Association For Recycling (CAFR) provides value to its members in a variety of ways. Year-round, members keep up to date on the latest trends in recycling and materials management, form new professional relationships, make sure their voice is heard and participate in numerous fun events. The best way to get the most out of a CAFR membership is to join a committee or council. It is a rewarding experience and a way to learn and grow both professionally and personally.

Contact Amy Randell to get involved or get questions answered.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting Committee organizes the Annual Meeting that happens each year in October. This committee starts the planning process in March and works both on the logistics of the meeting as well as the program. This includes securing the venue, working with CAFR staff on the agenda, planning for food, planning networking opportunities, tours and attending the annual meeting and assisting staff with registration, set-up and other meeting details the day of. The Annual Meeting is attended by over 100 members and is one of the most fun events each year.

This is a good committee for members who do one or more of the following:

Poster Contest and Future Leader Program Committee

These projects are part of the Membership and Education Committee and their sole focus is to engage Colorado students. This committee works 6-8 months out of the year; poster contest is January to September, Future Leaders Program is January to June.

This is a good committee for members who do one or more of the following:

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Policy

The Policy Committee fills mulitple roles for CAFR. The committee tracks and promotes items of importance to the recycling community, educates legislators and decision makers and works with other organizations to ensure that the voice of recycling is heard in Colorado. The committee makes recommendations to the CAFR Board regarding involvement in politicial issues, hosts stakeholder meetings on current policy issues and hosts an annual Lobby Day at the Capitol. The Policy Committee meets every month and also holds a one-day policy retreat each year.

This is a good committee for members who do one or more of the following:

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Summit for Recycling

The Summit for Recycling Committee is in charge of organizing this signature event for CAFR. The annual Summit brings together members, industry, business, stakeholders and anyone interested in recycling in Colorado. The Summit Committee is comprised of sub-committees that each take on a specific part of the Summit such as the program, the gala, awards, venue, tours, silent auction, marketing and much more. The Summit Committee meets every month beginning in September and meets every two weeks two months prior to the event.

This is a good committee for members who do one or more of the following:

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