Volunteer Enrichment Committee

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For the most up-to-date information about the Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) Programming, check the Volunteer Lounge VEC bulletin board located in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge.


Volunteer Enrichment Committee Events

The Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) exists to enrich the volunteer experience by providing events that educate, complement volunteer training, maintain morale, and promote community within the Museum's volunteer program. The committee is made up of volunteers who work cooperatively with staff members to plan events for Museum volunteers. Information about VEC events can be found in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge and on the Volunteer Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer Enrichment Committee events (lectures, tours, field trips, etc.) are limited to DMNS volunteers only. Due to the very limited space available, we cannot open them to spouses or other family members.

All field trips require a Field Trip Waiver Form be completed before the date of the trip. Signup sheets for all VEC events and waiver forms (specific for each trip), are found in the Staff & Volunteer Lounge. Below are the dates and times (some tentative) for upcoming events. Please check the bulletin board in the staff and volunteer lounge for updates and to sign-up.

Volunteer Enrichment Committee Events

Monday, December 4
Hammond's Candy Factory Tour 
10:00am - 10:30am (Factory tour; candy store afterwards)
5735 Washington Street

In 1920, Carl T. Hammond, Sr. founded Hammond's Candy Company in Denver.  His original candy was Honey Ko Kos- chocolates topped with shredded coconut.  For the first few years, Carl did it all, from creating candy recipes, to making them, selling them, and managing the office. Business boomed during the Roaring 20's and even the Great Depression. Carl hired office staff while he traveled the west selling candy. In 2004 the company moved to its current location at 58th and Washington Streets. In 2007, new owners grew the company to new levels, featuring the candy on TV shows, magazines, and stores around the world. Join VEC on a factory tour of this Denver treasure. Hear the rest of the story, learn the science of candy-crafting, watch as their famous ribbon candies are made, and shop at their amazing candy store - just in time for the holidays.

Public Transit: RTD bus #12 goes north/south along Washington St with an exit at 58th. There are links from RTD Bus #12 to light rail at the following stations: Englewood (C & D lines); Louisiana and Pearl (E, F & H lines); 30th & Downing (D line); and 38th & Blake (A line). 


Occasionally, there may be last-minute opportunities that don't make this newsletter. Be sure to check the Volunteer Portal and the flyers in the Volunteer Lounge. Upcoming attractions for the fall include a lecture about preservationist Dana Crawford.