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Students: Apply for an in-home caregiver job opportunity

Robert Gray in wheelchair with service dog next to him

Job details


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Have a clean background check

Job type: Full-time, part-time

Work location: Longmont/Boulder area 

Schedule: Schedule is flexible, but consistency is important, as you are coordinating with multiple other caregivers. Example of typical shift options below: 

  • Night shift: 2–3 shifts per week, $22–$25/hour (immediate need)
    • Night shift: 6 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Available options for hours/week:

  • 20–29 hours
  • 30–39 hours

Full job description

My name is Robert. I was diagnosed with ALS 10 years ago. I am still living in my home but need around the clock support, so I am looking for caregivers to assist with my daily activities. I am mentally sharp and conversant but am limited by my strength.

Night shift activities include dinner, movie/music/reading/independent study, and a shower. I usually go to bed around 9 p.m. During the night I’ll need assistance re-positioning for comfort, usually 3–6 times.

Daytime activities include simple food prep, personal care such as bathing and dressing, and range of motion stretching. I need full assistance getting in and out of my wheelchair with the help of some electric lifts as I cannot walk. Because of the lift mechanisms I have installed all over my house, the physical labor will be minimal.

A large part of the job is training/exercising my service dog, Ruby: running, throwing, playing, biking, etc., and some grooming. Daily, we go for rides around the neighborhood, you on bike, and me in a fast powerchair. On nice days, we like to go to parks or lakes nearby in my van to enjoy the weather and so Ruby can swim.

A typical day is about 1/3 time with my dog, 1/3 time food/dressing/stretching and personal care, 1/3 time with household projects and light cleaning. If you enjoy projects and working with materials, I have a large shop with many tools and a great deal of experience building furniture. I enjoy helping my caregivers learn new skills.

Times for shifts are flexible but have to coordinate with other helpers. Some of my helpers are students, so their schedules change each semester.

Benefits/what I offer:

  • Opportunity for IRA contribution after working with me for one year
  • Night shift financial incentives
  • Flexible schedule; all shifts vary and are available right now
  • One-on-one care
  • Employee referral program
  • I have a large workshop and enjoy helping caregivers design and create their own household projects


  • Driver's license (required)

Shift availability:

  • Night shift (preferred)
  • Day shifts also available and needed

Next steps, application questions

Please respond to tom.gray2128@gmail.com with:

  • Your email address and phone number
  • In what area you live
  • A few sentences describing your background, your interests, and your goals
  • Two references 

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.


  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120-160 mmHg)
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days per week for a three-month period

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Join the Dean of Students Leadership and Values Council

The Dean of Students Leadership and Values Council exists to engage students in a meaningful way and provide the appropriate support, resources, and opportunities for its diverse student body to thrive. In addition to sharing ideas, counsel, and feedback regarding issues that affect the student body, members will also engage in leadership development and mentorship opportunities.

All current undergraduate students may apply, and applications are due Sept. 3.

Get a free COVID-19 vaccine on campus now through Sept. 17

Medical Services is providing free COVID-19 vaccines to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.  Drop-in vaccine clinics and appointments are available at Wardenburg Health Center:

  • Aug. 30–Sept. 17
  • Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1–4 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled through the MyCuHealth portal. Medical Services is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine.

Note: In collaboration with Boulder County Health and in order to best support vaccination needs in the community, the mobile vaccination bus will not be available on the CU Boulder campus after Aug. 31. Additional vaccination clinic options can be found at Boulder County's "COVID-19 Vaccines" webpage and Colorado’s “Find out where you can get vaccinated” webpage. Locations with mobile vaccination busses offer the J&J (Janssen) vaccine.

Students: Fulfill your COVID-19 vaccination requirement for chance to win prizes

For fall 2021, all undergraduate and graduate students need to complete the COVID-19 vaccine requirements by Sept. 15, 2021. Submission instructions are available for students.

Students who complete the vaccination requirements by the deadline will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win:

  • $500 credit to the CU Book Store
  • Apple products (Pencils, AirPods)

The drawing will take place on Sept. 15. If you win, you’ll be notified directly by the Pandemic Response Office the week following the drawing.

Join our system-wide gamification reading group

If you’re curious about using games and simulations in your classes, and are interested in engaging with colleagues from the CU system, the ASSETT Innovation Incubator Student Success team invites faculty and graduate students from the CU Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses to participate in a system-wide gamification reading group.

University Libraries hiring students for fall 2021

Student assistant working in the library

Are you looking for a job that allows you to help fellow students while gaining valuable work experience in a knowledge-rich environment? Now’s your chance!

The University Libraries are looking for multiple library student assistants to come work with us this fall. We’re hiring for positions in security, preservation, circulation, music, government records, administration and more.

Don’t miss the Education Abroad Fair on Sept. 9

The world awaits! Learn about the adventure of a lifetime at the in-person Education Abroad Fair. You'll discover study abroad opportunities, global internships and research, and much more on hundreds of programs in almost 70 different countries. There are programs for all majors and all budgets!

The big event will happen Thursday, Sept. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the UMC South Terrace Tent. Be there or be square! 

You’ll get a chance to chat with Ed Abroad staff, study abroad providers like Semester at Sea and CU faculty who take students abroad on CU Global Seminars, as well as learn about internship experiences, including CU in D.C., and much more.

Get details on the academic and financial components of a term abroad, your next steps, and even start your application during the fair. 

Visit CU Boulder Today to learn about Education Abroad advising options, application deadlines and the current U.S. passport processing delays.