Volunteer Resource Center

Masks for Essential Campus Workers

Dear CU Boulder Community,

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on April 17 requiring all workers in critical businesses and government functions to wear non-medical cloth masks while at work. Critical-services workers on campus are in need of reusable masks to protect themselves and students they serve from the spread of COVID-19. 

While the campus does have a supply of masks and is providing them for critical services employees currently, demand for masks everywhere is high, and orders for new reusable masks are currently back-ordered. To supplement campus supplies during this time of high demand, we are asking for volunteers to create 1000-plus cloth masks as soon as possible to have them available in the coming weeks. If you have crafting and sewing capabilities and are able to contribute, please sign up below for the number of masks you can commit to making.

What Volunteers Need to Know: 



  1. Two or three layers of closed-weave fabric. 100% cotton is recommended.

  2. Pocket for removable filter. (If this isn't possible, two or three layer cotton sewn closed is great)

  3. Flexible nose clip (pipe cleaners, paper clips, coffee bag closures, thin wire all work well).

  4. Comfortable and secure ties or loops. This can be bias tape, elastic or even fabric cut from t-shirts.

All colors and patterns are accepted. Please ensure the patterns you use are appropriate for the workplace. 

Where to Donate: 

Masks can be delivered or mailed to

CU Boulder Police Department 

1050 Regent Drive

Boulder, CO 80309

Donation Deliveries: Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

  • At the CU Police and Parking Building Department (address above), enter the lobby through the main doors off Regent Drive and drop off the masks in the box/receptacle available. There is 15-minute free parking available near the loading dock on the south side of the building. 

  • Call 303-735-3380 to let them know you have left a donation or if you have any questions/concerns.

  • To coordinate a drop off outside of delivery hours, email [email protected]

Donation Pick Up: A staff member from the Volunteer Resource Center can pick up donations outside of your house if they are in a sealed plastic bag. Please email us at [email protected] if you want us to pick up your donations (available for pick-up locations within 25 miles of campus). 

Thank you for coming together during this time to support the health and resilience of our community. Contact: [email protected] with questions.

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Available Slot

5 Masks

15 slots filled - more available
Clara Smith
Rachel Larsen
Katelyn Wojniak
DELIVERED Will mail in masks when finished with all 5.
Simone Domingue
waiting on some supplies to come in, but hopefully can start soon
Betsy Johnson
Lisa Barlow
Sophie Low
Jennifer Hoelscher
I can USPS my masks
Amanda Barrell
Olson masks with filter pocket & fabric straps
A Sondergard (5)
Caspar Bartholomew Brown
BSA Merit Badge Community Service

10 Masks

38 slots filled - more available
Erin Frazier
Fitted style
Pamela DeHerrera
Ear loops&Ties behind head
Chloe Surage (12)
Kerri Wingert
Fitted, Earloops (hair tie)
Melissa Montano
fitted w/ties or ear loops depending on supplies, will drop off
Louise Krieger
DELIVERED I might be able to make more and will commit from 10-50
Glenda Schofield
Can drop off next week, and continue making more
Beth Osnes
DELIVERED I can deliver them myself!
Debbie Campbell
I will drop off masks at CU by May 18
Mary Haas
I will drop them off
Steph Preo
Maria Grau-Sepulveda
Stephanie Wanek (10)
Dropped off 6/12/2020
Erin McLaughlin
No pick up needed-- will ship or deliver masks once complete
Linda Mezger
Nikki Meredith
Erika Buchanan
Will drop off
Carolyn Allen
Will deliver to CUPD

20 Masks

17 slots filled - more available
Erin Harrell
Shawna Stushnoff
Donna Mejia
Starting construction on April 28, 2020
Jaime Birren
DELIVERED Can drop off!
Shanti Shrestha
Bonnie Cravey
Alexandra Whiteley
DELIVERED I can drop off!
Leslie Yakubowski
I can dropoff - I will start with 20 but will make more.
Lisa Guinther
Waiting for supplies to arrive
Lori Poole
DELIVERED - I use old t-shirts cut into strips for the ties = more comfy than elastic! Will drop them off at the police station.
Nimisha Dharia
Patricia Jocas
I can make more if needed.
Susan Sires
Happy to help out! I will mail them toward the end of next week.
Nicole Stob
Will bring to campus in early June.
Kira Hachtel
two ply cotton with filter pocket, elastic ear loops, and aluminum nose bridge
Geri Lameman
will mail
Erika Buchanan
Will drip off

50 Masks

9 slots filled - more available
Emma Cating-Subramanian
Some will have ties, some with ear loops.
Joanne Loh
Pleated masks with filter pocket.
Lucia Harrop
DELIVERED Filter pocket style some with ties, some with elastic.
Jenny Shao
DELIVERED 50 two-ply cotton mask with cotton yard ear loops that can go around head or ears, will try to put on nose wires
Diana Wilson
Jaya Vaidyanathan
Hilary Brenneman
20 are done, will begin creation of the additional 30!
Ken Smith
I have 20, working on more
Jason Cui
DELIVERED Will be delivered on 5/26

100 Masks

5 slots filled - more available
Erin Dewese (3)
DELIVERED Will drop them off while on campus on 4.4.20
Tamar Hedeshian
Will be Delivered on 6/2/2020: 3-ply filter pocket style with ties
Greg Potts
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