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The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) leads the campus in embracing the University of Denver's commitment of "being a great private university dedicated to the public good". The DU Volunteer database is one piece of our work to educate, engage, and equip the campus community to accomplish tangible, public work that improves the lives of people in our communities.

Students - Use the search feature to find Volunteer Opportunities. Once you've completed your Volunteer Opportunity, login to report your hours.

Community Partners -Create a Community Partner Profile and list your Volunteer Opportunities. Opportunities will then be available for DU students, faculty, and staff to view and select.

Statistics

  • Total Active Opportunities: 41
  • Total Active Community Partners: 464

Featured Opportunities:

Academic Success Facilitator

I am assisting students in their recovery of class credit, through an online program called APEX. Due to the several classes that are going on simultaneously, it is difficult for me to give the needed one on one attention. The responsibilities of the tutors would be to pull the student(s) aside for 30-40 minutes in order to help them study the concepts before their subsequent quizzes. The goal is that each scholar completes at least one quiz each school day.

Agency: Manual High School | date posted: Nov 12, 2013 | date to expire: May 15, 2017 |

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+  ReStore Volunteer

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Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be apart of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Nov 6, 2013 | date to expire: Jul 1, 2020 |

+  Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

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- Volunteer to teach in rural schools - Volunteer to build community projects - Volunteer with orphaned kids

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 23, 2013 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |

+  Academic Success Facilitator

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I am assisting students in their recovery of class credit, through an online program called APEX. Due to the several classes that are going on simultaneously, it is difficult for me to give the needed one on one attention. The responsibilities of the tutors would be to pull the student(s) aside for 30-40 minutes in order to help them study the concepts before their subsequent quizzes. The goal is that each scholar completes at least one quiz each school day.

Agency: Manual High School | date posted: Nov 12, 2013 | date to expire: May 15, 2017 |

+  Rural Community Development

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All the volunteers will be located according to the their application form

Agency: YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATION | date posted: Jul 29, 2011 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

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EXPERIENCE: éé has it. You want an African experience, from wherever you are in the world to Africa with projects from helping Kids in Uganda to teaching Massai in Tanzania.

CULTURES: You want to emersed into a completely different life, with Africa's most unique tribe the Massai, a culture that reminds you of who you are and where in the world you belong .

LEARN: You want a project that speaks your personality; an experience to add something into your CV or college credit.

EXPLORE: You want to get into a real African safari, an opportunity that takes you to explore the BIG 5 and ultimate primates.If you are looking to go with the organisation that really connects and cares about the local communities, the people, cultures and environment. Then you've come to the right choice!

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 1, 2013 | date to expire: Jul 23, 2016 |

+  Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Mentoring

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The Big meets with the Little 2-4 times a month for 2-4 hours each time. The times in which the Big and Little meet and what activities they do are very flexible and largly up to the decision of the match. This is the most traditional mentoring option that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado offers and is a minnimum commitment of one year.

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado | date posted: Mar 16, 2010 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2015 |

+  Big Brothers Big Sisters Sports Buddies

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The Bigs and Littles meet together at events that are planned and supervised by our Sports Buddies staff. All events are in a group setting and include participatory activities (kickball, soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, etc.) and spectator activities (Rockies games, Mammoth games, various High School and College level sporting events, etc.). In this mentoring program the Big and Little meet 1-3 times a month for 2-4 hours each time for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado | date posted: Mar 16, 2010 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2015 |

+  Technology Volunteer

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Technology Volunteers will work directly with the public sharing their knowledge, patience, and customer service skills in a fast-paced environment, while handling multiple technology requests.

Agency: Denver Public Library | date posted: Jul 22, 2014 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2015 |

+  Public Outreach and Education

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Marketing through Subject-Specific Sources

Includes sending listings and announcements of workshops to organizations and groups like the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County, the Boulder County Arts Alliance, various Permaculture Online Sources, and more on a monthly basis.

Media Blasting

Includes blasts of workshops (or photos, resources, articles) to Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, and Daily Camera Events, as well as Meetup.com-Greater Denver Urban Homesteaders group.

Seasonal Marketing

Includes marketing pushes for summer camp and homeschool program--getting ads into publications on time, contacting schools to get flyers i nto the hands of parents, etc. This only happens at certain times during the year.

Flyering

Includes peppering Boulder, Denver and all surrounding areas with flyers and postcards with some regularity. May include visits to specific sites (ex: Parenting Place, schools for summer camp promotion).

Workshop Description Writing and Image Sourcing

Includes writing workshop descriptions for instructors who aren't inclined towards writing, editing existing descriptions, adding content, finding photos where they don't exist and requesting permission for use. This may involve actual event creation within Event Espresso on our website.

Information Packet Creation

Includes dialoguing/emailing with instructors in advance of their workshops to secure information packets to hand out to participants. May involve some amount of writing, editing or research for additional content, creation of cover page and communicating with our printer.

Agency: The Living Arts School | date posted: Jul 8, 2014 | date to expire: Jul 7, 2015 |

+  Operations Support

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Registration Management and Assistance

Includes assisting participants who are having difficulty registering online, or having difficulty with Paypal—following up with folks who have registered but not paid, handling cancellations and refunds, workshop swaps and other registration related details. Involves sending out email reminders to participants 3-5 days prior to workshops with specific directions to the site and any reminders specific to the workshop.

Paperwork Organization and Collection

Includes collecting paperwork for workshops and children's programs, filing, requesting missing paperwork and fulfilling licensing requirements.

Agency: The Living Arts School | date posted: Jul 8, 2014 | date to expire: Jul 7, 2015 |

+  Special Event / Fundraising Planning

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Raising awareness and funds through special events is an easy way to support women and children escaping domestic violence. You and your friends are able to create, plan, and implement your own special event. Responsibilities will vary with the type of event and you can commit to as much or as little as you would like.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jul 28, 2014 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2015 |

+  Walker/Runner Guides and/or Drivers Needed

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Walking/running guides are always welcome to accompany visually impaired athletes and athletes with prosthetics for a lap or two around Wash Park. We also need volunteer drivers willing to drive visually impaired athletes home after the run, and particularly to Littleton.

Agency: Achilles International | date posted: Jun 18, 2014 | date to expire: May 31, 2015 |

+  Office Volunteer

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Assist OWL office in a variety of ways, depending on skills and interest. Opportunities include research, clerical work, organizational projects, language translation, and event planning.

Agency: OpenWorld Learning (OWL) | date posted: Jul 8, 2014 | date to expire: May 31, 2015 |

+  1-1 Mentor

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Developing supportive, consistent mentoring relationship with a child through recreational play and paraprofessional therapeutic techniques. Help children explore and cope with social and/or family struggles through a 1-1 mentoring relationship.The Reach & Rise mentoring program trains adult volunteers to provide mentoring services to young people ages 6-17 for one year. We aim to help youth develop tools to cope with issues such as low self-esteem, family and peer conflicts, problems at school, and to improve their decision-making skills.

Agency: YMCA of Metropolitan Denver | date posted: Oct 22, 2013 | date to expire: May 29, 2015 |

+  Spread the Gift of Reading

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Must be able to implement the Peak Reader® curriculum with student who is at least 6 months behind the expected reading skill level. (Training is provided)

Must be willing to partner with site coordinator to maximize tutoring benefits for the student.

Assist with emphasizing parent commitment including reading at home and ongoing communication sessions with the parents.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2015 | Map Directions

+  African Community Center Volunteers

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We utilize volunteers and interns in all aspects of our work. Great for almost any major.

At the moment, we are primarily looking for volunteers to work at our Safari Thrift Social Enterprise Project.

To learn more about the Safari Thrift Social Enterprise Project go to: http://www.acc-den.org/wp-content/uploads/Safari-Thrift-Volunteer.pdf

Agency: African Community Center | date posted: Jan 15, 2010 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2015 |

+  Living History Guide

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• Present in-formal cultural programs at either the replica 1837 Cheyenne camp or replica 1887 homestead and farm during living history days and special events. • Represent the Plains Center with a warm smile and a congenial demeanor. • Engage in the set up and tear down of exhibits as needed. • Engage visitors including children and families in activities, crafts, games, etc. • Work collaboratively with staff, adult, and teen volunteers.

Agency: Plains Conservation Center | date posted: Jan 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |

+  Volunteer Educator

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• Present education programs on a variety of natural and cultural history topics for elementary school groups and other age groups. These programs are primarily 2 – 3 hour field trips on weekdays. • Work collaboratively with staff, adult, and teen volunteers. • Assist with education projects, special events and maintenance of facilities and materials as needed. • Ensure scientific and historical accuracy, quality and consistency of all programs and materials through collaboration with staff, volunteers and the Director of Education.

Agency: Plains Conservation Center | date posted: Jan 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |

+  After School Volunteer and Mentor

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Will attend weekly meetings of Jovial Futures and help facilitate the program. May be involved in some planning, recruitment and logistics (such as driving and packing lunches)

Agency: Jovial Concepts: Jovial Futures | date posted: Jun 28, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |

+  Meals on Wheels Delivery

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Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver lunchtime meals to homebound seniors in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties. Routes are available Monday-Saturday, and take about an hour to two hours to deliver. We depend on volunteers to deliver to over 2,000 seniors each week.

Agency: Volunteers of America-Colorado Branch | date posted: Jul 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |

+  Call Center Volunteer

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Answer calls from older adults and people with disabilities who are looking for transportation, conduct caller surveys, data entry

Agency: Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council | date posted: Jul 24, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |

+  General

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Teaching, medical services, ICT ,orphanage homes, assist families, sports activities culture and arts, music, health campaigns and public education

Agency: Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Ghana | date posted: Nov 4, 2013 | date to expire: Dec 24, 2014 |

+  4H After-School Mentor

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Teach and guide children ages 8-13 in science, health, leadership, and team-building activities once a week.

Agency: CSU Extension Jefferson County 4H Mentoring Program | date posted: Aug 7, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 19, 2014 |

+  Volunteer ESL Teacher

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Volunteer Teachers help an English Language Learner (ELL)improve his/her language skills in English. Volunteers are matched one-on-one and typically meet with a student in the student's home 1-2 times a week for an hour and a half.

Agency: Intercambio Denver | date posted: Jul 14, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 12, 2014 |

+  Volunteer

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We are looking for students with flexible schedules to help older adults in their neighborhood by driving them to appointments, helping with odd ended job in the home (changing light bulbs), snow shoveling, light yard work task and more.

Agency: A Little Help | date posted: Nov 18, 2013 | date to expire: Nov 30, 2014 |

+  Family 9Health Fairs

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Non-medical or medical volunteer needed

Agency: 9Health Fair | date posted: Aug 6, 2014 | date to expire: Nov 10, 2014 |

+  Voter registration and other civic engagement work

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Volunteers with New Era will help us register as many voters as possible, often at festivals all over Denver, but also in street teams and events like "Donuts and Democracy." Sometimes we wear roller skates (but actually).

Agency: New Era Colorado | date posted: Jul 14, 2014 | date to expire: Nov 4, 2014 |

+  Pence Park Trail Construction and Reroute

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Get outdoors and give back. Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Oct. 11th, from 8am-4pm, at Pence Park near Evergreen as we work to preserve this popular park. Sections of the Pence Park Trail are unsustainably steep and have been severely eroded. Volunteers will realign these sections of trail to prevent erosion and further degradation of the trail and surrounding habitat. Learn more and register at http://www.voc.org/project/pence-park-trail-construction-and-reroute-0 or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; no experience necessary; minimum age: 12. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agency: Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado | date posted: Jul 25, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2014 |

+  St. Vrain State Park Trail Construction & Flood Restoration

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Help Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado celebrate 30 years as Colorado’s outdoor stewards on this 30th Anniversary Commemorative Project. Join VOC at St. Vrain State Park in Firestone as we work to restore areas of the park devastated by the September 2013 floods and build a new trail around Red Tail Pond. Learn more and register at http://www.voc.org/project/st-vrain-state-park-trail-construction-flood-restoration or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; no experience necessary; minimum age: 12. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agency: Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado | date posted: Jul 25, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2014 |

+  White Ranch Park Trail & Flood Restoration

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Get outdoors and give back with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) as we work to restore areas in Jefferson County’s White Ranch Park, which was severely affected by the 2013 flood event. Volunteers will work to restore trails that were washed out during flooding.

Agency: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado | date posted: Aug 8, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 4, 2014 |

+  Volunteer at Physical Therapy Clinic

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Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist therapists in working with patients as well as perform administrative duties. Specific opportunities include: helping patients through their exercise programs, learning the Kinesis movement machine, greeting arriving patients, answering the telephones, and assisting therapists and the office coordinator as needed.

Agency: Mile High Physical Therapy | date posted: Mar 13, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2014 |

+  Several Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities include: Store Floor Associates - Asking youth and families if they need help finding items, keeping space clean and organized. Receiving Area Client Intake - Checking families and youth into the center, verifying paperwork. The Learning Center - One background screen required. Working with children ages 4 and up. Other - What would you like to do?

Agency: A Precious Child | date posted: Jul 28, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2014 |

+  Computer Resource Developer

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This position aims to contribute to the self-learning potential of our residents by identifying and compiling easy-to-understand and relevant instructions on basic computer operations, basic word processing, basic internet and email use, computer-related job skills, computer-related college preparation, and similar topics. Key Responsibilities: • Research existing computer manuals accessible online and through library resources • Compile easy-to-understand instruction manuals on identified topics related to computer use • Work with the Resident Services Coordinator to edit and finalize documents

Agency: Rocky Mountain Communities - Mountain Terrace Community | date posted: Mar 5, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 27, 2014 |

+  Afterschool Snack Program Curriculum Development

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This position aims to contribute to the academic advancement of participating youth by planning fun, educational curriculum suitable for a group of youth ages 5+. Key Responsibilities: • Lead the preparation of upcoming curriculum on a monthly basis during program months (August – May) • Act in a professional manner, serving as a positive role model for youth and residents

Agency: Rocky Mountain Communities - Mountain Terrace Community | date posted: Mar 5, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 27, 2014 |

+  Hospice Volunteer

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We are always looking for volunteers to help us to improve the amount of services that we can offer to our patients and their families. Volunteers are helpful in a variety of ways. Some are listed below but are not limited to.... Companionship, respite care, pet visits, animal care, holistic therapies and services, office assistance, assistance administratively with the volunteer program, running errands, 11th hour volunteering, music, art therapy and more..

Agency: Compassionate Hospice Care | date posted: Sep 10, 2012 | date to expire: Sep 15, 2014 |

+  Share Fair Nation Denver event - Sept 27

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Help to direct guests to event opportunities, act as room host for teacher incentives, provide event support to vendors

Agency: Share Fair Nation | date posted: Aug 1, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 15, 2014 |

+  volunteer tutor

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Help youth 6th -12th grade with their homework .Be responsible and consistent.Provide a safe place for youth to do homework get a snack . The tutor also has to be a good rolemodel for youth as well.

Agency: Aurora Youth Options | date posted: Jul 22, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 5, 2014 |

+  Mike O'Brien Memorial Project: Mt. Crested Butte Summit Trail Restoration

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Get outdoors and give back to the Colorado outdoors you love. Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Sep. 6-7th at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as we restore the Mt. Crested Butte Summit Trail. This much-traveled trail is in dire need of restoration. Volunteers will rebuild wooden stairs in disrepair, repair eroded trail tread, and work to curtail further erosion. Learn more and register at http://www.voc.org/project/mike-obrien-memorial-project-mt-crested-butte-summit-trail-restoration-1 or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; no experience necessary; minimum age: 14. Meals and camping provided.

Agency: Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado | date posted: Jul 23, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 5, 2014 |

+  Cooking Matters

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Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition education program that helps families help themselves by teaching them how to prepare healthy low-cost meals. volunteers donate their time to help in these 6 week courses alongside Cooking Matters staff and expert chefs.

Agency: No Kid Hungry Campaign | date posted: Sep 13, 2013 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2014 |

+  Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

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The Research Volunteer will play an important role in ensuring that the Colorado Grants Guide, Colorado’s leading online tool for nonprofit funding research, is accurate and up to date. This volunteer opportunity will consist of researching funders who provide support to Colorado nonprofits by reviewing organizational websites, annual reports, financial information, and IRS tax documents. This is an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the giving priorities and application processes of hundreds of funders. Volunteers are required to participate in a 4-hour orientation and training will be held in the downtown area at a date and time to be determined.

Agency: Community Resource Center | date posted: Jan 7, 2014 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2014 |

+  Summer Camp Counselor Opportunity!

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Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2014 season. A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of the one week camp session with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor's enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided. Volunteers can apply for one or both of the following sessions: Session One: July 28th – August 4th Session Two: August 9th – August 16th

Agency: Camp AmeriKids | date posted: Jan 28, 2014 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2014 |

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