University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Rural Community Development

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

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 |


Volunteering Projects and Opportunities in Thailand

Volunteer can participate in childcare, teaching, wildlife and conservation, community development, work an elephant camp and much more.

Agency: Volunteering Solutions | date posted: Mar 18, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2015 |


Voter registration and other civic engagement work

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 |


Deconstruction

Deconstruction goes into homes and removes items for donation and resale at Habitat's ReStore locations.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Deconstruction Department | date posted: Aug 26, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2014 |


St. Paul Full-Scale Exercise

St. Paul Health Center will be conducting a full-scale evacuation exercise to test the movement of residents from their facility to Westlake Care Community, one of the organization's sister/receiving facilities.

Volunteers will serve as actors for the exercise. Each volunteer will be given a face-sheet detailing the made-up resident they will play. Several volunteers will be asked to use walkers, wheelchairs, etc. Other volunteers will act hard of hearing and/or blind.

The purpose of using actors is to simulate the challenges of evacuating elderly residents without having to employ St. Paul's clients. We are requesting that actors, as much as possible, stay in character to improve St. Paul's ability to serve their community during an emergency.

During the exercise, volunteers will be moved from one of St. Paul's 6 floors to a staging area, located in the facility's activity room. Volunteers will then be "evacuated", using St. Paul's vans, to Westlake. Westlake will be testing the receiving annex outlined in their Emergency Operations Plan. When volunteers arrive at Westlake they will be entered into a database as arriving at the facility. Once all the volunteers have been evacuated to and received by Westlake, they will be brought back to St. Paul.

An actor briefing will be conducted the day of the exercise. The briefing will include additional information regarding exercise flow. Volunteers will be given face-sheets at that time.

This exercise will help prepare St. Paul and Westlake to more effectively and efficiently respond to an emergency at their organization.

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Agency: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response | date posted: Sep 5, 2014 | date to expire: Sep 19, 2014 |


Community Outreach and Fundraising Intern

Find, create, and nurture relationships with like-minded organizations, events, and businesses in order to expand DFR’s impact. Responsibilities include: Educate the community on DFR’s mission and programming via event tabling and public speaking opportunities; Connect with events that will supply new potential donors and stakeholders; Discover fundraising opportunities both locally and online; Create fundraising events.

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2014 |


Marketing / Media / Communications Intern

Take on a leadership role in DFR’s digital discourse. Responsibilities include: Design promotional materials. (logos, handbills, posters, graphics); Write and design monthly newsletters Assist with social media communications. Maintain website copy and community events calendar; Create marketing campaigns and media content (with community outreach intern)

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2014 |


Volunteer Outreach and Management Intern

Help our volunteer based organization to maintain a happy volunteer crew. Responsibilities include: Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer acquisition and retention; Work with community outreach intern to create volunteer acquisition campaigns; Train new volunteers; Be available as a substitute for food pick up shifts; Manage software to track volunteers, shifts, and rescued food statistics; Maintain bike trailer locations at rescue sites and make needed repairs.

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2014 |


CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

CASA Volunteers give abused and neglected children hope by visiting with them twice each month, communicating with other professionals including Social Services Case Workers, Attorneys, teachers, family members and more, and speaking up for them in court making sure their needs and wishes are heard. Today, over 600 children in Denver alone are in need of a CASA volunteer. Stand up for a child. Be their voice. Become a CASA!

Agency: Child Advocates - Denver CASA | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


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