University of Denver

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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.

University of Denver

Statistics

  • Total Active Opportunities: 31
  • Total Active Community Partners: 832

Current Opportunities:

+  Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

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Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

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Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  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 |

+  Be Part of Ending Hunger In Your Community

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Metro Caring is Denver's leading hunger relief organization and volunteers play a vital role in our success. We have several flexible volunteer opportunities for you. Specifically volunteer are welcome to serve as a warehouse or market assistant.

- Market Assistant: This position will help participants select food items while they shop in our market. It is a customer service focused position and is great for volunteers who want to interact with participants.

- Warehouse Assistant: Volunteers in our warehouse will help will help inspect, clean, sort and box food donation deliverers. This area does not require heavy lifting. Great experience for group who want to work together.

Agency: Metro Caring | date posted: Oct 6, 2015 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2019 |

+  Bingo Volunteer

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We are seeking volunteers to support our weekly charity bingo games. This fun and fast paced opportunity involves selling games and helping to run our games. You have the chance to support our shelter while working with a great group of people.

Agency: Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue | date posted: Aug 9, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Bingo Volunteer

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We are seeking volunteers to help support our weekly charity bingo games. We need people to help us sell and run our games which are our primary fundraising source. This is a fun and fast paced opportunity with a great group of people.

Our bingo volunteers sell bingo cards, sell a variety of scratch ticket type games, and help to verify and pay winners. You will need to be able to make change and can expect to do a lot of walking.

Our bingo games are every Monday and Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Agency: Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue | date posted: Sep 6, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Kaiser Permanente Clinic Volunteer

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-Read to children in pediatric department waiting room -Provide guidance to patients in clinic -Help patients with check-in process or other needs/inquiries -Administrative duties as assigned by clinic administrative staff

Agency: Kaiser Permanente | date posted: Nov 29, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Become a hospice companion!

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Our volunteers provide a multitude of services for our patients so we are accepting companions, musicians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, pets with therapy licenses, and more. We serve communities from Boulder to Castle Rock -- we can find you a companion who is close to home!

Agency: Suncrest Hospice Volunteer Program | date posted: Nov 30, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Student Ambassador or Improve Policies for Kids

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Agency: save the children action network | date posted: Nov 30, 2017 | date to expire: Nov 14, 2018 |

+  Impact volunteers

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Volunteers might help us set up and work at various events through out the year, write letters to the editor about campaign issues, help gather petition signatures for campaign, and build coalitions on campus

Agency: Impact! | date posted: Sep 23, 2016 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Peer Mentors for Social Skills Instruction

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Volunteers will socialize within structured activities with our clients who have developmental disabilities to model and reinforce skills related to socialization.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Special Olympics Coach

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The Special Olympics Coach will coach up to six adults with developmental disabilities to compete in quarterly regional competitions.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Collegian Ambassador Volunteer Program

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DEN is looking for college students to help passengers with wayfinding and provide general airport information while welcoming people to this great city, state and region. Orientation, training, parking and a hip uniform from Spyder will be provided.

Agency: Denver International Airport | date posted: Oct 2, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Mentor

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REVEL mentors are energetic, positive role models to their peers with autism and who help provide guidance and a fun time for our REVELers at The Lounge. Mentors are the heart of our community by inspiring the group to try new adventures and build meaningful relationships. We rock climb, cook, work out, play music and much more!

All mentors are required to go through REVEL’s mentor training process and must pass a background check. Mentors will be closely supervised and supported throughout their time at REVEL.

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Nov 29, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Summer Volunteer Programs In Thailand For 2018

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The Summer Volunteer Program is perfectly suitable for the first timers as well as experienced adventurers alike, who wish to explore Thailand responsibly. be a part of the program and enjoy a bustling weekend in Bangkok where you will see the best sights, experience the fun-filled nightlife and help support the city’s underprivileged communities.

Watch the countryside roll by as you travel towards the Elephant Capital, Surin. Here, you will discover the importance of Surin’s beautiful Silk trade and then get some amazing ‘face to trunk’ time, living amongst the elephants as part of one of Thailand’s friendliest communities. Spend quality time with the mahouts (caretakers of elephants) and know more about their daily lives.

Before heading back to Bangkok, it’s time to challenge yourself by trekking through one of Thailand’s most beautiful national parks in a true Indiana Jones style! You'll then be back to Bangkok to bid a sad farewell – or maybe not? If you’re not ready to leave just yet, why not join us for another 7-days' party on the beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan!

The exciting joyride in Thailand is calling all high school/ college students, gap year travelers, and backpackers! Visit: https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/thailand/summer-volunteer-thailand

Agency: Volunteering Solutions | date posted: Nov 2, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2018 |

+  Peer Mentor

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Yellow Bird’s Peer Mentor Program is looking for volunteers to serve as peer mentors to clients in the program. Volunteers model appropriate social skills needed for everyday life while serving as a safe space for clients to practice learned skills.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Nov 18, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 2, 2018 |

+  Caring Companions for Hospice Patients

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Our volunteers commit to spending quality time weekly with a person facing the end of life's journey. They can read together, sing, talk, play games or sit together in silence.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Jul 20, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 1, 2018 |

+  Parenting Time Program

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If you enjoy children and would like to be active with a dynamic team of social service providers, this may be the perfect fit for you!

Agency: Family Tree | date posted: Jun 15, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2018 |

+  ASL Interpreter

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The Delores Project is Denver’s largest provider of safe, comfortable shelter and individualized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Our model of service is one of hospitality, respect and regard for the dignity of each guest. We have seen an increase in demand for services from the deaf community. As communication is so critical in shelter services, we are seeking someone to assist in facilitating communication between staff and guests as well as guest to guest communication. Primary Responsibilities • Provide translation services during our twice weekly house meeting (Tuesdays and Fridays 7 pm to 8 pm). • We operate from 5 pm to 8 am Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on the weekend. If the volunteer desires, more time can be spent in the shelter to provide for communication between guests. • Maintain confidentiality of the shelter.

Agency: The Delores Project | date posted: Jun 27, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 27, 2018 |

+  Children's Meditation Class Educator Assistant

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Help with setting up the class. Assist with activities during class.

Agency: Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado | date posted: Aug 13, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 20, 2018 |

+  Administrative Support Volunteer

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Administrative Support volunteers share their time and organizational talents with our office staff providing customer service, communication assistance and overall team support.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Jul 20, 2017 | date to expire: May 31, 2018 |

+  Kayak & Rock Climbing Volunteer Instructors needed at the National Sports Center for the Disabled

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The NSCD is looking for volunteers for the following programs in the Denver/Metro area!

• Indoor Kayaking – Indoor kayaking volunteers are needed every Monday from 6:30-8:30PM, with a first-time volunteer training held directly beforehand (6-6:30PM). Volunteers will learn about our adaptive equipment and teach disabled participants how to launch, put on life jackets, and the different strokes.

• Paddle Sports – Volunteers teach kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board progressions for all ability levels to children and adults with various disabilities. Paddle Sports Programs are held outdoors, and generally run weekdays from 5-8PM or 9AM-4PM, though exact dates and times can vary. First time volunteers can attend the Monday night indoor kayak training, or schedule a separate training with the program coordinator.

• Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing – Volunteers provide a fun experience while passing along the skills instrumental to being a successful climber. Indoor programs are hosted at the Denver PAL Club, while outdoor programs are held at Clear Creek Canyon. Programs usually take place Monday through Friday in mornings and afternoons, though exact dates and times can vary.

• Sports Clinics/Camps – Volunteers participate in a variety of activities, educational experiences and specialized camps, which are often a partnership with Denver professional sports teams. Volunteers engage students and impart sports tips and techniques throughout lesson. Most opportunities take place on weekdays in the morning or early afternoon.

Agency: National Sports Center for the Disabled | date posted: Jul 26, 2017 | date to expire: May 31, 2018 |

+  Front Desk Volunteer

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We are looking for volunteers who can answer the phone, greet clients, and answer any questions about our organization and other resources available to LGBT people in Colorado. We also have positions working with some of our social groups.

Agency: The Gender Identity Center of Colorado | date posted: Apr 4, 2017 | date to expire: May 1, 2018 |

+  Tutor a Child, Change a Life

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Tutors meet with the same student for 1 hour each week to build foundational literacy skills and the confidence that they can succeed in school.

Agency: Reading Partners Colorado | date posted: May 10, 2017 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2018 |

+  MS Adult Prom

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Parking attendant Guest Relations checking tickets, collecting money, checking wristbands Raffle/Silent auction - collecting money gathering tickets for raffle, walking around with donation buckets, collecting contact info from bidders Security - checking ID's, keeping count of guest, make sure donation buckets are not messed with, remove any guest that are being a problem, make sure only VIP guest go into VIP area. Floater - make sure cups, plates, napkins, silver are stocked for guest. Restock bid sheets for silent auction if they get filled. Empty donation buckets if they get filled. Food - restock food as it gets low, serve food, assist food vendors. Decorating - decorate and setup prior to the event. Street Team - distribute print material, pick up donated items, shopping for items we may need. Deliver prizes to guest that were not at the event to claim them. Office Assistant - send out thank you's to sponsors and VIP guest, collect data, data entry, email campaigns. Multi Media - Graphic design & Web Design Photography - take pictures at our events Videographer - get video footage of events for promotional material

Agency: MSterious Miracles | date posted: Jul 28, 2017 | date to expire: Apr 28, 2018 |

+  Family Winter Shelter Volunteer

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We have two shifts: 5:30pm-9pm and 9pm-7am. Overnight shift workers will receive a small stipend. Help homeless families get settled into the shelter and prepare a meal for them. Lots of flexibility.

Agency: Mean Street Ministry | date posted: Oct 16, 2017 | date to expire: Apr 18, 2018 |

+  International Volunteering

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Varies, Contact organization for more information

Agency: IFRE Volunteers | date posted: Apr 5, 2017 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2018 |

+  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 |

+  Become a Reading Partner

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We are looking for tutors who can donate one hour of time a week to tutor a student. You will get to tutor the same student every week and we provide all curriculum that is super easy to use!

Agency: Reading Partners | date posted: Sep 15, 2017 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |

+  Community Health Worker

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Project SHINE a program at Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning is in need of a Community Health Worker. The position requires providing instruction in health literacy and planning activities that promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, the volunteer will assess medical, social and family needs which can include making and taking patients to doctor appointments and helping access resources in and out of the Community.

Agency: Project SHINE | date posted: Dec 20, 2017 | date to expire: Mar 15, 2018 |

+  Denver Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee

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Join us February 21 at 5:30 to learn how you can join the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee! This committee provides excellent networking and leadership opportunities. We need people who are skilled at using various marketing techniques, are willing to use their networks to recruit new Walk participants, and who aren't afraid to make calls to people they may not know. We also need those who are really good event planners to help with Walk day logistics planning for an event with 8,000+ people.

Agency: Alzheimer's Association | date posted: Jan 4, 2018 | date to expire: Feb 20, 2018 |

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