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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: 701

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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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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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 |

+  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 |

+  Community Outreach and Education

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Educate the public on local and state issues by walking door to door and calling citizens in the community.

Agency: Americans for Prosperity | date posted: Mar 10, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Help raise individuals out of poverty through job training!

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Adults have completed a rigorous screening process to participate in this job training program that afford entry into a career in banking. Individuals are needed to assist with participant file maintenance, client outreach, and classroom support.

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Denver | date posted: Aug 15, 2016 | date to expire: Aug 1, 2017 |

+  Community Outreach and Fundraising Intern:

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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.

Skills: public speaking, research, networking, event planning, fundraising experience,

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Mar 26, 2015 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Varied Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in learning more about fair trade and international economic development? Volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages and learn about what you can do locally to support fair trade around the world. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that can be somewhat customized to fit your strengths and what you enjoy, and are open to hearing about how you may be able to help.

Sales Associate Volunteer: We rely heavily upon friendly, outgoing volunteers on our sales floor to greet and engage customers, tell artisan and product stories, and ring up purchases on the cash register. We also have projects for sales associate volunteers that can include: unpacking orders, setting/straightening up visual merchandising displays, inventory, etc. The ability to have volunteers on the sales floor as opposed to staff allow us to cut down on overhead costs and ensure that money from purchases can be reinvested in artisans rather than go toward staffing. Education Volunteer: Ten Thousand Villages is excited about our mission and want to spread the word! Education volunteers can help to prepare and give presentations about fair trade and Ten Thousand Villages to community organizations, schools, and universities. If you have a background or interest in education, this is for you! While these are established volunteer opportunities, we are excited to hear your ideas about how you may contribute. Do you have a background in marketing? Love it! Are you technology and social media savvy? We need you! Interested in learning how to run a small business? Learn here!

Agency: Ten Thousand Villages Denver | date posted: Jul 20, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

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We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Aug 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Special Event Planning / Fundraising

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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: May 31, 2017 |

+  Teach English to refugee and immigrant high school students!

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South High School has students from throughout the world! Work with recently arrived refugee and immigrant students on improving their very limited English. No teaching experience required, but patience is a must!

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Denver | date posted: Aug 15, 2016 | date to expire: May 31, 2017 |

+  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 |

+  Tutor a Child in Reading

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Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in that child's life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided (in person or online) in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy, One Child At a Time!

Tutoring is held every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: May 13, 2017 | Map Directions

+  Volunteer Outreach and Management Intern

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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: Mar 26, 2015 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2017 |

+  Volunteer Tutor

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Participate in a positive learning experience for adults in our programs by assisting paid instructors in classroom education for English as a Second Language(ESL), ABE or GED preparation.

Agency: The Learning Source | date posted: Dec 6, 2016 | date to expire: Feb 17, 2017 |

+  AmeriCorps Service Member

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Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical literacy and life skills tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning initiatives, community gardening, outdoor education activities, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation and Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from September through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.

Agency: Youth Villages AmeriCorps | date posted: Apr 12, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |

+  Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

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STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |

+  Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

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STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |

+  Troop Leadership Team

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By becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer, you can bring STEM, financial literacy, and outdoor programming to girls who need it the most. Our volunteers enable girls to build social and emotional skills, exemplify anti-bullying behavior, and develop confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills.

Agency: Girl Scouts of Colorado | date posted: Jun 28, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 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 |

+  Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

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Want to learn more about the ins and outs of nonprofit grant research? CRC's Research Volunteers play an integral role in ensuring that the Colorado Grants Guide, Colorado’s leading online tool for nonprofit funding research, is accurate and up to date. Volunteers will strengthen their research skills 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 3-hour orientation and training 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: Dec 31, 2016 | Map Directions

+  CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

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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 |

+  Volunteer Coach

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As a volunteer coach you will work alongside other CAC coaches (volunteers and senior staff) at one or more of our partner programs. We typically stay at each partner program for 1-2 weeks. Depending on the length of your volunteering, you may volunteer in several communities and possibly several different countries during your trip. Prior to your departure we will provide you with coach training (see below), but you will also learn a lot in your first few days On-Field with the expectation that you are a full CAC coach by the end of your first week, capable of training local leaders at that time.

Agency: Coaches Across Continents | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Companionship volunteer

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Companionship, reading, life review with people in our Brookdale facilites.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Dec 14, 2015 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Community Outreach for Cats/ TNR Volunteer Position

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Metro Denver C.A.T. is a coalition of animal nonprofits in Denver working together to raise the value of cats in our community. We are embarking on an exciting pilot project in Denver. This will be an intensive, focused outreach and TNR project in an underserved community to help all cats- from indoor pets to ferals.

This volunteer program is for you if you:

- love animals

-love helping people and conducting community outreach

-want to get experience building a nonprofit

-want to get connected with the animal welfare community in Denver

- want to see meaningful results from your hard work

English-Spanish Bilingual volunteers are strongly desired but all are welcome!

Agency: Metro Denver C.A.T. (Cats Around Town) | date posted: Dec 31, 2015 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Direct Patient Volunteer

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Seeking volunteers to provide company for The Denver Hospice patients at this Nursing Home by just being present in good conversation, playing card games, reading books, or just being present. Residents who have life limiting illness will enjoy the activities run by volunteers as it is an integral part of bringing the feeling of home to the facility.

Agency: The Denver Hospice | date posted: Feb 25, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Headquarters Office Volunteer

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The Office Volunteer will perform a variety of administrative tasks and projects supporting the organization’s team in the NILMDTS headquarters office. This position helps to extend the resources of NILMDTS to better support and meet the needs of our volunteers and the families that we serve.

-Administrative tasks may include filing, organizing mailings, data entry, responding to e-mail, preparing thank-you cards and other general office tasks as required

-Handling phone calls - incoming and outgoing, in a professional and sensitive manner

-Volunteers with experience and skills in areas such as fundraising, social media, marketing and other areas may be invited to help in various ongoing and one-time projects

Agency: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep | date posted: Mar 22, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  multiple opportunities

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Learn case management, tutoring k-3 students, data entry, child care, overnight host for homeless shelter, and more.

Agency: Growing Home | date posted: May 18, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Variuos opportunities. Discussing politics, history, health issues

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Presentation of various topics with hand outs and slide show if able. One hour presentation to elderly population.

Agency: Porter Place | date posted: Aug 29, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Companionship, Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Massage Therapy

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We are looking for ordinary folks who want to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of those facing end of life. We provide excellent training and personalized ongoing supervision so that each volunteer feels resourced to give of themselves out of their own gift and skill set. Our hospice volunteers serve patients and family/caregivers under the guidance of the Volunteer Coordinator by visiting a patient(s) for one hour per week where the patient resides. Our patients live throughout the Denver metro area at home, in assisted living settings and skilled nursing facilities.This is a wonderful opportunity to be creative! Some patients enjoy conversation and telling their story, others love to be read to, while others may want a gentle hand massage. We encourage our volunteers to bring their own unique set of gifts to each patient relationship.

Agency: Suncrest Hospice | date posted: Aug 29, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

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