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The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship and 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: 27
  • Total Active Community Partners: 911

Featured Opportunities:

Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

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 a part of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2018 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2028 |

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ReStore Volunteer

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 |

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Academic Volunteer

Academic volunteers with support 6th -8th grade students on math and reading skills. Additionally, volunteers will help students on homework or organizational skills. We seek volunteers that believe in the core values of inclusivity and diversity.

Agency: Impact360 | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Feb 28, 2020 |

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Mentor Program

Tasks/Goals: Active and consistent participation and attendance Ability and willingness to connect with REVELers through conversation and engaging in activities Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a good role model Ability to listen and be open to feedback Support and guide REVELers to achieve their goals Ability to initiate and conduct group activities

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Dec 10, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

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Field Trip Leader - Youth Environmental Education

On Tuesdays – Fridays from 9am-12:30pm, volunteers will lead groups of students (ages ECE-6th grade) around Bluff Lake while discussing a variety of environmental education topics. Volunteers will need to be able to give a presentation to 15-35 students and chaperones; supervise kids and patiently answer their questions; work outside in all types of weather; stay on their feet for 2-3 hours; and walk up to 1 mile on easy to moderate terrain. Additional tasks will include an orientation session, familiarizing yourself with the programming, and regular communication with Bluff Lake staff about scheduling.

*Due to the training required to get you started, we strongly prefer that field trip volunteers can commit to at least one morning per week for an entire school semester.

Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center | date posted: Jan 22, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

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Spanish Translator - Youth Environmental Education

Help make youth and family education programs in any (or all) of these ways: *Help create Spanish versions of our written materials (student worksheets, flyers, etc.). You could work on these at ANY TIME OR LOCATION that is convenient for you. *Become a youth education volunteer to lead school field trips, Girl Scout visits, or Family Nature Adventure Days (Tuesday – Friday 9am-12:30pm, Saturday 8-11am, some weekday afternoons). These take place on-site, at 3400 Havana Way, Denver, CO 80238 *Attend any of our programs or events to provide translations for Spanish-speaking visitors *Meet with our staff and other volunteers to practice pronunciation and phrases *Help identify any other areas of need in our programs and work to improve them

Additional tasks will include an orientation session, familiarizing yourself with the programming, and regular communication with Bluff Lake staff about scheduling.

Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center | date posted: Jan 22, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

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Extreme Teams

Extreme Teams provide a volunteer opportunity that focus on specific target areas during Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) Work Days. There are ten unique teams, which are described in more detail below. The Program Team is more task-oriented, while the Strategy Team is more relational-oriented.

Program Team • Logistics: The Logistics Team will facilitate the Work Days running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Focus areas include checking in volunteers as they arrive, selling merchandise, making sure liability forms are completed, preparing for lunch, cleaning up after lunch, and helping with any other tasks that arise during the Work Days.

• Photography: The Photography Team will share stories visually and create memories from the Work Days for residents and volunteers through photos. These photos will be used for the website, blog posts, print materials, and social media, as well as personalized postcards for residents and volunteers.

• Projects: The Projects Team will serve as a resource for ensuring projects are completed to the best of everyone’s ability. Focus areas include distributing yard signs to identify homes where projects are taking place, managing the dumpster and trash/debris removal, and answering project related questions that arise from volunteers and Project Leaders.

• Video: The Video Team will tell stories that happen through Work Days, as well as share goals of the organization through videos. These videos will be used for the website, blog posts, social media, and other types of communication and marketing, as well as special events.

Strategy Team • Communications: The Communications Team will engage residents and volunteers in conversations during Work Days in order to learn about their experience. After each Work Day, the team member will put together a blog post to share online and on social media in order to tell stories of what happens through the Work Days.

• Follow-Up: The Follow-Up Team will connect residents with available resources in their community through sharing resource packets that highlight programs and services available through partner organizations.

• Fundraising: The Fundraising Team will fill focus on events. During the Work Days, the team will jump in wherever needed to help the day run smoothly and to cover shifts at the Command Center. The team will also assist with fundraising events throughout the year.

• Neighborhood: The Neighborhood Team will connect people in the neighborhoods where ECM works in order to encourage people to get to know more of their neighbors. Team members reside in the neighborhoods where ECM works. Focus areas also include getting the word out about future Work Days and making connections for projects for future Work Days.

• Supplies: The Supplies Team will check in with volunteer groups to make sure they have the supplies needed to complete their projects on Work Days, while monitoring the inventory of available supplies at the Command Center and toolshed. Team members will also develop relationships with businesses that can provide project supplies at discounted prices or at no cost.

• Survey: The Survey Team will facilitate communication between English and Spanish speakers during Work Days, since team members are bilingual. This team is also part of the Survey Day, which begins the process of initiating conversations to identify projects for future Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Mar 1, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

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Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer: Someone the has experience with WordPress and advanced computer skills.

Agency: Working Warrior Group | date posted: Jan 8, 2019 | date to expire: Nov 29, 2019 |

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MDA Volunteer

Office help, Muscle walk volunteers, Fire Fighter Chili cook-off, MDA Summer Camp Preparation

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association | date posted: Feb 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2019 |

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SNAP Volunteer Counselor

Volunteers will help by increasing our outreach into the community and reducing the SNAP gap in Colorado by assisting clients in navigating through their applications.

Agency: Benefits in Action | date posted: Mar 11, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2019 |

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Marketing Extraordinaire

We are looking for a talented individual with a passion for marketing! Stipend available.

Responsibilities include: *Manage Facebook, Instragram & Twitter accounts *Press releases *Email marketing (promoting auditions, concerts, etc.) *Other marketing strategies as needed

Agency: Denver Chorale | date posted: Oct 2, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 2, 2019 |

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Hospice Volunteer

Companionship for hospice patient

Agency: Canyon Home Care & Hospice | date posted: Nov 21, 2018 | date to expire: Jun 1, 2019 |

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Friendly Visitor Program

Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits with isolated older adults.

Agency: Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains | date posted: May 21, 2018 | date to expire: May 31, 2019 |

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Camp Counselor at MDA Camp!

As a volunteer, you will be a camper’s “buddy” for the week as you participate in adaptive camp experiences, games, dances, meal time and more. You also will take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend and confidence-builder.

You must be at camp for an entire week, including nights.

Dates for camp are: June 16th-21st (campers ages 8-12) June 23rd-28th (campers ages 13-17)

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association | date posted: Mar 4, 2019 | date to expire: May 17, 2019 |

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POP! Power of Philanthropy Bash

Help our event attendees check out to pay for their purchased silent auction purchases and donations. Then, help us clean up after the event.

Agency: YouthRoots | date posted: Mar 26, 2019 | date to expire: May 3, 2019 |

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Walk MS: Denver

There is something for everyone at our event! Self-select your volunteer spot!

Agency: National MS Society | date posted: Feb 11, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 26, 2019 |

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Current Opportunities:

+  Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

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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 a part of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2018 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2028 |

+  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 |

+  Academic Volunteer

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Academic volunteers with support 6th -8th grade students on math and reading skills. Additionally, volunteers will help students on homework or organizational skills. We seek volunteers that believe in the core values of inclusivity and diversity.

Agency: Impact360 | date posted: Feb 16, 2018 | date to expire: Feb 28, 2020 |

+  Mentor Program

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Tasks/Goals: Active and consistent participation and attendance Ability and willingness to connect with REVELers through conversation and engaging in activities Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a good role model Ability to listen and be open to feedback Support and guide REVELers to achieve their goals Ability to initiate and conduct group activities

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Dec 10, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Field Trip Leader - Youth Environmental Education

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On Tuesdays – Fridays from 9am-12:30pm, volunteers will lead groups of students (ages ECE-6th grade) around Bluff Lake while discussing a variety of environmental education topics. Volunteers will need to be able to give a presentation to 15-35 students and chaperones; supervise kids and patiently answer their questions; work outside in all types of weather; stay on their feet for 2-3 hours; and walk up to 1 mile on easy to moderate terrain. Additional tasks will include an orientation session, familiarizing yourself with the programming, and regular communication with Bluff Lake staff about scheduling.

*Due to the training required to get you started, we strongly prefer that field trip volunteers can commit to at least one morning per week for an entire school semester.

Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center | date posted: Jan 22, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Spanish Translator - Youth Environmental Education

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Help make youth and family education programs in any (or all) of these ways: *Help create Spanish versions of our written materials (student worksheets, flyers, etc.). You could work on these at ANY TIME OR LOCATION that is convenient for you. *Become a youth education volunteer to lead school field trips, Girl Scout visits, or Family Nature Adventure Days (Tuesday – Friday 9am-12:30pm, Saturday 8-11am, some weekday afternoons). These take place on-site, at 3400 Havana Way, Denver, CO 80238 *Attend any of our programs or events to provide translations for Spanish-speaking visitors *Meet with our staff and other volunteers to practice pronunciation and phrases *Help identify any other areas of need in our programs and work to improve them

Additional tasks will include an orientation session, familiarizing yourself with the programming, and regular communication with Bluff Lake staff about scheduling.

Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center | date posted: Jan 22, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Extreme Teams

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Extreme Teams provide a volunteer opportunity that focus on specific target areas during Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) Work Days. There are ten unique teams, which are described in more detail below. The Program Team is more task-oriented, while the Strategy Team is more relational-oriented.

Program Team • Logistics: The Logistics Team will facilitate the Work Days running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Focus areas include checking in volunteers as they arrive, selling merchandise, making sure liability forms are completed, preparing for lunch, cleaning up after lunch, and helping with any other tasks that arise during the Work Days.

• Photography: The Photography Team will share stories visually and create memories from the Work Days for residents and volunteers through photos. These photos will be used for the website, blog posts, print materials, and social media, as well as personalized postcards for residents and volunteers.

• Projects: The Projects Team will serve as a resource for ensuring projects are completed to the best of everyone’s ability. Focus areas include distributing yard signs to identify homes where projects are taking place, managing the dumpster and trash/debris removal, and answering project related questions that arise from volunteers and Project Leaders.

• Video: The Video Team will tell stories that happen through Work Days, as well as share goals of the organization through videos. These videos will be used for the website, blog posts, social media, and other types of communication and marketing, as well as special events.

Strategy Team • Communications: The Communications Team will engage residents and volunteers in conversations during Work Days in order to learn about their experience. After each Work Day, the team member will put together a blog post to share online and on social media in order to tell stories of what happens through the Work Days.

• Follow-Up: The Follow-Up Team will connect residents with available resources in their community through sharing resource packets that highlight programs and services available through partner organizations.

• Fundraising: The Fundraising Team will fill focus on events. During the Work Days, the team will jump in wherever needed to help the day run smoothly and to cover shifts at the Command Center. The team will also assist with fundraising events throughout the year.

• Neighborhood: The Neighborhood Team will connect people in the neighborhoods where ECM works in order to encourage people to get to know more of their neighbors. Team members reside in the neighborhoods where ECM works. Focus areas also include getting the word out about future Work Days and making connections for projects for future Work Days.

• Supplies: The Supplies Team will check in with volunteer groups to make sure they have the supplies needed to complete their projects on Work Days, while monitoring the inventory of available supplies at the Command Center and toolshed. Team members will also develop relationships with businesses that can provide project supplies at discounted prices or at no cost.

• Survey: The Survey Team will facilitate communication between English and Spanish speakers during Work Days, since team members are bilingual. This team is also part of the Survey Day, which begins the process of initiating conversations to identify projects for future Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Mar 1, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Emergency Department Volunteer

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Volunteer assists staff by cleaning and preparing emergency bays, stocking bays, visiting with patients and families, assists with fall prevention and in the Psychiatric ED as needed. Sun.– Sat., shifts are negotiated between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm)

Agency: Porter Adventist Hospital | date posted: Mar 29, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Patient Care Units and Patient Concierge

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Volunteers support activities of the nursing unit by providing paraprofessional assistance. He/she collaborates with the patient, family, and nursing staff to improve patient satisfaction. Sun–Sat, shifts are negotiated between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm

Agency: Porter Adventist Hospital | date posted: Mar 29, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Concussion Follow-Up Call Backs

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Volunteer will contact patients that have been diagnosed with a closed head injury and discharged from the Emergency Department to determine if the patient is still experiencing concussive symptoms. The Volunteer will use a scripted list of questions.

Agency: Porter Adventist Hospital | date posted: Mar 29, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2019 |

+  Volunteer

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We are looking for a volunteer: Someone the has experience with WordPress and advanced computer skills.

Agency: Working Warrior Group | date posted: Jan 8, 2019 | date to expire: Nov 29, 2019 |

+  MDA Volunteer

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Office help, Muscle walk volunteers, Fire Fighter Chili cook-off, MDA Summer Camp Preparation

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association | date posted: Feb 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2019 |

+  SNAP Volunteer Counselor

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Volunteers will help by increasing our outreach into the community and reducing the SNAP gap in Colorado by assisting clients in navigating through their applications.

Agency: Benefits in Action | date posted: Mar 11, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2019 |

+  Marketing Extraordinaire

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We are looking for a talented individual with a passion for marketing! Stipend available.

Responsibilities include: *Manage Facebook, Instragram & Twitter accounts *Press releases *Email marketing (promoting auditions, concerts, etc.) *Other marketing strategies as needed

Agency: Denver Chorale | date posted: Oct 2, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 2, 2019 |

+  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, 2019 |

+  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, 2019 |

+  Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program

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The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) TM is a high-tech, career-focused mentoring program for youth involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, including those with disabilities. The RAMP TM model uses a combination of group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring to promote the successful transition of RAMP TM youth to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living. Youth participate in weekly career preparation-focused group meetings, including peer-supported goal setting and exploration of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). While in RAMP TM, youth have the opportunity to assess and explore their own career interests; develop a plan and set goals for their transition; create a resource map of their community’s high-tech industries; gain workplace soft skills; build resume-writing and interviewing skills; interact with employers and experience a variety of work settings; give and receive peer support; take advantage of group and personal leadership opportunities; design and build a high-tech-related team project, and most importantly... have fun!

Ability Connection Colorado’s, Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) TM, is seeking adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Role of the Mentor

Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship. Serve as a positive role model and friend. Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together. Strive for mutual respect. Build self-esteem and motivation. Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Jun 11, 2018 | date to expire: Jun 11, 2019 |

+  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: Jun 1, 2019 |

+  Hospice Volunteer

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Companionship for hospice patient

Agency: Canyon Home Care & Hospice | date posted: Nov 21, 2018 | date to expire: Jun 1, 2019 |

+  Friendly Visitor Program

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Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits with isolated older adults.

Agency: Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains | date posted: May 21, 2018 | date to expire: May 31, 2019 |

+  Camp Counselor at MDA Camp!

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As a volunteer, you will be a camper’s “buddy” for the week as you participate in adaptive camp experiences, games, dances, meal time and more. You also will take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend and confidence-builder.

You must be at camp for an entire week, including nights.

Dates for camp are: June 16th-21st (campers ages 8-12) June 23rd-28th (campers ages 13-17)

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association | date posted: Mar 4, 2019 | date to expire: May 17, 2019 |

+  Tutor a Child in Reading in Green Valley Ranch

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Tutor one child, two hours a week and make a difference in their life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided 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 Tuesday and Thursday, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. at Montview Elementary in Aurora

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 2, 2015 | date to expire: May 8, 2019 | Map Directions

+  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. - 11:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: May 4, 2019 | Map Directions

+  POP! Power of Philanthropy Bash

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Help our event attendees check out to pay for their purchased silent auction purchases and donations. Then, help us clean up after the event.

Agency: YouthRoots | date posted: Mar 26, 2019 | date to expire: May 3, 2019 |

+  Walk MS: Denver

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There is something for everyone at our event! Self-select your volunteer spot!

Agency: National MS Society | date posted: Feb 11, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 26, 2019 |

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