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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: 29
  • Total Active Community Partners: 765

Featured Opportunities:

Military Youth Volunteer Opportunity

1. To assist the LCYPC/CYPC in facilitating youth activities, leadership forums, camps etc. 2. To promote and coordinate youth opportunities, as needed, to include, but not limited to: Yellow Ribbon events, Youth Advisory Council, program development, training, administrative support and event coordinating. 3. To promote a safe environment for all children & youth, parents, staff and volunteers. 4. To enforce behavior expectations for children & youth, as outlined in the Youth Code of Conduct. 5. To maintain communication with LCYPC/CYPC regarding concerns, disruptive behaviors, injuries and/or unforeseen changes to previous agendas or planning. 6. To serve as facilitator during small and large group trainings/activities. 7. Other duties as assigned by the LCYPC/CYPC. 8. To complete After Action Reports (AARs) following each event.

Agency: CO Army National Guard Child & Youth Program | date posted: Dec 20, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2017 |

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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 |

+  Extreme Teams, Photography Team

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The Photography Team will communicate stories and create memories that happen during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for website, print, and video communication, as well as social media. Each group photo is also turned into a personalized thank you postcard for each volunteer and resident, so a process is in place to make this possible.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Extreme Teams, Video Team

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The Video Team will communicate the stories that happen during Work Days through capturing videos of residents and volunteers working together on projects, as well as shooting direct interviews. These videos will be used for blog posts, social media, and other types of communication.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Extreme Teams, Logistics Team

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The Logistics Team will assist with allowing Work Days to run more smoothly through using check-in sheets generated from the liability forms once volunteers arrive and project lists for all volunteer groups. Setting-up, selling t-shirts, making sure liability forms are complete at check-in, overseeing lunch preparations, cleaning-up, and helping with any other tasks that arise during Work Days are also part of the responsibilities.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Projects Team

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Extreme Community Makeover is a movement of volunteers working in partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, and schools may participate, or individuals can take part. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built—between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Neighborhood Team

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The Neighborhood Team will create a strategic approach to community relations as it will consist of community residents in each of the neighborhoods where ECM works. The goal of resident involvement will strengthen the impact ECM has in long-term community building efforts. Each of the neighborhoods will then have their own team that can get the word out about future Work Days in their neighborhood, while building relationships amongst neighbors.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Survey Team

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The Survey Team will include bilingual speakers to help translate during projects with our Spanish speaking neighbors. This team will also initiate relationships with community residents through being part of the Survey Day and being a resource to the groups as they are out knocking on doors to identify projects since team members will be familiar with how to approach these conversations.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Communications Team

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The Communications Team will tell stories through talking to residents and volunteers during Work Days in order to learn about their experience with ECM and offer a glimpse into the work being done and relationships being formed. The team member will come up with a blog post after each Work Day, which could be a written article, photo article, video, or combination of all of the above, within 3-5 days after the Work Day is complete.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Fundraising Team

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The Fundraising Team will assist with fundraising events. The goal on Work Days will be to a build relationship with the Group Leader by serving as a resource to them throughout the day, while trying to facilitate further fundraising opportunities after the Work Day. Team members will connect with local businesses in the communities where we volunteer, and individual volunteers, in order to identify donors and financial partners for future Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Supplies Team

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The Supplies Team will develop relationships with businesses that can provide project supplies at discounted prices or at no cost. The team will provide these resources to residents and volunteer groups so they can utilize the benefits and educate other team members and residents about how to obtain these supplies. During Work Days, team members will oversee the inventory of supplies borrowed from ECM.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |

+  Rebuilding Primary School Classrooms for rural community

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The main component is Education infrastructure for Rural Primary schools. It is necessary to give to the community children the conditions of quality and access to education in order to avoid desertion and child labour. Painting Digging Building Mixing Cemment

Agency: Reto Juvenil Internacional / Youth Challenge International | date posted: Sep 12, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2017 |

+  Military Youth Volunteer Opportunity

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1. To assist the LCYPC/CYPC in facilitating youth activities, leadership forums, camps etc. 2. To promote and coordinate youth opportunities, as needed, to include, but not limited to: Yellow Ribbon events, Youth Advisory Council, program development, training, administrative support and event coordinating. 3. To promote a safe environment for all children & youth, parents, staff and volunteers. 4. To enforce behavior expectations for children & youth, as outlined in the Youth Code of Conduct. 5. To maintain communication with LCYPC/CYPC regarding concerns, disruptive behaviors, injuries and/or unforeseen changes to previous agendas or planning. 6. To serve as facilitator during small and large group trainings/activities. 7. Other duties as assigned by the LCYPC/CYPC. 8. To complete After Action Reports (AARs) following each event.

Agency: CO Army National Guard Child & Youth Program | date posted: Dec 20, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2017 |

+  Seeking Volunteer Leaders for Breast Cancer 5K

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We are currently looking for volunteer leaders to serve on our event planning committee and subcommittees. These volunteers play a crucial role in the planning and support of our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K event that happens in October in Greenwood Village. Last yer our event welcomed 3,800 walkers and raised $250,000.

Areas of focus include: Community Engagement, Corporate Engagement, Social Media Management, Event Logistics, Volunteer Management, Multicultural Engagement, and University Engagement.

Agency: American Cancer Society | date posted: Mar 9, 2017 | date to expire: Oct 22, 2017 |

+  Youth Programs Volunteer

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Position Objective To assist the Colorado National Guard Child & Youth Program Lead and Coordinator (LCYPC/CYPC) in the delivery of child and youth related trainings, events, and activities, as well as to ensure youth program policies are enforced.

Major Responsibilities/Description of Duties 1. To assist the LCYPC/CYPC in facilitating youth activities, leadership forums, camps etc. 2. To promote and coordinate youth opportunities, as needed, to include, but not limited to: Yellow Ribbon events, Youth Advisory Council, program development, training, administrative support and event coordinating. 3. To promote a safe environment for all children & youth, parents, staff and volunteers. 4. To enforce behavior expectations for children & youth, as outlined in the Youth Code of Conduct. 5. To maintain communication with LCYPC/CYPC regarding concerns, disruptive behaviors, injuries and/or unforeseen changes to previous agendas or planning. 6. To serve as facilitator during small and large group trainings/activities. 7. Other duties as assigned by the LCYPC/CYPC. 8. To complete After Action Reports (AARs) following each event.

Supervision 1. The Child & Youth Program Coordinators will serve as the supervisors of all Colorado National Guard Youth Program volunteers. 2. The CONG State Family Program Director possesses direct responsibility of the CONG Child and Youth Program.

Agency: Colorado Army National Guard Child & Youth Program | date posted: Oct 13, 2016 | date to expire: Oct 13, 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 |

+  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: Jul 15, 2017 | Map Directions

+  AARP Service of Summer for Seniors

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Volunteers will be helping lead assembly lines or helping logistics move completed boxes and fill meal product.

Agency: Feeding Children Everywhere | date posted: Jun 19, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 8, 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 |

+  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 |

+  Therapy and Adventure Camp Volunteer

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Therapy- Therapy volunteers assist therapists with general program support, provide goal-oriented photography, help prepare therapy reports, and take part in team collaboration.

Adventure Camp- Adventure camp volunteers participate in adventurous indoor/outdoor activities, alongside campers, helping them build friendships, gain confidence, and build independence.

Agency: Adam's Camp | date posted: Oct 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Marketing and communications support

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NEHA is seeking a volunteer in our Marketing and Communications department to assist with a broad spectrum responsibilities including media and public relations, website content and SEO, social media, email campaigns, direct mail, graphics, videos/audio, blogs, sales support, special events/annual conference, outreach, collateral materials, advertising, and more. We will work with students in need of practicum experience or Capstone projects.

Agency: National Environmental Health Association | date posted: Oct 25, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Evening Childcare

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Provide childcare for our residents’ children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, while their parents attend evening Life Skills Classes.

Agency: Warren Village | date posted: Jan 9, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Kids' Club Activity Leader

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Lead an activity for our Kids Club after-school program, serving children 8-18 years old. Activities ideas include: teen time, music lessons, dance, arts and crafts, zumba, cooking, sports, etc.

Agency: Warren Village | date posted: Jan 9, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Volunteer and Intern Opportunities in Thailand

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Volunteering Solutions has nearly 20 amazing and affordable projects in 3 different locations in Thailand - Bangkok, Surin and Chiang Mai. Volunteering opportunities offered include Childcare and Kindergarten Projects, Orphanage Programs, Teaching English, Medical Internship Programs and more. The programs in Thailand are available throughout the year, and volunteers can choose the duration of the project as per convenience.

For more details visit: https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/volunteer-in-thailand

Agency: Volunteering Solutions | date posted: Feb 21, 2017 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

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