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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: 33
  • Total Active Community Partners: 879

Featured Opportunities:

Crisis Counselor

Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

Agency: Crisis Text Line | date posted: Aug 22, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

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Social Media Storyteller

Hi there! We're seeking a dedicated social media storyteller to spend 5-10 hours a week posting pictures of cute animals and sharing the profound stories of mental health interventions that go along with them.

This is a highly fulfilling role in a very flexible work environment that allows you to work first hand in correcting mental health stigmas while hearing about the power of human animal relationships. There may be opportunities to gain experience working with major social influencers.

Agency: Go Fetch Wellness | date posted: Sep 6, 2018 | date to expire: Nov 1, 2018 |

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Cross Country Coach

Looking for a fun opportunity to volunteer this fall? Make an impact in a child’s life as a cross country coach at Escuela de Guadalupe. Escuela de Guadalupe is a dual-language, Catholic school in West Denver. Work with children ages 9-13 to help grow their abilities as a runner and person. Get involved with a wonderful community of supportive families. Coaches will attend all team practices, 4:15-5:30 Monday-Friday, and their six team meets. The season begins August 20th and ends October 13th.

Agency: Escuela de Guadalupe | date posted: Jul 28, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2018 |

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Hospice Companion & Hospice Administrative Volunteer

Providing social engagement and a comforting presence for people at the end of life.

Agency: Suncrest Hospice | date posted: Jul 26, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 27, 2018 |

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Halloween Fundraising Event Volunteer (benefits local, non-profit k-12)

Volunteers will work booths at a Halloween themed fundraising event. This will include helping take tickets and running games/events or helping to sell concessions. Volunteers will also help judge the competitions that we are having that night.

Agency: Accelerated Schools | date posted: Sep 19, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 27, 2018 |

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Serve

Volunteers are needed to check in participants and help answer their questions. I also need people to pass out flyers.

Agency: Walk For Freedom | date posted: Sep 10, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 20, 2018 |

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Run the Rocks

Volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday, October 14th from 5 am - 1 pm. Volunteer duties will include setup and tear down, manning cheer/water stations, registration, gear-check, course marshals, and other important duties at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

Agency: American Lung Association in Colorado | date posted: Aug 28, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 13, 2018 |

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Peak Steward

Through CFI’s “Peak Stewards” program, volunteers play a vital role in educating Fourteener hikers about Leave No Trace practices designed to minimize on-the-ground resource impacts. Talks at education and outreach events, including REI’s “How to Climb a 14er” clinics, reach hikers before they leave town. Peak Stewards also serve as ambassadors in the field, contacting hikers while climbing Fourteeners to reinforce Leave No Trace practices, as well as monitoring visitor actions for the Forest Service. Volunteers undergo a thorough one-day training program before being deployed to the peaks or community talks. A day of classroom training covers background information about alpine plants and animals, Forest Service visitor regulations, Leave No Trace practices developed specifically for the high-alpine Fourteeners, and visitor contact skills. Classroom training is followed by a day of field training, so volunteers can put theory into practice. Once trained, Peak Stewards commit to spending four days per season making contact with hikers out in the field or doing outreach events. Volunteers can choose when and where they work, but are encouraged to devote attention to high-use Front Range peaks on heavily used summer weekends.

Agency: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative | date posted: Mar 7, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 1, 2018 |

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Race for the Cure Volunteer, Sunday September 30, 2018

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Agency: Susan G. Komen Colorado | date posted: Sep 11, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2018 |

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Tutor/ Academic Assistant

Volunteers will come to 1-4 youth meetings a month to help with tutoring, academic assistance, and potentially support Lead Organizers with a political education, discussion,or activity that week.

Agency: Padres & Jóvenes Unidos | date posted: Sep 12, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2018 |

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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 |

+  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 |

+  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 |

+  Technology Assistant

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The World Affairs Challenge is dedicated to engaging students in learning about the world. WAC seeks a dynamic, driven individual to serve as a Technology Intern for the winter semester in preparation for the annual event taking place on March 2nd, 2019 in Denver.

The intern will assist the WAC staff and CTIR Board with the following tasks as requested. • Lend expertise to build WAC marketing materials, both print and video • Assist in the design of technology tools for WAC participant use • Assist with updates to the WAC website • Assist with updates and usage of the WAC App • Troubleshoot tech issues for WAC participants

Agency: World Affairs Challenge | date posted: Aug 25, 2018 | date to expire: Mar 1, 2019 | Map Directions

+  Social Media & Marketing Intern

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The World Affairs Challenge is dedicated to engaging students in learning about the world. WAC seeks a dynamic, driven individual to serve as a Social Media & Marketing Intern for the winter semester in preparation for the annual event taking place on March 2nd, 2019 in Denver.

The intern will assist the WAC staff and CTIR Board with the following tasks as requested:

• Maintain a WAC presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms as assigned by the Board • Collect input from WAC staff to refine and post on social media accounts • Reach out for new followers on social media by engaging with current followers • Help design marketing materials for WAC (media and print) • Outreach to media sources for press releases regarding WAC program and participants • Assist WAC staff in editing and posting web and social media content.

Agency: World Affairs Challenge | date posted: Aug 25, 2018 | date to expire: Mar 1, 2019 | Map Directions

+  Mentorship Coordinator

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The World Affairs Challenge is dedicated to engaging students in learning about the world. WAC seeks a dynamic, driven individual to serve as a Mentorship Intern for the winter semester in preparation for the annual event taking place on March 2nd, 2019 in Denver.

The intern will assist the WAC staff and CTIR Board with the following tasks as requested.

• Recruit qualified individuals from around the state to mentor teams in various fields of Global Issues • Establish which WAC teams require a mentor, and in what field • Match teams and mentors and help coordinate their meetup times • Assist with Mentor trainings • Act as liaison between teams and mentors

Agency: World Affairs Challenge | date posted: Aug 25, 2018 | date to expire: Mar 1, 2019 | Map Directions

+  Administrative Support Intern

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The World Affairs Challenge is dedicated to engaging students in learning about the world. WAC seeks a dynamic, driven individual to serve as an Administrative Intern for the winter semester in preparation for the annual event taking place on March 2nd, 2019 in Denver.

The intern will assist the WAC staff and CTIR Board with the following tasks as requested.

• Triage Incoming calls & contacts to appropriate WAC staff or board members • Assist with data entry using Salesforce and Google Drive • Assist in coordinating new WAC Community Partners • Recruit and coordinate event day volunteers • Make name tags for participants, judges, teachers, speakers, etc. • Assemble info packets for teachers, judges, & proctors for event

Agency: World Affairs Challenge | date posted: Aug 25, 2018 | date to expire: Mar 1, 2019 | Map Directions

+  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 |

+  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: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  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: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  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: Jan 25, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  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 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  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 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  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 16, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Hospice Companion

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Serving and companioning others during the end of life is a profoundly rewarding experience. At Encompass Hospice. we have a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who know the wonder, awe, beauty, grief, and joy that can be felt when we walk with families and patients during one of the most profound times of their lives.

We are always seeking volunteers who believe in holistic care for the whole person - emotional, medical, spiritual, and social. Our volunteers do everything from deep listening, to facilitating life review, to helping keep a safe and comfortable home by helping with small chores. Patients may be in private homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, or independent living.

Our volunteers are an integral part of each patient's team, including a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a certified nursing assistant, and a chaplain. Your input and contribution to the patient's care is invaluable to us as we assist people in their journey towards death and the completion of life. We also welcome volunteers who would like to support the mission of Hospice with administrative work - writing condolence cards, after-death bereavement paperwork, and more.

Each volunteer is given 8 hours of training and will be asked to visit at least one patient, at least every two weeks, for 1-2 hours, though visits can be more often if appropriate for the patient and family. We request that volunteers be willing to commit at least 6-12 months of service.

Interested in learning if this is the right fit for you? Contact Cindy Pincus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 303-940-9999 or cpincus@ehhi.com for more information about requirements, education, or other options.

Agency: Encompass Hospice | date posted: Mar 26, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Crisis Counselor

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Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

Agency: Crisis Text Line | date posted: Aug 22, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |

+  Put brand new coats on the kids who need them most!

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We will need about 4 volunteers per event to help us staff our high energy, high impact coat giving events at elementary schools in Denver. Work with other volunteers to give the gifts of warmth, confidence, and hope as students try on and select a colorful, kid-friendly coat to call their own.

Agency: Operation Warm | date posted: May 30, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 1, 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 |

+  Social Media Storyteller

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Hi there! We're seeking a dedicated social media storyteller to spend 5-10 hours a week posting pictures of cute animals and sharing the profound stories of mental health interventions that go along with them.

This is a highly fulfilling role in a very flexible work environment that allows you to work first hand in correcting mental health stigmas while hearing about the power of human animal relationships. There may be opportunities to gain experience working with major social influencers.

Agency: Go Fetch Wellness | date posted: Sep 6, 2018 | date to expire: Nov 1, 2018 |

+  Cross Country Coach

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Looking for a fun opportunity to volunteer this fall? Make an impact in a child’s life as a cross country coach at Escuela de Guadalupe. Escuela de Guadalupe is a dual-language, Catholic school in West Denver. Work with children ages 9-13 to help grow their abilities as a runner and person. Get involved with a wonderful community of supportive families. Coaches will attend all team practices, 4:15-5:30 Monday-Friday, and their six team meets. The season begins August 20th and ends October 13th.

Agency: Escuela de Guadalupe | date posted: Jul 28, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2018 |

+  Hospice Companion & Hospice Administrative Volunteer

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Providing social engagement and a comforting presence for people at the end of life.

Agency: Suncrest Hospice | date posted: Jul 26, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 27, 2018 |

+  Halloween Fundraising Event Volunteer (benefits local, non-profit k-12)

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Volunteers will work booths at a Halloween themed fundraising event. This will include helping take tickets and running games/events or helping to sell concessions. Volunteers will also help judge the competitions that we are having that night.

Agency: Accelerated Schools | date posted: Sep 19, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 27, 2018 |

+  Serve

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Volunteers are needed to check in participants and help answer their questions. I also need people to pass out flyers.

Agency: Walk For Freedom | date posted: Sep 10, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 20, 2018 |

+  Run the Rocks

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Volunteer opportunities are available on Sunday, October 14th from 5 am - 1 pm. Volunteer duties will include setup and tear down, manning cheer/water stations, registration, gear-check, course marshals, and other important duties at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

Agency: American Lung Association in Colorado | date posted: Aug 28, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 13, 2018 |

+  Peak Steward

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Through CFI’s “Peak Stewards” program, volunteers play a vital role in educating Fourteener hikers about Leave No Trace practices designed to minimize on-the-ground resource impacts. Talks at education and outreach events, including REI’s “How to Climb a 14er” clinics, reach hikers before they leave town. Peak Stewards also serve as ambassadors in the field, contacting hikers while climbing Fourteeners to reinforce Leave No Trace practices, as well as monitoring visitor actions for the Forest Service. Volunteers undergo a thorough one-day training program before being deployed to the peaks or community talks. A day of classroom training covers background information about alpine plants and animals, Forest Service visitor regulations, Leave No Trace practices developed specifically for the high-alpine Fourteeners, and visitor contact skills. Classroom training is followed by a day of field training, so volunteers can put theory into practice. Once trained, Peak Stewards commit to spending four days per season making contact with hikers out in the field or doing outreach events. Volunteers can choose when and where they work, but are encouraged to devote attention to high-use Front Range peaks on heavily used summer weekends.

Agency: Colorado Fourteeners Initiative | date posted: Mar 7, 2018 | date to expire: Oct 1, 2018 |

+  Race for the Cure Volunteer, Sunday September 30, 2018

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Agency: Susan G. Komen Colorado | date posted: Sep 11, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2018 |

+  Tutor/ Academic Assistant

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Volunteers will come to 1-4 youth meetings a month to help with tutoring, academic assistance, and potentially support Lead Organizers with a political education, discussion,or activity that week.

Agency: Padres & Jóvenes Unidos | date posted: Sep 12, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2018 |

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