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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: 34
  • Total Active Community Partners: 781

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 |

+  Impact volunteers

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

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

+  Parenting Time Program

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

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

+  ASL Interpreter

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

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

+  Front Desk Volunteer

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

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

+  Tutor a Child, Change a Life

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

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

+  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 |

+  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Volunteer

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Some volunteer activities include:

Employer Outreach: Develop relationships with employers to promote advocacy for service in the Guard and Reserve.

Ombudsman: Work with employers and Service members to prevent, reduce, or resolve misunderstandings regarding employment rights and responsibilities.

Public Affairs: Work with military and civilian media organizations to promote public understanding of the ESGR mission.

Military Outreach: Inform and educate members of the Guard and Reserve regarding their employment rights and responsibilities under USERRA.

Agency: Colorado ESGR | date posted: Apr 23, 2017 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2018 |

+  On-call advocate opportunity to work directly with victims of domestic violence

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The LAP (lethality assessment program) is a collaborative service with local law enforcement in which officers that are investigating a domestic violence situation contact the LAP advocate when a victim is assessed as being in a highly lethal relationship. LAP advocates speak briefly with the victim offering shelter options, and other services as well as short-term safety planning. Volunteers are required to carry and answer the phone at all times during their 24-hour shift.

Agency: The Crisis Center | date posted: May 10, 2017 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2018 |

+  Crisis Line Volunteer

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Volunteers answer our 24-hour crisis hotline during normal business hours and/or after hours/weekends in an on-call capacity. Staff and volunteers provide information to callers, crisis counseling to battered individuals and their children, and screening for admission to shelter. Shift length can vary with availability.

Agency: The Crisis Center | date posted: May 10, 2017 | date to expire: Jan 1, 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 |

+  Volunteer Opportunities Abroad in 2017

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Choose from a range of customized International volunteer programs and get the professional experience of working with the locals at a very affordable cost. Our programs include Teaching English, Orphanage Projects, Wildlife Conservation, Women Empowerment as well as Medical and Healthcare Internships for people of all age groups.

All you need is to be enthusiastic and passionate enough, to be a part of the program.

Agency: Volunteering Solutions | date posted: Feb 5, 2017 | 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 |

+  social enterprise and community outreach

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These volunteers will staff booths with Namlo staff at craft fairs to increase awareness about Namlo's mission and to support the social enterprise by selling Nepali and Nicaraguan goods.

Agency: Namlo International Inc. | date posted: Jun 5, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 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: Dec 29, 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 |

+  Academic Tutor

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Assisting students with homework, math/literacy enrichment and/or college prep. There is also an opportunity to serve as a chaperone on community service and special events.

Agency: Impact360 | date posted: May 9, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2017 |

+  Outdoor Stewardship Opportunities

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Help restore and maintain some of Colorado's most beautiful spaces

Agency: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado | date posted: Mar 21, 2017 | date to expire: Oct 29, 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 |

+  Field Day Volunteers Needed for K-8 At-Risk Kids

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We are looking for forty DU student volunteers to help facilitate a Field Day event for k-8 students. We will supply all the necessary sports gear and instruction for about 30 different activity stations. We need volunteers to work those stations who enjoy being around and working with children with a athletic and sports minded influence. We have had DU students help with this event for the past 3-4 years and every year they love helping us! The event is outdoors, the weather is always sunny and warm and the kids we work with absolutely love the DU student mentorship. We will provide lunch for you and a special HOPE t-shirt for volunteering!!

Agency: HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op | date posted: May 17, 2017 | date to expire: Sep 14, 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. - 11:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: Sep 9, 2017 | Map Directions

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