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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: 31
  • Total Active Community Partners: 865

Featured Opportunities:

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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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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Tour de Cure Colorado

Volunteers are really the backbone of the event and help to make the day exceptional. We would love for you to become part of this dynamic, passionate and fun group of people that volunteer together at this event.

Some examples of volunteer opportunities available: •Event Set Up •Route Signage •Registration •Volunteer Check-in •SAG (Support And Gear) Vehicle Driver or Assistance •Medical Support •Rest Stop •Road Marshall (Stationary at high traffic intersections) •Route Marshall •Parking •Traffic Control •Start/Finish line cheer teams •Active Kids’ Area •Lunch Tent •Clean-up •And more!

Agency: American Diabetes Association | date posted: Jul 30, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 9, 2018 |

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Volunteer Coach

Coaches work directly with 3rd-5th graders or 6th-8th graders, teaching them healthy habits and training them for the big 5K race! Each team consists of 2-3 coaches and 8-21 girls. Teams meet for 90 minutes twice a week for 10 weeks. Most teams meet around 3:00pm-4:30pm. The Fall 2018 season starts the week of September 10th and goes through the week of November 12th.

Agency: Girls on the Run of the Rockies | date posted: Aug 15, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 9, 2018 |

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MuckFest MS Denver

Check-in/Registration – Greet our fabulous participants (or “Muckers” to us) and help them check-in or register for the run.

Course – Volunteers monitor the 5k MuckFest MS course and 18+ of the best obstacles of any mud run, guiding and cheering the Muckers as they crawl, climb, swing, fly, and jump through the action.

Festival – In our music-pumpin’ MuckFestival area, volunteers help with t-shirt, snack, and water distribution; gear check; the Lil’ Muckers play area (for kids 5-11), and free high-fives at every turn.

Agency: National MS Society | date posted: Aug 14, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 8, 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 |

+  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 |

+  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 |

+  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 |

+  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 |

+  Tour de Cure Colorado

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Volunteers are really the backbone of the event and help to make the day exceptional. We would love for you to become part of this dynamic, passionate and fun group of people that volunteer together at this event.

Some examples of volunteer opportunities available: •Event Set Up •Route Signage •Registration •Volunteer Check-in •SAG (Support And Gear) Vehicle Driver or Assistance •Medical Support •Rest Stop •Road Marshall (Stationary at high traffic intersections) •Route Marshall •Parking •Traffic Control •Start/Finish line cheer teams •Active Kids’ Area •Lunch Tent •Clean-up •And more!

Agency: American Diabetes Association | date posted: Jul 30, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 9, 2018 |

+  Volunteer Coach

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Coaches work directly with 3rd-5th graders or 6th-8th graders, teaching them healthy habits and training them for the big 5K race! Each team consists of 2-3 coaches and 8-21 girls. Teams meet for 90 minutes twice a week for 10 weeks. Most teams meet around 3:00pm-4:30pm. The Fall 2018 season starts the week of September 10th and goes through the week of November 12th.

Agency: Girls on the Run of the Rockies | date posted: Aug 15, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 9, 2018 |

+  MuckFest MS Denver

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Check-in/Registration – Greet our fabulous participants (or “Muckers” to us) and help them check-in or register for the run.

Course – Volunteers monitor the 5k MuckFest MS course and 18+ of the best obstacles of any mud run, guiding and cheering the Muckers as they crawl, climb, swing, fly, and jump through the action.

Festival – In our music-pumpin’ MuckFestival area, volunteers help with t-shirt, snack, and water distribution; gear check; the Lil’ Muckers play area (for kids 5-11), and free high-fives at every turn.

Agency: National MS Society | date posted: Aug 14, 2018 | date to expire: Sep 8, 2018 |

+  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 |

+  Peer Mentors for Social Skills Instruction

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Volunteers will socialize within structured activities with our clients who have developmental disabilities to model and reinforce skills related to socialization.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Special Olympics Coach

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The Special Olympics Coach will coach up to six adults with developmental disabilities to compete in quarterly regional competitions.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Collegian Ambassador Volunteer Program

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DEN is looking for college students to help passengers with wayfinding and provide general airport information while welcoming people to this great city, state and region. Orientation, training, parking and a hip uniform from Spyder will be provided.

Agency: Denver International Airport | date posted: Oct 2, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Mentor

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REVEL mentors are energetic, positive role models to their peers with autism and who help provide guidance and a fun time for our REVELers at The Lounge. Mentors are the heart of our community by inspiring the group to try new adventures and build meaningful relationships. We rock climb, cook, work out, play music and much more!

All mentors are required to go through REVEL’s mentor training process and must pass a background check. Mentors will be closely supervised and supported throughout their time at REVEL.

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Nov 29, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |

+  Mentors Wanted for Program with Teens and Adults with Autism!!

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Want to make a difference and have fun doing it?! Join REVEL and become a mentor today! REVEL is a local nonprofit that creates a community where teens and adults on the autism spectrum and their peers belong.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to volunteer their time and talents. Our programs include; exercise, creativity in the arts, cooking, employment, social skills, and much more! If you have a passion in any of these areas, or simply want to hang out and have a good time, REVEL is the place for you!

SchoolYearHours = Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 3:00pm - 5:30pm

SummerHours = Begin June 2, 2016; Mon through Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm

Change someone's life, and yours. REVEL. Life Inspired.

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Mar 22, 2018 | date to expire: Aug 20, 2018 |

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