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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: 24
  • Total Active Community Partners: 927

Featured Opportunities:

Teaching Volunteering Opportunities in Rural Uganda

Teach English to pupils Develop games for the children to play play with the children Help create a conducive environment for the children.

Agency: SunTrack Adventures | date posted: May 14, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 21, 2029 |

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Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be a part of Habitat's mission.

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

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Monthly Childcare Fun!

Hope & Home is seeking committed volunteers to help us with childcare during our monthly support groups. While their Foster Parents meet for ongoing training and support, kids play games, do crafts and interact with each other. Ages range from 0 to 18 years old.

Agency: Hope & Home | date posted: Apr 29, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2021 |

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Monthly Childcare Fun!

Hope & Home is seeking committed volunteers to help us with childcare during our monthly support groups. While their Foster Parents meet for ongoing training and support, kids play games, do crafts and interact with each other. Ages range from 0 to 18 years old.

Agency: Hope & Home | date posted: Apr 29, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2021 |

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ReStore Volunteer

Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be apart of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Nov 6, 2013 | date to expire: Jul 1, 2020 |

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Academic Volunteer

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

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

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Mentor Program

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

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

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Field Trip Leader - Youth Environmental Education

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

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

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

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Spanish Translator - Youth Environmental Education

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

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

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

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Extreme Teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Volunteer

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

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

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Farm volunteer

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Agency: Sprout City Farms | date posted: Jul 8, 2019 | date to expire: Nov 1, 2019 |

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MDA Volunteer

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

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

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SNAP Volunteer Counselor

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

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

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Marketing Extraordinaire

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

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

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

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Volunteer to tutor a child in reading. Tutoring sessions are held for an hour twice a week for twelve weeks.

Volunteers will be trained to tutor a child who is reading below grade level. Training can take place online or in person. The tutor will then tutor their student for the full twelve weeks based on the education backed Peak Reader curriculum.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Jul 14, 2019 | date to expire: Sep 15, 2019 |

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ECM Work Day, August 10 - Elyria Neighborhood

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a 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, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. 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: Jul 16, 2019 | date to expire: Aug 10, 2019 |

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ECM Work Day, July 17 - Globeville Neighborhood

Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a 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, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. 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: Jul 3, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 27, 2019 |

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Book Sorting and Bundling

Help sort books based on genre and condition to be donated to 1st-3rd graders.

Agency: 50/50 Bookstore | date posted: Jul 10, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 21, 2019 |

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Current Opportunities:

+  Teaching Volunteering Opportunities in Rural Uganda

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Teach English to pupils Develop games for the children to play play with the children Help create a conducive environment for the children.

Agency: SunTrack Adventures | date posted: May 14, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 21, 2029 |

+  Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

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Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be a part of Habitat's mission.

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

+  Monthly Childcare Fun!

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Hope & Home is seeking committed volunteers to help us with childcare during our monthly support groups. While their Foster Parents meet for ongoing training and support, kids play games, do crafts and interact with each other. Ages range from 0 to 18 years old.

Agency: Hope & Home | date posted: Apr 29, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2021 |

+  Monthly Childcare Fun!

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Hope & Home is seeking committed volunteers to help us with childcare during our monthly support groups. While their Foster Parents meet for ongoing training and support, kids play games, do crafts and interact with each other. Ages range from 0 to 18 years old.

Agency: Hope & Home | date posted: Apr 29, 2019 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2021 |

+  Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

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Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

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Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  ReStore Volunteer

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Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations or organizing the ReStore warehouse dock, yard, and floor. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be apart of Habitat's mission.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Nov 6, 2013 | date to expire: Jul 1, 2020 |

+  Academic Volunteer

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

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

+  Mentor Program

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

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

+  Field Trip Leader - Youth Environmental Education

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

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

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

+  Spanish Translator - Youth Environmental Education

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

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

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

+  Extreme Teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+  Emergency Department Volunteer

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

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

+  Patient Care Units and Patient Concierge

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

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

+  Concussion Follow-Up Call Backs

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

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

+  Volunteer

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

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

+  Farm volunteer

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Agency: Sprout City Farms | date posted: Jul 8, 2019 | date to expire: Nov 1, 2019 |

+  MDA Volunteer

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

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

+  SNAP Volunteer Counselor

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

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

+  Marketing Extraordinaire

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

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

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

+  Volunteer to tutor a child in reading. Tutoring sessions are held for an hour twice a week for twelve weeks.

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Volunteers will be trained to tutor a child who is reading below grade level. Training can take place online or in person. The tutor will then tutor their student for the full twelve weeks based on the education backed Peak Reader curriculum.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Jul 14, 2019 | date to expire: Sep 15, 2019 |

+  ECM Work Day, August 10 - Elyria Neighborhood

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Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a 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, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. 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: Jul 16, 2019 | date to expire: Aug 10, 2019 |

+  ECM Work Day, July 17 - Globeville Neighborhood

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Extreme Community Makeover (ECM) is designed to invite volunteers into a 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, organizations, and schools may participate, and individuals can get involved. 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: Jul 3, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 27, 2019 |

+  Book Sorting and Bundling

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Help sort books based on genre and condition to be donated to 1st-3rd graders.

Agency: 50/50 Bookstore | date posted: Jul 10, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 21, 2019 |

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