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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

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  • Total Active Opportunities: 39
  • Total Active Community Partners: 588

Featured Opportunities:

Academic Success Facilitator

I am assisting students in their recovery of class credit, through an online program called APEX. Due to the several classes that are going on simultaneously, it is difficult for me to give the needed one on one attention. The responsibilities of the tutors would be to pull the student(s) aside for 30-40 minutes in order to help them study the concepts before their subsequent quizzes. The goal is that each scholar completes at least one quiz each school day.

Agency: Manual High School | date posted: Nov 12, 2013 | date to expire: May 15, 2017 |

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CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

CASA Volunteers give abused and neglected children hope by visiting with them twice each month, communicating with other professionals including Social Services Case Workers, Attorneys, teachers, family members and more, and speaking up for them in court making sure their needs and wishes are heard. Today, over 600 children in Denver alone are in need of a CASA volunteer. Stand up for a child. Be their voice. Become a CASA!

Agency: Child Advocates - Denver CASA | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

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Current Opportunities:

+  Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

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

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

+  India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

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

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

+  ReStore Volunteer

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

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

+  Be Part of Ending Hunger In Your Community

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Metro Caring is Denver's leading hunger relief organization and volunteers play a vital role in our success. We have several flexible volunteer opportunities for you. Specifically volunteer are welcome to serve as a warehouse or market assistant.

- Market Assistant: This position will help participants select food items while they shop in our market. It is a customer service focused position and is great for volunteers who want to interact with participants.

- Warehouse Assistant: Volunteers in our warehouse will help will help inspect, clean, sort and box food donation deliverers. This area does not require heavy lifting. Great experience for group who want to work together.

Agency: Metro Caring | date posted: Oct 6, 2015 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2019 |

+  Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

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- Volunteer to teach in rural schools - Volunteer to build community projects - Volunteer with orphaned kids

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 23, 2013 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |

+  Community Outreach and Fundraising Intern:

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Find, create, and nurture relationships with like-minded organizations, events, and businesses in order to expand DFR’s impact. Responsibilities include: Educate the community on DFR’s mission and programming via event tabling and public speaking opportunities; Connect with events that will supply new potential donors and stakeholders; Discover fundraising opportunities both locally and online; Create fundraising events.

Skills: public speaking, research, networking, event planning, fundraising experience,

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Mar 26, 2015 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |

+  Academic Success Facilitator

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I am assisting students in their recovery of class credit, through an online program called APEX. Due to the several classes that are going on simultaneously, it is difficult for me to give the needed one on one attention. The responsibilities of the tutors would be to pull the student(s) aside for 30-40 minutes in order to help them study the concepts before their subsequent quizzes. The goal is that each scholar completes at least one quiz each school day.

Agency: Manual High School | date posted: Nov 12, 2013 | date to expire: May 15, 2017 |

+  Volunteer Outreach and Management Intern

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Help our volunteer based organization to maintain a happy volunteer crew. Responsibilities include: Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer acquisition and retention; Work with community outreach intern to create volunteer acquisition campaigns; Train new volunteers; Be available as a substitute for food pick up shifts; Manage software to track volunteers, shifts, and rescued food statistics; Maintain bike trailer locations at rescue sites and make needed repairs.

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Mar 26, 2015 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2017 |

+  Rural Community Development

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All the volunteers will be located according to the their application form

Agency: YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATION | date posted: Jul 29, 2011 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

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CASA Volunteers give abused and neglected children hope by visiting with them twice each month, communicating with other professionals including Social Services Case Workers, Attorneys, teachers, family members and more, and speaking up for them in court making sure their needs and wishes are heard. Today, over 600 children in Denver alone are in need of a CASA volunteer. Stand up for a child. Be their voice. Become a CASA!

Agency: Child Advocates - Denver CASA | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Volunteer Coach

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As a volunteer coach you will work alongside other CAC coaches (volunteers and senior staff) at one or more of our partner programs. We typically stay at each partner program for 1-2 weeks. Depending on the length of your volunteering, you may volunteer in several communities and possibly several different countries during your trip. Prior to your departure we will provide you with coach training (see below), but you will also learn a lot in your first few days On-Field with the expectation that you are a full CAC coach by the end of your first week, capable of training local leaders at that time.

Agency: Coaches Across Continents | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Companionship volunteer

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Companionship, reading, life review with people in our Brookdale facilites.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Dec 14, 2015 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Community Outreach for Cats/ TNR Volunteer Position

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Metro Denver C.A.T. is a coalition of animal nonprofits in Denver working together to raise the value of cats in our community. We are embarking on an exciting pilot project in Denver. This will be an intensive, focused outreach and TNR project in an underserved community to help all cats- from indoor pets to ferals.

This volunteer program is for you if you:

- love animals

-love helping people and conducting community outreach

-want to get experience building a nonprofit

-want to get connected with the animal welfare community in Denver

- want to see meaningful results from your hard work

English-Spanish Bilingual volunteers are strongly desired but all are welcome!

Agency: Metro Denver C.A.T. (Cats Around Town) | date posted: Dec 31, 2015 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |

+  Service Learning. Social Work. Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

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Volunteer Work: Physical work (building, painting, digging and other) Social Work: working with community association, women groups, orphanages, youth groups. Internships: research, specific tasks, marketing studies, etc

Agency: Reto Juvenil Internacional, (Youth Challenge International ) | date posted: Sep 29, 2015 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |

+  Social Media Person, Website Manager, Adoption Coordinator, Marketing Person, Grantwriters and Fundraisers

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Maintaining updates on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter. Updating dogs stories and pictures on website. Contacting people for qualify them for adoptions and fostering. Contacting local business for donations. Walking dogs. Writing letters and applying for grants.

Agency: Hank's Hostel Fur Hounds | date posted: Sep 18, 2015 | date to expire: Sep 1, 2016 |

+  School Program Facilitator

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School Programs volunteers assist school groups through their entire visit to the History Colorado Center. Volunteers escort classes into the building and break them into smaller groups. Volunteers will lead small groups through gallery-based programming which involves facilitating a high quality learning experience at each History Station. Duties also include setting up for and cleaning up after school programs.

Training on exhibit content, program facilitation, general museum education, basic Colorado history, and child development theory will be provided.

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Aug 4, 2015 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2016 |

+  Denver Volunteer

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Here at New Era Colorado we provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in the political process. We're grassroots. We're nonpartisan. And we're all about empowering our generation to lead Colorado not left, not right, but forward. We do it all with one constant: making politics fun again.

Volunteers with help us with everything from registering voters at cool events and festivals, to getting out the vote on college campuses, to writing letters to the editor and even speaking truth to power by testifying at the legislature.

Volunteers are SUPER important to what we do. Our motto around here is that volunteers drive the bus. Being a volunteer-driven organization is at the heart of our mission. Our work is literally powered by volunteers. Well, not actually literally. But you know what we mean. New Era campaigns like voter registration and issue advocacy require lots of people who are stoked on democracy, ending climate change, taking on student loan debt policy, and moving Colorado forward, so having volunteers that can be passionate leaders in their communities is essential. Being a volunteer with New Era is more than just making a difference on the issues that matter, its about joining a community of young, civic-minded activists and reimagining the political process as a fun and inviting space for everyone. Its about sharing in democracy, and proving that young people also have a place at the table. You’ll meet friends, eat pizza, dance your heart out at voter registration drives, and generally cause a ruckus, all while creating a better Colorado.

Agency: New Era Colorado | date posted: Aug 21, 2015 | date to expire: Aug 3, 2016 |

+  4-H STEM Club Leader

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Facilitate weekly science-related activities and engage participants through interactive learning;Prepare students for an end-of-year STEM exhibition and competition at the Denver County Fair; Create and/or modify existing program curriculum (option)

Agency: Denver 4-H | date posted: Oct 6, 2015 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2016 |

+  Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

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EXPERIENCE: éé has it. You want an African experience, from wherever you are in the world to Africa with projects from helping Kids in Uganda to teaching Massai in Tanzania.

CULTURES: You want to emersed into a completely different life, with Africa's most unique tribe the Massai, a culture that reminds you of who you are and where in the world you belong .

LEARN: You want a project that speaks your personality; an experience to add something into your CV or college credit.

EXPLORE: You want to get into a real African safari, an opportunity that takes you to explore the BIG 5 and ultimate primates.If you are looking to go with the organisation that really connects and cares about the local communities, the people, cultures and environment. Then you've come to the right choice!

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 1, 2013 | date to expire: Jul 23, 2016 |

+  School Program Facilitator

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School Program Volunteers assist school groups through their entire visit to the History Colorado Center. Volunteers escort classes into the building and break them into smaller groups. Volunteers will lead small groups through gallery-based programming which involves facilitating a high quality learning experience at each History Station. Duties also include setting up for and cleaning up after school programs.

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 16, 2014 | date to expire: Jul 15, 2016 |

+  Marketing / Media / Communications Intern

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Take on a leadership role in DFR’s digital discourse. Responsibilities include: Design promotional materials. (logos, handbills, posters, graphics); Write and design monthly newsletters Assist with social media communications. Maintain website copy and community events calendar; Create marketing campaigns and media content (with community outreach intern).

Agency: Denver Food Rescue | date posted: Mar 26, 2015 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2016 |

+  After-School Tutor

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Volunteer will serve as an after-school tutor in Aurora Community Connection's after-school tutoring program. Volunteers will work with elementary-aged students individually and in small groups. Volunteer will assist students with homework, as well as provide targeted enrichment in the areas of literacy, mathematics, and writing. ACC offers after-school tutoring Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30, but volunteers may choose which days/times best fit their schedule.

Agency: Aurora Community Connection | date posted: Sep 15, 2015 | date to expire: Jun 13, 2016 |

+  Tutor a Child in Reading

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Tutor one child, two hours a week and make a difference in their 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 Tuesday & Thursday, 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library or every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: May 31, 2016 | Map Directions

+  Companion for Hospice Patients

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Volunteers are asked to give one hour/week to provide companionship to a patient who is facing end of life. Volunteers are given 9 hours of training and are closely supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator who is available to trouble shoot, answer questions, and give encouragement. There is also the opportunity to volunteer in the office, doing administrative tasks for those who prefer this type of work.

Agency: Suncrest Hospice | date posted: Oct 6, 2015 | date to expire: May 31, 2016 |

+  Tutor a Child in Reading at Montview Elementary

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Tutor one child, two hours a week and make a difference in their life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided 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 Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. at Montview Elementary in Aurora

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 2, 2015 | date to expire: May 31, 2016 | Map Directions

+  Group Mentoring

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Denver Urban Scholars is seeking mentors to participate in Group Mentoring! All 6th grade students in the Stepping Stones program will participate in Group Mentoring to focus on building specific skills, including study skills, self-awareness, persistence, collaborative learning, goal setting, and building relationships . Group mentors would work with a group of 3-5 students weekly in their school, alternating between delivering curriculum and offering a group study hall. Study halls will be used to offer additional time to complete homework, check-in, and offer guidance on how to increase your students’ academic success. Each session will include a short, interactive activity to build on skills that will ultimately lead them to College and Career Readiness. Mentors can make a huge impact by joining in the learning process, being curious, and participating along with students!

Specific Needs:

· STRIVE Sunnyside- 4735 Pecos St

o Tuesdays 4:00-5:15

· STRIVE Westwood- 3201 W. Arizona

o Wednesdays 4:15-5:30

· KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy (KSPA)- 375 S. Tejon

o Tuesdays 4:25-5:45

· DSST: Cole- 1350 E. 33rd Ave

o Wednesdays 2:30-3:45

Agency: Denver Urban Scholars | date posted: Sep 21, 2015 | date to expire: May 30, 2016 |

+  Tutoring

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Tutoring

Agency: Denver Indian Center, Inc | date posted: Sep 3, 2015 | date to expire: May 27, 2016 |

+  Mentoring

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Denver Urban Scholars is seeking committed, mature adults who are interested in working with a student to set educational goals, support, and foster the students potential through a minimum one year commitment. Weekly contact, 6-8 hours a month, trainings.

Agency: Denver Urban Scholars | date posted: Sep 11, 2015 | date to expire: May 27, 2016 |

+  Denver Day of Rock

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Everything from event set-up to working merchandise or water booths. Helping in hospitality tents and collecting donations.

Agency: Amp the Cause | date posted: Sep 1, 2015 | date to expire: May 26, 2016 |

+  Subject Tutors

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Tutor high school students in subjects ranging from English, physics, biology, and math. Tutors will schedule date and time with coordinator for tutoring session.

Agency: Boys Hope Girls Hope | date posted: Sep 28, 2015 | date to expire: May 25, 2016 |

+  Subject Tutors

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Tutor high school students in subjects ranging from English, physics, biology, and math. Tutors will schedule date and time with coordinator for tutoring session.

Agency: Boys Hope Girls Hope | date posted: Sep 28, 2015 | date to expire: May 25, 2016 |

+  Subject Tutors

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Tutor high school students in subjects ranging from English, physics, biology, and math. Tutors will schedule date and time with coordinator for tutoring session.

Agency: Boys Hope Girls Hope | date posted: Sep 28, 2015 | date to expire: May 25, 2016 |

+  Group Mentoring and Book Buddy Project

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For our 2015-2016 school year, we are inviting volunteers to mentor small groups of scholars at the BHGH Academy at Aurora Central High School. We piloted our “Group Mentoring” model last spring with great success. A few volunteers developed close ties to individual scholars and have taken the next step, which is to commit to a one-to-one mentoring relationship; taking that step is not required, however. For many volunteers, the once-a-month commitment to BHGH Group Mentoring sessions is a better fit. Please join us again this year for this rewarding volunteer experience.

Our new twist this year is to create mentor-led book groups that meet once a month. Each group will consist of a few scholars and 1-2 mentors who read and discuss fascinating books. At our kick-off session for Mentor-Led Book Groups on October 7, BHGH will give a quick preview of each of the 5 books selected as fall semester reading options. Mentors and scholars will pick one book that sounds appealing and we will create groups based on those choices.

Fall Semester Book Selection

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town, by Warren St. John (not the young adult version of the story)

Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario

Chinese Cinderella, by Adeline Yen Mah

Agency: Boys Hope Girls Hope | date posted: Sep 29, 2015 | date to expire: May 25, 2016 |

+  Assistants for equine assisted physical and occupational therapy sessions

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Volunteers will attend orientation to familiarize themselves with horses and therapy sessions. Volunteers will either lead the horse for the therapy session or assist the therapist while the client is mounted on the horse.

Agency: SaddleUp! Foundation | date posted: Sep 29, 2015 | date to expire: May 20, 2016 |

+  Healthy Cooking Program Leader

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Facilitate youth learning by working in partnership in weekly classes with provided cooking curriculum; Teach and oversee safe food handling and preparation; Integrate concepts of nutrition and healthy food choices into participant learning

Agency: Denver 4-H | date posted: Oct 6, 2015 | date to expire: May 2, 2016 |

+  Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

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Want to learn more about the ins and outs of nonprofit grant research? CRC's Research Volunteers play an integral role in ensuring that the Colorado Grants Guide, Colorado’s leading online tool for nonprofit funding research, is accurate and up to date. Volunteers will strengthen their research skills by reviewing organizational websites, annual reports, financial information, and IRS tax documents. This is an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the giving priorities and application processes of hundreds of funders. Volunteers are required to participate in a 3-hour orientation and training held in the downtown area at a date and time to be determined.

Agency: Community Resource Center | date posted: Jan 7, 2014 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2016 | Map Directions

+  Youth Environmental Educator

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Volunteer Youth Environmental Educators introduce groups of schoolchildren (10-25 students at a time) to the natural world through hands-on exploration in topics including wetland ecology, habitat diversity, urban wildlife, food chains, and life cycles. Students range in age from ECE-5th grade, and primarily attend Denver and Aurora Public Schools. Volunteer Youth Environmental Educators make science fun and meaningful for kids! Through their enthusiasm and guidance, volunteer educators make it possible for each student to be able to see and touch even the smallest find at Bluff Lake. Field trips are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings throughout the school year. At the site, volunteers lead groups of students on nature walks and guide them through program-related activities. Our programs are in the format of stations with groups of students rotating from one station to the next. Volunteer Youth Environmental Educators typically lead one station for the entirety of the program. Program write-ups and materials are provided. Volunteers use the program curricula and present it according to established guidelines as well as receive training on the job and in several training workshops offered throughout the year. No experience is necessary.

Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center | date posted: Nov 9, 2015 | date to expire: Apr 1, 2016 |

+  Construction Site Volunteer

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Habitat is seeking construction site volunteers to work alongside our Habitat construction crew to build new homes in partnership with hard-working families. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, framing, installing drywall, installing insulation, installing windows and doors, painting, and/or landscaping.

We build Thursdays - Saturdays from 9am - 4:30pm throughout the year and are in high need of volunteers throughout the winter months to help our partner families move into safe, decent, warm, affordable homes as soon as possible.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Oct 2, 2015 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2016 |

+  Weekend Respite Camp Volunteer

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Rocky Mountain Village also runs respite weekends in the non-summer months. We have a need for volunteer counselors for these sessions, which run Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, and include many different activities from swimming to skiing, and even a girl’s only slumber party. Please check the Respite schedule to see when the sessions are active.

Dates of respite weekends: Oct 10-11 "Guys Night Out" Nov 20-22 Respite #1 Dec 4-6 "Coming Up For Air" Family Camp Jan 8-10 "Ski Respite Weekend! & Respite #2 Jan 29-31 "Girl's Slumber Party!" Feb 19-21 Respite #3 March 11-13 "Coming Up for Air 2" Family Camp

Agency: Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village Camp | date posted: Aug 2, 2015 | date to expire: Mar 11, 2016 |

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