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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.

Thank you for your interest in connecting with our DU community!

In light of the pandemic, the University of Denver is not currently marketing volunteer service opportunities that require in person service. If your volunteer position can be completed remotely, we're happy to post it.
We will update this page as new information becomes available concerning posting in-person volunteer opportunities.
Please don't hesitate to email Kathleen.ferrick@du.edu if you have any questions.

Statistics

  • Total Active Opportunities: 23
  • Total Active Community Partners: 976

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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Animal Care

We always need help with animal care activities, special work projects, events and much more!

Agency: Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary | date posted: Oct 16, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2022 |

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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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Family Program Volunteer

Participates and facilitates structured group activities with children/families of SafeHouse clients. Family program volunteers must be creative, confident, and non-judgmental. Volunteer shifts available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6-830pm

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2021 |

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Crisis Line Volunteer

Responds to incoming calls and providers callers with crisis intervention, information, referrals, and supportive listening. Crisis Line volunteers must be able to work independently, respond to calls in a calm, assertive, and non-judgmental manner and respect the confidentiality and safety of the women and children at SafeHouse. Volunteer Shifts are 3 hours long with various availability.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2021 |

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Hospice Patient Service Volunteer

Volunteers provide support and companionship to patients and their families by making weekly visits. Volunteers may visit patients in their homes or care facilities where they reside.

Agency: Bridges Community Hospice & Palliative Care | date posted: Mar 9, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 8, 2021 |

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Making connections while making art

In a classroom setting, volunteers will work one on one with elders to create "failure-free" abstract art. The purpose of the class is to create relationships while also promoting respect, creativity, and autonomy for our elder artists.

Agency: Kavod Senior Life | date posted: Nov 4, 2019 | date to expire: Feb 1, 2021 |

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Hospice Volunteer

The hospice volunteer plays a crucial role in the provision of services to hospice patients and their loved ones. The volunteer brings a special kind of caring that comes from the desire to aid in comforting the terminally ill and their loved ones. Patients and/or their loved ones will sometimes talk to their volunteer about matters that they can’t share with any other team member, creating a special bond that brings satisfaction to both parties.

Agency: Aviant Hospice- Denver | date posted: Sep 11, 2019 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

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Hospice Volunteer

The hospice volunteer plays a crucial role in the provision of services to hospice patients and their loved ones. The volunteer brings a special kind of caring that comes from the desire to aid in comforting the terminally ill and their loved ones. Patients and/or their loved ones will sometimes talk to their volunteer about matters that they can’t share with any other team member, creating a special bond that brings satisfaction to both parties.

Agency: Aviant Hospice- Denver | date posted: Sep 12, 2019 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

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Communications / Marketing Intern

Aurora Sister Cities International, an organization committed to facilitating global partnerships that advance Aurora as an international city, seeks a dynamic, open-minded and organized intern to support our marketing, public relations, event, and social media/ web activities. Aurora Sister Cities International requests that the communications intern commit her or his time for a period of at least 6 months and work a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 hours per week. Some evening or weekend work may be required (depending on events and event coverage required). Experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or other global social media (WeChat, WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Line, Viber, etc.) is preferred. Experience with WordPress or other website management systems is preferred. Experience with event and email software such as Constant Contact, EventBrite, and/or MailChimp is preferred. Experience with Customer Relationship Management software is preferred (examples: NeonCRM, Wild Apricot, DonorView, SalesForce, Banner). This is a PAID internship position. We can offer $15 and hour for your time.

Agency: Aurora Sister Cities International | date posted: Mar 7, 2020 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2020 |

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Museum Host

The Guest Services Department is seeking volunteers to enhance the visitor experience. The host will greet and direct museum visitors and guests and help guests orient themselves to the building. This position roams throughout all museum galleries with the intent and purpose of interacting with all museum guests during their visit. For example, the Museum Host may spend time in the Anschutz Hamilton Hall, greeting visitors and helping them use the time machines or navigate to the exhibit galleries. Then they may walk through the first and second floor galleries, checking on visitors and answering questions that may come up. They may also check in and interact with volunteer and staff facilitators, resetters, performers, and so on.

The host will help serve the mission of History Colorado by encouraging visitors to find wonder and meaning in our past during their visit and ensure that all visitors feel welcome, safe, and smart while they are at the museum.

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

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School Program Facilitator

Be a part of an amazing community of educators that ensure every student visitor feels welcome, safe, and smart. School Program Facilitators actively engage school groups through their entire visit to the History Colorado Center. Volunteers facilitate a hands-on, fun learning experience and work with students through gallery-based programming which involves facilitating a high quality learning experience at each History Station.

As a School Program Facilitator, volunteers get to see their enormous impact on students first-hand:

"Our school, Mountain View Academy, had an amazing time at the History Colorado Museum this past school year! It such a joy that the students got to experience fun and interesting activities about the state in which they live. Most of our students do not get to experience things outside of their neighborhoods, so the fact that they were able to see things they may have never seen before was very beneficial."

Teacher, Mountain View Academy

"Thanks for having us! It was an AWESOME field trip. You were such a great host / guide. The kids were engaged and learned a ton. The guide made the trip! The guide gave our students an opportunity to explore the beautiful History Colorado Center as well as gain a ton of knowledge. Without, our school would not have been able to make the trip and our kids would have missed out on a once in a lifetime experience.

Sean, Teacher at Kullerstrand Elementary

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

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

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Temporary Exhibit Gallery Host

Temporary Gallery Hosts are friendly, positive, enthusiastic, and flexible volunteers who recognize the needs of our guests and help ensure they have an enjoyable experience. They provide excellent customer service by greeting guests, helping guests plan their visit, providing information as the guest transitions through the exhibit, answering questions regarding content, and facilitating educational experiences. This position roams through the gallery with the intent and purpose of interacting with museum guests during their visit.

As a Temporary Exhibit Gallery Host, you will get to learn about new subjects based on which temporary exhibits the History Colorado Center opens. Each exhibit will relate to Colorado history. Gallery Hosts will train for all exhibits and will facilitate multiple exhibits when they are running concurrently.

Duties Include:

Answer questions and provide assistance to museum visitors Help facilitate the visitor experience Assist guests through exhibit interactive(s)--if there are any Maintain cleanliness and organization of exhibit and interactive(s)--if there are any Lead informal/impromptu tours of the exhibit

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

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Farm Work

Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

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Farm Work

Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

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Farm Work

Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

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Volunteering for Seniors

* working at events * working in helping elders (yard work)

Agency: A LITTLE HELP | date posted: Jul 24, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2020 |

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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 at one of our five locations (Denver, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Aurora, and Highlands Ranch) 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!

Materials sold at the ReStores generate $2 million each year and allow us to serve more families in our community. By supporting our ReStores, you play an integral role off the construction sites and help set a stronger foundation for us to build on!

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

+  Lend a hand and build a family's home!

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We welcome individuals, corporations, community groups, and faith congregations to join us in building and repairing affordable homes for local families.

Habitat homes are built primarily by inexperienced volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to learn! Never picked up a hammer before? Don't fret! Our staff will teach you what you need to know.

Volunteers are needed Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be willing to commit to working the full day.

At the end of the day, you will see the direct, tangible impact of your work.

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver | date posted: Oct 9, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2023 |

+  Animal Care

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We always need help with animal care activities, special work projects, events and much more!

Agency: Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary | date posted: Oct 16, 2019 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2022 |

+  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!

Sign-Up

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 |

+  Family Program Volunteer

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Participates and facilitates structured group activities with children/families of SafeHouse clients. Family program volunteers must be creative, confident, and non-judgmental. Volunteer shifts available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6-830pm

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2021 |

+  Crisis Line Volunteer

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Responds to incoming calls and providers callers with crisis intervention, information, referrals, and supportive listening. Crisis Line volunteers must be able to work independently, respond to calls in a calm, assertive, and non-judgmental manner and respect the confidentiality and safety of the women and children at SafeHouse. Volunteer Shifts are 3 hours long with various availability.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jan 24, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 31, 2021 |

+  Hospice Patient Service Volunteer

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Volunteers provide support and companionship to patients and their families by making weekly visits. Volunteers may visit patients in their homes or care facilities where they reside.

Agency: Bridges Community Hospice & Palliative Care | date posted: Mar 9, 2020 | date to expire: Mar 8, 2021 |

+  Making connections while making art

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In a classroom setting, volunteers will work one on one with elders to create "failure-free" abstract art. The purpose of the class is to create relationships while also promoting respect, creativity, and autonomy for our elder artists.

Agency: Kavod Senior Life | date posted: Nov 4, 2019 | date to expire: Feb 1, 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 |

+  Hospice Volunteer

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The hospice volunteer plays a crucial role in the provision of services to hospice patients and their loved ones. The volunteer brings a special kind of caring that comes from the desire to aid in comforting the terminally ill and their loved ones. Patients and/or their loved ones will sometimes talk to their volunteer about matters that they can’t share with any other team member, creating a special bond that brings satisfaction to both parties.

Agency: Aviant Hospice- Denver | date posted: Sep 11, 2019 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  Hospice Volunteer

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The hospice volunteer plays a crucial role in the provision of services to hospice patients and their loved ones. The volunteer brings a special kind of caring that comes from the desire to aid in comforting the terminally ill and their loved ones. Patients and/or their loved ones will sometimes talk to their volunteer about matters that they can’t share with any other team member, creating a special bond that brings satisfaction to both parties.

Agency: Aviant Hospice- Denver | date posted: Sep 12, 2019 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |

+  Communications / Marketing Intern

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Aurora Sister Cities International, an organization committed to facilitating global partnerships that advance Aurora as an international city, seeks a dynamic, open-minded and organized intern to support our marketing, public relations, event, and social media/ web activities. Aurora Sister Cities International requests that the communications intern commit her or his time for a period of at least 6 months and work a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 hours per week. Some evening or weekend work may be required (depending on events and event coverage required). Experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or other global social media (WeChat, WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Line, Viber, etc.) is preferred. Experience with WordPress or other website management systems is preferred. Experience with event and email software such as Constant Contact, EventBrite, and/or MailChimp is preferred. Experience with Customer Relationship Management software is preferred (examples: NeonCRM, Wild Apricot, DonorView, SalesForce, Banner). This is a PAID internship position. We can offer $15 and hour for your time.

Agency: Aurora Sister Cities International | date posted: Mar 7, 2020 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2020 |

+  Museum Host

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The Guest Services Department is seeking volunteers to enhance the visitor experience. The host will greet and direct museum visitors and guests and help guests orient themselves to the building. This position roams throughout all museum galleries with the intent and purpose of interacting with all museum guests during their visit. For example, the Museum Host may spend time in the Anschutz Hamilton Hall, greeting visitors and helping them use the time machines or navigate to the exhibit galleries. Then they may walk through the first and second floor galleries, checking on visitors and answering questions that may come up. They may also check in and interact with volunteer and staff facilitators, resetters, performers, and so on.

The host will help serve the mission of History Colorado by encouraging visitors to find wonder and meaning in our past during their visit and ensure that all visitors feel welcome, safe, and smart while they are at the museum.

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

+  School Program Facilitator

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Be a part of an amazing community of educators that ensure every student visitor feels welcome, safe, and smart. School Program Facilitators actively engage school groups through their entire visit to the History Colorado Center. Volunteers facilitate a hands-on, fun learning experience and work with students through gallery-based programming which involves facilitating a high quality learning experience at each History Station.

As a School Program Facilitator, volunteers get to see their enormous impact on students first-hand:

"Our school, Mountain View Academy, had an amazing time at the History Colorado Museum this past school year! It such a joy that the students got to experience fun and interesting activities about the state in which they live. Most of our students do not get to experience things outside of their neighborhoods, so the fact that they were able to see things they may have never seen before was very beneficial."

Teacher, Mountain View Academy

"Thanks for having us! It was an AWESOME field trip. You were such a great host / guide. The kids were engaged and learned a ton. The guide made the trip! The guide gave our students an opportunity to explore the beautiful History Colorado Center as well as gain a ton of knowledge. Without, our school would not have been able to make the trip and our kids would have missed out on a once in a lifetime experience.

Sean, Teacher at Kullerstrand Elementary

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

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

+  Temporary Exhibit Gallery Host

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Temporary Gallery Hosts are friendly, positive, enthusiastic, and flexible volunteers who recognize the needs of our guests and help ensure they have an enjoyable experience. They provide excellent customer service by greeting guests, helping guests plan their visit, providing information as the guest transitions through the exhibit, answering questions regarding content, and facilitating educational experiences. This position roams through the gallery with the intent and purpose of interacting with museum guests during their visit.

As a Temporary Exhibit Gallery Host, you will get to learn about new subjects based on which temporary exhibits the History Colorado Center opens. Each exhibit will relate to Colorado history. Gallery Hosts will train for all exhibits and will facilitate multiple exhibits when they are running concurrently.

Duties Include:

Answer questions and provide assistance to museum visitors Help facilitate the visitor experience Assist guests through exhibit interactive(s)--if there are any Maintain cleanliness and organization of exhibit and interactive(s)--if there are any Lead informal/impromptu tours of the exhibit

Agency: History Colorado | date posted: Oct 25, 2019 | date to expire: Oct 30, 2020 |

+  Farm Work

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Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

+  Farm Work

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Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

+  Farm Work

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Building beds & pathways, mulching, composting, seeding, pruning, weeding & harvesting!

Agency: Front Line Farming | date posted: Mar 1, 2020 | date to expire: Oct 10, 2020 |

+  Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

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The Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer will develop and manage the Colorado Grants Guide®, a comprehensive database of nearly 800 foundations, trusts, corporations, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The volunteer will use public information like organizational websites, annual reports, IRS tax documents, and other financial information to update our live database. The volunteer will gain insight into grant research and nonprofit management, and will have free access to CRC's nonprofit professional development trainings.

Agency: Community Resource Center | date posted: Oct 10, 2018 | date to expire: Aug 7, 2020 | Map Directions

+  Volunteering for Seniors

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* working at events * working in helping elders (yard work)

Agency: A LITTLE HELP | date posted: Jul 24, 2019 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2020 |

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