University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Rural Community Development

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 |


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 |


Volunteer Coach

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 |


Service Learning. Social Work. Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

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 |


Be Part of Ending Hunger In Your Community

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 |


Community Outreach for Cats/ TNR Volunteer Position

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 |


Community Outreach and Education

Educate the public on local and state issues by walking door to door and calling citizens in the community.

Agency: Americans for Prosperity | date posted: Mar 10, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Growing Great Saturdays

THURSDAY FAMILY DINNER NIGHTS Do you love to cook, entertain, have a family recipe, or favorite cultural dish to share? If so, sponsoring one of our Family Dinner Nights is a great way to connect with our growing community. Our youth love tasting and learning about new foods. Plus, sharing a meal provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships with participant families. Our staff will work with you to create a meal using as many fresh vegetables from our farm as possible. You may bring the food prepared in advance or cook with our kids on the night of! All costs associated with providing dinner are tax deductible. We ask that you provide enough food to serve 35 and that you finalize your menu at least one week prior. When: Thursday nights from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in June, July, and August. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

FARM FRIDAYS Looking for an opportunity to get dirty? Farm Fridays could be just for you! Volunteers enjoy connecting to the earth and our animals while supporting the functioning of our organic farm. Projects include gardening, planting, weeding, amending soil, trellising, trimming, mulching, pest control, harvesting, caring for the animals, and more! No experience is needed. Just a love of the land and a willingness to give back to our community through good, old-fashioned sweat equity. When: First three Fridays of the month starting in February through October, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 1st and September 2nd. We ask that volunteers work at least two hours per shift. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we work outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. We do not provide lunch on Fridays so please bring a snack or a sack lunch. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started. GROWING GREAT SATURDAYS Interested in improving the health and well-being of refugee youth? This could be the volunteer job for you! Growing Great Saturdays is an opportunity to work side by side with an amazing bunch of kids, ages 6 to 21, in farming a bountiful five-acre plot of land. These dynamic, program-driven Saturdays offer refugee youth time away from the challenges of city and family life and the enjoyment of fresh air, nutritious fresh food, animals to study and know, and experiential learning opportunities. Guided by knowledgeable staff, volunteers partner with youth in gardening, caring for farm animals, building and constructing, cooking and serving meals, kitchen projects such as preserving, plus, science, art, and journaling activities, and more! When: First three Saturdays of the month starting in February through October, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 2nd and September 3rd. Volunteers are required to participate for the duration of the program time, 10 am to 2 pm. A full day of volunteering includes farm projects in the morning, followed by a shared lunch, and then an afternoon of learning activities. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we work outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Should you have a food allergy or specific meal requirements, please bring your own snacks and/or lunch. Volunteers must RSVP the Wednesday before volunteering on Saturday in order to participate in the shared lunch. On the third Saturday of the month, lunch is a potluck! Volunteers are asked to bring a dish for at least ten to share that day. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

SATURDAY SUSTENANCE Our youth and volunteers put in a full day of farm service on Saturdays. We provide them the energy to succeed by ensuring they get to enjoy a tasty and nourishing lunch. If you love to cook, entertain, or have a family recipe or favorite cultural dish to share, sponsoring one of our Saturday luncheons is a great way to connect with our growing community. Our youth love tasting and learning about new foods and sharing a meal provides the perfect opportunity to connect with youth and volunteers alike. Our staff will work with you to create a meal using as many fresh vegetables from our farm as possible. You may bring the food prepared in advance or cook with our kids on the day of! All costs associated with providing dinner are tax deductible. We ask that you provide enough food to serve 35 and that you finalize your menu at least one week prior. When: First two Saturdays of the month starting in February through October, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 2nd and September 3rd. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we cook and eat outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

GROUPS ARE WELCOME! We are able to accommodate groups of up to 25 on Farm Fridays and groups of up to 10 on Growing Great Saturdays.

Agency: Growing Colorado Kids | date posted: Mar 22, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2016 |


AmeriCorps Service Member

Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical literacy and life skills tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning initiatives, community gardening, outdoor education activities, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation and Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from September through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.

Agency: Youth Villages AmeriCorps | date posted: Apr 12, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


multiple opportunities

Learn case management, tutoring k-3 students, data entry, child care, overnight host for homeless shelter, and more.

Agency: Growing Home | date posted: May 18, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


"I Have a Dream" Program Volunteer/ Tutor during the school year

Program Volunteer/Tutor during the school year

Program volunteers and program interns are needed to provide homework assistance and help facilitate enrichment activities. Program volunteers meet with Dreamers at one of our after-school learning centers and will help students academically: finishing homework & promoting educational activities such as reading, writing, etc. when homework is finished. Volunteers/interns are not assigned to one specific student, but rather help in small groups and wherever needed.

Roles vary from site to site depending on the age of the Dreamer class. With older Dreamers, the focus is on homework completion whereas with younger Dreamers the focus shifts towards leading math and literacy workshops and more enrichment activities like art, sports, social/emotional groups, music, relaxation techniques, journaling, finance groups, and more. Volunteers are encouraged to build a personal relationship with the students. Program volunteers are asked to make a once-per-week, one-semester/summer session commitment and will meet with Dreamers sometime between 2:45 – 6pm depending on the site. Interns are asked to be present at the site 2 or more days each week during the semester/summer session. Initial orientation training and a tutor handbook will be provided.

(This is just one volunteer type we offer. Please see our site for more opportunities)

Agency: "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County | date posted: Jul 6, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


Varied Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in learning more about fair trade and international economic development? Volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages and learn about what you can do locally to support fair trade around the world. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that can be somewhat customized to fit your strengths and what you enjoy, and are open to hearing about how you may be able to help.

Sales Associate Volunteer: We rely heavily upon friendly, outgoing volunteers on our sales floor to greet and engage customers, tell artisan and product stories, and ring up purchases on the cash register. We also have projects for sales associate volunteers that can include: unpacking orders, setting/straightening up visual merchandising displays, inventory, etc. The ability to have volunteers on the sales floor as opposed to staff allow us to cut down on overhead costs and ensure that money from purchases can be reinvested in artisans rather than go toward staffing. Education Volunteer: Ten Thousand Villages is excited about our mission and want to spread the word! Education volunteers can help to prepare and give presentations about fair trade and Ten Thousand Villages to community organizations, schools, and universities. If you have a background or interest in education, this is for you! While these are established volunteer opportunities, we are excited to hear your ideas about how you may contribute. Do you have a background in marketing? Love it! Are you technology and social media savvy? We need you! Interested in learning how to run a small business? Learn here!

Agency: Ten Thousand Villages Denver | date posted: Jul 20, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


Mentor high school students minutes away from DU

Mentors are matched with a group of 3-4 students as part of the students' regularly schedule AVID class. A Goodwill facilitator gives a brief lesson related to college or careers, followed by activities that mentors and students complete together. Classes are once a week for an hour when school is in session. We ask that mentors commit to at least one school year.

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Denver | date posted: Aug 15, 2016 | date to expire: Oct 12, 2016 |


Teach English to refugee and immigrant high school students!

South High School has students from throughout the world! Work with recently arrived refugee and immigrant students on improving their very limited English. No teaching experience required, but patience is a must!

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Denver | date posted: Aug 15, 2016 | date to expire: May 31, 2017 |


Help raise individuals out of poverty through job training!

Adults have completed a rigorous screening process to participate in this job training program that afford entry into a career in banking. Individuals are needed to assist with participant file maintenance, client outreach, and classroom support.

Agency: Goodwill Industries of Denver | date posted: Aug 15, 2016 | date to expire: Aug 1, 2017 |


Youth Program Tutors

The African Community Center of Denver is looking for several volunteers available during week day afternoons to tutor at our International City youth program location. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide academic guidance in a variety of subjects to refugee youth ranging from 14 to 24 years old.

Agency: African Community Center | date posted: Aug 19, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


Project Homeless Connect 15

Volunteers may serve 1:1 with a homeless individual or family to help them navigate through the services at this one-stop shop. Volunteers may also help with "behind the scenes" work, setting up the venue the day before, welcoming people to the Convention Center on the morning of the event, handing out sack lunches or checking bags/coats for guests.

Agency: Denver's Road Home | date posted: Sep 1, 2016 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2016 |


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