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 |


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 |


Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

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

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 |


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 |


Direct Patient Volunteer

Seeking volunteers to provide company for The Denver Hospice patients at this Nursing Home by just being present in good conversation, playing card games, reading books, or just being present. Residents who have life limiting illness will enjoy the activities run by volunteers as it is an integral part of bringing the feeling of home to the facility.

Agency: The Denver Hospice | date posted: Feb 25, 2016 | 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 |


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 |


Social media helper.

Helping coordinate social media with summer events.

Agency: Cross D Bar Recreation Foundation | date posted: May 15, 2016 | date to expire: Oct 15, 2016 |


Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Aug 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Volunteer

The Hot Chocolate run is coming to Denver the weekend of October 2nd, and we are looking for dedicated Students/Groups to help make our event a success! DONATIONS are available to volunteer groups that fulfill their commitment.

Volunteers will work in positions such as start line, finish line, gear check, food tent, and along course to make race morning a success! All volunteers receive volunteer gear, as well as our delicious Hot Chocolate and fondue treats provided to runners post race!

Agency: RAM Racing | date posted: Aug 25, 2016 | date to expire: Oct 1, 2016 |


Variuos opportunities. Discussing politics, history, health issues

Presentation of various topics with hand outs and slide show if able. One hour presentation to elderly population.

Agency: Porter Place | date posted: Aug 29, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Companionship, Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Massage Therapy

We are looking for ordinary folks who want to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of those facing end of life. We provide excellent training and personalized ongoing supervision so that each volunteer feels resourced to give of themselves out of their own gift and skill set. Our hospice volunteers serve patients and family/caregivers under the guidance of the Volunteer Coordinator by visiting a patient(s) for one hour per week where the patient resides. Our patients live throughout the Denver metro area at home, in assisted living settings and skilled nursing facilities.This is a wonderful opportunity to be creative! Some patients enjoy conversation and telling their story, others love to be read to, while others may want a gentle hand massage. We encourage our volunteers to bring their own unique set of gifts to each patient relationship.

Agency: Suncrest Hospice | date posted: Aug 29, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


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