University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

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 |


Caring Companions for Hospice Patients

Our volunteers commit to spending quality time weekly with a person facing the end of life's journey. They can read together, sing, talk, play games or sit together in silence.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Jul 20, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 1, 2018 |


Administrative Support Volunteer

Administrative Support volunteers share their time and organizational talents with our office staff providing customer service, communication assistance and overall team support.

Agency: Brookdale Hospice | date posted: Jul 20, 2017 | date to expire: May 31, 2018 |


Kayak & Rock Climbing Volunteer Instructors needed at the National Sports Center for the Disabled

The NSCD is looking for volunteers for the following programs in the Denver/Metro area!

• Indoor Kayaking – Indoor kayaking volunteers are needed every Monday from 6:30-8:30PM, with a first-time volunteer training held directly beforehand (6-6:30PM). Volunteers will learn about our adaptive equipment and teach disabled participants how to launch, put on life jackets, and the different strokes.

• Paddle Sports – Volunteers teach kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board progressions for all ability levels to children and adults with various disabilities. Paddle Sports Programs are held outdoors, and generally run weekdays from 5-8PM or 9AM-4PM, though exact dates and times can vary. First time volunteers can attend the Monday night indoor kayak training, or schedule a separate training with the program coordinator.

• Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing – Volunteers provide a fun experience while passing along the skills instrumental to being a successful climber. Indoor programs are hosted at the Denver PAL Club, while outdoor programs are held at Clear Creek Canyon. Programs usually take place Monday through Friday in mornings and afternoons, though exact dates and times can vary.

• Sports Clinics/Camps – Volunteers participate in a variety of activities, educational experiences and specialized camps, which are often a partnership with Denver professional sports teams. Volunteers engage students and impart sports tips and techniques throughout lesson. Most opportunities take place on weekdays in the morning or early afternoon.

Agency: National Sports Center for the Disabled | date posted: Jul 26, 2017 | date to expire: May 31, 2018 |


MS Adult Prom

Parking attendant Guest Relations checking tickets, collecting money, checking wristbands Raffle/Silent auction - collecting money gathering tickets for raffle, walking around with donation buckets, collecting contact info from bidders Security - checking ID's, keeping count of guest, make sure donation buckets are not messed with, remove any guest that are being a problem, make sure only VIP guest go into VIP area. Floater - make sure cups, plates, napkins, silver are stocked for guest. Restock bid sheets for silent auction if they get filled. Empty donation buckets if they get filled. Food - restock food as it gets low, serve food, assist food vendors. Decorating - decorate and setup prior to the event. Street Team - distribute print material, pick up donated items, shopping for items we may need. Deliver prizes to guest that were not at the event to claim them. Office Assistant - send out thank you's to sponsors and VIP guest, collect data, data entry, email campaigns. Multi Media - Graphic design & Web Design Photography - take pictures at our events Videographer - get video footage of events for promotional material

Agency: MSterious Miracles | date posted: Jul 28, 2017 | date to expire: Apr 28, 2018 |


Peer Mentors for Social Skills Instruction

Volunteers will socialize within structured activities with our clients who have developmental disabilities to model and reinforce skills related to socialization.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |


Special Olympics Coach

The Special Olympics Coach will coach up to six adults with developmental disabilities to compete in quarterly regional competitions.

Agency: Yellow Bird Community Center, LLC | date posted: Aug 15, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |


Summer Volunteer Programs In Thailand For 2018

The Summer Volunteer Program is perfectly suitable for the first timers as well as experienced adventurers alike, who wish to explore Thailand responsibly. be a part of the program and enjoy a bustling weekend in Bangkok where you will see the best sights, experience the fun-filled nightlife and help support the city’s underprivileged communities.

Watch the countryside roll by as you travel towards the Elephant Capital, Surin. Here, you will discover the importance of Surin’s beautiful Silk trade and then get some amazing ‘face to trunk’ time, living amongst the elephants as part of one of Thailand’s friendliest communities. Spend quality time with the mahouts (caretakers of elephants) and know more about their daily lives.

Before heading back to Bangkok, it’s time to challenge yourself by trekking through one of Thailand’s most beautiful national parks in a true Indiana Jones style! You'll then be back to Bangkok to bid a sad farewell – or maybe not? If you’re not ready to leave just yet, why not join us for another 7-days' party on the beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan!

The exciting joyride in Thailand is calling all high school/ college students, gap year travelers, and backpackers! Visit: https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/thailand/summer-volunteer-thailand

Agency: Volunteering Solutions | date posted: Nov 2, 2017 | date to expire: Jul 31, 2018 |


Kaiser Permanente Clinic Volunteer

-Read to children in pediatric department waiting room -Provide guidance to patients in clinic -Help patients with check-in process or other needs/inquiries -Administrative duties as assigned by clinic administrative staff

Agency: Kaiser Permanente | date posted: Nov 29, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Mentor

REVEL mentors are energetic, positive role models to their peers with autism and who help provide guidance and a fun time for our REVELers at The Lounge. Mentors are the heart of our community by inspiring the group to try new adventures and build meaningful relationships. We rock climb, cook, work out, play music and much more!

All mentors are required to go through REVEL’s mentor training process and must pass a background check. Mentors will be closely supervised and supported throughout their time at REVEL.

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Nov 29, 2017 | date to expire: Aug 31, 2018 |


Become a hospice companion!

Our volunteers provide a multitude of services for our patients so we are accepting companions, musicians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, pets with therapy licenses, and more. We serve communities from Boulder to Castle Rock -- we can find you a companion who is close to home!

Agency: Suncrest Hospice Volunteer Program | date posted: Nov 30, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


Associate Board Member

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado has immediate openings for volunteers to serve on the Associate Board. Join us in supporting this organization where rescued animals work alongside mental health therapists to help children, teenagers, adults, and families find healing. This is an incredible opportunity to build your resume with Board of Director's experience while expanding your network and developing leadership and practical nonprofit management skills. This is a new board whose primary responsibilities will be assisting the Board of Directors with fundraising and Capital Campaign development. Come make a difference with us!

Agency: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado | date posted: Mar 22, 2018 | date to expire: Apr 30, 2018 |


Mentors Wanted for Program with Teens and Adults with Autism!!

Want to make a difference and have fun doing it?! Join REVEL and become a mentor today! REVEL is a local nonprofit that creates a community where teens and adults on the autism spectrum and their peers belong.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to volunteer their time and talents. Our programs include; exercise, creativity in the arts, cooking, employment, social skills, and much more! If you have a passion in any of these areas, or simply want to hang out and have a good time, REVEL is the place for you!

SchoolYearHours = Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri from 3:00pm - 5:30pm

SummerHours = Begin June 2, 2016; Mon through Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm

Change someone's life, and yours. REVEL. Life Inspired.

Agency: REVEL | date posted: Mar 22, 2018 | date to expire: Aug 20, 2018 |


Hospice Companion

Serving and companioning others during the end of life is a profoundly rewarding experience. At Encompass Hospice. we have a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who know the wonder, awe, beauty, grief, and joy that can be felt when we walk with families and patients during one of the most profound times of their lives.

We are always seeking volunteers who believe in holistic care for the whole person - emotional, medical, spiritual, and social. Our volunteers do everything from deep listening, to facilitating life review, to helping keep a safe and comfortable home by helping with small chores. Patients may be in private homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, or independent living.

Our volunteers are an integral part of each patient's team, including a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a certified nursing assistant, and a chaplain. Your input and contribution to the patient's care is invaluable to us as we assist people in their journey towards death and the completion of life. We also welcome volunteers who would like to support the mission of Hospice with administrative work - writing condolence cards, after-death bereavement paperwork, and more.

Each volunteer is given 8 hours of training and will be asked to visit at least one patient, at least every two weeks, for 1-2 hours, though visits can be more often if appropriate for the patient and family. We request that volunteers be willing to commit at least 6-12 months of service.

Interested in learning if this is the right fit for you? Contact Cindy Pincus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 303-940-9999 or cpincus@ehhi.com for more information about requirements, education, or other options.

Agency: Encompass Hospice | date posted: Mar 26, 2018 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2018 |


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