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 |


Community Health Worker

Project SHINE a program at Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning is in need of a Community Health Worker. The position requires providing instruction in health literacy and planning activities that promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, the volunteer will assess medical, social and family needs which can include making and taking patients to doctor appointments and helping access resources in and out of the Community.

Agency: Project SHINE | date posted: Dec 20, 2017 | date to expire: Mar 15, 2018 |


Denver Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee

Join us February 21 at 5:30 to learn how you can join the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee! This committee provides excellent networking and leadership opportunities. We need people who are skilled at using various marketing techniques, are willing to use their networks to recruit new Walk participants, and who aren't afraid to make calls to people they may not know. We also need those who are really good event planners to help with Walk day logistics planning for an event with 8,000+ people.

Agency: Alzheimer's Association | date posted: Jan 4, 2018 | date to expire: Feb 20, 2018 |


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