University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

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 |


Extreme Teams, Photography Team

The Photography Team will communicate stories and create memories that happen during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for website, print, and video communication, as well as social media. Each group photo is also turned into a personalized thank you postcard for each volunteer and resident, so a process is in place to make this possible.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Extreme Teams, Video Team

The Video Team will communicate the stories that happen during Work Days through capturing videos of residents and volunteers working together on projects, as well as shooting direct interviews. These videos will be used for blog posts, social media, and other types of communication.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Extreme Teams, Logistics Team

The Logistics Team will assist with allowing Work Days to run more smoothly through using check-in sheets generated from the liability forms once volunteers arrive and project lists for all volunteer groups. Setting-up, selling t-shirts, making sure liability forms are complete at check-in, overseeing lunch preparations, cleaning-up, and helping with any other tasks that arise during Work Days are also part of the responsibilities.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 8, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Projects Team

Extreme Community Makeover is a movement of volunteers working in partnership with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects. These projects include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other projects identified by the residents. Groups such as churches, companies, families, and schools may participate, or individuals can take part. Equally important as fences that are built are the relationships being built—between the volunteers and community members, among the neighbors on a block, and between the community and resources in their neighborhood.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Neighborhood Team

The Neighborhood Team will create a strategic approach to community relations as it will consist of community residents in each of the neighborhoods where ECM works. The goal of resident involvement will strengthen the impact ECM has in long-term community building efforts. Each of the neighborhoods will then have their own team that can get the word out about future Work Days in their neighborhood, while building relationships amongst neighbors.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 16, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Survey Team

The Survey Team will include bilingual speakers to help translate during projects with our Spanish speaking neighbors. This team will also initiate relationships with community residents through being part of the Survey Day and being a resource to the groups as they are out knocking on doors to identify projects since team members will be familiar with how to approach these conversations.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Communications Team

The Communications Team will tell stories through talking to residents and volunteers during Work Days in order to learn about their experience with ECM and offer a glimpse into the work being done and relationships being formed. The team member will come up with a blog post after each Work Day, which could be a written article, photo article, video, or combination of all of the above, within 3-5 days after the Work Day is complete.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Fundraising Team

The Fundraising Team will assist with fundraising events. The goal on Work Days will be to a build relationship with the Group Leader by serving as a resource to them throughout the day, while trying to facilitate further fundraising opportunities after the Work Day. Team members will connect with local businesses in the communities where we volunteer, and individual volunteers, in order to identify donors and financial partners for future Work Days.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Supplies Team

The Supplies Team will develop relationships with businesses that can provide project supplies at discounted prices or at no cost. The team will provide these resources to residents and volunteer groups so they can utilize the benefits and educate other team members and residents about how to obtain these supplies. During Work Days, team members will oversee the inventory of supplies borrowed from ECM.

Agency: Extreme Community Makeover | date posted: Feb 17, 2017 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


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 |


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 |


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