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 |


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 |


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 |


"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 |


Fall 2016 Elementary/Middle School Program Assistant

Assist Girls Inc. instructors as they facilitate local and national curriculum to girls in Elementary Programs (grades 1-5) or Middle School Programs (grades 6-8).

Agency: Girls Inc. of Metro Denver | date posted: Aug 8, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


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