Listed below are some of the organizations and programs that offer volunteer opportunities in the Denver-Metro Area. 32nd Street Jubilee Center/Jubilee of the Episcopal Church Jubilee Center 2222 W. 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211-3318 303.477.3944 email@example.com or 720.313.9470 (A Jubilee Ministry of the Episcopal Church in America) The mission of the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center is to offer emergency, supportive and educational resources that address the basic human needs of the Northwest Denver Community. The Center offers an after-school tutoring program for at risk elementary and middle school students, a summer educational enrichment camp (SEEK) for elementary and middle school students, an emergency assistance and referral program, and a community health program. The After-School Program operates Monday – Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and offers homework assistance and one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, as well as assistance with special school projects such as science fair projects. Help facilitate the educational success of elementary and middle school students, many of whom face challenges as first generation immigrants and whose primary language is Spanish. Contact Jan Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Health Care Program works with local health agencies to provide basic health screening and educational services. Volunteers can help in screening and assessing client health needs, providing health related information and referral services, or doing community outreach. Contact email@example.com about the Community Health Care Program. Intake and Emergency Outreach provides emergency rental and utility assistance, transportation vouchers for medical appointments, prescription medication assistance and emergency food and hygiene products. Contact Maria Casillas at firstname.lastname@example.org as the contact for both the Intake and Emergency Outreach. Academia Sandoval Academia Sandoval 3655 Wyandot St. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Mariel_Ramos@dpsk12.org at Mariel_Ramos@dpsk12.org Academia Sandoval is a Dual Language Montessori School and aims to have all of their students become bilingual/biliterate by the end of sixth grade. Preschool classrooms (3, 4, and 5 year olds) are two-language environments and lower elementary classrooms (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades) are single-language environments, where two classrooms team together to meet the needs of two language groups – one environment is English and one environment is Spanish. Volunteers (parents, community, university students/interns) at Academia Sandoval are an integral part of the work we do with children and families. Volunteers work with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms with reading and writing skills. An assistant to the coordinator in preparing materials for the classroom is also needed. While all volunteers are welcome, a specific need for bilingual individuals and native Spanish speakers exists. Classroom opportunities are available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and the assistant to the coordinator opportunity is available from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. After-school assistance is also needed. Training and background in Montessori style provided. American Friends Service Committee American Friends Service Committee 901 W. 14th Ave., Suite 7 Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Jordan Garcia at email@example.com 303. 623.3464, or Jennifer Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org AFSC is an international Quaker organization. In the Colorado office, our Human Rights program, Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, organizes immigrants and non-immigrants in support of the human rights of immigrants through a speakers' bureau, letter writing campaigns, popular education based workshops, outreach to faith based communities and many other activities, including Non Violent Resistance. Annunciation School The Annunciation School Tutoring Project 3536 Lafayette St. Denver, CO 80205 303.295.2515 The Annunciation School Tutoring Project provides a "working with kids" service opportunity that seeks individuals to provide tutoring and mentoring to students at one of Denver's oldest schools. Many of these students face economic and family issues that compete with academic demands. These students benefit from the consistent attention and example that dedicated college students provide. Tutors are needed in elementary classrooms. Because Fr. Woody spent the first 14 years of his priesthood at this school, it is a special project. The project runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Weekly participation is absolutely required, as children depend on "their" Regis student showing up each Monday or Wednesday for them. Colorado Community Hospice Colorado Community Hospice 3501 W. 23rd Ave Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Rachel Wang or Jackie Hibbard at email@example.com or 303.546.7921 This mission of Colorado Community Hospice and Bridgepoint Supportive Care is to provide quality care to hospice patients. Volunteers are needed to serve as companions for these patients in Hospice. Students are asked to visit their patient at least once a week. Patients are either at their own homes or health care facilities in the Denver area. Applicants are required to undergo a background check and a drug screening (the drug test will be performed at a different site which students will be given information on location and times)and a TB test (done during orientation). There is a 12-hour orientation where students will learn about the death and dying process, grief and bereavement, the hospice concepts and history, and the interdisciplinary team of which the Volunteer role is a vital part. Community Educational Outreach Mission: Community Educational Outreach (CEO) is devoted to providing educational resources that target at-risk, low-income adults. CEO outreaches to local community correction, drug rehabilitation, and community based facilities in an effort to help clients remain productive members of society. Through individual and small-group instruction, we assist our students in pursuing educational skills, employment and job prospects, computer skills, and life and family goals. CEO believes in fostering independence through education. The goal of CEO is to create and provide a safe learning environment and free educational resources for people who are in drug treatment facilities or under community supervision. CEO believes that education is essential in lowering recidivism and assisting at-risk adults positively re-enter society and is devoted to educating recovering addicts and offenders to decrease the likelihood of future imprisonment. Volunteering Opportunities/Descriptions: Tutor one-on-one in the HSE program in all 4 subject areas (Math, Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science). Provide one-on-one tutoring sessions in the subject areas of Math and Language for our educational SKILL classes. Computer Class: Assist clients with job readiness preparation and job search strategies, including: using Microsoft Word to create a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter. Internet Workshop: Provide group guidance on computer usage, internet access for job search and HSE study activities, online application processes, making/printing maps, setting up and using email, as well as basic computer navigation. Assist instructional staff with lesson preparation, grading, and administrative tasks. Characteristics in a student: Composure in High-Energy Environment, Consistent, Reliable, Independent, Professional, Great Communication Skills, and Adaptable Point of Awareness: CEO is located inside of ICCS, which is a correctional facility. All of our clients are state-mandated to be on either probation, parole, or supervision. Additional requirements/paperwork: Background Check, PREA documentation, Hour Tracking Form, 2 hour sessions per site visit are required, and a 1.5 hour required Orientation. Web Resources: http://www.ceocolorado.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Community-Educational-Outreach-367708679960563/ Site Address: ICCS Kendall Facility 1651 Kendall St. Lakewood, CO 80214 Site Supervisor: Michelle Clark firstname.lastname@example.org 432.634.8991 Will Whitaker email@example.com 828.719.9442 Volunteer Schedule: Community Partner Mornings Afternoons Evenings Weekends Community Educational Outreach M - Th8 - 10 a.m. M - Th11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. M - Th11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.Computer Class and Internet Workshop Sundays3 - 6 p.m.6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Earth Force Earth Force 2555 W. 34th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 303.433.0016 firstname.lastname@example.org Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve their environment and their communities now and in the future. There are ongoing opportunities to support classrooms who are working with elementary, middle and high school students to identify, research and address issues in their communities. Student assistant could work as a school partner, support Earth Force's presence at community events, or work with Earth Force to co-create a scope of work based on the student's interests. Employment Works Employment Works 801 Yosemite St. Denver, CO 80230 Contact: Kate Allison at email@example.com or 303.691.9339 x1116 Employment Work’s RAMP (Ready to Achieve Program) works with youth, 13 – 17 years old. This is a high-tech career-focus program, working with youth who may be in danger of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. We are looking for interns/volunteers to help youth gain the skills and knowledge needed to reach their greatest potential, whether it is a career, or advanced education. If you are interested in this great opportunity to impact the future of our youth, please email Kate Allison. Father Woody's Haven of Hope Father Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact: Drew Jones 303.964.5095 or Dr. McCabe 303.458.3572 This day shelter for the homeless embodies the spirit of Father Woody in its generous, compassionate care of the poor. Volunteers serve breakfast and lunch to the hungry and provide clothing and other assistance to those in need. In addition, haircuts, laundry service, bus tokens, and other necessities are also provided. Created by a Regis alum, the Haven of Hope is dedicated to sustaining the ministry of service to those often neglected by society. Because the facility bears Father Woody's name, this service project requires his particular style of giving: generous, kind, and compassionate. Transportation provided by Father Woody's Wheels on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 -11 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fahter Woody's Wheels will also be running the van on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:25 - 11:25 a.m. Guardian Angels Catholic School Fr. Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact:Drew Jones 303.964.5095 or Dr. McCabe 303.458.3572 Students who sign up to work at Guardian Angels will assist classroom teachers in their care of elementary students. Consistent participation is required so that children at Guardian Angels are not disappointed or disheartened. Regis students will be able to apply what they have learned (or are learning) in their Spanish classes. The Guardian Angels needs volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Transportation is provided via Father Woody's Wheels, which will leave from the Regis Chapel. HeadStart (Various Sites throughout Northwest Denver) HeadStart Rocky Mountain SER 150 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, Co 80226 Contact: Cheryl Cardenas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.937.1060, ext. 240 Head Start serves the child development needs of preschool children and their low-income families in Northwest and Southwest Denver. Volunteers needed to assist teachers in the classroom, working directly with 3-5 year old youth. There are 24 centers in the Denver area. Most centers operate from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There are also 3 extended day programs that operate from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, instead of three, from 8:30 p.m. - 2:30p.m. Many opportunities are available working at several locations throughout Northwest Denver. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. St. Catherine's of Sienna School Fr. Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact: Drew Jones 303.964.5095 or Dr. McCabe 303.458.3572 Students who sign up to work at St. Catherines will assist classroom teachers in their care of elementary students. Consistent participation is required so that children at Guardian Angels are not disappointed or disheartened. Regis students will be able to apply what they have learned (or are learning) in their Spanish classes. St.Catherine's expects students to be there Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Transportation is provided via Father Woody's Wheels, which will leave from the Regis Chapel. Updated 10.25.2011 AAG. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy Fr. Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact: Connie Gates, email@example.com, 303.458.4148 The St. Rose of Lima Tutoring Project provides a "working with kids" service opportunity that seeks individuals to provide tutoring and mentoring to students at one of Denver's oldest schools. Many of these students face economic and family issues that compete with academic demands. These students benefit from the consistent attention and example that dedicated college students provide. Tutors are needed in an elementary study hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Weekly participation is absolutely required, as children depend on "their" Regis student showing up each Tuesday or Thursday for them. The Aspen House of Mount St. Vincent 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Kay McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.458.7220 ex: 346 The Aspen House is a transitional therapeutic group home located on the campus of Mount Saint Vincent Home. The youth, ranging from 9 - 18 years-old, have experienced significant challenges in their short lives. Tutors are needed in areas of math and English from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Mandatory background checks are given to all volunteers. The Learning Source for Adults and Families The Learning Source 455 S. Pierce Lakewood, Colorado 80226 Contact: Debby Novotny Doig at email@example.com or 303.957.2883 The Learning Source for Adults and Families, a local nonprofit organization working to educate Denver metro adults and families, is in need of volunteer tutors for its ESOL (English language) and ABE/GED classes—especially for its classes in Aurora. Areas of instruction are reading, math and English language, and no prior teaching experience is required. A two-part orientation and training are required for all new tutors. Daytime (9-12) and evening sessions (6-9) are scheduled on Tuesday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 30, 2011. These sessions will be held at the Belmar Learning Center, 455 So. Pierce St. Another set of trainings will be offered in September, but the dates are not determined as yet. For more information, contact Debby Novotny Doig. Updated 5/30/11 MAB. America SCORES Denver America SCORES 4900 W. 29th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 Contact: Kathleen Allen firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.americascores.org America SCORES Denver empowers students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES Denver inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities. Working with 10 schools and more than 300 students in West Denver, the organization is looking for help in their after school programming, refereeing Friday afternoon soccer games (games start at approximately 3:30 p.m.). Choose from one of 10 schools that are in close bus, biking, or driving distance to Regis! Arrupe Jesuit High School Arrupe Jesuit 4343 Utica Street Denver, Co 80212 Contact: Dr. McCabe 303.458.3572 John Pimmel or Fr. Gary Menard SJ at email@example.com or 303.455.7449 ext. 224 Arrupe Jesuit High School is a co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic Jesuit secondary school founded to serve the economically disadvantaged, racially and culturally diverse youth of Denver's central city neighborhoods and to enhance human, intellectual, and spiritual capacities of the families it serves while respecting and promoting cultural diversity. To assist the school in this mission volunteers are needed to work with students individually and in small groups during after school study hall. Study hall runs from 3:45 to 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Volunteers will have a brief training with the principal. Bessie’s Hope Bessie's Hope 1761 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 80218 Contact: Darleen Stiny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.830.9035 Bessie’s Hope (formerly Rainbow Bridge) provides multi-generational community partners to nursing home/assisted living elders. They offer multiple programs for volunteers including; youth and elders, family and elders, and community and elders programs. The variety of commitment levels increase by program; there are opportunities for one–on–one work, group work, or becoming a member of the Dream Team, which grants residents’ life wishes. You can access the Volunteer Application Form here. You can access the Waiver and Release form here. Bienvenidos Food Bank Bienvenidos Food Bank 3810 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80211 Greg Pratt Executive Director Northwest Family Assistance Center Bienvenidos Food Bank 303.433.6328 Director@BienvenidosFoodBank.org Bienvenidos Food Bank, located only 2 miles from Regis at 3810 Pecos Street in Denver, serves residents of Northwest Denver. We have volunteer needs ranging from food collection and delivery, pantry organization and inventory, food distribution to clients, community outreach, fundraising and general nonprofit administration. Hours are flexible. Food bank distribution occurs Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and again between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Spanish skills are a plus, but not required. Please contact Greg Pratt to discuss your interest and explore specific volunteer opportunities available. Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Boys and Girls, Denver Club Program Volunteers bring their own expertise to the Clubs to enhance programming, support Club staff, and provide additional positive adult interactions with members. As a Club Program Volunteer, you can make a difference in a Club member’s life by reading a book, providing homework help, assist Club staff on field trips, teach a class in your area of expertise or interest (painting, writing, music, web design, etc.), coach a sports team…the list is endless! You must be at least 18 years old and commit to at least 2 hours a week for three months. We will provide you with a volunteer orientation and extensive training. Club Program Volunteers must pass a background check to work with our kids. Main Headquarters: Program Support Center President/CEO, John Arigoni COO, Kathy Luna 2017 West 9th Avenue Denver, CO 80231 Phone: 303-892-9200 Fax: 303.892.9210 Other various Denver locations listed below: Cole Beacon Neighborhood Center Coordinator, Joey Pace 3240 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80205 720.423.9129 William E. Cope Branch Director, Dan Ruybal 808 Inca Street Denver, CO 80204 303.893.8214 Commerce City Branch Director, Jason Martinez 6160 Kearney Street Commerce City, CO 80022 303.853.5570 Denver Broncos Branch Director, Rich Barrows 4397 Crown Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 303.373.1900 George M. Wilfley Branch Director, Yvonne Taylor 4595 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80221 303.477.5912 Arthur E. Johnson Branch Director, Steve Kinney 3325 West 16th Avenue Denver, CO 80204 303.893.8150 J. Churchill Owen Branch Director, Steve Martinez 3480 West Kentucky Avenue Denver, CO 80219 303.934.7811 Contact: Brianne Rock at BrianneR@bgcmd.org or 303.892.9200 ext. 121. Bridge Project Quigg Newton Site 4558 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Deborah at email@example.com or 303.888.1833 The Bridge Project provides educational opportunities for children living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so they graduate from high school and attend college or learn a trade. The On-Site Mentor/ Tutor volunteer role is the most valued one at The Bridge Project. After attending an overview presentation/ orientation and a tutor training session, you will be matched with a child for the rest of the school year, spending one hour a week together at our location. On-site Mentors/Tutors generally choose a day and time that works best for their schedule. The programs take place Monday - Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m. Please get started today at http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/index.html. Should these training times not meet your schedule, additional trainings will be offered on the Regis University campus. Thank you for helping our kids. Broadway Assistance Center -- St. Joseph’s Broadway Assistance Center 1212 Mariposa St Denver, CO 80204 Contact:Ed Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.893.7933 or email@example.com The Broadway Assistance Center has been serving Denver's homeless and low-income families since 1975. The food bank needs volunteers Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the soup kitchen operates on Thursday and utilizes volunteers from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Volunteers should commit to a 3-hour shift. There is also an ongoing need for blankets, gloves, toiletries, socks, t-shirts, men's jean and underwear and backpacks as well as non-perishable food. Interested students might hold a drive for such items as part of a class or club project. Please visit their website at www.denverbac.org for more information and to get in touch to schedule your volunteer time. The Center The Center 301 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80218 Contact: Juli Wesier-German at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.733.7743, ext. 109 Improves the lives of individuals who affiliate with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement by building a healthy, inclusive and empowered GLBT community; providing opportunities for positive social interactions, community service and personal development; promoting knowledge and appreciation of GLBT history, literature, art and culture; and advocating for social justice. The Center's Mission: To engage, enrich, empower and advance the LGBT community in Colorado. Volunteer opportunities change with The Center's needs and may include: front desk, events staff, group facilitators, library assistance, outreach, Denver PrideFest and program assistance. Please attend one of our monthly volunteer orientations which is the first step towards making a difference in the LGBT community. Children's Museum of Denver Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children's Museum Drive Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Angela Caudill at email@example.com or 303.561. 0114 The Children’s Museum of Denver offers volunteers the opportunity to provide a positive impact on the families and children of our community while gaining knowledge of early childhood education techniques and theories. Join us for special events (individuals or large groups) or weekly volunteer opportunities. Children's Museum of Denver Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children's Museum Drive Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Angela Caudill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.561. 0114 The Children’s Museum of Denver offers volunteers the opportunity to provide a positive impact on the families and children of our community while gaining knowledge of early childhood education techniques and theories. Join us for special events (individuals or large groups) or weekly volunteer opportunities. Colfax Community Network Colfax Community Network 1585 Kingston St. Aurora, CO 80010 Contact: Jennifer at 303.360.9175 The mission of Colfax Community Network is to provide children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue with information, advocacy, services and programs that will strengthen and improve family and community life. Colfax Community Network operates from a harm reduction, anti-oppression perspective. Social justice and advocacy are the central themes to our work as we strive to restore dignity, opportunity and hope in this community. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Community Night This is a night when anyone and everyone come together around the best community builder: homemade food. We eat, talk, play, create and learn. Dates/Times: Fourth Thursday of every month (6:00pm-7:30pm) After School Program During the school year, come hang out with the coolest elementary school students you’ve ever met. Not only will they have you laughing the whole time, but they really do need your help. Dates/Times: Every Monday-Thursday (3:30-5:30) Outreach Each week we visit numerous motels bringing hygiene products, food, safer sex supplies, resources and relationships to the community. Dates/Times: Every Tuesday and Thursday (2:00-4:30pm) Summer Camp An all day camp for elementary aged youth to explore their world away from the confines of motel life. We go swimming, do science experiments, hike, make lots of art, run lemonade stands and lots of other awesomeness. Dates/Times: TBA Food Pantry By offering food to clients and their families who are hungry we are able to alleviate one of the biggest challenges in experiencing poverty. Our food pantry is open to all clients. Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday (11:00am-1:00pm) Administration Help us to help the community by answering phones, data entry, receiving clients, donors and donations Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday (10:00-3:00) Colorado AIDS Project Colorado AIDS Project 2490 W. 26th Ave., Building A, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Caroline Armstrong at email@example.com Make a difference in the life of somebody living with HIV! Colorado AIDS Project is seeking Regis students to work in our food bank or the reception desk. Food bank hours are: Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday 1 -5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 1 - 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon. Reception desk hours are flexible shifts during regular business hours M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Complete a volunteer application online by visiting www.coloradoaidsproject.org/volunteer.html and include any relevant work/volunteer experience in the comments section. All Volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation, HIV 101 training and pass a background check prior to working with clients. Colorado Anti-Violence Program The Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP) PO BOX 181085 Denver, CO 80218 Contact: 303.839.5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP) is looking for new volunteers to become a valuable part of the organization. There are many ways you can get involved, including completing administrative tasks, community outreach, building referral databases, and staffing the 24-hour crisis hotline. We are especially looking for more volunteers to be trained to be hotline advocates. If you are interested in these trainings or have questions Call 303.839.5204 or e-mail email@example.com. General Volunteer Orientation ("CAVP Fundamentals"): "CAVP Fundamentals" will provide participants with foundational knowledge about the ways violence, privilege and oppression impact LGBTQ people and our ability to create safer communities. Training topics include the state of the anti-violence movement, how oppression plays out on the ideological, institutional, interpersonal and internalized levels, trans basics & community organizing principles. This session is for anyone interested in community outreach and tabling including at Pride events, fundraising, event planning, mailings, donor meetings or other administrative tasks. The next general orientation will take place on October 15 all day. Crisis Hotline Training: Would you like to support the safety and self-determination of survivors of violence? Too often LGBTQ survivors, do not have access to culturally competent support and resources they need to heal from violence. Our dedicated team of hotline advocates works hard to ensure each person, regardless of identity or experience, is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. CAVP's Advocacy Program is committed to honoring self-determination, building the safety and power of survivors, supporting healing, and exploring responses to violence outside of existing criminal legal systems. The Hotline training will build on the "CAVP Fundamentals" by providing participants with knowledge and skills needed to support survivors of violence and other community members that contact us through our 24-hour statewide hotline. Main topics covered include: crisis intervention, harm reduction framework, domestic, sexual and hate violence, self-harm and suicide, community responses to violence, criminal legal systems, and trauma stewardship. Colorado Youth for a Change Colorado Youth for a Change 2490 W. 26th Ave. Suite 110A Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Leia Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org In Colorado, nearly a quarter of students don't graduate on time, and in most of the schools in which CYC works, that number is even larger. By volunteering your time, you are an essential part of achieving our mission of solving the dropout crisis in Colorado. Volunteers are needed to provide one-on-one or small group tutoring to students who are struggling in their classes and could use additional support with the academic material or specific content or assignments. Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteer at least one hour per week for at least one academic semester. Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age and are required to fill out an application that includes references and a background check. Volunteer opportunities are currently available at the following schools: Volunteer Sites Boulder High School Located at 1604 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO Tuesday and Thursday 3:40pm-4:40pm Subject: Government *In addition to CYC's background check, applicants will have to submit a BVSD application and pass a BVSD background check *Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required Prairie View High School Located at 12909 E. 120th Ave. Henderson, CO 80640 Wednesdays: 2:15-3:15pm Subjects include: Physical Science, Biology, Algebra, Geometry, History, Cultural Geography, and English Community Educational Outreach CEO at ICCS-West (women's community corrections facility) 11500 Security Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215 (just east of Simms, between 14th Ave and Colfax Ave) 303.407.6215 Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.; and Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. CEO is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive, on-site adult education services for residents residing at a women's community correctional facility (ICCS-West) in Lakewood. CEO’s mission is to provide or enhance access to education for recovering addicts and offenders to ensure successful reintegration into our local communities. Tutors are needed to help students in the areas of reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Opportunities are available Monday - Thursday, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.. Tutors are required to set a weekly schedule and to maintain that schedule for the semester. For more information, please visit our website at: www.ceocolorado.org. Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Developmental Disabilities Resource Center 11177 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 300 Lakewood, CO 80215 Contact: April Richey at email@example.com or 303.462.6585. The Center’s Mission is “… to provide leading-edge services that create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.” Quality, dignity and choice are the values of DDRC. We are looking for caring, patient volunteers to visit people in services and share time exploring mutual interests. An orientation and background check is required (no fee). Some seasonal opportunities helping with gardens, yard work and special events. Schedules are flexible. To learn more about DDRC, please visit our website at www.ddrcco.com. EarthLinks EarthLinks 2746 W 13th Avenue Denver, CO 80204 303.389.0085 firstname.lastname@example.org EarthLinks cultivates transformation and self-worth with people experiencing homelessness and poverty. By creating opportunities through Earth-centered programs, individuals step out of isolation and into community – restoring each other and the planet. Earthlinks has a workshop where individuals get paid by the hour to make Earth-friendly products and work in our garden. The people, creatures, and plants all form community through gardening, beekeeping, worm-composting, and reaching out to one another. This is our understanding and practice of sustainability. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: -Workshop Project Assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday mornings 8-12) -Sales Assistant (a 2-4 hour commitment to work at our sales booth at a craft fair or our office on dates and times TBD- often weekends) -EarthLinks Administrative Assistant (varies, T, Th between 9-4) -Front Desk to answer phones and manage sales floor Mon – Wednesday 9-4 -Garden Assistant (varies, M-F 9-4 spring through fall) -Community Links assistant (set up/clean up of meeting spaces, assistance with program presentations; time is variable by is usually 2nd Thursday evening of month 5-8pm.) -Volunteers are also needed to help with one-time volunteering opportunities including: garden preparation or cleanup (Spring and Fall) -We can also use help in creating and maintaining our web presence and communications (days and hours flexible). EarthLinks looks forward to meeting you and thanks you for your interest! Educational Equity for All Adams 50 Educational Equity for All 7300 Lowell Blvd. Westminister, CO 80030 Contact: Homeless Service Coordinator, Jamie B. Skaronea at 720.542.5379 or email@example.com The mission of the Adams 50 EEA program is to develop and maintain school district and community partnerships to provide homeless families and unaccompanied youth with educational and social support advocacy. The project works to increase student access to quality academic programs, build family resource frameworks for professional communities and staff, and provide professional development trainings on Title X provisions under the NCLB and legislation under the McKinney Vento-Act of 1987. EEA needs individuals or groups of students to participate with a community storybook writing and assembly project using technology, photography, and, or art work. The authored books will be posted to an electronic library that is accessed by students and teachers district-wide. Bilingual and monolingual volunteers are both encouraged to volunteer! This work will primarily take place during weekdays, Monday through Friday, and is ongoing, so a student(s) can be trained and oriented throughout the school year. Moreover, there is a need for student led organizations to raise funds to support the local printing of storybooks; conduct supply drives to support the development of family and student hygienic kits, and also have food drives for the a Totes of Hope Food and Book Back Pack Program. Trainings and orientation are required for all volunteers. Each student volunteer will be required to complete a volunteer application and a background check. All volunteers will be under the supervision of Jamie Skaronea, the Service Coordinator of the program. Centro Humanitario Centro Humanitario 2260 California St. Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Sarah Shikes, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org 303.292.4115 ext. 105 www.centrohumanitario.org Centro Humanitario promotes the rights and well-being of day laborers in Colorado through education, job skills and leadership development, united action and advocacy. Our goals are to develop a sense of community and self-sufficiency among workers and to foster worker ownership over El Centro. Volunteer areas: research, grant writing, employment program, English classes, Women's project, job skills training, job safety training; fundraising, publications, organizing. Emily Griffith Technical College Emily Griffith Technical College 1250 Welton St., Room 248 Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Susan at email@example.com or 720.423.4847 The English as a Second Language program at Emily Griffith Technical College serves immigrants and refugees from around the world. Volunteers are needed as in-class tutors, conversation group leaders, and in-home tutors. A two-hour a week/four-month commitment is mandatory for in-home tutors and no less than a two-hour a week/three month commitment for in-class and conversation tutors. In-home tutoring is arranged at a time that is convenient for both the tutor and the student. In-class tutors needed Monday - Friday any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Monday - Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Conversation tutors needed Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and Thursdays 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 12 to 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. In-class and conversation tutors should specify whether they’d like to work with refugees or immigrants. Go on line, print out, and complete all volunteer application materials, and then call to set up a time that you can come by and drop off your application materials. Please do not stop by without first having an appointment. Empowerment Program Empowerment Program 1600 York St. Denver, CO 80206 Contact: Patty Meagher at Patty-Meagher@empowermentprogram.org or 303.320.1989 ext. 236 Provides education, employment, counseling and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or involvement in the criminal justice system. Volunteer opportunities are likely to focus on working one-on-one with women trying to complete their GED. GED tutoring takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Escuela de Guadalupe Escuela de Guadalupe 660 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Krystynna Gillespie Krystynna_Gillespie@escuelaguadalupe.org . Are you looking for volunteer or service learning hours? Do you like working with kids? Escuela de Guadalupe is looking for help with their after-school program. Escuela de Guadalupe is a private, Catholic, dual language elementary school in Northwest Denver founded in 1999 through a grassroots movement of community members working together to provide quality educational options for Latino families. The after school program exists for students that need extra help with their homework and for parents that were unable to pick up their children at dismissal. The after school program is a daily operation – from 4 - 5:45 p.m. and focuses on individual tutoring with students: doing their homework, studying for tests, or reading aloud. Family Tree Family Tree 3805 Marshall St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303.422.2133 Contact: Angie Overlie at firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer opportunities in empowering individuals and families overcoming homelessness, domestic violence, and child abuse. Volunteer times are available at hours that fit your schedule. Training and orientation is provided by Family Tree staff. It is required that all volunteers attend training in the areas in which they are volunteering. Volunteer opportunities range from crisis hotline operator to working as a store attendant organizing donated items for families. Volunteers should fill out a Volunteer Application and attend a volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientations are held the last Saturday of every month, from 9 AM - 1 PM. They are held at the Family Tree Administrative offices, located at 3805 Marshall St, Wheat Ridge, 80033. The volunteer application and details about the Family Tree's volunteer opportunities can be found online at www.familytree.org, "Give Your Time". Father Woody Programs Father Woody’s Mission, in life and in the Programs founded in his name, centers on serving Denver’s poorest of the poor. Our first off-campus project, tutoring on MWF afternoons at Annunciation Catholic School, began in January 1992, two months after his death and continues today. Other schools served by Father Woody’s workers include Guardian Angels, St. Rose of Lima, Saints Peter and Paul, St, Francis de Sales, and St. Catherine of Sienna. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, our volunteers and workers assist in the Weekend Totes project, which sends food home every Friday to help families who face economic struggles. In classrooms and after-school programs, we assist with homework and activities, and help teachers with special projects and playground supervision. Regis also helps with school gardening projects, collects Box Tops, and contributes to fundraisers, including chaperoning school dances. Father Woody’s workers also visit with the lovely residents of the beauteous Mullen Home, where students help with activities, meals, and fund-raisers, and benefit from the wisdom and graced work of the Sisters there and the sweetness of the seniors we serve. Projects that focus on Denver’s homeless include work with Christ in the City Missionaries (Lunch in the Park and streetwalks), The Crossing (a shelter for families in transition), Samaritan House (residential housing for homeless men, women, and children, and Father Woody’s Haven of Hope, a day shelter of great warmth and bounteous food. Our workers make hundreds of sack lunches to distribute to the hungry, knit warm hats for Denver’s wintry weather, and make rosaries for spiritual comfort and grace. Please join us in these efforts, and bring your energy, your ideas, and your caring hearts. Come to Father Woody’s Workshop in the Chapel Basement. Though a visit is best (nice people gather there), you can also contact us by email or telephone. See below. PS Watch the Father Woody video! Connie Gates 303-458-4148 email@example.com Miriam Hernandez 303-964-5095 firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria McCabe 303-458-3572 email@example.com Florence Crittenton Services (Formerly Parent Pathways) Florence Crittenton Services 55 South Zuni Street Denver, CO 80223 Contact: Mikayla Houser, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.321.6363 x 208 Florence Crittenton Services is a Denver, CO-based nonprofit agency that helps teen parents be productive members of the community by offering a holistic range of services to the entire teen family. It provides education and parenting training for pregnant and parenting teen mothers at the Florence Crittenton School, early childhood education for their babies at our Early Learning Center, and counseling and parenting support for teen fathers and other members of the family through the Family Engagement Center. Volunteers are needed to help with our Baby Bucks store every other Friday, help assist in the Early Learning center betwen 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, help anytime with administrative needs during business hours and assit with keeping our donated items organized for our monthly "garage sale." Florence Crittenton Services also offers opportunities to get involved with special events such as the "Miles for Moms" Run Walk (May 2012), the annual Fall Luncheon (October 2012), and a variety of Holiday Helping Hands projects around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Focus Points Family Resource Center Focus Points 2501 East 48th Avenue Denver, CO 80216 Contact: Cristina Del Hoyo or Amy Jannsen at 303-292-0770. Located in Denver's Swansea/Elyria neighborhood, Focus Points works with immigrant populations, many of whom are from Mexico. Volunteers are needed as tutors/teacher assistants in adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and Adult Basic Education (ABE)/pre-GED classes. All courses are staffed by a professional ESL or ABE/GED teacher; the student will plug into the class in a number of ways as a tutor/teacher assistant by individual tutoring, tutoring groups of language learners, modeling conversation with the teacher, etc. Call or email for information about where and when ESL and ABE/GED classes are held. The Gathering Place The Gathering Place 1535 High St. Denver, CO 80218 Contact: Ashley Boland at Ashley@tgpdenver.org or 303.996.9028 The mission of The Gathering Place is to provide a safe daytime refuge and resources for self-sufficiency to women and their children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. Potential volunteers are asked to sign up for the monthly Volunteer Welcome Tour where they will tour The Gathering Place and be given information about available volunteer opportunities. Sign-up is available at www.tgpdenver.org. Volunteers work in all aspects of the agency and are asked to commit to at least 2 hours per week for a minimum 3 months. Placements are based on the agency's needs, the availability and skills of the volunteer, and their compatibility with the Gathering Place's mission. Episodic/Short term service projects might include a meal sponsorship, donation drive, or facilitating special celebration or craft project. Girls Inc. Girls Inc. of Metro Denver 1499 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Carrie Webber, Manager of Volunteer Programs, at email@example.com or 303.893.4363 ext. 124 Provides girls ages 6-18 with challenging opportunities that build skills and help prepare them to become self-sufficient, resourceful, independent adults. Girls Inc. of Metro Denver provides programs in: Media Literacy, STEM, Health & Sexuality, Sports & Adventure, Leadership & Community Action, Culture & Heritage, and Careers & Life Planning. Girls Inc. also provides tutoring and homework help for girls in grades 1-8 during the school year. From August to April (school year programs) volunteers are asked to commit to at least two days a week, Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. Summer program hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm. Summer volunteer shifts are from either 8am-12:30pm or 12:30-5pm. The first step to volunteering is to complete our online application here: http://www.girlsincdenver.org/volunteer-application.html. Thanks for inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold! Goodwill Industries Goodwill Industries 6850 N. Federal Blvd. Contact: Alison Yeager, Manager of Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.650.7714 When you think of Goodwill, you probably don't think about the job training programs we provide for our city's high school students. We're a city with a large population of at-risk youth and every hour of assistance we provide through our high school job training initiatives helps lower that overall risk. We help students to believe in themselves, their potential and discover career paths that they can love and embrace. Hope requires education - Goodwill's youth job training works to do that each and every day. We need volunteers to serve as Mock Interviewers and College Panelists. Help students gain the confidence they need, along with valuable interviewing skills that will prepare them for post-secondary interviews for college, scholarships, and actual jobs. Tell them what it's like to be a college students and how they can do it too. You'll do this in a group setting with other college students and professionals and can choose any one of our 28 area high schools. We ask all volunteers to fill out an application and to volunteer a minimum of two hours per semester. Growing Colorado Kids Growing Colorado kids 30141 East 128th Ave. Commerce City, Colorado 80022 Contact: email@example.com Website: www.growingcolorado.org Our Mission: To reduce hunger, improve nutrition, and provide experiential learning opportunities for refugee youth through organic farming. Our Purpose: Growing Colorado Kids is a place of safety for refugee youth where their strength, knowledge, and confidence grows through hands-on learning, community service, and educational programming. By collaborating with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, youth achieve challenging farm projects that build confidence and community. Our History: Growing Colorado Kids was founded in 2008 by Chris and Denise Lines to address the hunger faced by many refugee youth in Metro Denver. At first, the program utilized inner-city garden plots to grow food for refugee families. Hosts provided water and land and in turn received a portion of the harvest. In 2013, Growing Colorado Kids moved to a 5-acre farm in Commerce City. With the addition of farm animals and a colony of bees, refugee youth are afforded 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 the opportunity to gain invaluable scholastic and life skills. Why Growing Colorado Kids? Refugees are forced to flee their homes and countries because of persecution, war, and violence. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that there were 19.5 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2014, 51% of whom were children under the age of 18. Colorado happens to be a major state for refugee resettlement with upwards of 2,400 refugees resettled every year, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. The majority of these refugees find homes in Denver where life is very different from what they have ever known. That is why Growing Colorado Kids exists; to provide refugee youth a community of support where they gain a sense of belonging and vital skills needed to navigate life in the United States. All of the youth participants qualify for free and reduced lunch, so in addition to developing leadership, teamwork, and scholastic abilities, they are provided with substantial amounts of produce to feed their families. Our Values: Leadership: We support youth in undertaking leadership roles within the organization to foster accountability and build confidence. Teamwork: By collaborating with staff and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, our youth achieve challenging farm projects that develop vital communication skills and reinforce the importance of cooperation and working together. Community Building: Staff, volunteers, and youth build supportive relationships to enhance our community and increase individual well-being. Nutrition: We provide youth and their families with healthy fresh produce and teach youth the building blocks of balanced dietary habits. Natural Growing: We practice environmentally sound growing principles. Public Service: We give back to our community by donating fresh produce to partner nonprofit organizations. Here is what nine-year-old EhKu Moo had to say about Growing Colorado Kids, “You make me happy every day. Because of you, I know I can do anything. You changed my life forever!” Grow with us! It is our hope you will become engaged with Growing Colorado Kids and our efforts to make a difference in the lives of refugee youth. There are many ways to connect… · Follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/GrowingColoradoKIDS · Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter - http://www.growingcolorado.org/newsletter · Volunteer – volunteers are needed for Thursday Dinners, Farm Fridays, Growing Great Saturdays, special events, and more! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process. Growing Home Growing Home 3489 W. 72nd Ave. #112 Westminster, CO 80036 Contact: Erik Hicks, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 720.407.1987 Just a 5 minute drive from campus! Growing Home is a non-profit that provides programs include in-home parent education, early childhood programs, food, shelter, homeless prevention, affordable housing, and wrap-around case management support. Growing Home operates a children's program (after school tutoring), a family shelter, homeless prevention services (referrals, rent/mortgage assistance), affordable housing units, and offers emergency services (food, diapers, etc.). No religious activities are conducted. Volunteers must complete an interview and one hour of training prior to service. Volunteer opportunities for students in the college include: tutoring and mentoring school aged children from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. two days a week (days still to be determined for 2016-2017 school year), food distribution in the food pantry from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. seven days a week, as well as sorting and labeling donations in the food pantry in the afternoons. We are also in need of volunteers to help answer calls for assistance throughout the day, directly assisting families in crisis. Other volunteer opportunities include: Public Relations and Communications (helping with the annual report and newsletter), IT/Computer science (reviewing and making recommendations to the website, researching best practices for agency programs, and helping with database repairs and upkeep). Volunteers are also needed for administrative tasks, cleaning and handy work, graphic design and photography, sorting/distribution of food, diapers, and hygiene products. Growing Home is open seven days a week, and opportunities for service and advocacy are available every day. Food, baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, etc.), hygiene items (razors, shampoo, deodorant, etc.), and cleaning supplies are always needed. This is a great opportunity for your class, team, or club to do a drive! Volunteers will be required to undergo a background check (no charge to volunteer). Thank you for your interest in helping Growing Home Nurture Children, Strengthen Families, and Create Community! www.growinghome.org 72 Ave. #112, Westminster CO 80030 Direct line: 720-407-1987 Like us on Facebook! Harmony/Serenity Residences Harmony/Serenity Residences 2850 Columbine Rd., Denver, CO, 80221 303.433.0282 ext. 2850 A neighbor of Regis, Harmony Residence is one of only a handful of assisted living facilities in the United States that is specifically for adults with disabilities. Serenity Residence is also an assisted living facility that serves the elderly. Volunteers can work in either building or both. Volunteers are especially needed for one-to-one visitation and to help out with activities. Barbara will work with you to create a position that matches your interests and skills. Volunteers are expected to be committed to the shifts they sign up for. Liver Health Connection Liver Health Connection 1325 S. Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80222 Contact: Karen Chappelow, MS, CACIII Director of Community Outreach Liver Health Connection (formerly Hep C Connection) 1325 S. Colorado Blvd., B-302 Denver CO 80222 Direct 720-917-3960 HelpLine 800-522-4372 Fax 303-860-7481 www.liverhealthconnection.org Liver Health Connection is in need for Health Fair and Helpline volunteers, also occasional mailings and projects. The Health Fairs are on an as needed basis depending on when we are scheduled to attend. Mainly weekends. The helpline is a weekly commitment to serving callers across the country right from our office. A set schedule around your school work will be made. School work can also be done during down time!!! Counseling, database entry and liver disease education training will be provided. Helpline volunteers can work one day a week for 2-3 hours at our office 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. We ask for a semester or more commitment. Inner City Health Inner City Health 3800 York Street Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Juana Martinez Medical Clinic Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 720-833-5010 or Dr. Doug Fairbairn, MD Medical Clinic Director Email: email@example.com 720-833-5061 A nonprofit volunteer-based health care facility committed to improving the health of low income and medically uninsured families. This is a Christian faith-based organization serving families in the Denver area and surrounding neighborhoods. Volunteers must be fluent in Spanish and be able to commit a half day per week for the full semester. Duties include helping with patient intake, front desk, assist doctors and other duties as assigned. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. A commitment of once a week or once every other week for six months would be ideal. King Adult Day Enrichment Program King Adult Day Enrichment 8845 Wagner St. Westminster, CO 80031 92nd & Sheridan Contact: Emily Couper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Meulemans at email@example.com. KADEP strives to provide a client-centered, community based program designed to enhance participants’ quality of life by improving or maximizing their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being.” KADEP is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a wide variety of daily activity groups (for example, art crafts, bowling, water skiing, computers, etc.) from 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Help is needed during various shifts, which go from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., over lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., and from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Volunteers can serve on a one-time or long-term basis. Little Sisters of the Poor Mullen Home for the Aged 3629 W. 29th Avenue Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Vicky Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.433.7221 Little Sisters of the Poor is a highly regarded full-service care facility for Denver’s elderly poor, and all residents are 60 years or older. Volunteers must be above 18 years old. Volunteer positions range from assisting with regularly scheduled activities, visiting the residents, assisting with serving meals, or assisting with household chores of the home. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in an interview following orientation in which the volunteer coordinator will place you in a position that suits your interests and availability. Orientation and a background check are required. If you work more than 8 hours per week a PPD (tuberculosis) test is required. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. Lutheran Family Services Lutheran Family Services 1600 Downing St., Suite 600 Denver, CO 80218 Contact: David Cornish at email@example.com or 303.225.0199 or Jose Kabeya, Family Refugee Services Coordinator, 303.331.2905 Provides a caring response to the needs of the world's uprooted people and empowers refugees to achieve self-sufficiency by equipping them with skills, tools and opportunities. Tasks may include: helping newly arrived refugees to adjust by aiding with budgeting, learning English, learning practical skills at home and in the community; assist refugees in finding employment, reviewing resumes, getting refugees to interviews, and potentially recruiting employers. Some volunteer tasks require a car, as it may be necessary to drive clients to job interviews, etc. Excellent training and support provided to volunteers. Days, hours, and locations vary. Only responsible and committed students need apply. Mercy Housing Mercy Housing 1999 Broadway, Suite 1000 Denver, CO 80202 Contact: Katie Bonamasso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.830.3366 Dedicated to creating and strengthening healthy communities by developing, operating, and financing quality, affordable, service enriched housing. Volunteers can get involved by focusing on policy issues or get involved in an after-school or English as a Second Language (ESL) program for families. Volunteers are especially needed to participate in after school programming on Monday – Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Holly Park Apartments [5520 E. 60th, Commerce City], and Grace Apartments [13th and Yosemite, Denver]. Community or Policy students needed at Holly Park Apartments [5520 E. 60th, Commerce City] to help with community organizing, needs assessment/surveying and community event planning. Nursing students are also welcome at Franconia, Aromor and Holly Park Apartments for residents in need of blood pressure checks, having their nails clipped, and basic access to health-related resources. Other opportunities in program development and community outreach are also available. For direct work with children, a background check is required (no fee). Must be creative, enthusiastic and independent. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. Mesa Elementary 9100 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031 Contact: Principal Shannon Willy at email@example.com or 303.657.3855 It's more fun when you play by the rules! Provide structure for sports at recess. Help our K-5th grade students learn the rules and play basketball, flag football, soccer and more. Reinforce sportsmanship. Work with our PE teacher to reinforce instruction. From 11:30-1:00 Mon-Fri. Additional opportunities tutoring in literacy and math are available. Updated 8/16/10 KSB. Mi Casa Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School Mi Casa Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School 1820 Lowell St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Andrea Herrera Moreno, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.571.1881 An afterschool program Monday through Friday out of the school building. We provide four solid days of programming from Monday to Thursday to youth ages 11-14. Our clubs cater to the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math) of academic enrichment. On Fridays, we have a more relaxed and safe environment for the students without any concrete clubs. Most of our Friday afternoons in the Spring semester are open at the moment. My hope is that a group of your students are interested in conducting a project on one or more afternoons. It could be a one-time event or a recurring one (once a month, twice a month, etc.). The Regis students would have complete liberty at choosing an academically enriching activity to facilitate. It could be team building games, facilitating a basketball game, teaching our students about high school and college life, etc. I am more than happy to serve as a resource during the planning stages. Time range for activity: 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM; Av. Number of students present: 30-40. Updated 1/4/12 AKD Mt. St. Vincent Home Mt. St. Vincent Home 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Angela Frederick at email@example.com or or 303-458-7220 x253 Mount St. Vincent Home serves abused/neglected/mentally ill children by strengthening their ability to socially and emotionally participate in the community. Volunteers are especially needed to serve in preschool and elementary school classrooms for a couple of hours a week during the school day from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or in the Preschool for a couple of hours during the week from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. There are also opportunities with our residential children in the evenings between 530pm - 8pm. A background heck and fingerprinting are required. We do have non-kid contact opportunities in lawn and ground maintenance (mow, pull weeds, paint, ect.). This would mainly be Monday - Friday, but there is flexibility to look at some weekend or evening times. updated 05/16/12 DEA. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CO Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CO Chapter 900 S Broadway, 2nd Floor Contact: Amanda Douglass, 303.698.5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is seeking a student who is earning their degree in Social Work, Human Services, Political Science, or Public Relations. There are two different opportunities available which include Community Engagement and Advocacy. With these opportunities, students will be able to work closely with the Director of Care Management, and the Vice President of Programs in order to achieve their goals. Students are needed during the fall semester to work at the Denver office located on 900 S. Broadway and will be asked to work about 10 hours a week. A background check is required. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. The National MS Society is in need of Volunteers all year long! Get in touch for more details. Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives 1615 California St., Suite 712 Denver, CO 80202 Contact: Reverend Leon Kelly at email@example.com or 303-893-4264 Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives seeks to eliminate gang violence and criminal activity in the metropolitan Denver area by offering positive alternatives to active and potential gang members. Volunteers are needed to work with at-risk K-8 students in an after-school tutoring and mentoring program. The program runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday – Thursday. Volunteers are needed to help with snacks, homework, and recreation. Volunteers are also welcome to participate in home visits, with an opportunity to gain a more holistic look into families and the link between challenges in school and at home. Individuals with art and recreational interests are also welcome. Volunteers are asked to work a shift at least once a week for the full semester. A background check is required and volunteers will meet with someone for an overview of volunteer tasks and training. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. PeaceJam Headquarters PeaceJam Headquarters 11200 Ralston Rd. Arvada, CO 80004 Contact: Nicole Leon, 303.455.2099 or Nicole@peacejam.org The mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Description: PeaceJam is always looking for volunteers and interns to work from campus in the Diversity Office or from the PeaceJam office in Arvada, CO at least once per week. We tailor the work plan to the interests and needs of the volunteers and interns. Some example projects are: Curriculum writing and editing Photo and video archiving Photo and video editing Data entry Outreach and Communications Translating curriculum and promotional materials to Spanish Preparation for the PeaceJam Youth Conference and service-learning projects and many more… Dates and Times: Flexible Regis Outreach Program at Skinner Middle School Regis Outreach Program at Skinner Middle School 3435 W. 40th St. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Carolyn and Andi at firstname.lastname@example.org Tutor and mentor local neighborhood youth! Opportunities to help teachers in their classrooms throughout the school day include work in Reading, Math, History, Art, and more! These opportunities are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers are also needed for after-school programs: sports (soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, and swimming), dance, drama, chess, homework help, college programs, and more! Each volunteer opportunity requires a semester commitment. An application must be completed to be considered for the program. Also be sure to print off and fill out the Background Check Form. BE SURE TO TURN THE BACKGROUND CHECK FORM IN AT THE FRONT DESK AT SKINNER THE FIRST TIME YOU VOLUNTEER. Updated 8/12/10 KSB St. Francis Center St. Francis Center 2323 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Jean Garrison at email@example.com or 303.244.0744 St. Francis Center provides a safe place for people who are homeless to meet their basic needs and receive assistance to transition out of homelessness. Between 750-850 people, primarily single men, visit the shelter daily. SFC needs volunteers for at least a 10 week commitment, 2-3 hours per week, Monday -Friday 6:30am - 6pm, Sat-Sun 6:30 am to 1:30 pm. There are a variety of ways volunteers can help: data entry, updating the website, creating newsletters, and providing direct services to guests of the shelter (e.g. information & referral; distributing mail, storage, clothing & toiletries; monitoring men's showers; assistance w/applications & resume writing). Spanish proficiency is very helpful. Samaritan House Samaritan House 2301 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80205 303.294.0241 We serve more than 300 single men and women, and 21 families in need of transitional housing or shelter, in order to help break the cycle of homelessness. Samaritan House has five programs that provide individuals access to material and spiritual needs. Through these programs and collaborative relationships with community resources, our goal is for people to leave Samaritan House knowing their dignity in Christ as well as having regained their own self-sufficiency. We deeply rely on our volunteers and staff to make this goal a reality! New to Samaritan House? This short orientation video explains important information about the services we provide and general volunteer information regarding Samaritan House. You can also find out more information on the website. The Samaritan House is also celebrating its 30th Anniversary of shelter service this year! To celebrate, we are hosting events nearly every month to extend our appreciation to the community for its generosity towards are shelter, and to open its doors to even more improvements and growth for the future! Follow this link for more information and to apply for a volunteer position. Su Teatro Su Teatro 721 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Tanya Mote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.296.0219 El Centro Su Teatro is a multidisciplinary cultural arts center committed to Chicano and Latino arts. We believe that art and culture are essential to a democratic society and that art should reflect the diversity of our country's cultural landscape. El Centro Su Teatro produces, promotes and preserves high-quality original theater, music, dance, literature, film and visual art that represent the experiences, history, language and heritage of Chicanos and Latinos in the US and the Americas. Great opportunities for flexible and versatile students to learn and to engage on multiple levels. Willing to work with students to craft individualized opportunities in marketing, fundraising, event management and youth arts projects. Hours are flexible but will require some weekend evenings. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. The Student Success Center Abraham Lincoln High School 2285 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO Contact: Salome Martinez at email@example.com or 720-423-5026 The Student Success Center focuses on each student's academic enrichment at ALHS. It dedicates its efforts towards the students' academic achievement and the furthering of their knowledge. We are currently looking for college students who would be interested in tutoring in the subjects of Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Geography, writing and other subjects. Its hours are from 2:30 to 5:30p.m. Monday thru Friday. Updated 05/15/12 DEA. Tennyson Center Tennyson Center 2950 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 Contact: Tia Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.855.3421 Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) provides residential and therapeutic services, as well as a K-12 school, to Colorado children ages 5-18. These kids are survivors of severe abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues. We are often seen as the last resort for kids who have nowhere else to go, and we’ve been helping kids for more than 110 years. Volunteers have an opportunity to work in the classrooms spending time with or supporting clients during education. Volunteers need to come consistently on a weekly basis and commit at least 2 hours per week over the course of the semester. A one-time mandatory training must be arranged with the Manager of Volunteer Services and an application must be completed before beginning hours. Urban Peak Urban Peak Administrative Office 730 21st Street Denver, CO 80205 Drop-in Center/Education & Employment 2100 Stout St. Denver 80205 Shelter 1630 S Acoma Street Denver, CO 80223 Peak Thrift: Social Enterprise Thrift Store 4890 Pecos Street Denver, CO 80221 Contact: Lisa Gelaude at 303.974.2910 or email@example.com Urban Peak helps youth, ages 15-24, experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of being homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults. We utilize volunteers in our Administrative Office. At the Drop-In Center or the Shelter we use volunteers to prepare and serve a meal. At Peak Thrift, and in the Drop-In Center we use volunteers as one-on-one direct support to clients through varying positions. Current volunteer opportunities are posted on our website: www.urbanpeak.org Volunteers of America - Meals on Wheels Volunteers of America Meals on Wheels 2660 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Pat Stoehr firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.294.0111 MISSION: The Volunteers of America Colorado Branch seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community. Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors Monday through Saturday between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM in Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties. It is a great way to get involved in your community! Delivering in groups with friends or family members is highly encouraged. BACKGROUND CHECKS OR CLEARANCE: We work with a fragile population so each volunteer must be over 18 or accompanied by someone over 18. Anyone over 18 must have a background check, including a driver's license check. UNPAID ASSOCIATED COSTS: The background check is $20.00 for each person over 18 and driving/delivering. Pat is willing to work with students who cannot afford this cost HOURS LOCATIONS DURATION: Monday through Saturday deliveries available throughout Denver, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties. One meal is delivered per day between the hours of 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Deliveries usually take between 1.5 and 2 hours. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. Warren Village Warren Village 1323 Gilpin St. Denver CO Contact: Brian Palmeri at 303.320.5032 or email@example.com Warren Village exists so that low-income, single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency through housing, childcare and family support services. Warren Village is seeking an administrative assistant who offers support to Housing Department staff. The volunteer position greets all visitors to 1323 Gilpin Street including potential residents who are applying for housing. The volunteer assists with the application process including the showing of a 10 minute orientation video, reviewing the housing application and making copies of applicants/child’s documents. Other duties include answering phones, checking voice messages, data entry, light filing, enforcing building visitor/security policy and assisting residents. The Administrative Assistant will also seek housing alternatives for prospective applicants as well as those not fully qualified for the Warren Village program. The volunteer will also post notices, schedule assessments for approved applicants, and reconfirm appointments. The Housing office is seeking a volunteer to cover the following shifts on Mondays through Fridays: 8 am to 2 pm; 2pm to 5pm; 5pm to 8pm. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. Women's Bean Project Women's Bean Project 3201 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Susan Kohut at 303.292.1919 Since 1989, the Women’s Bean Project has been helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. We are a nonprofit organization that teaches job readiness and life skills for entry-level jobs through employment in our gourmet food production business. Women come with the goal of transforming their lives and moving toward self sufficiency. Volunteers can assist in a variety of capacities including working off-site events, hosting a Bean Party, teaching a life skills class or working to support our production efforts. Please fill out an application online, available through the website. Volunteers can work any time Monday-Friday from 8-12:15, and 1-4:30. Updated 5/31/11 MAB.