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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 mentoring 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 Bridger After-School Program operates Monday – Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and offers homework assistance and one-on-one 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 art and 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 email@example.com The Community Healthcare 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. Volunteers are needed to assist with blood pressure testing on Thursday of each week. Emergency Outreach - provides emergency rental and utility assistance, transportation vouchers for medical and employment appointments, prescription medication assistance, enrollment for the Bienvenidos Food Bank, and emergency food and hygiene products. Contact Karoline Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org as the contact for both the Community Healthcare Program and Emergency Outreach. The 32nd Jubilee Center hosts the Ellen L. Torrez Bienvenidos Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to set up Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week. Call 303-433-6328 for volunteer opportunities. Updated 12/27/12 DEA. 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. Updated 05/31/2012 DEA. 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. Updated 12/20/11 AKD. America SCORES Denver America SCORES 4900 W. 29th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 Contact: Nikole Bruns Carey at 303.832.5879 or email@example.com 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 over 300 students in west Denver, the organization is looking for help in their after school programming, refereeing Friday afternoon soccer games (games start around 3:30 p.m.). Choose from one of ten schools that are in close bus, biking, or driving range to Regis! Updated 1/4/12 AKD Annunciation School Fr. Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact: Drew Jones 303.964.5095 or Connie Gates 303.458.4148 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 fourteen years of his priesthood at this school, it is a special project. The project runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 pm-5:15 pm. Weekly participation is absolutely required, as children depend on "their" Regis student showing up each Monday or Wednesday for them. Updated 10.25.11. AAG. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. The Aspen House of Mount St. Vincent 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Kay McDowell at email@example.com 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 ages of 9-18, have experienced significant challenges in their short lives. Tutors are needed in areas of math and English from 3:30-5 Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Mandatory background checks are given to all volunteers. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. B & G Custodial Services/Regis English as a Second Language Program 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Burson at email@example.com B & G is a private sub-contractor of Regis that handles all custodial work in Regis buildings. Many of the employees are from Mexico or El Salvador and would like to learn to speak English. Volunteers are needed to assist as tutors and conversation partners for the Regis English as a Second Language (ESL) Program for B & G staff. Volunteers are needed to work with B & G staff for one-on-one tutorial sessions on the Regis campus. Volunteers should be able to commit from 1-3 hours per week and need to make a three month commitment to working with a custodian. There are also opportunities to deepen relationships amongst various departments on the Regis campus and B & G custodians, and to complete other fun and challenging duties. A positive outlook, friendly demeanor, and good work ethic are mandatory. The number of volunteers needed is limited and the process is quite competitive. If you have additional questions about the program, kindly contact Paul Burson at firstname.lastname@example.org Updated 5/18/11 MAB. Bessie’s Hope 1761 Ogden St, Denver, Colorado 80218 Contact: Darleen Stiny at email@example.com 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 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 32nd and Wyandot, 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 11:00 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – 8pm. 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. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. Broadway Assistance Center -- St. Joseph’s Broadway Assistance Center 1212 Mariposa St Denver, CO 80204 Contact:Ed Taylor at email@example.com or 303.893.7933 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Updated 12/28/12 DEA. The Center The Center 301 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80218 Contact: Juli Wesier-German at email@example.com 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. Volunteer assistance needed: phone staff, general office work, monitoring of cybercenter, general building maintenance, events staff, group facilitators, library assistance, outreach, festival crew, and events. One-time volunteer opportunities and brief educational sharing seminars are also available to Regis students. Please attend one of our monthly volunteer orientations which is the first step toward making a difference in the LGBT community. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. 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.Updated 12/20/11 AKD. Colfax Community Network Colfax Community Network 1585 Kingston St. Aurora, CO 80010 Contact: Jennifer at 303.360.9175 The purpose 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. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: After School Program - Volunteers are needed Monday - Thursday between 2:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. to assist with developing reading skills, tutoring and assist with events/activities; Outreach Assistant - Assist outreach team with weekly onsites to two Colfax Avenue motels:Selected days and times; Family Night Volunteer - Volunteer your cooking, serving and cleaning talents in one night. We regularly host a monthly Family Night on the fourth Thursday of each month between the hours of 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. A completed volunteer application and background check are needed before volunteering can begin. Complete an application, available at the bottom of this linked page CCN suggests a regular volunteer schedule to ensure a meaningful experience for both volunteer and child/family involved. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. Colorado AIDS Project Colorado AIDS Project 2490 W. 26th Ave., Building A, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Athena Lansing at AthenaL@coloradoAIDSproject.org or 303.837.0166 ext 316 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 11-4, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 11-4, Friday 1-3 and Saturday 9-12. Reception desk hours are flexible shifts during regular business hours M-F 9-5. 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. Updated 5/20/11 MAB. Colorado Anti-Violence Program The Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP) Contact: 303.839.5204 or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 15th 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.12/20/11 AKD Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness & Action CCGAA P.O. Box 6714 Denver, CO 80206 Contact: Roz Duman at 303.856.7334 or email@example.com The mission of the Colorado Coalition of Genocide Awareness and Action is to challenge our society to end complacency towards and raise awareness of genocides past and present and take action to stop genocides present and future. Volunteer opportunities include education/outreach, fundraising, public relations and administrative tasks. CCGAA is willing to work around a student's schedule, though the office is open Monday-Friday during normal business hours. 05/16/12 DEA. Colorado Community Hospice Colorado Community Hospice 3501 W. 23rd Ave Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Rachel Wang or Jackie Hibbard at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Updated 5/24/11 MAB. Colorado Youth for a Change Colorado Youth for a Change 951 Elati St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Nolan Nicaise at email@example.com or 303.292.2779 ext. 130 Have you ever wanted to help high school students while assisting in solving the dropout crisis in Colorado at the same time? Please volunteer to tutor because of students like Luis. Luis was a local high student who was 18 years old and had very few credits and limited options. He was not going to graduate on time. He was referred to Robert Garcia of Colorado Youth for a Change. Robert help Luis find a school that best fit his needs (a competency based program) and provided case management services to him throughout the year. Luis recently graduated from this Denver Public Schools program with his high school diploma. Even though Luis’ story ended up with a happy ending, CYC’s goal is to stop students from getting this far behind. CYC has intervention programs to help ninth grade students who are failing one to two classes to pass on to the 10th grade on time by providing case management services and establishing volunteer tutoring programs within the schools that CYC works in. Please help Colorado Youth for a Change solve this problem by empowering youth (ages 14-18) through tutoring in core subjects and life skills. Volunteers are needed daily from 7:30am-4:30pm in public high schools throughout the Denver Metro area. Volunteers commit to one hour per week. Volunteer Sites Abraham Lincoln High School Located at 2285 S. Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80219 Focus: Academic Support North High School Located at 4250 Shoshone St. Denver, CO 80211 Focus: Academic Support West High School Located at 951 Elati St. Denver, 80204 Focus: Academic Support Centaurus High School Located at 10300 South Boulder Road Lafayette, CO 80026 Focus: Academic Support All long-term volunteers must be 18 years of age and are required to fill out an application that includes an interview process, and background check. Please contact Nolan Nicaise at 303.292.2779 ext.130 or firstname.lastname@example.org or mail inquiries to 2931 W. 25th Ave. Suite 201 Denver, CO 80211. if interested in any volunteer opportunities and/or for additional information. Job Responsibilities: Attend 9th grade algebra class with students. Follow instructions along with students and assist youth in applying concepts, new and old, to assignments by the teacher. Assist youth in staying motivated to engage in and participate in class assignments. Benefit of the Position: Youth: Youth benefit from your volunteerism by participating in relationships with supportive and caring adults, as well as being given the opportunity to create and maintain motivation for their academic success. Volunteers: Volunteers are rewarded for spending their time tutoring, by having the hands-on ability to impact the lives of youth, as well as become an integral part of a small, supportive network of like-minded individuals. Volunteers will receive on-going support, as well as program orientation, including trainings on youth at-risk, poverty and its impact on education and society. Updated 05/15/12 DEA. 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 AM; and Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 to 8:30 PM 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, social studies, computer, and job search. Opportunities are available Monday - Thursday, 8:00 to 10:30 AM; and Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 to 8:30 PM. 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. Updated 05/31/2012 DEA EarthLinks EarthLinks 2828 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Cass Cronan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.389.0085 EarthLinks provides a work program for people who are homeless and low income to learn skills and create earth-friendly products that sustain the people and the planet. Earthlinks has a workshop where individuals get paid by the hour to make Earth-friendly products. 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 9-12, Thursday afternoon 12:30-4), Sales Assistant (a 2-4 hour commitment to work at our sales booth at a craft fair or our office on the 2d Saturday of each month as well as some weekends), EarthLinks Administrative Assistant (varies, M-F 9-5), Garden Assistant (varies, M-F 9-5 spring through fall). 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! Updated 12/20/12 DEA. Earth Force Earth Force 135 Park Ave West Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Liz Henry at email@example.com or 303-819-3478 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. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. El Centro Humanitario El Centro Humanitario 2260 California St. Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Marco Nunez, email@example.com, 303.292.4115 El 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. Colorado Community Action Association (CCAA) Offers Two Unique Classes On-site at El Centro The Denver "Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead" project will bring Denver Human Services' low-income customers, local non-profits, and faith-based organizations together with Denver stakeholders, leaders and businesses to incorporate Bridges Out of Poverty frameworks into anti-poverty programs within the community and its institutions. The project will provide support and resources to a group of low-income customers (through a Getting Ahead course) to further their self-sufficiency and their ability to obtain or maintain employment. The Bridges Out of Poverty Training and Community Engagement Course is for businesses, community members and City & County of Denver institutional members (starts January 3rd). If you know of potential participants for this intensive course please contact: Josiah Masingale Executive Director Colorado Community Action Association (CCAA) Phone: 303.949.9934 firstname.lastname@example.org Updated 12/27/12 DEA. 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 and 9:45 to 10:45 Thursdays 9:45 to 10:45 and 12 to 1:15 and 1:30 to 2:45 . 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. Updated 12/27/11 MAB. Employment Works Employment Works 801 Yosemite St. Denver, CO 80230 Contact: Kate Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.691.9339 x1116 Employment Work’s RAMP (Ready to Achieve Program) works with youth, ages of 13 – 17yrs. 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. Empowerment Program, Services for Women 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 Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Empowerment program is always closed from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for lunch. Updated 01/11/11 AMS. Escuela de Guadalupe Escuela de Guadalupe 3401 Pecos Denver, CO 80211 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 until 5:45 and focuses on individual tutoring with students: doing their homework, studying for tests, or reading aloud. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. Family Tree Family Tree 3805 Marshall St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303.422.2133 ext. 736 Contact: Jaclyn Wilmont at email@example.com or 303-403-5892. 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". Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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 9:00 am-11 am, and 10:30 am- 12:30 am. Fahter Woody's Wheels will also be running the van on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:25 am-11:25 am. Updated 10.25.2011 AAG. Florence Crittenton Services (Formerly Parent Pathways) Parent Pathways 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 am and 3:00 PM 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. Updated 05/15/12 DEA. 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. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. The Gathering Place (Women’s Day Shelter) The Gathering Place 1535 High St. Denver, CO 80218 Contact: Justine Zollo at email@example.com or 303.996.9034 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. Girls Inc. Girls Inc. 1499 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Elizabeth Green, Manager of Volunteer Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Incorporated of Metro Denver teaches classes in the following areas: Media Literacy, Health & Sexuality, Sports & Adventure, Leadership & Community Action, Culture & Heritage, and Careers & Life Planning. Girls Inc. also provides tutoring and homework help in the Youth Center with girls 6-11. Volunteers can work with girls Mondays-Fridays from 2:45-6:30 p.m. Days and times depend on volunteer's availability. The times listed here apply to our after-school program, which runs every year September – May. Summer program hours are Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm; summer volunteer shifts are 9am-12pm or 1:30-4:30pm, at least one day a week. You can apply online at http://www.girlsincdenver.org/volunteer-application.html. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. Goodwill Industries Goodwill Industries 6850 N. Federal Blvd. Contact: Alison Yeager, Manager of Volunteer Services at email@example.com 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. Updated 05/15/12 DEA. Growing Colorado Kids Growing Colorado 2810 Leyden Street Denver, Colorado 80207 Contact: Denise Lines at firstname.lastname@example.org Growing Colorado farmers are refugees who have been resettled in Colorado, displaced by international conflict. They bring generations of farming knowledge and experience. More importantly they possess a deep desire and passion to farm again here in America. Farmers participating are given educational opportunities in cooking, marketing, business, and ESL. Farmers will share in the harvest and receive income from all sales. Growing Colorado encourages all ages to join the growing! Updated 9/30/10 KSB. Growing Home Growing Home 3489 W. 72nd Ave. #112 Westminster, CO 80036 Contact: Anita Deshommes at email@example.com or 303.426.0430 Just a 5 minute drive from campus! A non-profit that provides shelter, food, and comprehensive assistance to families with children experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Growing Home operates a shelter program, a Children's Program (after school tutoring), a Homeless Prevention Program (referrals, rent/mortgage assistance), an Affordable Housing Project, 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 3:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and being an assistant chaperone for Saturday field trips for children. Food distribution in the food bank from 10:00-12:00 pm seven days a week, as well as sorting and labeling donations for the food bank in the afternoons. We are also always in need of volunteers to help answer calls for assistance in the afternoons, directly assisting families in crisis. Volunteer opportunities in CPS 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, weeding, watering, and planting in a garden plot, graphic design and photography, and sorting and 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! Any volunteer working directly with clients or children is also asked to undergo a background check (no charge to volunteer). Thank you for your interest in helping us house the homeless, feed families, and care for children! Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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 pm-3:00 pm. Transportation is provided via Father Woody's Wheels, which will leave from the Regis Chapel. Updated 10.25.11. AAG. Harmony/Serenity Residences Marycrest Assisted Living Virginia Jimenez Activities Coordinator Marycrest Assisted Living 2800 Columbine Rd., Denver, CO, 20221 (303) 433-0906 ext. 322 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. HeadStart (Various Sites throughout Northwest Denver) HeadStart Rocky Mountain SER 150 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, Co 80226 Contact: Cheryl Cardenas at email@example.com 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 a.m. – 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- 3:00, Monday thru Thursday, instead of three, from 8:30- 2:30. Many opportunities are available working at several locations throughout Northwest Denver. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. Hep C Connection Hep C Connection 1325 S. Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80222 Contact: Sascha Larsen-Helbing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.917.3972 Hep C Connection is in need for Helpline volunteers. This 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 and hepatitis C 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. Updated 12/28/12 DEA. Inner City Health Center Inner City Health 3800 York Street Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Rachel Wojcik, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-833-5090 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 8:00-5:00. A commitment of once a week or once every other week for six months would be ideal. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE 8950 E. Lowry Blvd. (administrative office) Denver, CO 80230 Contact: Lisa Sullivan Clark, Manager of Volunteer Services, InnovAge Foundation 720.974.2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org We are a family of nonprofit programs joined by a singular mission to provide seniors and other frail individuals with the services they need to live independently. PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, an innovative Medicare program for older adults and those over 55 living with disabilities. The goal of PACE is to help these individuals remain living as independently as possible in their own homes and communities. PACE programs provide coordinated personal and skilled care in the home, as well as socialization, meals and recreation in the Day Centers. We have four Day Centers in the Denver metro area (Denver, Thornton, Lakewood, Aurora) which operate from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday. We also have InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program (IJADP). Located in Englewood, IJADP is Colorado's oldest and one of the most successful adult day care programs for people with memory loss or physical impairment. Volunteers help participants by facilitating recreational and educational activities in the Day Center. Background checks are necessary at no cost to the students. Volunteers are welcomed at all Metro Area locations. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. King Adult Day Enrichment Program King Adult Day Enrichment 8845 Wagner St. Westminster, CO 80031 92nd & Sheridan Contact: Makena Roe at email@example.com or 303.433.6887, ext. 126 or Kyle MacIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, waterskiing, 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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. 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: Christy Wimber at email@example.com or 303.225.0199 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. Updated 12/20/12 DEA. 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 Wyatt Edison Charter School 3620 Franklin Denver CO 80205-4730 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. Peace Jam Headquarters PeaceJam Headquarters 11200 Ralston Rd. Arvada, CO 80004 Contact: Jess Ward, 303.455.2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org Description: PeaceJam is always looking for volunteers and interns who are able to work 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 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. Updated 5/23/11 MAB. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 400-700 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 newsletter, 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. updated 12/21/12 DEA. St. Rose of Lima Fr. Woody's Wheels Sponsored Program Contact: Drew Jones 303.964.5095 or Dr. McCabe 303.458.3572 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. Updated 10.25.11 AAG. 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. Samaritan House Samaritan House 2301 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80205 Contact: Ms. Lyric Raub at email@example.com or 303.996.6064 The Samaritan House provides food, housing, and social services to homeless men, women, and children. Volunteers are needed to work with children, serve meals, teach classes, etc. Students may come for a one time volunteer opportunity with no requirements, but volunteers wanting to work more than once MUST commit for a minimum of three months. These routine volunteers MUST complete the needed paperwork; attend a volunteer orientation; take the “Called to Protect” class; and be tested for TB. This routine volunteer position is usually no more than a few hours per week for the required three months and all of the required paperwork typically takes one month to process. Updated 05/16/12 DEA. 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 for Children at Colorado Christian Home Tennyson Center 2950 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212 Contact: Cindy McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.855.3421 Dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and working to serve and strengthen children and families. Tennyson Center strives to provide competent and caring treatment, educational and advocacy services that are community-based, family-focused and child-centered. Volunteers work hands-on with youth, spending time with or reading to the children. Math and reading tutors are needed from 8:00 a.m. –2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Volunteers need to come consistently, on a weekly basis and commit to at least 2 hours per week, over the course of the semester. A one-time mandatory training for all volunteers will take place for two hours – dates to be announced. Please complete the application form located here. Updated 06/01/12 DEA. Urban Peak Urban Peak Main Office 730 21st Street Denver, CO 80205 Drop-in Center Job Training and Education Center 2100 Stout St. Denver 80205 Shelter 1630 S Acoma Denver, CO 80223 Contact: Steve Hughes at 303.974.2910 or email@example.com Urban Peak helps young people, ages 15-24, overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults. Various volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are available at our shelter, administrative offices, education/employment programs, and the Drop-In Center @ The Spot. Some of these opportunities include assisting in youth programs and serving and preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For more information please go to www.urbanpeak.org. Updated 12/21/12 DEA. 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: Diana Lachiondo at DianaL@womensbeanproject.com or 303.292.1919 ext. 114 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.