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 email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org about the Community Health Care Program. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 303.623.3464, or Jennifer Piper at email@example.com AFSC is an international Quaker Peace and Justice organization. In the Colorado office, our Immigrant Justice program, Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), 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 many different communities, including Non Violent Resistance. Also, we assist the Colorado Not One More table with families affected by deportation and detention. These families work to fight their own deportations with the support of the community. Additionally, the AFSC Colorado office facilitates the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition which is a broad multi-ethnic and interfaith coalition assuring sanctuary for our immigrant sisters and brothers. This coalition works with both lay people and faith leaders. America SCORES Denver America SCORES 4900 W. 29th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 Contact: Kathleen Allen firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.americascoresdenver.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.). Assistant Soccer Coach needed three times a week from March to May and September to November. We are also looking for marketing and advertising help for fundraising and tournaments. 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: Kelly Thomas email@example.com 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 PO Box 12675 Denver, CO 80212 (We have a basement office, and we do not receive mail here, only at our post office box.) Contact: Darleen Stiny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.830.9035 Our Mission: Bessie's Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships through honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, civic organizations and businesses. Bessie’s Hope (formerly Rainbow Bridge) offers community service volunteer programs and internship opportunities. The organization provides multi-generational volunteers to nursing home/assisted living elders. The volunteer programs conclude: Youth and Elders, Family and Elders, Community and Elders, and Dreams Can Still Come True. 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 two 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 noon, and again between 4:00 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 Club of Metro Denver 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 Program Volunteer, you can make a difference in a Club member’s life by reading a book, providing homework help, 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 two hours a week for the length of a school year. We will provide you with a volunteer orientation and extensive training. Program Volunteers must complete an interview, reference checks and a background check to work with our kids. Main Headquarters: Program Support Center President/CEO, John Barry COO, Kathy Luna 2017 West 9th Avenue Denver, CO 80231 Phone: 303.892.9200 Fax: 303.892.9210 Other various Denver locations listed below: William E. Cope Branch Director, Dan Ruybal 808 Inca Street Denver, CO 80204 303.893.8214 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: Liz Fraley at LizF@bgcmd.org or 303.892.9200 ext. 134 Bridge Project Quigg Newton Site 4558 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Chris Kerecman or Phuong Phan at Christopher.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 871-2651 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. Broadway Assistance Center Broadway Assistance Center 1212 Mariposa St Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Dale Flanders at email@example.com or 303.893.4108 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. 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. 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 toward 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 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. Check out our website to see what opportunities are available. 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 east 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. ( 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 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.) ( 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 p.m.) ( 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 - 4:30 p.m.) ( 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 (11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.) ( Administration ) Help us to help the community by answering phones, data entry, receiving clients, donors and donations Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Colorado AIDS Project Colorado AIDS Project 2490 W. 26th Ave., Building A, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Caroline Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 102 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 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 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. The Center for Career and Community Enrichment The Center for Career and Community Enrichment’s (3CE) mission is to help shape futures. Our dedicated staff helps boost those who need a lift by altering the trajectories of our clients. Intervention and support from our knowledgeable staff allows individuals and families to move towards self-sufficiency. 3CE provides classes and workshops on site. Our classes offered include: Job Skills Training, Housing Services, Self-Improvement, and Adult Education. In conjunction with our one-on-one services, 3CE provides personalized assistance in order for our clients to move towards self sufficiency. The Center for Career and Community Enrichment (3CE) is a vital community resource. Our caring, customer focused, convenient, one-stop-shop for services is made possible through the work of a collaborative group of partners that provide in-kind and additional support. Since opening in Fall 2013, 3CE has helped over a thousand families improve their lives. 3CE customers have found better jobs, strengthened communication skills, access public benefits, and purchase their first home. Volunteers with the Center for Career and Community Enrichment will be screened with an initial background check in order to participate with our organization. Moreover, supplemental personal and professional training will be provider for volunteer enhancement and enrichment. By donating your time and skills, you will aid in self sufficiency efforts and help shape bright futures. The Center for Career and Community Enrichment 5115 Federal Boulevard Unit #28 Denver, CO 80221 Phone: 720.502.5890 www.my3ce.org Contact: Elizabeth Aryeetey email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 720.502.5890 Colorado Youth for a Change Colorado Youth for a Change 2490 W. 26th Ave. Suite 110A Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Leia Welsh email@example.com Marketing and Events Manager 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, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m. 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 - 3:15 p.m. 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 Ave., 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 Monday - 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 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 and Thursday mornings 8 a.m. - noon) · Sales Assistant (a two to four 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 a.m. - 4 p.m.) · Front Desk to answer phones and manage sales floor Mon – Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. · Garden Assistant (varies, M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. spring through fall) · Community Links assistant (set up/clean up of meeting spaces, assistance with program presentations; time is variable by is usually two Thursday evenings of the month 5 - 8 p.m.) · 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 303.292.4115, ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1860 Lincoln St., 4th floor Contact: Sharon at email@example.com or 720.423.4843 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 are needed Monday through Friday any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. as well as Monday through Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Conversation facilitators are needed Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - noon. Go online, print out, and complete all volunteer application materials, and submit via email or in person. Please do not stop by without first having an appointment. Applications are available at the website for this program, www.refugee-esl.org. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Escuela de Guadalupe Escuela de Guadalupe 660 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Mariella Robledo - firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Miriam Hernandez 303-964-5095 email@example.com Victoria McCabe 303-458-3572 firstname.lastname@example.org Florence Crittenton Services Florence Crittenton Services 55 South Zuni Street Denver, CO 80223 Contact: C.C. Frick, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 720.423.8910 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, the annual Fall Luncheon, 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: Crystal Munoz 303.292.0770 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mission: Focus Points helps to build a stable and secure neighborhood in northeast and north central Denver by offering coordinated, family-centered services for primarily young, low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrant families. Our family-literacy programming consists of adult education (English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education classes), parenting information and workshops, Early Childhood Education in home- and center-based settings, and Parent and Child Together activities in both our center and the homes of families with children ages birth through five. Focus Points also contributes in the well-being of the community with the following programs: Nutrition classes, Active Families (Zumba classes), Gardening classes and a community garden. How you might contribute: Tutor and serve as a teacher’s assistant in adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Provide support to ensure classroom space is kept organized. Coordinate referrals and advocate for students to outside agencies or to other programs when necessary. Support ESL program with office administrative and organizational tasks. Support the healthy living programs listed above. Characteristics in a student: Positive, Sensitive, Open-Minded and Responsible. Additional requirements/paperwork: Background Check (Sex Offender Registry Included), Finger Printing, Volunteer Application Web resources: http://www.focuspoints.org/ The Gathering Place (Women’s Day Shelter) The Gathering Place 1535 High St. Denver, CO 80218 Contact:Ashley Boland at email@example.com 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 two hours per week for a minimum of three 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 www.girlsincdenver.org 1499 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Carrie Webber Manager of Volunteer Programs firstname.lastname@example.org 303.893.4363 x124 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 and Sexuality, Sports and Adventure, Leadership and Community Action, Culture and Heritage, and Careers and Life Planning. We also provide 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 3-6 p.m. Summer program hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm. Summer volunteer shifts are from either 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or 12:30 - 5 p.m. 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. 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 CO 80022 Tel: 303.301.4650 Email: email@example.com Web: 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 five-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 percent 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. · Learn more on our website – www.growingcolorado.org Growing Home Growing Home 3489 W. 72nd Ave., Suite 112 Westminster, CO 80030 Contact: Erik Hicks at email@example.com or 720.407.1987 Just a five 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 - 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. - noon 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! Erik Hicks Volunteer Coordinator Growing Home, Inc Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families, and Creating Community www.growinghome.org 3489 W. 72nd Ave. #112, Westminster CO 80030 Direct line: 720.407.1987 Harmony/Serenity Residences - Marycrest 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. Contact Joel Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303.433.0282, ext. 322. Liver Health Connection Liver Health Connection (formerly Hep C 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 two to three 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: email@example.com 720.833.5010 or Dr. Doug Fairbairn, MD Medical Clinic Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 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 email@example.com or Becky Meulemans@ 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, 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 noon – 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: Lindsay Graveley at email@example.com 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 65 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. Orientation and a background check are required. Lutheran Family Services Lutheran Family Services 1600 Downing St., Suite 600 Denver, CO 80218 Contact: David Cornish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.225.0199 or Jose Kabeya, Family Refugee Services Coordinator, at 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 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 Mesa Elementary 9100 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031 Contact: Principal Janelle Stastny at email@example.com or 303.458.2891 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. Mi Casa Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School Mi Casa Neighborhood Center at Lake Middle School 1820 Lowell St. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Lauren Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.424.0389 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. Mount Saint Vincent Home Mount Saint Vincent Home 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211 Contact: Meaghan Peters at email@example.com or 303.458.7220, ext. 253 Mount St. Vincent is a treatment facility for kids who are suffering through trauma. MSV serves children who are experience the behavioral symptoms of abused and neglect and/or mental illness. We help 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 end of the school day from 1:00 - 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 530 p.m. - 8 p.m. A background check and fingerprinting are required. We require a 10 year minimum clean record for all volunteers as well as a commitment of at least six months. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CO Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CO Chapter 900 S Broadway, 2nd Floor 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 3:30-6:00 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. Peace Jam Headquarters PeaceJam Headquarters 11200 Ralston Rd. Arvada, CO 80004 Contact: Nicole Leon, 303.455.2099 or Nicole@peacejam.org Description: PeaceJam is always looking for volunteers and interns who are able to work from campus in the Diversity Office or from the PeaceJam office in Arvada 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. Skinner Skinner Middle School 3435 W. 40th St. Denver, CO 80211 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. 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, two to three hours per week, Monday -Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat-Sun 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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 and referral; distributing mail, storage, clothing and toiletries; monitoring men's showers; assistance with applications and resume writing). Spanish proficiency is very helpful. Samaritan House Samaritan House 2301 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80205 Phone: 303.294.0241 To volunteer at the Samaritan House: http://sh.serve.ccdenver.org. The Samaritan House in Denver serves over 300 single men and women, and 21 families in need of transitional housing or shelter, in order to help break the cycle of homelessness. It has five different programs that provide individuals access to material and spiritual needs. The Samaritan House relies deeply on volunteers for its day-to-day operations. Volunteers are needed to work with children, serve meals, teach classes, etc. Students may come for a one-time volunteer opportunity, or volunteer for extended opportunities under a four-month commitment. These routine volunteers MUST complete the needed paperwork; attend a volunteer orientation; take the “Called to Protect” class; and be tested for TB. For more questions and to see all of the opportunities available at the Samaritan House, visit: http://sh.serve.ccdenver.org. ------------------- Angela Deeney Parish and Volunteer Coordinator Catholic Charities, Denver 720.799.9296 firstname.lastname@example.org Su Teatro Su Teatro 721 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 Contact: Tanya Mote at email@example.com 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. The Student Success Center Abraham Lincoln High School 2285 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO Contact: Salome Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Tia Hunter: email@example.com or 720.855.3421 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 two 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 Street Denver 80205 Shelter: 1630 South 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Urban Peak helps youth, ages 15-24, experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of becoming 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, groups of 2-6 people to prepare and serve a meal at either the Shelter or Drop-In Center, at Peak Thrift, and in the Drop-In Center and Education & Employment as individual one-on-one volunteers. 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 email@example.com 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: Angie Ruddell at 303.320.5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org Warren Village exists to help low-income, single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency through housing, childcare and family support services. Please visit our volunteer page on VolunteerMatch to see our current volunteer opportunities: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org5592.jsp. 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.