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2011 Volunteer Guide - Denver Post Community

How to make an impact in your community2011 Volunteer Guidewww.denverpostcommunity.comApril 10, 20111


Denver Post Communityand Metro Volunteersare proud to bring you this annual VolunteerGuide. We hope it inspires you to get involvedand make a difference. Denver Post Communitystrives to improve and enrich the quality of lifein our community. Volunteerism is a large partof that mission, and staff members regularlyparticipate in service projects through anemployee volunteer program, Denver Post ACTS(Assisting the Community Through Service).Metro Volunteers is Denver’s leading sourcefor volunteer engagement. Their mission is isto mobilize and cultivate volunteers as a vitalresource in our community.Together, through this Guide, we encourage youto give back to the community by serving asa volunteer. So take a look, circle your favoriteopportunities, and make the call or send theemail that gets you involved. Whether you haveone day a week, one day a month or one day ayear to volunteer, there’s an opportunity that willallow you to make a significant impact on yourcommunity, and you’ll have fun doing it.


One Day a YearPlant Sale AssistantDenver Botanic GardensMay 6-7, 2011Volunteers are needed to help with a variety ofcustomer service positions at the Annual PlantSale. Duties include cashier assistants, plantsale areas, plant valets, cart collectors, greeters,volunteer hospitality and Digger the mascot.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Karyn Chaffin, 720-865-3565 orvolcoord@botanicgardens.orgwww.botanicgardens.orgCommunity Pride VolunteerCity of WestminsterMay 7, 2011Over 1,600 volunteers are needed to springclean the community by picking up trash alongstreets and trails and in parks and open space.Free barbecue will be provided for volunteers.This is a great opportunity for all ages.Minimum Age: 4Minimum Age with an Adult: 3Contact: Patti Wright, 303-658-2201 orpwright@cityofwestminster.uswww.cityofwestminster.usPacker/MoverDoctors CareMay 12-15, 2011Volunteers are needed to help move the Littletonmedical clinic to a larger facility to increaseavailability to quality, affordable services forunder-served individuals. Adopt a room fromthe current location, and move its contents intothe new location. This is a fun opportunity forindividuals or groups.Minimum Age: 13Contact: Ali Ayres, 720-257-7794 orAAyres@doctorscare.orgwww.doctorscare.orgMarathon VolunteerKaiser Permanente Colfax MarathonMay 13-15, 2011Over 2,000 people are needed before, duringand after the race: from helping with the initialrace planning to assisting with the Sports andFitness Expo, to staffing the start/finish.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Carol Hiller, 303-282-5073 orcarol@runcolfax.orgwww.ColoradoColfaxMarathon.orgFamily Fire MusterEvent VolunteerWest Metro Fire RescueJune 11, 2011Help teach kids how to be a Firefighter For ADay at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood.Lunch and an event t-shirt are providedfor volunteers. The event shift is from 9:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 12Contact: Susan Saito, 303-539-9537 orSsaito@westmetrofire.orgwww.Westmetrofire.orgGet Outdoors Day Event VolunteerGet Outdoors ColoradoJune 11, 2011Help connect kids to the outdoors.Volunteers will help kids andfamilies register for the day’s activities,enjoy a green and sustainableevent, earn a Junior Ranger Badge,become a Fitness Scout, learn aboutCultural Connections or participatein outdoor activities. All volunteersget a free t-shirt and lunch.Minimum Age: 14Contact: Becca Summer, 303-715-1010 or becca@voc.orgwww.getoutdoorscolorado.orgSummer Art MarketArt Students Leagueof DenverJune 11-12, 2011Become part of this inspiring artschool by volunteering for the 19thannual Summer Art Market. Volunteerswork directly with the artists,the public or with kids during thisfun outdoor event.April 10, 2011Minimum Age: 18Contact: Carol Hiller, 303-282-5073 orSAMvolunteers@asld.orgwww.asld.orgIndependence EveEvent VolunteerCivic Center ConservancyJuly 3, 2011This second annual Independence Eve Celebrationfeatures a Colorado Symphony concert,light show and rooftop fireworks display inDowntown Denver’s Civic Center Park. Volunteersare needed for event set-up, programdistribution, patron assistance and clean-up.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 16Contact: Christina Beisel, 303-861-4633 orchristina@civiccenterconservancy.orgwww.civiccenterconservancy.orgFestival VolunteerDenver Post Underground Music ShowcaseJuly 21-24, 2011With more than 325 performances in 25 venues,volunteers are needed to help work withthe crowds or behind the scenes. Assistance isneeded for pre-festival preparation, box officeand merchandise, outdoor stage area, venuebasedwristband sales, stage management,band check-in and VIP-room staff.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 303-954-2778or volunteers@theums.comwww.theums.comWestern Winefest VolunteerBootstraps, Inc.August 20, 2011Bootstraps offers educational assistance tograduating high school seniors in the Evergreen/Coniferarea. Volunteers will assist inall areas of the outdoor wine tasting festivalincluding set-up, ID checking, ticket-taking,booth support, clean-up and parking. Variousvolunteer shifts are available.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Colleen Skates, 303-838-7082 orinfo@bootstrapsinc.orgwww.bootstrapsinc.orgAIDS Walk VolunteerColorado AIDS ProjectAugust 13, 2011AIDS Walk Colorado is the Rocky Mountainregion’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser supportingColorado AIDS Project and 20 additionalorganizations throughout Colorado. Volunteeropportunities include pre-event administrativesupport, set-up, route and safety monitoring,check-in, merchandise sales, vendor support,strike and more.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 12Contact: Jeff Trujillo, 303-962-5304 orjefft@coloradoAIDSproject.orgwww.coloradoaidsproject.orgBeer Festival VolunteerCS Craft Beer Festival, Inc.August 13-14, 2011The Craft Lager Festival, America’s first solarpowered beer festival, is the only event focusedexclusively on bottom fermented beers. Ithas been rated one of the top 10 festivalsnationwide. Volunteers will assist in all areasincluding: security, beer pouring, merchandiseand more.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Jessica Heron, 719-233-2128 oritzjessme@gmail.comwww.craftlagerfestival.comPublic Lands VolunteerHeadwaters Trails AllianceSeptember 24, 2011Grand County needs 200 volunteers for its 17thNational Public Lands Day Event. Projects includeriver clean-up on the Colorado River, treeplanting and various trail maintenance projects.Transportation to work sites is providedalong with continental breakfast, sack lunchand catered dinner. This is a great opportunityfor individuals, groups or families.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 5Contact: Maura McKnight, 970-726-1013 orhta@headwaterstrails.orgwww.headwaterstrails.orgWalk Volunteer2 Million DogsNovember 6, 2011Help plan the Inaugural Puppy Up! DenverWalk to fight cancer in humans and pets.Volunteers are needed pre-event to fundraise,promote and secure vendors/sponsors.Volunteer positions are also available the dayof the event.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 6Contact: Hope Lisle, 303-718-3442 orhope.puppyup@gmail.comwww.2milliondogs.org3


One Day a MonthSpanish-Speaking Yoga InstructorAlas de YogaVolunteers are needed to teach yoga in Spanishin the Cole neighborhood of Denver. Classesare currently taught every Monday at 9:45 a.m.and every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Instructorsmust commit to at least one class per month.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Linnea Bjorkman, 720-382-9798 oralasdeyoga@gmail.comReader and VisitorAmerican Council of the Blind of ColoradoVolunteers are needed monthly to assistvisually-impaired or blind clients with reading,sorting mail, writing checks and reconcilingcheckbooks.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Martina Torres, 303-831-0117 orMartina.Torres@acbco.orgwww.acbco.orgHealth and Safety InstructorAmerican Red Cross Mile High ChapterVolunteers are needed to teach CPR, First Aid,Babysitter Training and Pet First Aid classes. Nomedical license is needed. All training will beprovided free of charge. A background check isrequired.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Cleo Hendrickson, 303-607-4728 orchendrickson@denver-redcross.orgwww.ColoradoRedCross.orgAurora YouthCommission MemberAurora Youth CommissionThe Aurora Youth Commission advises CityCouncil regarding the interests of youth in Aurora.The Commission is comprised of 16 youthmembers ages 14 to 20 and six adult members.The Commission also organizes service projectsto impact the local community. Members mustbe Aurora residents.Minimum Age: 14Contact: Shawn Williams, 303-326-8706 orskwillia@auroragov.orgwww.auroragov.org/youthCommittee MemberBessie’s HopeVolunteers are needed to find sponsors, as wellas to coordinate, plan and market various fundraisingevents. Committee members representthe organization throughout the metro areaand help Bessie’s Hope to enhance the qualityof life for elders and youth in the community.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Staff Member, 303-830-9035 or info@bessieshope.orgwww.bessieshope.orgCommunity VolunteerBoys Hope Girls Hope of ColoradoHelp academically capable and motivatedchildren in need reach their full potential. Individualscan tutor or mentor scholars, or assistin the office. Groups can help with yardwork orwith minor household repairs.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 9Contact: Tracy Goodwin, 720-524-2061 ortgoodwin@bhgh.orgwww.boyshopegirlshope.org/coloradoPuppy RaiserCanine Partners of the RockiesPuppy Raisers train young puppies from twoto 18 months while the puppy lives in thePuppy Raiser’s home.The puppies grow to beassistance dogs for Colorado residents withmobility limitations.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 15Contact: Linda Port, 303-364-9040 orlinda@caninepartnersoftherockies.orgwww.caninepartnrsoftherockies.orgMaking Choices MentorCenter for Spirituality at WorkBusiness and professional women are neededto mentor incarcerated women. Mentors serveas coaches and role models through a 10-weekdecision-making and life planning skills course.Extensive training and support is provided.Minimum Age: 25Contact: Amanda Lopez Miller, 303-383-1610or alopez@cfsaw.orgwww.cfsaw.orgEvent and Summer VolunteerChildren’s Museum of DenverEvent volunteers help facilitate activities includingthe Hop Skip & a Jump Start 5k coursein September, Trick or Treat Street in Octoberand Noon Year’s Eve in December. Help duringthe summer as 3, 2, 1...Blast Off volunteersassist kids with building and launching rocketsand hovercrafts. Volunteers will also assist withteaching aerodynamics, physics, technologyand engineering.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 14Contact: Angela Caudill, 303-561-0114 orvolunteer@cmdenver.orgwww.mychildsmuseum.orgBook WormChildren’s Outreach ProjectHelp maintain a beautiful and extensivechildren’s library. Monthly assistance is neededwith flexible hours available.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Rebecca Peterson, 303-429-0653 orrebecca.peterson@cop-denver.orgwww.childrensoutreachproject.orgXeriscape GardenerCity of Aurora, XeriscapeDemonstration GardenVolunteers assist staff in maintaining a six-acrexeriscape demonstration garden. Tasks includeweeding, pruning, deadheading, planting,mulching, installing new beds and picking uptrash. Work begins in late spring and finisheswith bulb planting in the fall. No experience isnecessary.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 12Contact: Mark Cassalia, 720-859-4361 ormcassali@auroragov.orgwww.aurorawater.orgNewsletter Writer and EditorColfax Community NetworkHelp Colfax Community Network stay connectedto donors and volunteers. A volunteeris needed to write for a general audience, snapphotos or mock-up newsletters. Work at theoffice or work from home, and keep the communityinformed about the great work goingon at CCN.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 16Contact: Jennifer Herrera, 303-360-9175 orjennifer.herrera@gmail.comwww.colfaxcommunitynetwork.orgVo l u n teer Ti p sChooseyour level ofcommitment.Spend time researching volunteeropportunities to find a good matchbetween your interests, the amountof time you are willing to volunteerand the organizations that addressthe issues you care about. You canchoose to be involved at a varietyof levels, from short-term episodicprojects to longer-term skills-basedopportunities such as serving on aboard of directors.Career Day PresenterColorado UpLiftVolunteers are needed to share career informationwith elementary and middle schoolyouth. Career fairs are held each spring andinvolve fun, interactive presentations withsmall groups of students. A pre-fair site visit isrequested.Minimum Age: 184 Advertising supplement to The Denver Post


Contact: Christie Ziegler, 303-285-4112 orcziegler@ColoradoUpLift.orgwww.ColoradoUpLift.orgFood Bank Super HelperCommunity Ministry of Southwest DenverVolunteers are needed to help clients and sortfood. The ability to communicate with peoplefrom all walks of life whether clients, volunteersor community service workers is essential. Officesupport positions are also available.Minimum Age: 15Minimum Age with an Adult: 6Contact: Joyce Neufeld, 303-935-3428 orcontact@comministry-denver.orgwww.comministry-denver.orgChild Abuse Victim AdvocateCourt Appointed Special Advocates ofJefferson & Gilpin CountiesAppointed by judges, CASA volunteers serveas independent lay advocates for a child abusevictim in areas of health, education, fosterplacement and most importantly, their placementin a safe, permanent home.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Melissa Hellmuth, 303-271-6539 ormelissahellmuth@casajeffcogilpin.comwww.CASAJeffcoGilpin.comMeal Provider and ServerThe Delores ProjectHelp The Delores Project on Saturday eveningsby bringing the dinner meal or serving thedinner meal. Meal providing is great for groupsand serving is good for both groups andindividuals.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 8Contact: Susan Jenkins, 303-534-5411 orsusan@thedeloresproject.orgwww.thedeloresproject.orgAmerican Indian SupportiveFamily Services VolunteerDenver Indian Family Resource CenterVolunteers will provide childcare to AmericanIndian Children while parents are receivingparenting education and other services. Abackground check is required. Opportunitiesare also available for DIFRC Pow Wows andspecial events.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Elizabeth Jaramillo, 303-871-8035 orejaramillo@difrc.orgwww.difrc.orgMentorDenver Kids, Inc.Be a friend and a positive role model to empower,listen and support an at-risk youth fromthe Denver Public School District. Mentors andstudents create twice a month gatherings. Eachmentor will be supported by a DKI EducationalCounselor and will be helping to ensure eachstudent graduates and moves on toward apromising future.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Rachel Sprague, 720-423-8133 orrachel_sprague@dpsk12.orgwww.denverkidsinc.orgCollege Access VolunteerDenver Scholarship FoundationHelp Denver Public School students achievetheir college goals. Volunteers assist studentswith scholarship, financial aid and collegeapplications. The also help with processing applicationsand making phone calls to studentsabout scholarship deadlines.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Traci Lato, 303-951-4156 ortlato@denverscholarship.orgwww.denverscholarship.org/volunteerAmbassador, Guide or DocentDenver ZooVolunteers work in all areas of the Zoo.Depending on the desired amount of trainingvolunteers can serve as Ambassadors, Guidesor Docents. Applications may be submittedthrough the Zoo website. Applicants mustinterview, clear a background check and attenda 3 1/2-day training. A 50-hour yearly commitmentis required.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Jan Waterman, 303-376-6719 orjwaterman@denverzoo.orgwww.denverzoo.orgCompanionDevelopmental Disabilities Resource CenterShare time and interests in an ongoing one-toonematch with someone who has a developmentaldisability. Frequency and schedulingApril 10, 2011are flexible. Be a friend and make a difference.A background check is required.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Elizabeth Shinn, 303-462-6589 orelizabeth.shinn@ddrcco.comwww.ddrcco.comAnimal Foster ParentDumb Friends LeagueLoving foster families are needed who arewilling to take in kittens, puppies and otheranimals that are in need of TLC until they areJamie Barrutia, the 29-year-old marketing director for Wahoo’s Fish Tacos,began volunteering in her teens and has always found a way to spend anincredible amount of time in dedication to helping others.“It’s important to find the right fit for you and your lifestyle,” she says. “It’sbest to just get out there and do it – even ifyou begin with just one day out of the year.Everyonecan spareone day.”Jamie Barrutiaready for adoption.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Jasmin Rice, 303-751-5772 orjrice@ddfl.orgwww.ddfl.orgDriver and Call TakerEast Denver FISHVolunteer drivers are needed todeliver emergency groceries toindividuals in need in east Denver.Volunteers are also neededto take calls from clients. FISHis one of the only food banksthat delivers to people who arehomebound or without transportation.Deliveries and calls aremade during the day every weekon Mondays, Wednesdays andFridays.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Pamela Munstock, 303-234-5283 or munstock@msn.comDenver Youth NaturallyVolunteerEnvironmental Learning for KidsVolunteers combine environmentalscience education, overnight wildernessexperiences and long-term mentoring toencourage and support low-income, culturallydiverse youth as they pursue their science andnatural resource education.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Chiquita Cole, 303-291-7693 orccole@elkkids.orgwww.elkkids.orgHistoric CemeteryPreservationFairmount Heritage FoundationVolunteers are needed to preserve Denver’stwo historic cemeteries, Riverside and Fairmount.Volunteer opportunities include historictours, archives, monument preservation,heritage roses, environmentally sustainablelandscape development and urban wildlife.Training is provided.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Patricia Carmody, 303-322-3895 orvolunteer@fairmountheritagefoundation.orgwww.fairmountheritagefoundation.orgSpecial Event AssistantFamily Advocacy, Care, Education, SupportFACES needs volunteers to assist with theGrapes Against Wrath event to be held this fall.This is a strolling food and wine event witha silent auction. The volunteer will assist thedevelopment director with auction donations,marketing of the event and overall coordination.Minimum Age: 20Contact: Christine Jones, 720-570-9333 orcjones@facesonline.orgwww.facesonline.orgLift-a-Hammer VolunteerFamily HomeSteadVolunteers paint and clean an apartment for anew homeless family entering Family Home-Stead’s emergency or transitional housing5


One Day a Monthprogram. Projects are available weekdays andSaturdays for established groups of 10 to 15.Projects must be scheduled several months inadvance.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 15Contact: Judy Mugler, 303-623-6514 orjudy@familyhomestead.orgwww.familyhomestead.orgOffice Support andData Collection SupportFriends First, Inc.Volunteers will provide office support inpreparing marketing materials for theNational Convention in June. Volunteers canalso provide assistance in collecting pre andpost surveys for a specific grant program withschool-aged children. This is an ongoing supportposition assisting educators in the field.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Margo Hetrick, 720-981-9193 ormhetrick@friendsfirst.orgwww.friendsfirst.orgTour GuideFriends of Dinosaur RidgeLead outdoor tours for school kids from firstthrough ninth grade as they explore the siteson Dinosaur Ridge. A teaching or sciencebackground is helpful but not necessary. Backgroundmaterials and training is provided. Theseason is April through November.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 16Contact: Tom Moklestad, 303-697-3466 ortom_moklestad@dinoridge.orgwww.dinoridge.orgSpecial Events VolunteerGateway Battered Women’s ServicesConsider helping battered women and theirchildren by joining the Fundraising Committeefor Gateway’s upcoming Around the World in80 Wines event.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Jeneen Klippel-Worden, 303-343-1856 or jkworden@gatewayshelter.comwww.gatewayshelter.orgMock InterviewerGoodwill Industries of DenverHelp students gain the confidence they needalong with valuable interviewing skills that willprepare them for post-secondary interviews forcolleges, scholarships and actual jobs.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Alison Yeager, 303-650-7714 orayeager@goodwilldenver.orgwww.goodwilldenver.orgNeighborhood EnergyAction VolunteerGroundwork DenverVolunteer with Groundwork Denver duringEarth Week and throughout the year. Neighborhoodprojects include changing light bulbs,tree planting, biking and walking campaigns,and free energy efficiency upgrades.Minimum Age: 15Contact: Erin McCarley, 303-455-5600 orerin@groundworkdenver.orgwww.groundworkdenver.orgSenior Citizen HealthClinic VolunteerHealthSETHelp Denver’s independently living, lowincomeelderly stay healthy and safe at home.Volunteer nurses, pharmacists, translators andreceptionists provide direct patient care inHealthSET’s mobile Health Promotion Clinics.Vo l u n teer Ti p sVolunteer fromhome (or work).You don’t have to go to a specificplace to volunteer. You can collectfood, clothing or pennies and donatethem to an organization. Organizinga project for your neighborhood,workplace or family is a flexible wayto benefit a nonprofit of your choice.Flexible volunteer hours are available. Theminimum commitment is two hours monthly.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Jane Salland, 303-595-6639 orjanesalland@centura.orgwww.healthset.orgCanning Crew VolunteerJewish Family Service of ColoradoJFS seeks Canning Crew volunteers to help canfood at the LDS Canning Facility. This impactfulvolunteer opportunity provides thousands ofmeals through the Weinberg Food Pantry atJFS to those in the community.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Nancy Benyamin, 303-597-5000 ornbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.orgwww.jewishfamilyservice.orgCommunity Events VolunteerMetro Denver Bright BeginningsHave fun in friendly places by hosting aninformation display and distributing parentingresources. By assuring representation atresource fairs, stores and schools, volunteershelp parents impact the most critical period oftheir child’s brain development from birth to36 months.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Kathi Wright, 303-321-1214 orkathleen.wright@brightbeginningsco.orgwww.brightbeginningsco.orgVictorian Meal PresenterMolly Brown House MuseumVolunteers create and serve authentic Victoriandining experiences for guests, including teas,luncheons and dinners. Volunteers shouldenjoy cooking, Victorian etiquette and workingwith people of all ages.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Emily Parrington, 303-832-4092 oreparrington@mollybrown.orgwww.mollybrown.orgMS Event VolunteerNational MS SocietyColorado-Wyoming ChapterHelp create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis.Volunteers are needed for Bike MS, Walk MS,Hike MS or Mud Run MS. This opportunity is agreat way for individuals, families and corporategroups to get involved.Minimum Age: 12Contact: Jennifer Bell, 303-698-5443 or jennifer.bell@nmss.orgwww.curemsco-wy.orgMotorman and ConductorPlatte Valley TrolleyThe Platte Valley Trolley offers a uniqueexperience operating an on-the-rails trolleycar along the South Platte Greenway. Motormanand narrator training is provided, and auniform is supplied.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Wally Weart, 303-458-6255 orpwatson1941@msn.comwww.denvertrolley.orgBuilding Maintenance PersonProject PAVEVolunteers are needed to perform basicmaintenance tasks around the PAVE office.Experience in construction or related work ispreferred but not required.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Rachel Shapiro, 303-322-2382 orrshapiro@projectpave.orgwww.projectpave.orgHands-On VolunteerProvidence NetworkHelp families who have experienced homelessnessor domestic violence achieve self-sufficiencyand a brighter future. Provide child careon a Thursday evening, bring a meal to a home,share a skill with a family or volunteer withfriends and family at Mr. HUG’s Christmas Storeon December 3.If you don’t believe volunteerism can keep you young at heart, you haven’tmet Jo Vosacek. Now 76, Vosacek began volunteering in the surgical waitingroom at Longmont Hospital back in the 1970s.Said Vosacek. “Volunteering is the most wonderful way to meet new peopleand make new friends. Life has been sogood to me that volunteering is somethingI can give back. And it takes no effort, allyou have to do is to be able to say,‘I wantto helpsomeone.’Jo Vosacek6 Advertising supplement to The Denver Post


Minimum Age: 18Contact: Ashley Camozzi, 303-860-8404 orashleycamozzi@providencenetwork.orgwww.providencenetwork.orgCrisis Hotline AdvocateRape Assistance and Awareness ProgramRAAP is seeking hotline volunteers for its 24/7hotline that offers advocacy for survivors ofsexual assault. RAAP is the only rape crisis centerserving Denver and the eight surroundingcounties and thrives on community support,especially through volunteers serving on thehotline.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Jen Fayollat, 303-322-9922 orjfayollat@raap.orgwww.raap.orgProject LeaderRebuilding Together Metro DenverProject Leaders plan, organize and facilitatean entire home rebuilding project, managingvolunteer teams of various skill-levels. Theposition requires 20 to 30 hours over a fiveweek period. Project management training isprovided. Projects are available year-round. Abackground and motor vehicle record check isrequired.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Mary Brook, 303-217-2077 or mary.brook@rebuildingdenver.orgWebsite: www.rebuildingdenver.orgMediator andCommunity MemberResolution WorksVolunteers are needed to participate in a restorativejustice program around first time alcoholtickets for juveniles who have the optionto have their charges dismissed by the courts.Minimum Age: 15Contact: Gabrielle Frey, 720-629-7028 orgfrey@YourResolutions.orgwww.YourResolutions.orgMeal ProviderRonald McDonald HouseCharities of DenverVolunteers, in groups of four to 12, plan, prepareand serve meals to guests staying at theRonald McDonald House. Volunteers are askedto provide the food for the meal but the RonaldMcDonald House has other needed supplies.Groups are needed for breakfast, lunch anddinner hours.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Kendra Ingles, 720-382-7207 orkingles@ronaldhouse.orgwww.ronaldhouse.orgShelter Dinner VolunteerSacred Heart House of DenverDinner volunteers purchase and prepare dinnerfor the 15 to 20 residents of the shelter. Volunteersbring the food to the shelter to re-heat itand eat with the residents. Group size is limitedto six volunteers.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Carrie Hansen, 303-296-6686 orpa@sacredhearthouse.orgwww.sacredhearthouse.orgBirthday Party GiverThe Salvation ArmyThrow a birthday party for seniors. The cake,paper products and drinks are provided. Bringthe ice cream, a card for each person and arousing chorus of Happy Birthday. Parties areheld once a month with a flexible date andtime.April 10, 2011Minimum Age: 18Contact: Mary Orem, 303-866-9285 ormary.orem@usw.salvationarmy.orgwww.salvationarmy.orgCommittee/Event VolunteerSecond Wind Fund of Metro DenverSWFMD supports local youth at risk of suicide.Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunitiesincluding committee level and eventopportunities. This is a great opportunity forgroups or individuals of all ages and commitmentlevels.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 8Contact: Karissa McNiven, 720-962-0706 orkmcniven@thesecondwindfund.orgwww.swfmd.orgSingle VolunteersSingle Volunteers of Greater DenverSVGD is looking for energetic singles interestedin meeting others through community service.Members choose from a variety of dates andorganizations to assist at one-time volunteeropportunities. Become involved with SVGD andwork with multiple nonprofits.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Pamela Popp, 303-952-9545 orpamela_popp@yahoo.comwww.svgd.orgProgram VolunteerSOS OutreachSOS Outreach programs would not exist withoutthe support of volunteers. Volunteers canhelp in outdoor youth programs and specialevents, by serving as youth mentors and byproviding administrative support.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 14Contact: Brian Phipps, 970-926-9292 orbphipps@sosoutreach.orgwww.sosoutreach.orgParent-Child Naturalist TeamSouth Platte ParkWith nature enthusiasm, parent-child teamsserve as hosts in the Carson Nature Center answeringquestions, feeding animals and helpingmaintain displays. Schedule time with yourkids to develop social skills and a volunteerethic while also learning and having fun.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Phil Waltz, 303-730-1022 orphilipw@sspr.orgwww.sspr.org/natureOutdoor StewardshipVolunteerVolunteers for Outdoor ColoradoVolunteers of all ages and skill levels are invitedto join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado inmore than 40 fun, rewarding outdoor stewardshipprojects throughout the state. Help buildtrails, plant trees and even restore historicstructures on public lands.Minimum Age: 6Contact: Becca Summer, 303-715-1010 orbecca@voc.orgwww.voc.orgEducation Visitor ExperienceVolunteerThe Wildlife ExperienceHelp is needed to instill a respect for habitatand wildlife and inspire effort to conserve.EVEV volunteers bring the biomes of the worldto life by sharing biofacts in the Arctic Tundraor assisting with fish feeding in the Coral Reef.Volunteers help with programming in theDiscovery Den, Cubs Corner and more.Minimum Age: 15Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Pamela Rhoads, 720-488-3318 orprhoads@twexp.orgwww.thewildlifeexperience.orgHands-On Science VolunteerWOW! Children’s MuseumVolunteers are needed to guide visitorsthrough fun, educational science exhibits,activities and programs.Minimum Age: 14Contact: Heather Roberts, 303-604-2424 orwowmuseumvolunteers@gmail.comwww.wowmuseum.comLife ChangerYouthBizYouthBiz relies on volunteers to support thefront desk and greet youth, help with successfulfundraising events including the FallFashion Show and Spring 5K, and provide criticaltools to youth by participating in programactivities such as mock interviews and jobshadows.Minimum Age: 10Contact: Emelie Nelson, 720-974-5102 oremelie@youthbiz.orgwww.youthbiz.orgVo l u n teer Ti p sThe currentestimated dollarvalue of volunteer time is$20.85 per hour.This estimate helps acknowledge themillions of individuals who dedicatetheir time, talents, and energy tomaking a difference. Charitableorganizations use this estimateto quantify the enormous valuevolunteers provide.7


One Day a WeekFraud FighterAARP/AARP FoundationWith a commitment to community and service,AARP/AARP Foundation volunteers and staffwork together to enhance the quality of life forall. A variety of opportunities are available andtailored to meet volunteer interests and timeavailability.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Julie Mangum, 720-947-5302 orjlmangum@aarp.orgwww.aarpelderwatch.orgWomen’s and Children’s AdvocateAlternatives To Family ViolenceAlternatives To Family Violence offers volunteersopportunities to work directly with womenand children as they move out of domesticviolence situations. Volunteers provide casemanagement, crisis intervention, peer supportand community education, while sharing theirskills with clients.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Leigh Ingram, 303-289-4441 orleighi@atfv-adamsco.orgwww.atfv-adamsco.orgPreschool LibrarianAnchor Center for Blind ChildrenThe librarian assists with the literacy programfor visually-impaired/blind preschool studentsby interacting with students during literacysessions, checking out books, organizing librarymaterials, keeping the literacy room neatand maintaining lists of library books. A backgroundcheck and fingerprinting is required.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Karen McClurg, 303-377-9732 orkmcclurg@anchorcenter.orgwww.anchorcenter.orgYouth Empowerment GuideArapahoe County Department of HumanServicesYouth Empowerment Guides work with teenswho do not fit into other metro area mentoringprograms. The older teens are clients of the Departmentof Human Services and have historiesof trauma. Develop a relationship throughvisiting and activities. Volunteers are needed topromote positive family and peer relationships,self esteem and improved school functioning.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Julie Schilling, 303-636-1851 orjschilling@co.arapahoe.co.uswww.co.arapahoe.co.usMartin & Malcom ClarkFor 8-year-old fraternal twins Malcolm and Martin Clark of Aurora, helpingout is already ingrained in who they are.“At school, if someone seems sad or down, I’ll go up and ask, ‘what’swrong?’ Says Martin. “It feels good. I like doing the right thing.”Says Malcolm, “It’s important becausepeople need help.Volunteeringhelps peopleby makingtheir lives easier.”Program and Event VolunteerArthritis FoundationThe Arthritis Foundation is seeking energeticvolunteers to help expand the programs inthe Denver metro area. Volunteer opportunitiesinclude assisting in the office, promotingprograms and services at health fairs and presentations,and assisting with special events.Minimum Age: 18Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Jill Lysengen, 303-756-8622 orjlysengen@arthritis.orgwww.arthritis.orgTheater Usher andAdministrative AssistantBallet Nouveau ColoradoAdministrative support is needed to help withfolding and stuffing mailings, filing, databaseentry and other organizing tasks. Theaterushers are needed to help with front of housetasks such as greeting guests, handing outprograms, concessions, will-call, and set-up orbreak-down of the lobby for productions.Minimum Age: 15Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: Ashley Burns, 303-466-5685 oraburns@bncdance.comwww.bncdance.comBike BuddyThe Bike DepotThe Bike Depot is in need of donated bicyclesand dedicated volunteers to help end healthdisparities through biking. From wrenchingbikes to designing programs or serving on theboard of directors, all skills and abilities areneeded.Minimum Age: 13Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Laurie Hanselmann, 303-393-1963 orinfo@thebikedepot.orgwww.thebikedepot.orgEducation VolunteerBluff Lake Nature CenterEducation Volunteers make science comealive by introducing small groups of schoolchildren to the natural world through hands-onexploration in topics including wetland ecology,habitat diversity, urban wildlife and foodchains. A commitment of one morning perweek is requested. No teaching experience isrequired and training is provided.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Lisa Chickos, 303-344-1649 orlchickos@blufflake.orgwww.blufflakenaturecenter.orgHealthcare Navigator, Advocateand Health WorkerBoomers Leading Change in HealthNavigators help patients overcome barriers tohealthcare. Health Workers educate communitiesabout healthcare resources And Advocatesraise awareness about system-wide issues andpolicy. High quality training is provided.Minimum Age: 50Contact: Tara Witterholt, 303-426-6637 orinfo@blcih.orgwww.blcih.orgDream BuilderBoys & Girls Clubs of Metro DenverHelp the children of today build their dreamsthrough the technology of tomorrow. Dreamsof becoming engineers, movie makers, musicmakers and artists cannot be realized withouthelp. Volunteers are needed to help makethese dreams reality by advancing students’technology skills.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Kristine Cohn, 303-892-9200 orKristinec@bgcmd.orgwww.begreatdenver.orgMentorByrne Urban ScholarsAdult mentors are needed for middle schooland high school students. Mentors maintainweekly phone contact, spend time with thestudent in the community two times a monthand receive ongoing support from a casemanager. A college degree is preferred andcandidates must pass a background and referencecheck.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Susan Duncombe, 303-3551-1700 orsusand@byrneurbanscholars.orgwww.byrneurbanscholars.orgLiteracy Dream MakerCenter for Hearing, Speech and LanguageVolunteers work with children living in povertyor at-risk situations to increase their ability todo well in school and later in life. Volunteersprovide exposure to literature with emphasison age-appropriate vocabulary, motor activities,art, music and cognitive activities.Minimum Age: 14Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Barb Kamlet, 303-322-1871 orvolunteer@chsl.orgwww.chsl.orgGED TutorCenter for Work Education and EmploymentCWEE needs volunteers for teaching and tutoringunderserved participants on-site, alongsideCWEE Instructors. GED tests include math,social studies, science, writing and reading.The best volunteers are flexible, reliable, andcommunicative.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Kristin Miner, 303-892-8444 orkminer@cwee.orgwww.CWEE.orgTutorChildren’s Literacy CenterProvide one-to-one tutoring in reading. Tutorone child, two hours a week and help that8 Advertising supplement to The Denver Post


child become a successful reader. Training isprovided.Minimum Age: 14Contact: Pamela Polke, 719-471-8672 orpamela@peakreader.orgwww.peakreader.orgForest and Water Health VolunteerCoalition for the Upper South PlatteCUSP provides 75 percent of Colorado’s water.Contribute to restoration and fire rehab in andaround the Hayman burn area. Projects includeplantings, controlling erosion and invasivespecies’ plus maintaining trails near pristinefisheries.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 6Contact: Lisa Patton, 719-748-0033 orlisa@uppersouthplatte.orgwww.uppersouthplatte.orgHospice VolunteerColorado Community HospiceColorado Community Hospice needs compassionate,committed and dependable individualsto provide companionship visits oralternative therapies such as pet therapy, reikiand massage to hospice patients.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Stephanie Hunkar, 303-546-7921 orshunkar@coloradocommunityhospice.orgwww.coloradocommunityhospice.orgLife Changing MentorColorado Youth at RiskBecome a mentor, transform a life. Supportteenagers who are struggling to find a productivepath. Help a youth get back on tracktoward graduation and a positive future. CYARprovides excellent volunteer training and asupportive community of volunteers to helpmentors and mentees succeed.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Halo Jobson, 303-623-9140 orhalo@coloradoyouthatrisk.orgwww.coyar.orgHigh School VolunteerColorado Youth for a ChangeHelp solve the dropout crisis and empoweryouth, ages 14 to 18, through tutoring in coresubjects and life skills. Volunteers are neededdaily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in public highschools throughout the Denver metro area.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Sharla Williams, 303-292-2779 orsharla.williams@coyouth.orgwww.cycinfo.orgFood Sorter/OrganizerCommunity Food ShareHelp sort and organize donations of non-perishablefood. Training is provided to determineif the donation is “isolation” or not. Volunteerswill identify which food guide pyramid groupdonations belongs to.Minimum Age: 15Minimum Age with an Adult: 6Contact: Sue Ericson, 303-652-3663 orsericson@communityfoodshare.orgwww.communityfoodshare.orgCooking/Nutrition VolunteerCooking Matters ColoradoCooking Matters is looking for dedicatedvolunteers to implement cooking and nutritionclasses. Volunteer positions include experiencedchef and nutrition instructors, classassistants, shoppers and Spanish/Englishtranslators. Training is available.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Mayra Ramirez, 303-892-8480 ormramirez@strength.orgwww.cookingmatters.org/cooking-matterscoloradoCare Center GreeterThe Denver HospiceCare Center Greeters are needed for eveningsseven days per week for The Denver HospiceCare Center located in the Lowry neighborhood.Greeters welcome family members, helpthem find their way, offer beverages and magazines,answer phones, support clerical projectsand serve as a welcoming presence.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Erin Beauprez, 303-398-6248 orvolunteers@denverhospice.orgwww.thedenverhospice.orgExpedition Health Exhibit GuideDenver Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Exhibit Guide supports the on-floor educationalobjectives in Expedition Health by workingwith staff to facilitate touch carts and avariety of health and wellness activities for thevisitors. A one-year commitment is required.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 10Contact: Shelley Knepley, 303-370-6419 orshelley.knepley@dmns.orgwww.dmns.orgRead Aloud VolunteerDenver Public LibraryDenver Public Library is seeking bilingual(English/Spanish) volunteer readers for theRead Aloud program. Volunteers make a differencein the community by visiting a preschoolclassroom once a week to provide experiencesthat help children with pre-literacy skills anddevelop the love for books. All volunteers mustconsent to a background check.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Susan Oakes, 720-865-1308 orsoakes@denverlibrary.orgwww.denverlibrary.orgForeign Language TutorDenver Public SchoolsMany DPS students speak a language otherthan English. DPS serves students who speakor are learning Spanish, French, German,Italian, Japanese, Lakota, Latin, Russian andSpanish. Volunteer to tutor and work directlywith students in the classroom.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Brenda Vasquez, 720-424-8245 orvolunteer_services@dpsk12.orgwww.dpsk12.orgMentor and TutorDenver Rescue MissionBuild a life-changing relationship with a man,woman or child at the Denver Rescue Mission.Group and individual mentoring and tutoringopportunities are available at five locations.Create a volunteer profile online to view currentneeds.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Micah Naylor, 303-953-3955 ormnaylor@denrescue.orgwww.DenverRescueMission.orgFood Bank or Thrift StoreVolunteerDouglas/Elbert Task ForceVolunteers in the Thrift Store sort clothing,price items and work as cashiers and salesconsultants. Volunteers in the Food Bank helpput food baskets together for those families inneed. This is a great opportunity for groups.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Kathy D’Amore, 303-688-1114 orkathyda@detaskforce.orgwww.detaskforce.orgFamily Support Line VolunteerFamilies FirstVolunteers listen and provide educational informationand community resources to parentsin need of support in relationships with theirchildren. Volunteers answer phone calls at theFamily Center located in southeast Denver.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Rachel Merkel, 303-745-0327 orRachel@FamiliesFirstColorado.orgwww.FamiliesFirstColorado.orgEarly Learning Center AssistanceFlorence Crittenton ServicesVolunteers are needed to help with childrenages three to 18 months in the FlorenceCrittenton Services Early Learning Center. Volunteerswill be involved in feeding and playingwith the children of the teen moms that attendthe school. Some experience with young childrenin a center setting is helpful.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Marcia Jamison, 303-321-6363 ormjamison@flocritco.orgwww.flocritco.orgVo l u n teer Ti p sVolunteeras a group.Do you want to build a greatersense of teamwork and strengthenrelationships? Talk with thevolunteer coordinator at anorganization about volunteering withyour friends and coworkers.April 10, 20119


One Day a WeekUSDA VolunteerFood Bank of the RockiesThis USDA supplemental food program targetslow-income pregnant and postpartum women,their infants and children, and seniors. Eligibleparticipants receive a monthly supplementalfood package. Boxes are distributed directly torecipients through FBR. Volunteers will work inan assembly line system filling boxes with foodfor needy recipients.Minimum Age: 14Contact: Laura Egan, 303-375-5811 orlegan@foodbankrockies.orgwww.foodbankrockies.orgFood With DignitySorters and ProcessorFoodWorks, Inc.Help FoodWorks get food to work. Each dayof the week, volunteers help sort and processdock produce and non-perishable product.FoodWorks provides ‘food with dignity’ to over160 local hunger relief agencies.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 5Contact: Josh Mahler, 303-294-0272 orjosh@foodworkscolorado.orgwww.foodworkscolorado.orgYouth Program AssistantGirls Incorporated of Metro DenverAssist in the facilitation of educational, effectiveand fun after-school or summer programs.Positions include assisting with lesson plans,working with girls on projects, contributingto discussions, attending field trips, preparingmaterials and providing snacks. Class topicsand times vary.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Elizabeth Green, 303-893-4363 oregreen@gidenver.orgwww.girlsincdenver.orgConstruction Site VolunteerHabitat for Humanity of Metro DenverVolunteers serve as the construction crewon new home building projects and will besupervised by a trained staff. No previousconstruction experience or tools are required.Volunteers are needed Thursday, Friday andSaturday year-round.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Leanna Powell, 720-496-2717 orleanna@habitatmetrodenver.orgwww.habitatmetrodenver.orgDirect Service VolunteerHope House of ColoradoHope House of Colorado is dedicated to transformingthe lives of teen mothers as they worktoward self sufficiency. Volunteer opportunitiesinclude tutoring for GED, providing transportation,mentoring and babysitting.Minimum Age: 14Minimum Age with an Adult: 6Contact: Sue Pilon, 303-429-1012 orsue@hopehouseofcolorado.orgwww.hopehouseofcolorado.orgSelf-Sufficiency PromoterJeffco Action Center, Inc.At Jeffco Action Center, volunteerism is uniquein that caring people come together to helpcreate pathways to self-sufficiency for thoseless fortunate. Volunteer opportunities includerestocking the food pantry, helping clients findclothes or working on special events during theholidays.Minimum Age: 15Contact: Barbara Penning, 303-237-7704 orvolunteer@jeffcoac.orgwww.jeffcoac.orgClassroom VolunteerJunior Achievement, Rocky Mountain, Inc.Volunteers visit K-12 classrooms Septemberthrough May to inspire and prepare youngpeople to be financially literate and succeed ina global economy. Volunteers will be trainedto teach innovative curriculum focusing onfinancial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Shannon Casler, 303-628-7361 orscasler@jacolorado.orgwww.jacolorado.orgEvent andAdministrative VolunteerKim Robards Dance, Inc.Share your skills in areas such as clerical,database entry, special events, phone calls,mailings and light maintenance. Assistancein specialized areas such as graphic design,grant writing, fundraising, donor development,marketing and professional painting servicesare also welcome.Minimum Age: 16Minimum Age with an Adult: 13Contact: LaRana Skalicky, 303-825-4847 orinfo@kimrobardsdance.orgwww.kimrobardsdance.orgAdult Literacy TutorThe Learning Source for Adults and FamiliesBuild confidence and a sense of life-long learningfor our adult students by tutoring one-ononeor in small groups, as they work towardtheir GED or learn the English language. A commitmentof one session per week for at least 15weeks is requested. Teaching experience is notrequired.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Debby Novotny Doig, 303-957-2883or debby@coloradoliteracy.orgwww.coloradoliteracy.orgReiki and Healing Touch ProviderLifeSpark Cancer ResourcesReiki or healing touch skills will be matchedwith an individual with cancer. Promote peaceand well-being while reducing the side effectsof cancer treatment. Sessions occur weekly atoncology clinics and churches from Longmontto Colorado Springs.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Sandy Priester, 303-425-5670 orSandy@LifeSparkNow.orgwww.LifeSparkNow.orgCommittee or Event VolunteerMarch of DimesMarch of Dimes stands for stronger, healthierbabies. Help grow the organization’s three signatureevents such as March for Babies, MUDDVolleyball and Signature Chefs Auction. Eventlocations vary.Kristin RichardsonIt’s fitting that Kristin Richardson, Denver Public Schools Foundation chair,works in education. Her mother taught first-graders and her father was ahigh school teacher.“When I first started volunteering, I was interested but not passionateabout it,” said Richardson. “But I had somegreat role models and I really appreciatedtheir commitment to serve.Passionate peopleinspire otherpeople, and there isno faking passion.”Minimum Age: 12Contact: Mikayla Houser, 303-305-1225 ormhouser@marchofdimes.comwww.marchofdimes.comSenior PartnerMetro Denver PartnersThe role of a Senior Partner is to be a rolemodel, advocate and friend for an at-riskyouth. The match spends approximatelythree hours together per week for a one- yearcommitment. Volunteers must have a driver’slicense and proof of insurance.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Administrative Assistant,303-777-7000 or metrodenverpartners@metrodenverpartners.orgwww.MetroDenverPartners.orgCtwPOHvaaaasMClwSPTcmacMC0wWRBaVr10 Advertising supplement to The Denver Post


Museum GuideMizel MuseumPeople-loving adults who appreciate Jewishart, culture, history, Denver and immigrationstories are invited to join the team of museumtour guides. Training is provided.Minimum Age: 21ontact: Tia Amdurer, 303-749-5018 oramdurer@mizelmuseum.orgww.mizelmuseum.orgrogram VolunteerpenWorld Learningelp ignite a love of learning within children byolunteering at OWL’s after-school Elementarynd Middle School programs. Volunteersssist with Learning Lab, Homework Supportnd Team Energizer while providing guidancend leadership to third through eighth gradetudents.inimum Age: 14ontact: Lysa Stewart, 303-832-0066 orstewart@openworldlearning.orgww.OpenWorldLearning.orgatellite Coordinatorroject Angel Hearthe volunteer satellite coordinator helpsoordinate and schedule volunteers to delivereals from an assigned satellite locationnd manages weekly distribution of meals tolients with life-threatening illnesses.inimum Age: 18ontact: Sarah Woolverton-Mohler, 303-830-202 or smohler@projectangelheart.orgww.projectangelheart.orgaiting Room Reader for Childreneach Out and Read Coloradoring the love, joy and fun of books to childrennd their families as a Reach Out and Readolunteer Reader. Readers transform waitingooms into positive learning environmentsfor parents and children by reading aloud andmodeling effective read aloud techniques forparents.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Meredith Goldin, 303-623-3800 ormeredith@reachoutandreadco.orgwww.reachoutandreadco.orgHospital VolunteerSaint Joseph Hospital Foundation VolunteersVo l u n teer Ti p sStart with whatyou know.Are you passionate about the workof a specific organization and wantto help them achieve their mission?Do you like leading, coaching ormentoring others? Have you beenvolunteering a long time and seekmore responsibility? Answering thesequestions can help you determinewhere and how you want tovolunteer.Volunteers at Saint Joseph Hospital work in avariety of capacities including: patient visitors,gift shop, emergency room and surgery waitingrooms. Volunteers must pass a TB test andbackground check.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Sarah Heil, 303-837-7043 orsjhfoundation@exempla.orgwww.sjhfdenver.orgClassroom and School VolunteerSeeds of Hope Charitable TrustVolunteers are needed in inner city Catholicschools to work with groups of students inteacher-supervised classrooms and one-ononementoring. Volunteer shifts are morningsAward Celebrates VolunteersFor 35 years the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award hasencouraged volunteerism by celebrating the voluntary achievementsof individuals whose efforts may not otherwise be recognized. Eachmonth, an outstanding volunteer is selected to receive this award, whichincludes a $2,000 donation to a nonprofit of the recipient’s choice.Do you know someone who deserves to be in the spotlight for all theydo for the community? Learn more about the award and download anomination form at www.minyasui.org.Proudly Supported by Denver Post Commnityor afternoons during the week.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Shelby Edwards, 303-715-3127 orshelbye@seedsofhopetrust.orgwww.seedsofhopetrust.orgDriverSeniors’ Resource CenterTransport clients to medical appointments,adult day centers, meal sites and personal tripsin an agency-owned car with a GPS system.Volunteer drivers will help older adults retain ahigher level of independence and quality of lifeby meeting their transportation needs.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Allison Moschetti, 303-235-6948 oramoschetti@srcaging.orgwww.srcaging.orgOffice AssistantStrideStride is a community-based nonprofit thathelps families move along the path to selfsufficiency.Provide assistance with filing,database maintenance, answering phones andother administrative projects.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Sabrina Andrade-Saavedra, 303-238-3580 or stride@stride-co.orgwww.stride-co.orgWarehouse AssistantVeterans Green JobsVolunteers will help load and unload trucksand cars, move materials from the dock andonto appropriate shelves, organize warehousematerials, clean the warehouse and assist thestaff as needed. Volunteers must be able to lift50 pounds.Minimum Age: 16Contact: Mare App, 720-236-1320 ormare@vgj-denverjeffco.orgwww.veteransgreenjobs.orgVolunteer Victim AdvocateVictim Outreach InformationVOI contracts with seven police agencies inJefferson County to provide on-scene crisisintervention for victims of crime as well asother traumatic events. Applicants must passa criminal background check, have reliabletransportation and be available for four to sixshifts per month.Minimum Age: 21Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, 303-202-2196or victimoutreach@aol.comwww.victimoutreach.orgMeals on Wheels Delivery DriverVolunteers of AmericaThe Meals on Wheels program needs friendlyand reliable volunteers to deliver lunchtimemeals to homebound seniors in the Denverarea. Volunteer routes are delivered on aweekly basis, helping these seniors receive ahot, nutritious meal each day. Volunteers musthave a valid driver’s license and a vehicle. Eachvolunteer undergoes a mandatory backgroundcheck.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Carly Santoro, 303-294-0111 orcsantoro@voacolorado.orgwww.voacolorado.orgCrisis Line VolunteerWomen’s Crisis & Family Outreach CenterVolunteers are needed at WCFOC’s EmergencyShelter located in northern Douglas County.Volunteers will be trained to answer the 24-hour Crisis Line, assisting callers with requestsfor services, resources and referrals.Minimum Age: 18Contact: Heather Orr, 303-688-1094 orhmorr@twcfoc.orgwww.twcfoc.orgApril 10, 201111


ContactsFor more volunteer opportunities or to learn more about how you can make an impact in the community, contact:Metro Volunteers303-282-1234www.metrovolunteers.orgMetro Volunteers is Denver’s leading source forvolunteer engagement, volunteer leadership trainingand volunteer advocacy. We are a national thoughtleader in volunteerism and are recognized for ourinnovative approaches. We make volunteerism smarterby empowering individuals and organizations withknowledge and skills to create more effective, engagingand impactful volunteering. Our wide range ofinnovative programs, tools and resources turn volunteerpassion into powerful impact.metrovolunteersDenver Post Community303-954-1000www.denverpostcommunity.comDenver Post Community strives to improve and enrichthe quality of life in our community through supportof programs that benefit the arts, youth, educationand basic human services. We accomplish this missionthrough the implementation of various community givingprograms, including: grant-making through DenverPost Community Foundation and Season To Share,a fund of the McCormick Foundation; sponsorships;signature events and our employee volunteer program,Denver Post ACTS (Denver Post Assisting the CommunityThrough Service).dpcommunity@metrovolunteers@dpcommunityVolunteer ResourcesGovernor’s Commission onCommunity ServiceColorado303-866-6426www.colorado.gov/gccsVolunteers for Outdoor ColoradoColorado303-715-1010www.voc.orgServeWyomingWyoming866-737-8304www.servewyoming.orgAurora Volunteer CenterAurora303-739-7759www.auroragov.orgVolunteer Connection of Boulder CountyBoulder303-444-4904www.volunteerconnection.netPikes Peak United Way Volunteer CenterColorado Springs719-955-0762www.volunteerpikespeak.orgMetro VolunteersDenver303-282-1234www.metrovolunteers.orgUnited Way of Weld County Volunteer CenterGreeley970-353-4300www.unitedway-weld.orgUnited Way of Larimer County’s VolunteerCenterLarimer County970- 407-7066www.uwaylc.orgYampa Valley Volunteer Coordination CenterRoutt County970-879-5605www.routtcountyunitedway.orgCity of Westminster Volunteer CenterWestminster303.658.2159www.ci.westminster.co.usVolunteer Fair2011 Volunteer FairFriday, April 15 | 10:00am-2:00pmThe Denver Post Lobby | 101 Colfax Ave. 80202Want to learn about even more volunteer opportunities in our community? Join us for theVolunteer Fair, where you can connect with more 75 nonprofits; learn more about theirwork and needs; and find the volunteer opportunity that right for you.

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