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Student Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to gain additional social work experience in order to further diversify your skill set?  If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please contact the agency contact directly.  These volunteer opportunities may also be used to fulfill the requirements for SWK 1020, SWK 3820, or SWK 3999 (check with your course instructor for final approval).

Note: These are volunteer opportunities only and do not meet the requirements for students enrolled in the BSW Senior Professional Field Experience courses or the MSW Field Experience courses.  These volunteer opportunities have not been screened by the MSU Denver Field Office. 


Agencies: If you are interested in posting a volunteer opportunity for our social work students, please complete this form.

 

Current Available Volunteer Opportunities:

 

8/6/2014

Aurora Mental Health Center, Fostering Healthy Futures

11059 East Bethany Drive, Ste 200, Aurora, CO 80014

Agency Contact: Ann Kelly

Phone: 303-617-2854

Email: annkelly@aumhc.org

Description:  Skills Group Assistant for every Tuesday night or every Wednesday nights from Sept 23 until the end of May. Pay: $11/hr. Clean driving record and insurance required.

 

8/4/2014

Stride

3000 Youngfield St., Ste 170, Wheat Ridge, CO 80215

Agency Contact: Sarah Maxwell

Phone: 303-238-3580 x30

Email: sarahm@stride-co.org

Description:  1-2 volunteers to answer our Community Assistance Phone line, conduct basic needs interviews, and provide callers with information on community resources.  Up to 10 hours per week available.
We will train you to conduct basic needs telephone interviews, assess needs, and determine resources to meet each callers unique needs.  For more information about Stride, visit our website at www.stride-co.org

 

7/31/2014

Operation HOPE

3460 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Agency Contact: Marykathryn Sagaria

Phone: 720-855-8870

Email: marykathryn.sagaria@operationhope.org

Description: Mentor Young Entrepreneurs!
You can help empower our next generation by supporting student entrepreneurial talent and aspiration!

We will train volunteers to support a young entrepreneur through 10 sessions in a Denver Public Schools middle or high school. Volunteers will empower students to complete a business plan and funding application to receive up to $500 in a startup grant.

Each session is for an hour/week and it is preferred that the volunteer stays with the student throughout all 10 sessions.

Operation HOPE coordinates every detail of the program including logistics with the school. Volunteers simply choose the time that fits their schedule in a particular week.

For more information please check out a video explaining our program at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8ndFO3WQxc

Or, explore our website at: http://www.operationhope.org/

 

7/31/2014

Operation HOPE

3460 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Agency Contact: Marykathryn Sagaria

Phone: 720-855-8870

Email: marykathryn.sagaria@operationhope.org

Description: Teach Financial Literacy!

We will train you to teach our curriculum to low and moderate income youth, grades 4 through 12, in schools and community-based organizations. The curriculum is taught to young people in 5 one-hour sessions at the school or organization's facility. A background check is required. This is a fun opportunity for you to help kids develop good financial habits while they are still young.

Teach 5 one-hour modules to low and moderate income children. These teaching opportunities may be during the work day, after work, or on the weekends. Volunteers may choose which opportunities would suit them best. Volunteers will also provide their own transportation.

It is up to the volunteer to decide whether they are interested in teaching the entire curriculum or only certain modules within the curriculum.

Terms: Car Required
For more information, visit our website at www.operationhope.org

 

7/31/2014

Operation HOPE

3460 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Agency Contact: Marykathryn Sagaria

Phone: 720-855-8870

Email: marykathryn.sagaria@operationhope.org

Description: Teach Entrepreneurship to Youth!
You can help empower our next generation and support student entrepreneurial talent and aspiration!

We will train volunteers to teach 1-6 classroom lessons in a Denver Public Schools' high school. Volunteers will empower students to find their passions, develop their business ideas, and effectively pitch their concepts to a panel of judges.

Operation HOPE coordinates every detail of the program including logistics with the school.  Volunteers simply choose the time that fits their schedule. You can be as involved as you'd like!
The entire course requires 6 hours total and 1 hour per module.
Volunteers will determine whether they would like to take on the entire course or teach only certain modules.
For more information please check out our website at: http://www.operationhope.org


7/31/2014

Operation HOPE

3460 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Agency Contact: Marykathryn Sagaria

Phone: 720-855-8870

Email: marykathryn.sagaria@operationhope.org

Description: Teach kids financial education with HOPE.
Volunteers from around Denver are given a specialized training by Operation HOPE staff to visit classrooms and community groups to teach 4th through 12th graders:

1) Dignity
2) The basics of banking and budgeting
3) Checking and savings accounts
4) The power of credit
5) Basic investing

Operation HOPE coordinates every detail of the program including classroom dates and times, directions to the site and logistics with the teacher.
Volunteers simply choose the time that fits their schedule and hours will depend on the volunteer's availability.

Hours Details:
Volunteers must to go through a 1 hour training session with the Operation HOPE Staff.

It takes 5 hours to teach the entire course ( This can be spread out to fit the volunteer's schedule).

Each module takes approximately an hour to teach.  A volunteer chooses whether they would like to teach the entire course or a certain number of modules. 

We are very flexible and will work with your schedule.


7/22/2014

Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC)

190 E. 9th Avenue, Suite 440, Denver, CO 80203

Agency Contact: Carol Buchanan

Phone: 303-891-3711 x102

Email: cbuchanan@drmac-co.org

Description: 1-2 volunteers to help out at DRMAC answering phones in the call center and conducting satisfaction surveys. 3-4 hours per week available.


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