Volunteer Services

Volunteer services

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The mission of DPS Volunteer Services is to provide resources to the DPS Community that support the engagement of volunteers in ensuring that Every Child Succeeds.

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Depending how often you would like to volunteer, we may require you to complete a volunteer application and background check form. You may select the links to the right to access the necessary forms or contact the Office of Volunteer Services for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

DPS offers employees and community members numerous volunteer opportunities to connect with our students and schools.

Volunteer OpportunityType of ActivitiesAboutWhen
Chess ClubExtracurricularChess Clubs are always in need of volunteers. This includes primary mentor-teacher-tutors or assistants who can help with logistics such as equipment or snacks. Remember any amount of time contributed is welcome, whether that is weekly, every other week, monthly, or ad hoc. Chess activities day and times vary by school but primarily meet right after, just before or during school hours.
Classroom AssistantsAcademicIndividuals are always needed to assist teachers in helping the classroom run smoothly. Volunteers may lead small group activities, assist in coordinating large-group efforts, and help students individually as needed.During the school day.
Destination ImaginationExtracurricularChallenging problems are presented to teams of students with a timeline for completion. Destination Imagination is a greatly energizing experience for all involved.Team coaches are needed in the spring of each year, along with judges for the competitions.
FIRST RoboticsExtracurricularFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering.Contact Volunteer Services for more information.
Grant WritingAdministrativeSchools can utilize the skills of good writers to assist in the pursuit of funds for greatly needed programs that enhance education.Contact Volunteer Services for more information.
MentoringExtracurricularMentors for specific students with similar interests and abilities can propel students and volunteers to new heights of achievement. Tutorial assistance or the offer of friendship can prepare students for success in ongoing and lasting ways.Contact Volunteer Services for more information.
Parents on Patrol (POPs)School SupportParents are needed to keep an eye on activities that occur during school hours in hallways, on playgrounds and in activity areas to assure a smooth and effective day for all.During the school day.
Reading PartnersAcademicReading Partners empowers you to make a real difference by tutoring students who are reading 1 month to 2.5 years below grade-level. No prior experience is required. Teach fundamental reading skills using our easy-to-follow curriculum, and inspire a love of reading in a student.Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM at our 14 school locations in DPS and requires only 1 hour a week. Sign up or ask questions at reading partners or call 720-409-9909.
Science FairsAcademicStudents are inspired by adult expertise and imagination in the design and completion of science projects for annual school fairs. Problem solving is always more productive with the help of a friend.Held annually.
Spanish LanguageAcademicMany classrooms can utilize additional help from volunteers who have Spanish-speaking ability or other language skills. These individuals can assist students with both Spanish and English language learning in the classroom.During the school day.
Speakers BureauSchool SupportSpeakers on various issues are often sought for presentations to students, parents, and staff. Topics include personal interest issues, developmental concerns, career opportunities, motivation, self-esteem, etc.Varies.
SpellbindersAcademicThe Denver Spellbinders program works to build community through storytelling in the schools. Spellbinders provide 20-30 minute storytelling sessions in the classroom, sharing fairy tales, folk tales, literary tales, legends, personal experiences, and other stories of interest. Participation in monthly Spellbinders meetings helps volunteers to hone their storytelling skills and maintain connections with other group members.During the school day.

Donate to Support our Learners and Educators

New school supplies are always needed for our students and classrooms throughout the year. See the resources and list of items below. For more information, contact Volunteer Services.