Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We are excited to work with you and look forward to helping you find the right fit within our organization. See our volunteer opportunities below, and apply here.

 

Program / Tutor Volunteers

Mentors

Intern

Corporate/Group Volunteers

Special Events / Photographers

Work Study

Other

FAQ

Program / Tutor Volunteers

Program/ Tutor Volunteers work with Dreamer Scholars in our after-school and summer program helping site staff provide academic support, as well as a wide range of life enrichment activities. For a list of our current learning center locations, see our contact page. Program is usually offered after school from 3-6 p.m. (Spring and Fall) and from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and/or 12 p.m.-3 p.m (Summer).

Requirements: Volunteers make a semester-long commitment, coming to the program site at least one day each week for the semester. Volunteers attend an introductory training (2 hrs) before beginning their service.

Qualifications: At least 14 years of age, experience working with children or teenagers preferred.

Applications accepted:

  • February-May to be a Summer volunteer.
  • June-August to be a Fall volunteer.
  • September-January to be a Spring volunteer.
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Mentors


Adult volunteer mentors (18+ years old) are needed to provide Dreamer Scholars with long-term, reliable, and supportive relationships, to offer one-on-one guidance and support, and to serve as positive role models. Mentors see their Dreamer Scholar at least twice per month for a minimum one-year commitment, participating in fun activities. This is a one-to-one volunteer opportunity that is not academically focused. Every volunteer mentor should establish a safe, meaningful, and trusting relationship with the Dreamer Scholar.

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Intern


“I Have A Dream” Foundation offers year-round internship opportunities. Internships are available providing direct service to our Dreamer Scholars or in nonprofit management within the central office. Departments offering internships include program sites, volunteer department, development department, and the central office. Internships may be paid and/or qualify for class credit.

If interested, please email our Manager of Volunteers, Regina Reyes-Zaragoza at regina@ihaveadreamboulder.org with a resume and cover letter.

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Corporate/Group Volunteers


Corporate employee and community groups can commit to send one or more volunteers one set day (e.g. every Monday) each week for the semester (ranging from 8-14 weeks). A specialized orientation and training are provided. When volunteers come for their designated day(s), they are asked to volunteer from approximately 12-3:30 p.m. (in the summer) and 3-5:30 p.m. (in the fall), depending on the site. Volunteers support Dreamer Scholars in academics and enrichment activities. All logistics are coordinated with the Director of Volunteers, as this opportunity involves a special partnership with one of our Dreamer Scholar classes to make this a smooth and fun process for every group!

For more information, please email our Director of Volunteers, Carla Maniscalco at carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org or call 303-444-3636 x 119.

Special Events / Photographers


Special Events: “I Have A Dream” Foundation hosts multiple special events throughout the year that would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Examples of events include our Holiday Dreams Gift Program and Golf Tournament event. Time commitment and involvement varies by project and volunteer interest. Most opportunities are day-of event help.

Photographers: Photographers are always needed to help cover the numerous special events that happen throughout the year. Events include graduation ceremonies, new class dedication ceremonies, after-school tutoring, fundraising events, and more. High-quality photos are needed for website publication, social media marketing, e-newsletters, and print materials.

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Work Study


Work study tutors must qualify for financial aid at your college/university. Participants  are asked to commit to at least two days per week for the semester. This is a great opportunity for a student who is looking to gain resume skills, build meaningful and lasting relationships, and give back to the younger students of the community.

Requirements: Work study students make a semester-long commitment, coming to the program site at least one day each week for the semester. They must attend an introductory training (2 hrs) before beginning their service. Please check with your financial aid department on qualification or financial aid.

Qualifications: At least 14 years of age, experience working with children or teenagers preferred.

Applications accepted:

  • February-May for Summer.
  • June-August for Fall.
  • September-January for Spring.

Other


Volunteers are needed to help at sites with specific sport activities (e.g., tennis and soccer) for one semester at least one day per week.

Occasionally, volunteers with technology-related skills are needed at sites and/or at the Central Office. Please inquire as to our present needs by contacting the Volunteer Department directly at tutors@ihaveadreamboulder.org.

FAQ

Have questions about volunteering?  Check out our frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Although we appreciate the interest shown by each potential volunteer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a position for everyone who wishes to give their time to “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County.

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