Due to restrictions around COVID-19, we are currently unable to intake any new Program Volunteers, Tutors, or Mentors. Tentatively, these positions will begin the intake process again during the Spring 2021 semester. We encourage anyone interested in these positions to still apply, as your application will be reviewed and put on hold until the restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

See our volunteer opportunities below, and apply here.

 

Program / Tutor Volunteers

Mentors

Intern

Corporate/Group Volunteers

Special Events / Photographers

Work Study

Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Volunteer

“Volunteer Voices” Newsletter Volunteer

Other

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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. Mentor applications are accepted Sept-April.

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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 contact the Volunteer Department directly at, tutors@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.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Volunteer

 

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Volunteer position is to support the Volunteer Department staff with their work toward the following goals which are aligned with IHDF’s mission and Diversity Equity and Inclusion work.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The DEI Volunteer reports to the Director of Volunteer Services and works collaboratively with the entire volunteer department staff and volunteers. Tasks and responsibilities include supporting and assisting the staff with:

  • Researching, collecting, organizing and sharing resources for distribution to staff and volunteers and use in the department’s quarterly newsletter
  • Coordinating and leading small group discussions on books, articles, videos, etc. chosen by the group
  • Promoting and tracking partner/cultural walks amongst volunteers
  • Coordinating and facilitating DEI activities
  • Writing DEI updates and/or feature articles for the department’s quarterly newsletter

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Along with a genuine interest in IHDF’s mission, this individual must have a desire to increase cultural awareness with a focus on Latinx and underrepresented populations through shared experience, knowledge, and education, as well as a desire to educate others about diversity, equity and inclusion. Experience working with a non-profit in a school or school related program with children is also highly desirable.

  • Must have proper equipment to work remotely (i.e. laptop or desktop, secure internet and wi-fi connection, phone access, etc.).
  • Flexible hours during IHDF’s business hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in order to attend workshops with the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center and team planning meetings.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

For a full role description and application process, click here: DEI Volunteer Role Description

“Volunteer Voices” Newsletter Volunteer

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of the “Volunteer Voices” Newsletter Volunteer position is to support the Volunteer Department staff with the publication of their seasonal (Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall) newsletter, Volunteer Voices. This newsletter highlights the accomplishments of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s volunteers and provides updates, resources, and appreciation.

The Newsletter Volunteer must be mission driven, organized, and a team player with a positive attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.  We seek candidates who are engaging storytellers with experience interviewing, writing, proofing and editing copy. Experience with graphic arts and/or using CANVA is preferable.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Newsletter Volunteer reports to the Director of Volunteers and Mentor Coordinator and works collaboratively with the entire Volunteer Department to collaborate on the newsletter. The Newsletter Volunteer assists in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Writing, proofing and editing content
  • Researching resources as assigned to share in the newsletter
  • Interviewing volunteers and staff members
  • Helping with newsletter design and layout
  • Creating videos highlighting volunteer accomplishments

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Along with a genuine interest in IHDF’s mission, this individual must have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to provide and accept constructive feedback. Experience in journalism and graphic design is highly preferred.

For a full role description and application process, click here:Newsletter Volunteer Role Description

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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