Believe In The Dream and Come Weave Dreams With Us!
Now accepting volunteer applications- see role descriptions below.  

We know there are many options to choose from to offer your time and service to the community. Thank you for choosing “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County! We believe effective and successful volunteer management and supervision is essentially about building relationships. It’s about supporting our volunteers with getting a handle on what they are supposed to be doing, communicating when they are doing well, and coaching them and providing direction when they need it. We appreciate our volunteers and are thankful for their commitment to supporting us with advancing our mission to empower youth to succeed!

Although we appreciate the interest shown by each potential volunteer, we cannot guarantee a position for everyone. In this case, your application will be kept active for six months should a volunteer opportunity arise that could potentially be a good fit with your experience, skills, and motivation. A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you if a position more suitable to your skills becomes available.

IHDF is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Volunteers are expected to be able to explain and demonstrate their commitment to these values. 

Please note:  IHDF uses the BVSD system for running background checks on volunteer candidates who will be placed at our program sites as Learning Partners/Tutors. You will be assessed a $25 fee to run your background check. If you require assistance with the fee, please request a waiver by completing this form BEFORE submitting your application and wait for approval. Additionally, volunteers will be asked to sign an Authorization for a Background Check, Media Release, Release of Liability, Code of Conduct (specific to the role), and  provide proof of Covid 19 vaccinations. Please direct questions to our Director of Volunteer Services at

Volunteer Intake Timeframe

Learning Partners/Tutors

  • Summer Semester Volunteers: Apply March thru May to be considered for placement in June 
  • Fall Semester Volunteers: Apply July thru September to be considered for placement in September
  • Spring Volunteers: Apply October thru December to be considered for placement in January of the following year

Volunteer Role Descriptions: 

IHDF Volunteer Disclaimer & Equal Employment Opportunity/Unlawful Harassment: Upon completion of the volunteer intake process, anything you have shared on your application and during the interview could be shared at the discretion of the staff at “I Have A Dream” Foundation with the Program Director (PD), CEO, Sr. Directors, and/or program staff if necessary. In addition, there is no guarantee of your approval as a volunteer, nor is there a guarantee “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County will be able to assign/place/match you. During any time of the inquiry, intake process and/or the volunteer experience, we reserve the right to dismiss and/or terminate candidates and active volunteers at any time without an explanation or reason.

You also understand The “I Have a Dream Foundation” (IHDF) organization is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct, which has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as volunteers, customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc. Any questions, concerns or complaints will be taken seriously and fully investigated.

Volunteer Application

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    Once you click the submit button below, your volunteer application will be sent to our volunteer coordinators. Due to the number of applicants we receive, you will only be contacted when there is an open volunteer opportunity that you could potentially be a good fit. Your application will remain active for 6 months. Thank you!


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