Volunteer Opportunities

Become one of 400 volunteers, tutors and mentors.
Hear about volunteering for "I Have a Dream" of Boulder County in this segment on local radio station KUNC.

 

 

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Mentor

Adult volunteer mentors are needed to provide Dreamers with long-term, reliable, and supportive relationships; to offer one-on-one guidance and support; and to serve as positive role models. The program is designed to focus on creating a strong, positive, one-on-one relationship between the mentor and Dreamer while exposing the Dreamer to a variety of interests, careers, and activities.  

Requirements: Mentors make a one-year commitment, meeting with their Dreamer at least twice per month.  Mentors attend an introductory training (3 hrs) before being matched with their Dreamer.

Qualifications: At least 18 years of age, experience working with children or teenagers preferred.

Conducting background checks for mentors costs us $50. We ask that mentors contribute $20 towards the background checks to help support the program. If you are unable to pay for your background check, assistance will be provided.

To learn more about our mentoring program, contact our Mentor Coordinator at mentors@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19. You can also fill out a volunteer application and get started today!

  • Mentor application closes June 1, 2017

  • Mentor application re-opens Sept. 30, 2017

  • Mentor application closes June 1, 2018

PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

Program Volunteers are needed to work with the Dreamers during both after-school and summer programming. The volunteer experience varies based upon the age of the Dreamers they work with. Volunteers working with younger Dreamers will assist in facilitating workshops helping Dreamers develop math and literacy skills as well as provide support for a wide range of enrichment activities. Volunteers working with older Dreamers tend to provide one-to-one or small group subject-specific homework help to Dreamers. Volunteers are needed at all ten Dreamer classes across Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. In addition to supporting Dreamers in academic and enrichment activities, volunteers also serve as positive role models. Most programming occurs after-school between 2:15pm - 6:30pm and during the summer between 8am-4pm

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


Qualifications: At least 14 years of age, experience working with children or teenagers preferred. Work study tutors must qualify for financial aid at CU Boulder, Naropa, or Front Range.

If you are interested in becoming a program volunteer or tutor, please fill out an application or contact our Tutor Coordinator at tutors@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19

Summer 2017 Program Volunteers

  • Last day for volunteer application = April 28

  • Volunteer trainings = between May 8 - May 26

Fall 2017 Program Volunteers

  • Last day for volunteer application = Sept. 15

  • Volunteer trainings = between July 17-Sept. 22

Spring 2018 Program Volunteers

  • Last day for volunteer application = Nov. 30

  • Volunteer trainings = Jan. 2018

 


Photographer

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. Interested individuals can contact our Special Events Volunteer Coordinator at events@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19 to find out more about how they can get involved.


Graphic Designer

"I Have a Dream" produces multiple marketing and advertisement publications throughout the year. Graphic designers are needed to assist with layout and formatting of our annual report, newspaper ads, special events programs and helping create event postcards, flyers, and other projects. Recognition is usually provided in publications and in event material. Interested individuals can contact our Director of Volunteers, Ashley Keltner at ashley.keltner@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19 to find out more about how they can get involved.


Grant Writing Assistant

Diverse funding sources support the day-to-day operations of the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County. Volunteers interested in writing, editing, and research can assist the Development staff with securing new grant sources, writing and editing grant document texts, and tracking grants in the organization's database. Interested individuals must make at least a year commitment and be able to attend a monthly meeting. Interested individuals can contact our Director of Volunteers, Ashley Keltner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19 find out more about how they can get involved.


Board Member

The "I Have a Dream" Board of Directors is a diverse group of community leaders who are active in fundraising and event organization. To increase board diversity, "I Have a Dream" strives to include members from various organizations and corporations, graduate students from the CU Leeds School of Business who serve as Board Fellows, and at least one Dreamer Alumni member. Board members serve a three year term, typically beginning in October, and they are eligible to serve three, three-year terms. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in serving as a board member, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEO, to find our more information. 


IT Support

The organization relies on IT professionals to help secure its computing network. Interested individuals can contact one our Director of Volunteers, Ashley Keltner at ashley.keltner@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19 to find out more about how they can get involved.


Web Maintenance

Opportunities abound for individuals to volunteer their time and services in maintenance of our online presence, including with our web site. We use Joomla as our Content Management System. Interested individuals can contact our Director of Volunteers, Ashley Keltner at ashley.keltner@ihaveadreamboulder.org or by calling 303-444-3636 x 19 to find out more about how they can get involved.