DSF’s relationships with community members and partners is both a core value and a catalyst for achieving our mission. Whether you are retired and looking to give back during your free time, a young professional seeking to grow your professional network, a corporate partner hoping to maximize your company’s community impact, or an alumnus/na returning to assist students overcoming familiar hurdles, we value your contributions and passions.
Our Volunteer Manager works with each individual volunteer to ensure we match volunteers appropriately based off of our volunteers’ skills, interests, background, and our organizational need.
Please consider the following time commitments, as you start your volunteer journey:
Application 10-15 minutes
Phone screening 30 minutes
Background check 5 mins
Orientation 1 hour (excluding personal travel time)
*Additional training may apply depending on the volunteer role. DSF asks volunteers to commit to a minimum of 6 months. The majority of our volunteer needs are for weekday, daytime availability, though we do have FAFSA evening workshops and other occasional week night and weekend opportunities.
Join the DSF team now by submitting the Volunteer Application below.
For more information, please contact Caryn Oppenheim, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
From October 1st through mid-November, DSF hosts 16-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops at our 14 Future Centers and local community spaces. FAFSA volunteers attend two or more workshops, guiding students through the FAFSA process online.
Office Volunteers enhance the capacity of our administrative operations at our main office through their completion of a variety of tasks including, data entry, research projects, content creation, and other projects that match our volunteers’ specific skill sets.
Event Volunteers help with preparation and execution of a variety of special events hosted by DSF, from fundraising events to graduation celebrations. Event volunteers serve as friend and fundraisers for DSF as table hosts, coach and engage students at break-out leadership sessions, set-up and break-down DSF event supplies, and greet event attendees.
Future Center Volunteers commit to at least 2 hours per week or bi-weekly. DSF’s Volunteer Manager assigns volunteers to a specific school and Future Center. Our Future Center volunteers assist our College Access Advisors in preparing students for college and the college application process by proofreading college and scholarship essays, designing and delivering interactive workshops, inputting data into tracking systems, and a wide-variety of other tasks.
DSF’s Junior Board provides up-and-coming leaders and young professionals with an opportunity to make our mission possible while engaging with community experts, providing volunteer and networking opportunities and promoting professional, personal, and civil growth. Follow this link to learn more
DSF encourages volunteers interested in internship opportunities to submit a general volunteer application if they are open to a variety of internship placements or respond to a specific position description posted on our website on our internship page. We partner with several local educational institutions to create internship placements for various programs and strongly encourage DSF Scholars and Alumni to apply.
Track your giving. Complete the volunteer time sheet to keep track of your hours.
We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Denver Scholarship Foundation.