|We are now accepting applications for Summer 2017 Volunteers! Our next required training day is Saturday, June 3, 2017. Please complete a volunteer application and we will reply with more details on how to complete the process to start.|
What do volunteers do? Volunteers assist instructors who deliver Girls Inc. curriculum to girls in grades 1-9. We also offer leadership intern positions for applicants to gain experience working in the non-profit sector and to conduct intentional research to meet girls’ needs. We have work study opportunities and internship placements available for class credit.
What are the program dates?
Elementary School Programs (1st-5th Grade) Monday, June 5 – Thursday, August 4 (9 weeks)
Middle School Programs (6th and 7th Grade) Monday, June 5 – Thursday, July 13 (7 weeks)
Eureka! Programs (8th and 9th Grade) Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30 (4 weeks)
High School Programs (9th and 10th Grade Interns) Monday, June 5 – Thursday, August 4
What is the weekly time commitment?
o 1 full day per week or
o 2 half days per week
Shifts times depend on which program you’re involved with but typically are set up as follows:
Morning Shift… 8:00am-1:30pm (5.5 hours)
Afternoon Shift… 12:00-5:30pm (5.5 hours)
All-day Shift… 8:00am-5:30pm with a lunch break (8 hours)
What is daily schedule for girls: School Year Schedule: girls participate in our after-school program on weekdays from 3-6:30pm. Girls are dropped off between 3-3:30pm, they eat supper from 3:30-4:30pm and then participate in Girls Inc. programs from 4:30-6pm. Pick-up time is between 6-6:30pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays we deliver Girls Inc. curriculum; on Tuesdays and Thursdays we offer homework help for girls through tutoring. Elementary School Programs girls have ‘Fresh Fridays’ each week; there are no programs on the last Friday of each session. Middle School Programs are Monday-Thursday only with 2 STEM Saturdays per month.
Summer Schedule: programs are all day from 8am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday. Girls are dropped off between 8-8:45am; they eat a morning snack and we have announcements at 9am. The first class lasts from 9am-12pm; lunch is 12-1:30pm, and our second class is from 1:30-4:30pm, followed by pick up time from 4:30-5:30pm. Classes range in topic, from life skills to science/technology to health and nutrition. All classes are age-appropriate for girls, informal and fun!
What are the training requirements? All new volunteers are required to attend New Volunteer Orientation and Training + ‘Embracing Inclusiveness at Girls Inc. and Beyond’ Workshop. At our training you will meet other volunteers, understand Girls Inc. as an organization and learn how to work with girls to meet them where they are. Thank you for understanding that we do not make exceptions for this being a required training. Training is by invite only and is offered only three times a year (typically January, June and August), so be sure not to miss it! Volunteers must submit an application, have an interview and conduct a background check prior to being invited. A light breakfast and full lunch is provided.
One day of training is required:
For SUMMER 2017: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8:45am-5:00pm. Training is by invite only.
Sounds great! How do I start? The first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete our online Volunteer Application. From there you’ll be invited for an interview and given instructions on how to complete our background check.
Current Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer Opportunities: