“I loved being at Girls Inc. so so much! The girls taught me so much and always made me laugh…I was surrounded by strong and confident women. Having that support meant the world to me.” – Maggie G, volunteer with elementary school
How Do I Become A Volunteer At Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD)?
All potential volunteers must complete the following steps before beginning their volunteer service at GIMD:
- Apply. Click here to apply online, or call us and we will send you a hard copy of the application.
- Interview: If your availability and qualifications meet our needs, we will call you for an interview. This is our chance to learn more about you and find out a placement that would be best for you.
- Background Check: All 18+ applicants must complete a criminal background check. We ask applicants to contribute $20 to offset the fee of processing your background check. Note: Teen volunteers (17 years and younger) are not required to complete a background check, however we do ask you to complete a Teen Membership application that requires parent/guardian signatures
- Orientation & Training: All potential volunteers must attend a full-day orientation and training before they begin volunteering. Becoming a volunteer at GIMD is dependent on completion of Orientation and Training.
What Do Volunteers Do At GIMD?
We use volunteers at all levels of our organization. The most common volunteer positions are program assistants (helping in classrooms), tutors, and administrative assistants.
Please see the Volunteer Opportunities portion of our website to see current volunteer openings.
What Days And Times Does GIMD Need Volunteers?
After-school programs (September – May):
Volunteers are needed to assist with our elementary and middle school after-school programs Monday through Friday 3:00-6:30pm.
Summer programs (June – August):
Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-5:30pm.
Volunteers are needed anytime during the year, Monday through Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm.
How Often Does GIMD Hold New Volunteer Orientation And Training?
3 times per year. January for Spring Semester, May/June for Summer Semester and September for Fall Semester.
Program volunteers are required to attend the formal sessions. Other volunteers may have a one-on-one or make-up orientation with the volunteer coordinator if unable to attend trainings.
What Is The Time Commitment Required To Be A Volunteer?
Volunteers contribute a minimum of 3 hours per week (flexible) during school-year programs and 8 hours a week (flexible) during summer programs. Potential program volunteers must commit to coming in at least one day per week; individuals who can volunteer multiple times per week preferred.
Under most circumstances, you must be willing to commit to at least one ‘semester’ (typically 3-4 months) of service with Girls Inc. to be considered as a volunteer.
Can Men Volunteer?
Yes. We want to offer as many positive role models for our members as possible. Our members benefit from having strong male role models in their lives.
Does GIMD Provide Opportunities For Groups To Volunteer?
Yes! Group Volunteer Opportunities with GIMD are primarily facilities-related, and often do not involve working directly with our girls. Some examples might include: yard maintenance & beautification, inside/outside painting washing shuttles, organizing, and cleaning. Click here to learn more.
Do you offer internship or work study opportunities?
Yes! We have work study opportunities and internship placements available for class credit. These are based around our program and administrative volunteer roles. Internships are rooted in offering support to our program teams, and are tailored to meet your academic needs and our program needs. We also offer interns the opportunity to gain experience working in the non-profit sector. We have hosted interns from a variety of majors and career paths. Please contact the Manager of Volunteer Programs to learn more.
Does GIMD Accept Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers?
Yes. Community Service volunteers perform administrative duties, or other non-direct services. Not all community service volunteers are approved. Please email the Manager of Volunteer Programs for more information.