Volunteer Opportunities

Citizen's Police Academy 2012 Volunteer Takes Tickets at the Lakewood Cultural Center Theatre

Welcome! Lakewood loves it's volunteers!

Our diverse and talented volunteers put a myriad of skills to work for the betterment of the community and help the City of Lakewood accomplish its mission.

Administrative
Administration (Community Resources)
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in daily administrative activities. Duties include filing, typing, internet research and phone responsibilities. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Administration (Courts)
Involves:
Indoors, Municipal Court
Date:
10/23/2013
Department:
Municipal Court
Summary:

Qualifications
Volunteer must be able to prove the ability to

  • Make computer entries to the court application (this is not required with all
    positions)
  • Filing and mail distribution
  • Assisting clerk with various duties
  • Purging court files

Training
Training will be provided during volunteer hours by the volunteer coordinator or qualified volunteers. The training will be located at the Public Safety Building at the Municipal Court. Any follow up training will be administered as needed.

Punctuality and Absenteeism
If the volunteer is going to be late or miss a scheduled assignment, they must contact Jo Donaldson directly at 303-987-7431. Please contact within 1/2 hour prior to the beginning of a shift.

 

Days / Times:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (2-4hour shifts with flexibility)
Full Job Description:
Administration (Police Dept.)
Involves:
Indoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
The clerical/administrative duties will vary. May include recording information, data entry to the court registry, assisting with phone calls, filing, etc.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. (flexible)
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Arts and Culture
Gardening
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the weekly maintenance of our vegetable and flower garden. Duties include planting, weeding, and harvesting multiple gardens located throughout the property. Volunteers are needed typically once a week
Days / Times:
May – September every Tuesday & Friday
Maintenance
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The maintenance team’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of developing failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
Days / Times:
Monday–Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m.–5p.m
Museum Collections
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Lakewood Heritage Center is home to more than 30,000 historical objects and more than 3,000 historical photographs. These artifacts cover, but are not limited to, the history of 20th century business and technology, textiles and personal artifacts, toys, military life, domestic life and material culture. Volunteers assist the collection staff by recording and preserving the condition of the artifacts and photos.
Days / Times:
Every Thursday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Full Job Description:
Museum Store
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide customer service and operate our registers for our museum stores. Duties include assisting customers with purchases, maintaining a clean environment, and using a computer system to track sales.
Days / Times:
Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Full Job Description:
Museum Tour Guide
Involves:
Older Adults, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide tours of historic buildings to visitors of all ages, present history of those buildings in an informative and engaging manner, and help the public understand the importance of the preservation of artifacts and history.
Days / Times:
Tours are provided at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Tuesday–Saturday
Full Job Description:
Performance Assistant
Involves:
Indoors, Older Adults, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the operation of our theatrical performances. Duties include distributing and redeeming tickets, distributing programs, and providing general assistance to spectators. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
The Performance Assistant Committee does not have a set schedule
Washington Heights Arts Center
Involves:
Indoors, Older Adults, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
A renovated early 20th century schoolhouse, Washington Heights Arts Center enriches the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages. A few of our most popular classes include: pottery, watercolor, papermaking, jewelry, weaving and ballet.  Volunteers are responsible in assisting classes throughout the year.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park
Adopt-A-Garden
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This volunteer position will assist park naturalists with planting and weeding the four gardens around the Visitor Center. 
Days / Times:
Minimum two hours per month on a seasonal basis. Schedule will be determined by the volunteer's availability in coordination with the park naturalist
Adopt-A-Trail
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This program lets the Lakewood community help maintain and build new trails in William Frederick Hayden Park (Green Mountain).  Half-mile segments are open for the public to adopt and maintain, which means using a pick and shovel to keep the trails in the best shape they can be.  This is not for the light-hearted, but when you are finished there is a great feeling of accomplishment.
Days / Times:
Volunteers are asked to work on their segment at least once a year for a minimum of two hours
Bear Creek Lake Park Trails
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Take care of Bear Creek Lake Parks trails with several volunteer trail crew leaders as we construct advanced trail features to maintain the park's soft surface trails.  These features consist of check dams, water bars, rock walls and other structures that are used to protect single-track trails.  All levels of trail building experience are welcome.
Days / Times:
Whenever possible, RSVP in advance
Community Project
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Help park staff keep your parks clean and attractive!  Organized groups can schedule park cleanup days throughout the year.  Other community projects including trail work, reclamation, tree planting and other projects may be available depending on the time of year. We will provide the trash bags if you can provide the labor!
Days / Times:
Whenever possible
Horse Patrol
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Lakewood Horse Patrol provides a uniformed presence on park equestrian trails. They provide visitor information and assistance, and report any trail or safety issues to park staff. Volunteers must provide their own horses and will be required to complete a background check and all required training including first aid and CPR.  
Days / Times:
Volunteers must complete a minimum of 4 hours per month or 20 hours per season from May through October unless weather interferes. Patrolling on horseback more frequently is highly encouraged.
How to Sign Up:
LHP Director
Mary Miklos
miklosmc@aol.com
Mountain Bike Patrol
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Mountain bike patrollers serve as an extension of the park rangers at Bear Creek Lake Park, William Frederick Hayden Park, and the Bear Creek Greenbelt.  They patrol in uniform and provide visitor information, rules education, and assistance including first aid.  Bike patrollers will be recruited in the spring and must complete an interview, background check and required training including first aid and CPR.
Days / Times:
A minimum of two patrols per month are required from April-September, with patrols lasting at least one hour.
Naturalist Assistant
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This volunteer position will assist park naturalists with presenting educational programs such as campfire talks, full moon walks, school groups, and others. The volunteer will also assist in the daily operations of the visitor center. Wildlife monitors will assist with the wildlife camera program, upkeep of nesting boxes and other wildlife-related projects.
Visitor Center Assistant
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Bear Creek Lake Parkt
Summary:
The Visitor Center Assistant's primary purpose is to: assist the visitor center specialist with providing public information and computer support services for the Lakewood Regional Parks headquarters.
Days / Times:
To be determined after training
Full Job Description:
General
Recycling Station
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Recycling is a vital component of environmental, economic and social sustainability. It reduces waste that would otherwise be sent to landfills, creates economic and job creation opportunities and provides residents with a greater sense of community responsibility. The City of Lakewood currently offers its residents two locations to drop off recyclable materials. The newly remodeled and expanded Quail Street Recycling Center is for smaller, household items while the Rooney Road Recycling Facility is available for larger item and hazardous materials.
Days / Times:
Monday–Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m.–5p.m
Indoors
Administration (Community Resources)
Involves:
Administrative
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in daily administrative activities. Duties include filing, typing, internet research and phone responsibilities. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Administration (Courts)
Involves:
Administrative, Municipal Court
Date:
10/23/2013
Department:
Municipal Court
Summary:

Qualifications
Volunteer must be able to prove the ability to

  • Make computer entries to the court application (this is not required with all
    positions)
  • Filing and mail distribution
  • Assisting clerk with various duties
  • Purging court files

Training
Training will be provided during volunteer hours by the volunteer coordinator or qualified volunteers. The training will be located at the Public Safety Building at the Municipal Court. Any follow up training will be administered as needed.

Punctuality and Absenteeism
If the volunteer is going to be late or miss a scheduled assignment, they must contact Jo Donaldson directly at 303-987-7431. Please contact within 1/2 hour prior to the beginning of a shift.

 

Days / Times:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (2-4hour shifts with flexibility)
Full Job Description:
Administration (Police Dept.)
Involves:
Administrative, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
The clerical/administrative duties will vary. May include recording information, data entry to the court registry, assisting with phone calls, filing, etc.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. (flexible)
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
After School Program
Involves:
Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The City of Lakewood’s School Age Services Summer Day camp Program is looking for qualified leaders to join our staff.  These volunteer positions are available to young adults ages 13 and up. Responsibilities include participating in arts and crafts activities, being lookouts on field trips and organizing recreational programming for elementary school-aged children.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday year-round options are available. Shift #1: 6 – 9 a.m. and Shift #2: 3 – 6 p.m.
Assistant Dance Teachers
Involves:
Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Volunteers are needed for the Creative Movement dance classes.  Assistant Dance Teachers should be between the ages of 13-17 and have at least some background in dance. This position provides an excellent training opportunity for those interested in becoming dance teachers
Days / Times:
Schedules depend on the class and volunteer availability
Colorado Life Trak
Involves:
Older Adults, Outdoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
The Lakewood Police Department has been actively involved with the Colorado Life Trak program. The object of this program is to assist law enforcement in locating missing subjects. These subjects are at-risk adults and children who cannot properly care for themselves, such as Alzheimer's patients or children who suffer from developmental disorders. Guardians of these subjects enroll them with the Police Department and the subject is given a wrist transmitter. Volunteers assist with battery changes and searches for individuals who have wandered from caregivers.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be subject to late night or early morning phone calls in case of missing person.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Court Bailiff
Involves:
Municipal Court
Department:
Municipal Court
Summary:
The volunteer is responsible for, but not limited to, readying the court rooms for court sessions. Directing defendants to the court rooms and assisting with their questions. Taking files to and from the court rooms, prosecutor's interview area and the violations bureau counter. Volunteers will be asked to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours. Court sessions are 2-3 hours long.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (flexible)
Full Job Description:
Head Start
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Lakewood Head Start and ECE Programs serve preschool children ages 3 – 5 in developmentally appropriate licensed preschool classrooms.  Regular classroom volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Volunteers provide opportunities for more individual attention for children, and can support small group activities or prepare classroom materials.  Potential volunteers must submit an application, attend volunteer training, and adhere to our program Volunteer Policy.  Background checks and a negative TB test are required for regular volunteers.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday options with morning and afternoon classrooms available
Museum Collections
Involves:
Arts and Culture
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Lakewood Heritage Center is home to more than 30,000 historical objects and more than 3,000 historical photographs. These artifacts cover, but are not limited to, the history of 20th century business and technology, textiles and personal artifacts, toys, military life, domestic life and material culture. Volunteers assist the collection staff by recording and preserving the condition of the artifacts and photos.
Days / Times:
Every Thursday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Full Job Description:
Museum Store
Involves:
Arts and Culture
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide customer service and operate our registers for our museum stores. Duties include assisting customers with purchases, maintaining a clean environment, and using a computer system to track sales.
Days / Times:
Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Full Job Description:
Performance Assistant
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Older Adults, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the operation of our theatrical performances. Duties include distributing and redeeming tickets, distributing programs, and providing general assistance to spectators. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
The Performance Assistant Committee does not have a set schedule
Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
Involves:
Outdoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly dance social, after-school sports program and various other recreation opportunities.
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Senior Visitation
Involves:
Older Adults, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers handle requests to check on the welfare of elderly and make referrals for services or assistance as needed. Volunteers assist elderly residents who are living alone, have no relatives or acquaintances nearby for regular contact, or have other circumstances where this program would be beneficial.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Special Olympics
Involves:
Outdoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The RISE Special Olympics program offers athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in leagues or in individual competitions within the Special Olympics guidelines and structure.  The Special Olympics Colorado mission is to “provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work.
The Clements Community Center
Involves:
Older Adults
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Clements Community Center offers an attractive, healthy and enjoyable environment with activities and services for older adults age 55 or better.  Here you will find a wide variety of activities emphasizing social, mental and physical wellness.  Volunteers assist in the our wide variety of programs and services including classes, fitness, drop-in activities, travel, outdoor recreation, dances, movie night, support services and Volunteer of America meal site.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Unified Sports League
Involves:
Outdoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The Unified Sports League is a pioneer program that combines approximately equal numbers of adult athletes with and without mental and physical disabilities, of similar age and ability, on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams in a variety of different sport leagues. Choose from several unified leagues in basketball, softball and volleyball. As a volunteer you are responsible for assuring the games are conducted fairly and with appropriate rules and regulations. In addition, our volunteers ensure everyone in the league has fun!
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Volunteer of America (Lunch Program)
Involves:
Older Adults
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Clements Community Center is host to the VOA hot lunch program and meals are served Monday through Thursday and the first Friday of each month at noon. Volunteer are responsible for serving food and beverages, setting tables, and meal preparation and cleanup. The volunteer will need to be available four days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Volunteers are not required to cook and must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  The volunteer will be working in cooperation with other volunteers, participants, and City of Lakewood staff members. Orientation and training will be required for this position. Potential volunteers must submit an application and a background check is required.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday and the first Friday of each month. Volunteer position hours are approximately from 10 a.m. to noon
Volunteer Victim Advocate
Involves:
Outdoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers respond to a variety of emergency situations and assist law enforcement personnel by providing support and referrals to victims of crime.
Days / Times:
Friday 5 p.m.to Sunday 2 p.m on-call scheduling
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Washington Heights Arts Center
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Older Adults, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
A renovated early 20th century schoolhouse, Washington Heights Arts Center enriches the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages. A few of our most popular classes include: pottery, watercolor, papermaking, jewelry, weaving and ballet.  Volunteers are responsible in assisting classes throughout the year.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Youth Sports Programs
Involves:
Outdoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Be a volunteer coach. Make a difference in the life of a child.  Hands-on training, coaching certification, coaches meeting, drills, games and ideas for practices all provided before and during the season. No prior coaching experience required! Practice one day per week for 45 minutes with games on Saturdays for an hour.
Days / Times:
Practice is Monday-Thursday (4 - 7 p.m.); Games Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Municipal Court
Administration (Courts)
Involves:
Administrative, Indoors
Date:
10/23/2013
Department:
Municipal Court
Summary:

Qualifications
Volunteer must be able to prove the ability to

  • Make computer entries to the court application (this is not required with all
    positions)
  • Filing and mail distribution
  • Assisting clerk with various duties
  • Purging court files

Training
Training will be provided during volunteer hours by the volunteer coordinator or qualified volunteers. The training will be located at the Public Safety Building at the Municipal Court. Any follow up training will be administered as needed.

Punctuality and Absenteeism
If the volunteer is going to be late or miss a scheduled assignment, they must contact Jo Donaldson directly at 303-987-7431. Please contact within 1/2 hour prior to the beginning of a shift.

 

Days / Times:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (2-4hour shifts with flexibility)
Full Job Description:
Court Bailiff
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Municipal Court
Summary:
The volunteer is responsible for, but not limited to, readying the court rooms for court sessions. Directing defendants to the court rooms and assisting with their questions. Taking files to and from the court rooms, prosecutor's interview area and the violations bureau counter. Volunteers will be asked to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours. Court sessions are 2-3 hours long.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (flexible)
Full Job Description:
Older Adults
Colorado Life Trak
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
The Lakewood Police Department has been actively involved with the Colorado Life Trak program. The object of this program is to assist law enforcement in locating missing subjects. These subjects are at-risk adults and children who cannot properly care for themselves, such as Alzheimer's patients or children who suffer from developmental disorders. Guardians of these subjects enroll them with the Police Department and the subject is given a wrist transmitter. Volunteers assist with battery changes and searches for individuals who have wandered from caregivers.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be subject to late night or early morning phone calls in case of missing person.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Museum Tour Guide
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide tours of historic buildings to visitors of all ages, present history of those buildings in an informative and engaging manner, and help the public understand the importance of the preservation of artifacts and history.
Days / Times:
Tours are provided at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Tuesday–Saturday
Full Job Description:
Performance Assistant
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Indoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the operation of our theatrical performances. Duties include distributing and redeeming tickets, distributing programs, and providing general assistance to spectators. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
The Performance Assistant Committee does not have a set schedule
Senior Visitation
Involves:
Indoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers handle requests to check on the welfare of elderly and make referrals for services or assistance as needed. Volunteers assist elderly residents who are living alone, have no relatives or acquaintances nearby for regular contact, or have other circumstances where this program would be beneficial.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
The Clements Community Center
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Clements Community Center offers an attractive, healthy and enjoyable environment with activities and services for older adults age 55 or better.  Here you will find a wide variety of activities emphasizing social, mental and physical wellness.  Volunteers assist in the our wide variety of programs and services including classes, fitness, drop-in activities, travel, outdoor recreation, dances, movie night, support services and Volunteer of America meal site.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Volunteer of America (Lunch Program)
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Clements Community Center is host to the VOA hot lunch program and meals are served Monday through Thursday and the first Friday of each month at noon. Volunteer are responsible for serving food and beverages, setting tables, and meal preparation and cleanup. The volunteer will need to be available four days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Volunteers are not required to cook and must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  The volunteer will be working in cooperation with other volunteers, participants, and City of Lakewood staff members. Orientation and training will be required for this position. Potential volunteers must submit an application and a background check is required.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday and the first Friday of each month. Volunteer position hours are approximately from 10 a.m. to noon
Washington Heights Arts Center
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Indoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
A renovated early 20th century schoolhouse, Washington Heights Arts Center enriches the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages. A few of our most popular classes include: pottery, watercolor, papermaking, jewelry, weaving and ballet.  Volunteers are responsible in assisting classes throughout the year.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Outdoors
Adopt-A-Garden
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This volunteer position will assist park naturalists with planting and weeding the four gardens around the Visitor Center. 
Days / Times:
Minimum two hours per month on a seasonal basis. Schedule will be determined by the volunteer's availability in coordination with the park naturalist
Adopt-A-Trail
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This program lets the Lakewood community help maintain and build new trails in William Frederick Hayden Park (Green Mountain).  Half-mile segments are open for the public to adopt and maintain, which means using a pick and shovel to keep the trails in the best shape they can be.  This is not for the light-hearted, but when you are finished there is a great feeling of accomplishment.
Days / Times:
Volunteers are asked to work on their segment at least once a year for a minimum of two hours
After School Program
Involves:
Indoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The City of Lakewood’s School Age Services Summer Day camp Program is looking for qualified leaders to join our staff.  These volunteer positions are available to young adults ages 13 and up. Responsibilities include participating in arts and crafts activities, being lookouts on field trips and organizing recreational programming for elementary school-aged children.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday year-round options are available. Shift #1: 6 – 9 a.m. and Shift #2: 3 – 6 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park Trails
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Take care of Bear Creek Lake Parks trails with several volunteer trail crew leaders as we construct advanced trail features to maintain the park's soft surface trails.  These features consist of check dams, water bars, rock walls and other structures that are used to protect single-track trails.  All levels of trail building experience are welcome.
Days / Times:
Whenever possible, RSVP in advance
Colorado Life Trak
Involves:
Indoors, Older Adults, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
The Lakewood Police Department has been actively involved with the Colorado Life Trak program. The object of this program is to assist law enforcement in locating missing subjects. These subjects are at-risk adults and children who cannot properly care for themselves, such as Alzheimer's patients or children who suffer from developmental disorders. Guardians of these subjects enroll them with the Police Department and the subject is given a wrist transmitter. Volunteers assist with battery changes and searches for individuals who have wandered from caregivers.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be subject to late night or early morning phone calls in case of missing person.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Extra Patrol
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers patrol neighborhoods, business locations and areas of interest during evening hours. This provides additional eyes and ears on the streets of known crime areas. Volunteers are also expected to assist with crowd control, sting operations and special functions
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Gardening
Involves:
Arts and Culture
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the weekly maintenance of our vegetable and flower garden. Duties include planting, weeding, and harvesting multiple gardens located throughout the property. Volunteers are needed typically once a week
Days / Times:
May – September every Tuesday & Friday
Graffiti Photography
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers assist patrol agents by photographing graffiti for case follow-up and clean-up.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Head Start
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Lakewood Head Start and ECE Programs serve preschool children ages 3 – 5 in developmentally appropriate licensed preschool classrooms.  Regular classroom volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Volunteers provide opportunities for more individual attention for children, and can support small group activities or prepare classroom materials.  Potential volunteers must submit an application, attend volunteer training, and adhere to our program Volunteer Policy.  Background checks and a negative TB test are required for regular volunteers.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday options with morning and afternoon classrooms available
Horse Patrol
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The Lakewood Horse Patrol provides a uniformed presence on park equestrian trails. They provide visitor information and assistance, and report any trail or safety issues to park staff. Volunteers must provide their own horses and will be required to complete a background check and all required training including first aid and CPR.  
Days / Times:
Volunteers must complete a minimum of 4 hours per month or 20 hours per season from May through October unless weather interferes. Patrolling on horseback more frequently is highly encouraged.
How to Sign Up:
LHP Director
Mary Miklos
miklosmc@aol.com
Maintenance
Involves:
Arts and Culture
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
The maintenance team’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of developing failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
Days / Times:
Monday–Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m.–5p.m
Motorist Assist
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers work rush-hour shifts responding to stranded motorists and abandoned vehicles.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Mountain Bike Patrol
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Mountain bike patrollers serve as an extension of the park rangers at Bear Creek Lake Park, William Frederick Hayden Park, and the Bear Creek Greenbelt.  They patrol in uniform and provide visitor information, rules education, and assistance including first aid.  Bike patrollers will be recruited in the spring and must complete an interview, background check and required training including first aid and CPR.
Days / Times:
A minimum of two patrols per month are required from April-September, with patrols lasting at least one hour.
Museum Tour Guide
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Older Adults, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide tours of historic buildings to visitors of all ages, present history of those buildings in an informative and engaging manner, and help the public understand the importance of the preservation of artifacts and history.
Days / Times:
Tours are provided at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Tuesday–Saturday
Full Job Description:
Naturalist Assistant
Involves:
Bear Creek Lake Park
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
This volunteer position will assist park naturalists with presenting educational programs such as campfire talks, full moon walks, school groups, and others. The volunteer will also assist in the daily operations of the visitor center. Wildlife monitors will assist with the wildlife camera program, upkeep of nesting boxes and other wildlife-related projects.
Neighborhood Speed Watch
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers are trained to use radar guns and patrol neighborhoods where speeding is a problem.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Person with Disabilities Parking Enforcement (PWDPE)
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers patrol parking lots and issue summonses to vehicles illegally parked in spaces reserved for the handicapped.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
Involves:
Indoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly dance social, after-school sports program and various other recreation opportunities.
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Property Pick Up
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers are dispatched to retrieve abandoned or found property items and book them into the Police Department’s Property Section.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Puffer Patrol
Involves:
Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers assist patrol agents during the winter months by distributing educational information about auto thefts involving owners who leave their vehicles unattended with the motor running.
Days / Times:
November-March 6 a.m.-6 p.m
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Recycling Station
Involves:
General
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
Recycling is a vital component of environmental, economic and social sustainability. It reduces waste that would otherwise be sent to landfills, creates economic and job creation opportunities and provides residents with a greater sense of community responsibility. The City of Lakewood currently offers its residents two locations to drop off recyclable materials. The newly remodeled and expanded Quail Street Recycling Center is for smaller, household items while the Rooney Road Recycling Facility is available for larger item and hazardous materials.
Days / Times:
Monday–Friday Shift #1: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. & Shift #2: 1 p.m.–5p.m
Special Olympics
Involves:
Indoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The RISE Special Olympics program offers athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in leagues or in individual competitions within the Special Olympics guidelines and structure.  The Special Olympics Colorado mission is to “provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work.
Unified Sports League
Involves:
Indoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The Unified Sports League is a pioneer program that combines approximately equal numbers of adult athletes with and without mental and physical disabilities, of similar age and ability, on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams in a variety of different sport leagues. Choose from several unified leagues in basketball, softball and volleyball. As a volunteer you are responsible for assuring the games are conducted fairly and with appropriate rules and regulations. In addition, our volunteers ensure everyone in the league has fun!
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Volunteer Victim Advocate
Involves:
Indoors, Police
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers respond to a variety of emergency situations and assist law enforcement personnel by providing support and referrals to victims of crime.
Days / Times:
Friday 5 p.m.to Sunday 2 p.m on-call scheduling
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Youth Sports Programs
Involves:
Indoors, Recreation, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Be a volunteer coach. Make a difference in the life of a child.  Hands-on training, coaching certification, coaches meeting, drills, games and ideas for practices all provided before and during the season. No prior coaching experience required! Practice one day per week for 45 minutes with games on Saturdays for an hour.
Days / Times:
Practice is Monday-Thursday (4 - 7 p.m.); Games Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Police
Administration (Police Dept.)
Involves:
Administrative, Indoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
The clerical/administrative duties will vary. May include recording information, data entry to the court registry, assisting with phone calls, filing, etc.
Days / Times:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. (flexible)
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Colorado Life Trak
Involves:
Indoors, Older Adults, Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
The Lakewood Police Department has been actively involved with the Colorado Life Trak program. The object of this program is to assist law enforcement in locating missing subjects. These subjects are at-risk adults and children who cannot properly care for themselves, such as Alzheimer's patients or children who suffer from developmental disorders. Guardians of these subjects enroll them with the Police Department and the subject is given a wrist transmitter. Volunteers assist with battery changes and searches for individuals who have wandered from caregivers.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and can be subject to late night or early morning phone calls in case of missing person.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Extra Patrol
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers patrol neighborhoods, business locations and areas of interest during evening hours. This provides additional eyes and ears on the streets of known crime areas. Volunteers are also expected to assist with crowd control, sting operations and special functions
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Graffiti Photography
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers assist patrol agents by photographing graffiti for case follow-up and clean-up.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Motorist Assist
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers work rush-hour shifts responding to stranded motorists and abandoned vehicles.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Neighborhood Speed Watch
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers are trained to use radar guns and patrol neighborhoods where speeding is a problem.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Person with Disabilities Parking Enforcement (PWDPE)
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers patrol parking lots and issue summonses to vehicles illegally parked in spaces reserved for the handicapped.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Property Pick Up
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers are dispatched to retrieve abandoned or found property items and book them into the Police Department’s Property Section.
Days / Times:
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Puffer Patrol
Involves:
Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers assist patrol agents during the winter months by distributing educational information about auto thefts involving owners who leave their vehicles unattended with the motor running.
Days / Times:
November-March 6 a.m.-6 p.m
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Senior Visitation
Involves:
Indoors, Older Adults
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers handle requests to check on the welfare of elderly and make referrals for services or assistance as needed. Volunteers assist elderly residents who are living alone, have no relatives or acquaintances nearby for regular contact, or have other circumstances where this program would be beneficial.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Volunteer Victim Advocate
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors
Department:
Police
Summary:
Volunteers respond to a variety of emergency situations and assist law enforcement personnel by providing support and referrals to victims of crime.
Days / Times:
Friday 5 p.m.to Sunday 2 p.m on-call scheduling
How to Sign Up:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
albwil@lakewoodco.org
303-987-7105
Recreation
Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly dance social, after-school sports program and various other recreation opportunities.
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Special Olympics
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The RISE Special Olympics program offers athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in leagues or in individual competitions within the Special Olympics guidelines and structure.  The Special Olympics Colorado mission is to “provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work.
Summer Camp for Youth with Disabilities
Involves:
Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly Dance social, after school sports program and various other recreation opportunities
Days / Times:
Various times
Unified Sports League
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The Unified Sports League is a pioneer program that combines approximately equal numbers of adult athletes with and without mental and physical disabilities, of similar age and ability, on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams in a variety of different sport leagues. Choose from several unified leagues in basketball, softball and volleyball. As a volunteer you are responsible for assuring the games are conducted fairly and with appropriate rules and regulations. In addition, our volunteers ensure everyone in the league has fun!
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Youth Sports Programs
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Youth
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Be a volunteer coach. Make a difference in the life of a child.  Hands-on training, coaching certification, coaches meeting, drills, games and ideas for practices all provided before and during the season. No prior coaching experience required! Practice one day per week for 45 minutes with games on Saturdays for an hour.
Days / Times:
Practice is Monday-Thursday (4 - 7 p.m.); Games Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Youth
After School Program
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The City of Lakewood’s School Age Services Summer Day camp Program is looking for qualified leaders to join our staff.  These volunteer positions are available to young adults ages 13 and up. Responsibilities include participating in arts and crafts activities, being lookouts on field trips and organizing recreational programming for elementary school-aged children.
Days / Times:
Monday – Friday year-round options are available. Shift #1: 6 – 9 a.m. and Shift #2: 3 – 6 p.m.
Assistant Dance Teachers
Involves:
Indoors
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Volunteers are needed for the Creative Movement dance classes.  Assistant Dance Teachers should be between the ages of 13-17 and have at least some background in dance. This position provides an excellent training opportunity for those interested in becoming dance teachers
Days / Times:
Schedules depend on the class and volunteer availability
Museum Tour Guide
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Older Adults, Outdoors
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to provide tours of historic buildings to visitors of all ages, present history of those buildings in an informative and engaging manner, and help the public understand the importance of the preservation of artifacts and history.
Days / Times:
Tours are provided at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Tuesday–Saturday
Full Job Description:
Performance Assistant
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Indoors, Older Adults
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
We are looking for volunteers to assist staff members in the operation of our theatrical performances. Duties include distributing and redeeming tickets, distributing programs, and providing general assistance to spectators. Volunteers are needed typically once a week.
Days / Times:
The Performance Assistant Committee does not have a set schedule
Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Recreation
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly dance social, after-school sports program and various other recreation opportunities.
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Special Olympics
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Recreation
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The RISE Special Olympics program offers athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in leagues or in individual competitions within the Special Olympics guidelines and structure.  The Special Olympics Colorado mission is to “provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work.
Summer Camp for Youth with Disabilities
Involves:
Recreation
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
We provide recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities and are looking for volunteers to support the many programs we offer. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with our monthly Dance social, after school sports program and various other recreation opportunities
Days / Times:
Various times
Unified Sports League
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Recreation
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
The Unified Sports League is a pioneer program that combines approximately equal numbers of adult athletes with and without mental and physical disabilities, of similar age and ability, on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams in a variety of different sport leagues. Choose from several unified leagues in basketball, softball and volleyball. As a volunteer you are responsible for assuring the games are conducted fairly and with appropriate rules and regulations. In addition, our volunteers ensure everyone in the league has fun!
Days / Times:
Hours will vary depending on the volunteer’s availability and desire to work
Washington Heights Arts Center
Involves:
Arts and Culture, Indoors, Older Adults
Department:
Community Resources
Summary:
A renovated early 20th century schoolhouse, Washington Heights Arts Center enriches the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages. A few of our most popular classes include: pottery, watercolor, papermaking, jewelry, weaving and ballet.  Volunteers are responsible in assisting classes throughout the year.
Days / Times:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Youth Sports Programs
Involves:
Indoors, Outdoors, Recreation
Department:
Community Resources
Location:
Multiple Locations
Summary:
Be a volunteer coach. Make a difference in the life of a child.  Hands-on training, coaching certification, coaches meeting, drills, games and ideas for practices all provided before and during the season. No prior coaching experience required! Practice one day per week for 45 minutes with games on Saturdays for an hour.
Days / Times:
Practice is Monday-Thursday (4 - 7 p.m.); Games Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Volunteer Coordinator
Direct: 303-987-7868 | Email: kargra@lakewood.org

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