Student Volunteer Program

We have plenty of times where we could use some extra help around the school and in special activities.  Check through the following volunteer opportunities for the 2016-17 Academic Year and contact Kaci Sintek (kaci_sintek@dpsk12.org) to sign up.

Volunteering in the Community
There are multiple opportunities for our students to get involved in volunteering in their community while also earning credit.  For a list of ideas with information around obtaining credit for serving, see our Service Learning page.

Children’s Hospital Volunteer Program
The goal of this program is to serve the patients of Children’s Hospital Colorado by doing two things: 1) create premade gifts/activities for patients, 2) volunteer at the hospital up to four times a year, leading arts/crafts activities in the waiting lobbies for patients and their families. Student volunteers will help create premade gifts/activities for the patients and/or volunteer at the hospital leading art parties for patients and their families as they wait in the lobby.

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Representative
The CSC serves to enhance student achievement and school climate through collaboration about the school’s budget, the direction of the Unified Improvement Plan, and other school processes. Student volunteers would need to attend monthly meetings that primarily land on the evening of the fourth Tuesday of each month. Representatives can attend in-person or virtually to the meetings.

Marketing Events
Our school is represented at multiple educational events throughout the year. Student volunteers would work at the Denver Online High School booth, hand out flyers, and talk to people about the school.

Graduation Organization/Set Up
Graduation will take place tentatively on the evening of May 25th.  Student volunteers would help with decorating/setting up for the event, cleaning up, welcoming guests, handing out programs, etc.

Planning for Success
Planning for Success is a large college and career readiness event on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 that helps students prepare for state testing, get motivated about finding their passion, and prepare for college. The event hosts guest motivational speakers to talk to students, guest speakers to talk to our parents/families about specialty topics, and multiple college representatives for our college fair. Student volunteers would help set up/ clean up, welcome guests, introduce and thank speakers on stage, and help as needed with event activities.

Student Orientation Presenter
We host a New Student Orientation every quarter. Student volunteers would help present to the new students about their experience with the school, tips about how to succeed in an online environment, etc.

NHS Induction
The National Honor Society has an induction ceremony every year. The event will be held on September 21st, 2016 at 5:30pm. Student volunteers would help set up/clean up for the event, help serve food, welcome guests, and complete any other event needs.

School Parties
We have a Winter Holiday Party on December 2nd, 2016 at 6pm. Student volunteers would help set up/take down for the event.

Child Care
We have a handful of students who are young parents. It is difficult for them to complete their studies while simultaneously watching over a little kid. Student volunteers would work with these parents and babysit while students worked in the lab.