Volunteer & Intern Program

Welcome to the Denver Human Services (DHS) Volunteer & Intern Program!
Looking to become more involved in Denver Human Services as a volunteer or intern? We are excited to be able to offer multiple opportunities in various departments throughout the DHS agency! Read below to find out the different types of positions we offer and where you might qualify. 

Once you know what Option fits you best, apply HERE! Look for a position called “DHS Volunteers & Interns”
NOTE: Applications will only be accepted as positions open; the application does not run continuous.

Have more questions or not sure which option you qualify for? 
Call 720-944-GIVE (4483) or email GIVE@denvergov.org and we will be glad to help!

Option #1, Volunteer:
Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way to spend your time while enriching the lives of others. We have a wide verity of opportunities that are flexible on your schedule and time. We recruit for volunteers based on openings for specific positions and we aim to match your skills and experience with the best fit from our wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Volunteers must make a commitment of three months or longer
• Must come in at least 6 hours per week.
• Must complete volunteer orientation training
• Must possess good communication skills and pleasant personality
• Must have the ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently.
• Must have an interest in assisting adults and helping them reach their full potential.
• Volunteers Can Not Be Receiving Academic School Credit

Option #1A, Special Event Volunteers
Special Event Volunteers are used for our annual drives such as Spring Baskets, Adopt-A- Student, Adopt-A- Family/Teen/Senior, National Adoption Day, and our annual Masquerade Ball. We also utilize special event volunteers for special projects and campaigns throughout the Denver Human Services agency. If you are interested in becoming a Special Event Volunteer please sign up to receive email notifications HERE! No Qualifications Required.

Option #2, Clerical Internship:
The Clerical Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship. These follow the academic calendar with Fall (Early August- Early January), Spring (Early January- Late May), and Summer (Early June- Early August) semesters. Interns can choose to stay longer with supervisor approval. Academic fields recommended for participants in the study areas of Social Work, Human Services, Non-Profit, Public Service, Management, & Marketing. Full-time and Part-time internships are available.

Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
• Interns must commit to a minimum of a 5 month internship
• Interns must come in at least 12 hours per week.
• Interns must attend orientation training
• Must pass and have an acceptable public record and reputation.
• Must possess good communication skills and pleasant personality.
• Must have the ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently.
• Must have an interest in assisting our clients in helping them reach their full potential.
• Clerical Interns Can Receive Academic School Credit

Option #3, Social Case Work Internship/ County Field Placement Child Welfare Internship:
The goal of the Social Work Internship is to offer experience in working with families and children who are in need of various services. The Denver Internship Program encourage students to learn different approaches to addressing the needs of others and help to develop the skills necessary to be effective in future works with a diverse population. This also provides an opportunity for a student to advance their career potential in Social Work. The internships are primarily in the Child Welfare Division at Denver Department of Human Services and may include internships in Intake On-going, Child Protection On-going, Youth Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Kinship Care, Office of Drug Strategies, Adult Services, etc. Student Interns are always welcome at Denver Department of Human Services.

Qualifications:
• Interns should be enrolled in a graduate program working on a MSW; however, there are also internships for students who will be a senior working towards a BSW and enrolled in an accredited university
• All Social Work Interns Must Be Receiving Academic School Credit
• For more information about Option #3- Social Work Internship/ County Field Placement Child Welfare Internship please contact Mary Peagler 720-944-6193, Mary.peagler@denvergov.org or Maria Hernandez 720-944-6123,Maria.hernandez@denvergov.org


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Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
720-944-3000
 
Adult Protection Hotline
720-944-2994 
 
DHS Customer Service
720-944-3666

Colorado Relay/TDD
711

Child Support Services
720-944-2960

Foster Care
720-944-4000

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information
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