Denver Police Now Accepting Applications for Teen Volunteer Program

Published on March 31, 2021

Denver – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – The Denver Police Department (DPD) announces that applications are being accepted for the Denver Police Teen Volunteer Program now until April 25, 2021. The Teen Volunteer Program is designed to provide an opportunity for teenagers to experience DPD behind the scenes while working alongside police officers and staff.

The volunteer program is open to high school students between the ages of 16-19, who submit the application and complete an in-person interview. Volunteers are required to work 20 hours between June and August of 2021, during which teens will partake in DPD training, crime prevention, emergency disaster trainings, cleanup of Denver’s parks and graffiti, and other unique experiences.

“Not only will this teen volunteer program allow Denver’s youth to learn more about the Denver Police Department,” said Police Chief Paul M. Pazen, “but it also provides an opportunity to make a positive difference in the Denver community while receiving volunteer hours – a true win-win-win.”

After participants complete their 20 hours of volunteering, they will receive the following:

  • Official program completion certificate
  • Letters of recommendation from DPD staff
  • Volunteer experience hours for college applications
  • Training certificates
  • Hands on experience for resume building

To read about requirements, learn more about the program, and submit an application, please click here.