Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics depends on volunteers like you to support our work, especially as demand and patient-loads increase. We appreciate your interest in volunteering.

Below are volunteer opportunities that we are looking to fill:

Become a volunteer reader for Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics!

Do you have afternoons free and want to do some good for the children of Colorado? Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics would like volunteer readers to come to our clinics and read to our young patients while they wait for their appointments. Relive your favorite childhood stories while helping the children of Colorado fall in love with reading. Clinics are located in Denver, Aurora and Thornton. Must be 18 or older. 

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Summary of Position: Volunteer readers are an important part of the Reach Out and Read program. Readers engage children in clinic waiting rooms by reading aloud and model effective read aloud techniques for parents.

Reports to: Clinic Manager

Duties and Responsibilities • Encourage children to participate in read aloud activities • Read aloud in a way that illustrates effective techniques for parents • Assist clinics in maintaining a literacy-rich waiting area • May be asked to help with administrative duties if there are no children present • Encourage other activities such as arts and crafts or writing when not reading.

Skills and Qualifications • Experience with children is a plus! • Expected to maintain confidentiality of patients and families • Ability to work independently once trained • Spanish speakers and Spanish learners are encouraged! • Required to pass a background check • Must be at least 16yrs old

Time Commitment: We require a time commitment of at least a two hour period twice a month.

Training: You will receive an orientation about RMYC and about Reach Out and Read.

Benefits • Bring the love, joy and fun of books to children • Option to gain experience coordinating book drives for clinics • Students can gain contact hours with children required by education programs

To Apply: Contact Lisa Shook at lshook@rmyclinics.org 

Seeking Driver to help feed hungry children and families!

Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics has been supporting families with food assistance since 2010 in response to a growing need among children and families experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity.  Food bags are given away at all RMYC sites and more than 11,000 children have received bags since the program began. RMYC gives food bags to thousands of families a year who have been identified as in-need or are participating in the Thrive Clinic, a special program supporting children who are experiencing slow or minimal growth.  RMYC is looking for a reliable driver with a clean record to help with food pickups at Food Bank of the Rockies and delivering to our Thornton clinic.  We are looking for someone who can make a long term commitment and be available for pickups about four times a year. The van is a 12-seater passenger van. You do not need a special license. 

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Summary of Position: A Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics Driver will be responsible for helping with food pickups and delivering much needed resources to our clinics in Denver and Aurora.

Reports to: Lisa Shook

Duties and Responsibilities • Drive van from Thornton clinic to Food Bank of the Rockies and back. • Load items onto and off van • Organize and sort food into emergency food bags • Delivery resources and supplies between clinics • Help deliver supplies and resources to events and fundraisers • May be asked to help set up at events and fundraisers

Skills and Qualifications • Must be able to pass a background check and a driving record check • Experience driving larger vehicles and the ability to drive a 12 passenger van • Ability to lift 10-30lbs • Must be at least 21 years old

Time Commitment: This position requires a long term commitment of 1 year, however you will only be asked to drive the van for pickups and deliveries once or twice a month.

Training: You will receive an orientation about RMYC, Food bank of the Rockies agency training and training on driving the van.

Benefits • Help feed hungry children and families • Help get resources and supplies to families across the Denver metro area

To Apply: Contact Lisa Shook at lshook@rmyclinics.org

 

Other rotating opportunities:

  • Picking up food from Food Bank of the Rockies and delivering to our Thornton Clinic
  • Bagging food from the food bank for distribution to patients
  • Volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies on behalf of Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics. (This can be done any time if you call the food bank directly at 303-371-9250).
  • Event Coordination and fundraising support

If any of these opportunities interest you, please contact Lisa Shook, Communication and Events Coordinator, at lshook@rmyclinics.org or call 303.450.3690 x 1131 to set up an interview. All potential volunteers will be subject to a screening process including an interview, background check and orientation. Click here to download our

Volunteer Application to get started!

Thank you for your time and consideration!