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Department of Human Services Volunteer
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Our Mission: Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) builds strong communities by promoting the safety, independence and stability of individuals and families.
Our Vision: To end the cycle of poverty and prevent abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults (using an integrated Two-Generation approach)
ACDHS uses an integrated Two-Generation (2Gen) approach to address all of the basic human services needs of the entire family unit. The 2Gen approach begins with a mindset focused on family-centered program design, continues with the alignment of services and resources within the department as well as across multiple organizations, resulting in coordinated services to children and adults together (family) in order to create long term stability and sustainability.
The 2Gen approach builds well-being for families by focusing equally and intentionally on high-quality services in five areas of focus: early childhood education, adult education and employment pathways, economic security, health and well-being and social capital. This approach will help us achieve our core mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty, preventing neglect and abuse and building strong communities.
The Arapahoe County Department of Human Services builds strong communities by promoting the safety, independence and stability of individuals and families. The Department is looking for volunteers to work alongside our staff to help us in working towards our mission and providing excellent customer service to community members and families in Arapahoe County. We have positions that can accommodate daytime, evening, or weekend hours and a range of interests and skills.
Volunteers make a difference in the lives of families and children in need in Arapahoe County. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to assist in the following areas: Child and Adult Protection Services (CAPS), Operations, and Community and Child Support Services (CCSS).
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the various volunteer positions and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the volunteer position at any time.
Information Ambassador: Volunteers are needed to greet and direct visitors who are seeking public assistance benefits from the Department of Human Services. Volunteers will answer questions, assist residents with applications for assistance programs, and be a friendly face for the County. This position is at the Aurora office. We ask that volunteers in this position commit to one 2-4 hour shift a week between the hours of 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.
Staff Support Services: The Staff Support Services Volunteer provides a variety of support to staff. We ask that volunteers in this position commit to one 2-4 hour shift a week between the hours of 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. The position is primarily located in the Aurora office (14980 East Alameda Drive), but there is the possibility for opportunities at the Littleton office (1690 W Littleton Boulevard).
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing administrative support and assistance to CAPS, Operations and CCSS staff. This support could include data entry, filing, assisting with special events and special projects.
- Preparing new employee orientation packets and information packets for child support clients
- Collecting, sorting, organizing and distributing valuable community donations that are provided to children and families in need of emergency clothing, diapers, toiletries and more (Bare Necessities Closet)
Family Support Services: The Family Support Services Volunteer provides a variety of support and assistance to children and families that are clients of Arapahoe County Human Services. We ask that volunteers in this position commit to one 2-4 hour shift a week between the hours of 8AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. The position is located in the Aurora office (14980 East Alameda Drive), but may require some travel throughout the metro-Denver area.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing temporary care and support for children that have just been removed from an unsafe situation
- Providing temporary care and support for children while parents/caregivers attend important meetings at the Department or offsite
- Helping transport children to and from visitations with their parents (Aurora office location only)
Foster/Kin Family Support: In this position you could be helping foster and kinship families with a variety activities. These could include: childcare, tutoring, shopping, laundry, facilitating family activities and other things that may help alleviate some of the stress that foster and kin families can feel. You and your assigned family will determine the days, times and activities you will help with based on your availability and their needs and schedule. This position requires a commitment of at least 3 hours a week to provide respite assistance for your assigned family.
Age 21 or older.
Good interpersonal skills.
A desire to work with some of our County's most vulnerable adults, children and families.
For some positions a basic familiarity with computers and common office software packages are essential.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Commit to volunteer in the position for a minimum of six months to one year.
- Supplemental Information
This in an unpaid volunteer opportunity with Arapahoe County Department of Human Services.
Volunteers will receive the training and supervision necessary to handle the job and work together with staff to provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for the public and the volunteer.
HOW TO APPLY/NEXT STEPS:
Complete the on-line application.
Participate in an initial volunteer interview.
Suitable applicants will proceed to the background investigation. Upon successful completion of the background investigation, applicants will be invited to join the Arapahoe County Human Services Volunteer Program.
Attend a required new volunteer orientation.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (i.e. uploading or attaching documents to your online application), call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627. Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt uploading (attaching) it.