Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Special Activities Facilitator/Juvenile Assessment Center-Boulder
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 1 hour per week for six-months.
Justice Center, 1777 6th Street, Boulder, CO
Program Summary:
Special Activities programming provides positive and pro-social opportunities for youth who are not generally exposed to the arts, healthy recreational activities or life skills training.  This is a way to increase knowledge and skills, to improve communication and sharing in small groups and give juveniles new coping skills that they can apply in their communities.
Some current programs include dog therapy, cat therapy, ukulele lessons, AIDS education from BCAP, life skills from SAFEHOUSE and soon a movement/dance class.
If you have an interesting idea, please let us know!  It's once a week for an hour, during a 6 month period. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and facilitate activity sessions for youth housed in the Juvenile Assessment Center.  Activities may include art projects, music, creative writing, crafts, theatre, storytelling, yoga, tai chi, meditation, Zumba, life skills, cultural competency, etc.  The activity sessions need to be designed to specifically engage teenagers 13-17 years old in a small group setting.  The goal is to provide exposure to a variety of creative and stimulating activities that may serve as positive outlets and alternatives for high-risk behavior. Especially in need of a breathing exercise program.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Must be at least twenty-one years old and have a serious desire to work with a diverse population of juveniles in the criminal justice system.  An ability to easily engage with youth while understanding appropriate boundaries.  Important personal qualities are having a passion for your project, strong communication skills, creativity, patience and humor. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Application or Registration Deadline:4/15/2016 12:00 AM
Application Process:
Please send a resume or include educational/professional information about yourself to Mary Eldred, JSVP@bouldercounty.org or call 303.441.3718.  We will e-mail application forms to volunteers who meet minimum requirements.
Training Dates and Information:
Additional Information:
Mary Eldred at JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718


All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.