Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Ongoing Intern Social Worker in Child Protection, Project REACH Team

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Housing and Human Services
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Must be at least 18 years of age. MSW students preferred and wanted for 10-30 hours/week with a minimum commitment of four months. Weekly schedule established based on the needs of the intern and program.

Based at 3400 Broadway in Boulder and often needs to travel to 515 Coffman, Longmont

Program Summary:

Develop a broad understanding of the following:

  • Colorado Child Welfare system and Boulder County Department of Housing & Human Services programs
  • The role of the Ongoing Worker in child protection cases in which some families are court involved with children in out of home placements and others remain open on a voluntary track.

Role of the Ongoing Worker in the process of working with juveniles charged with sexually based offenses in Boulder County.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist the Ongoing/Project REACH teams with case duties, including attending home visits with families, transportation of children to and from appointments, documenting contacts, attending department and team meetings, attending court, and helping to connect families to resources. To support/manage a minimum of one voluntary case.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Seeking an individual with strong interpersonal skills, including being able to work with diverse clientele, children of all ages, juveniles with a history of sexual abusive behaviors and child victims of sexual abuse . The candidate should have good time management, prioritization, and organizational skills. Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as basic computer skills are necessary. A valid Colorado Driver’s License is necessary.

  • Complete Background Check
  • Participate in HHS Orientation
  • Available for team meetings and/or one-on-one meetings with HHS staff
  • Open to learning and receiving feedback
  • Willingness to join a busy, dedicated team of professionals
Training Dates and Information:

On-the-job training provided throughout the internship by the supervising case worker as well as other social workers on the Project REACH team. Additionally, several in-house trainings on various topics related to child welfare and case work practice are provided throughout the year by Housing & Human Services, and student interns are welcome to participate.

Additional Information:

Be part of a team that is dedicated to the safety and well-being of children and families. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the child welfare system and resources available to families in Boulder County, as well as to network, gain job readiness skills, and support the community. Participation in the Ongoing Social Worker Internship on the Project REACH team provides exposure to the concrete work necessary to reunify families and build a more safe and predictable home environment for children.


Please contact Debbie Ramírez at dramirez@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1430.

Unpaid Internship: This is an Unpaid Internship
Application Process:

Please contact Debbie Ramírez at dramirez@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1430.