Denver Public Schools Retired Employees Association

Volunteer and Work Opportunities

Holiday Sharing Opportunity

We hope you are enjoying this glorious summer! We also know that fall comes and the holiday season will
be here in the blink of an eye!

This year, the DPSREA members will be working once again in collaboration with the Pupil Assistance
Fund (PAF) to offer support for DPS students and their families at the holiday season.

Watch for details in the December Quarterly Connection. Your support of DPS students means so much!

Thank you!


Nanno is an on demand web connecting parents with last minute child care. Retired teachers are considered perfect as high quality caregivers. Contact www.nanno.com/caregiver-how-it-works or Liz Oertie at liz@nanno.com .

Seniors’ Resource Center

Volunteers are needed using their own cars or a car provided by the Seniors’ Resource Center to transport seniors to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, hair salon or other critical needs. You choose the areas for driving and the days and times that work for you. Seniors reside in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson Counties. Mileage reimbursement and excess auto insurance are provided. For more information please call or email: Pat Pierson – ppierson@srcaging.org, 303 332-3840/Mobile

DPS Homeless Education Network (HEN)

Jackie Bell is the Program Manager for the DPS Homeless Education Network (HEN). Her 14- year career has been dedicated to supporting DPS students of homeless and migrant families. A new emphasis for Jackie is ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act , which replaced the No Child Left Behind legislation). One area of focus for this legislation strives to ensure educational stability for children in foster care and children whose parents serve in the active armed forces. At least 500 DPS students qualify for assistance with the number of students of military families not yet determined.

If you would like to be added as a community member who would like to support these students, please call or email Jackie. All ways to support are available such as help with school fees, purchasing school supplies, holiday outreach and mentoring or tutoring.

Thank you for your time and continued service to DPS students!

You may reach Jackie at 720-423-2318 or visit http://hen.dpsk12.org/militaryfoster-care/

Summer Scholars – Now Hiring Part Time Teachers

Summer Scholars, Northeast Denver’s award-winning literacy and youth development organization, is seeking after-school staff. Scholars After School is Summer Scholars’ after-school tutoring and enrichment program at 10 DPS elementary schools: Ashley, Columbine, Dora Moore, Harrington, Mitchell, Montclair, Smith, Swansea, Whiteman and Whittier. Most programs begin around 3:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Teacher hours are generally 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. twice each week. (Actual hours will depend on the school hours.)

Summer Scholars is seeking qualified staff to bring excellence to after-school hours:

  1. * Teachers, $20/hour – Applicants should be licensed teachers. Retired teachers and paraprofessionals with a teaching license are encouraged to apply.
  2. * Enrichment Specialists, $15/hour – (work with students with cognitive development activities) This is a great position for paraprofessionals.
  3. * Computer Specialist, $12 – $15/hour depending upon experience (help student with a computer reading program)
  4. * Substitutes for all positions listed above

Training and planning time are paid at a different rate.

Help build literacy skills in struggling students while you earn a little extra money for the holidays! For more information or to download/request a job application, please visit Summer Scholars’ website at www.summerscholars.org or call Summer Scholars at 303-355-0290.


MCA DENVER is seeking volunteers that enjoy working with students in a creative environment. Docent K-12 Educators at MCA DENVER will guide visiting student groups through the Museum as well as teach audiences about MCA exhibitions and contemporary art. The Docent K-12 Educators also assist with workshops, presentations, and other learning opportunities in the featured education space, the Fox Family Idea Box. Volunteers are asked to commit 4 hours a week. For more information about Docent Educators at MCA DENVER contact Liz Newton, Education Curator, at 303.298.7554 or lizn@mcadenver.org.

Family Support Line Volunteer

Position Overview: The volunteer will provide intervention and information to parents and caregivers in need of support in their relationships with their children: responsible for providing educational information and community resources to parents, professionals, and others.

Time Commitment: 4 hours per week

Where: Your own home (evenings and weekends) or at the Family Center (2163 S. Yosemiten Street, Denver, CO 80231).

Why: To empower parents in strengthening family relationships.

For More Info: www.FamiliesFirstColorado.org or 303-745-0327

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Association had asked for help in filling a variety of volunteer opportunities. Contact Theresa Grill at 303-813-1669.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is looking for individuals interested in environmental education who enjoy working with students outdoors. No experience in environmental education or ornithology is needed. Training is in March. Contact Peggy Watson at peggy.watson@rmbo.org

GED Program

GED Program Retired teachers are needed to work with youth (17-24) and adults who are trying to obtain a GED. This paid opportunity involves working only a few hours each week. Contact Gaye Horne at ghorne@springinstitute.org if you are interested.

Lifelong Education Services Seeking Math Teacher

Lifelong Education Services is in need of a GED 2014 math instructor. This is a full-time position– Monday through Thursday and pays $20.00 an hour. Call Mary Costa, 303 995-2160, if you are interested in serving the Denver County adult population who are in pursuit of a GED.

Garrett Book Company

The Garrett Book Company is looking for a sales representative to sell books to
schools and libraries in the Denver, Colorado area. GBC offers sales representatives
a high commission rate and an unbeatable product with superior customer service.

Garrett Book Company (GBC) has been in the business of selling library books to
schools for over 60 years. GBC only sells new copyright, library bound books from the
top publishers. GBC also offers complimentary processing for libraries and provides
outstanding service to its loyal customers. For more information, please see the
attached sheet.

If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a sales representative
for GBC, please contact Lionel Garrett at lionel@garrettbooks.com or 1-800-654-9366.

Part-time Opportunity Working One-on-One with a Gifted Young Child

Parents seek an experienced educator Monday through Friday from 8 am to 11 am during the upcoming school year to come to our home and work with our Kindergarten-aged child. Seeking gently structured, hands-on educational enhancement in reading, mathematics, and science. We can provide learning materials and a clean, safe, peaceful environment. Competitive rates for the right candidate.

Background in gifted education preferred. Foreign language proficiency is a plus. Serious replies only, please.

For details, please email dashzone418@gmail.com.

DPS Department of Family and Community Outreach at John Amesse Elementary

Currently we are looking for a dedicated volunteer(s) to provide math tutoring for our 4th and 5th grade students during class or after school 1-2 a week. We are also open to other ideas if volunteers have different ideas of how they would like to volunteer.

We would be looking for at least a half school year commitment starting as soon as possible this Fall. Naturally, we can be flexible with scheduling days and times as well.

Please feel free to share this information if you know of other potential volunteers who would be interested in volunteering at John Amesse and helping our students succeed.

For details, please contact:

Michael J. Williams
Community Engagement Specialist
Denver Public Schools
John Amesse Elementary
5440 Scranton Street
Denver, Colorado 80239
720-424-9895 (Office)
720-838-3942 (Cell)

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has many opportunities for volunteers.  Their website provides the details:

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is looking for individuals interested in becoming Volunteer Naturalists. Volunteers assist the education staff with in-class programs, field trips to Barr Lake State Park, and educational outreach events in the Denver Metro area. RMBO’s employees and volunteers work on solutions for bird and habitat conservation through science, education and stewardship. Training sessions will be provided. Contact Emily Snode at 303/659-4348 ext. 11 or emily.snode@rmbo.org.

Boomers Leading Change in Health

Boomers Leading Change in Health, a national movement to provide adults 50+ with meaningful volunteer opportunities, will match, train and place volunteers. These adults work as Healthcare Navigators helping people gain access to appropriate resources, as Community Health Workers providing groups with information about resources and living with illnesses and as Advocates to support legislation and policy. Contact Katie Creedon, Program Manager at kcreedon@blcih.org or 303-4BOOMER.

Project Shine

Project Shine assists immigrants and refugee elders to navigate the health care system. Examples of activities are making appointments for elders, accompanying an immigrant or refugee to an appointment and following up with an elder to make sure medications are being taken correctly. Contact Brandy Kramer at bkramer@springinstitute.org.

DPS Office of Volunteer Services

The DPS Office of Volunteer Services is recruiting retirees who are interested in volunteering in the schools. There are volunteer opportunities for tutors, chess club tutoring/coaching and storytelling with Spellbinders volunteers. Contact Brenda Vasquez, Manager Denver Public Schools, Office of Volunteer Services at 1350 E. 33rd Ave. Denver, CO 80205-3924. Contact numbers are 720-424-8245., Fax – 720-424-8266, or Brenda_Vasquez@dpsk12.org

National Association for Gifted Children

Our Annual National Association for Gifted Children Convention will be helpd in denver this year from November 14th to November 18th. We would love to have your members share their time as volunteers. This would truly help to make this years Annual NAGC conference a success. Please share this with all of your members.

We are seeking volunteers to help make the conference run smoothly. Generally, our format is that volunteers will work a four-hour shift either in the morning or the afternoon of November 14, 15, or 16. As a way of saying thank you, we have arranged for you to attend the conference for the rest of the day. We also are in need of volunteers for Sunday morning, November 17.

We need volunteers in the following areas:

  • Essential Session Monitors (Wednesday only)
  • General Session Monitors
  • Gifted Education Application Session Monitors (Thursday only)
  • Poster Boards (Thursday only) – Help with set up or hosting poster sessions
  • Registration
  • Floater
  • Concurrent Session Monitors
  • Super session Monitors
  • Door Monitors

Note: Monitors assist the session leader with room set up, make take tickets, liaise with NAGC staff as needed, take attendance and then enjoy the session.

The conference schedule is posted. You can view it here.

Please take a few minutes to go to this site http:/tinyul.com/NAGC2012Volunteers and fill out our survey. You will find that you can indicate the days and times that you are available and also the kind of event you’d like to help with. There’s also a place where you can add any additional comments you have.

If you have any questions, please email Debbie, dgetzel@comcast.net or
Dorothy dorothyresnick@yahoo.com

Global Partnership Schools

Global Partnership Schools’ Extended Learning program engages students in creative, active learning by delivering technology-based, rigorous, individualized, student-centered curriculum and instruction. Our program promotes the academic achievement and individual growth of the students we serve by establishing genuine relationships between teachers and students and maintaining high expectations and standards for our students, our staff and our program.

Job Summary:

Extended Learning Teacher/Tutors will provide afterschool tutoring services to students, setting a positive example, encouraging them to embrace learning and improve their academic performance.

Main Responsibilities:

Student Instruction and Support

  • Improve the academic performance of students by providing math and reading-based instruction to groups of up to eight students in Kindergarten through 8th grade outside the regular school day
  • Plan and deliver lessons for each session, in close alignment with goals expressed on student learning plan
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
  • Utilize appropriate strategies to maximize student attendance
  • Ensure tutoring services are delivered in compliance with all Global Partnership Schools, state, district and school policies and procedures

Tracking Student Progress

  • Utilize input from various stakeholders and key data points, to ensure that all instruction is targeted at individual student learning goals
  • Complete required student learning plans and progress reports in a format determined by Global Partnership Schools, and by the due date established by Global Partnership Schools
  • Maintain appropriate student records
  • Input daily student attendance, and other required data points, into a web-based tracking system
  • Attend professional development training
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Work in partnership with classroom teachers and parents to establish student learning goals for each student, and to communicate student progress and/or barriers to student success
  • Communicate regularly with the GPS lead teacher and/or program administrator for support and additional resources
  • Be an ambassador of the Global Partnership Schools program, by sharing the educational opportunity for SES with eligible families and community members


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • State teaching certification, preferably dual-certified in one of the following: ESOL, special education, reading, and/or elementary education
  • Experience working with youth in an educational environment (formal teaching experience highly desired)
  • Ability to keep students engaged and excited about learning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with Global Partnership Schools colleagues, school staff, parents and students
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, model of integrity and ethics
  • Timely, reliable and accurate record-keeping abilities
  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment to positive student relationships, communications with parents, and professional contributions


Global Partnership Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Global Partnership Schools

555 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10022

212-644-8619 Ext. 120

Fax: 646-706-7442



Help children develop healthier habits and make positive changes in you too!

CATCH Healthy Habits is a unique intergenerational physical activity and nutrition program that teams volunteers age 50+
with kids grades K-5. We are seeking volunteers for Summer & After-School Programs at locations in the Denver Metro area.
We have other non-teaching opportunities in volunteer recruitment, community partners, and administration.
For more information, please contact Stacey Booth, 303-235-6947 or srbooth@SRCAging.org,
or visit our website at www.CATCHHealthyHabits.org.
(CATCH Healthy Habits is offered through a partnership of Seniors’ Resource Center and the OASIS Institute and is funded by a grant from
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation.)

The Pupil Assistance Fund

The Pupil Assistance Fund Board is looking for an Executive Secretary to help with grant writing and fundraising.
If you are interested please contact Amy Grant at 720.423.8200 or amy_grant@dpsk12.org or
Cathe Schultz at 303.322.1973 or stecathe@aol.com.

DPS Pupil Assistance Fund, Inc is a 501 (3)c that has been in existence for over 60 years serving the students of Denver Public Schools.
We provied the uninsured and the under insured student of DPS with eye exams and glasses, coats, hats and gloves, clothing and other emergency services.

Colorado Regional Admissions Representative

Unity College in Maine is seeking a Colorado Regional Admissions Representative to attend college
fairs/nights to recruit students to Unity College.
Admissions representative will communicate with prospective students,
guidance counselors and parents, maintain accurate records and assist the admissions team with recruitment objectives.

Pay – $125 per single fair session/$150 for double sessions

To apply: Send an employment application, cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:

Joe Saltalmachia

Sr. Associate Director of Admissions

Unity College

P O Box 427

Unity, ME 04988