Volunteer Needs: March 2018

Please contact Kate at kate@acc-den.org to learn more or to get started.

M-F Daytime Needs

  • Interns for: Finance, Volunteer Coordination, Employment, Health Coordination
  • Volunteers for: Apartment Set-ups, Transportation, Administrative Tasks, We Made This Teahouse (Teahouse is every other Tuesday only)

M-F Evening Needs

  • Volunteers for: Youth Program (Math and Science Tutors), Event Presentations, PC Women's Movement Group Coordination (Women's Group is once per month)

Intern Spotlight: Sujin Ma

Sujin is a student at Naropa University. She is attending school and working at two internships simultaneously. She is from South Korea and wanted to work with ACC to learn about how the United States handles refugee resettlement. She aims to take her knowledge back to Korea. Since her start a few weeks ago, she has jumped in with both feet and wants to learn everything she can about the resettlement process.  She has also been working overtime with a new family who was facing the threat of homelessness to help them find a permanent place to stay.  Thanks to her efforts going above and beyond, she was able to help them find an apartment. They just signed their lease yesterday, and, thanks to Sujin, no longer have to worry about where they will sleep each night.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Current Volunteer Needs (please email Kate at kate@acc-den.org if you can help with any of the following)


Youth Tutor

International CITY, Mango House, Colfax & Galena

M-Th, 4 - 7 p.m.

  • Do you enjoy working with youth between the ages of 12 - 18?  ACC's Youth Program is looking for ELA and Math tutors to work with newly-arrived refugee students at least one evening a week for two hours to improve their basic skills. Materials will be provided. Volunteers who can commit to tutoring two evenings a week will be given priority.

Warehouse Assistant

Colfax & Leyden

anytime M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Would you like to help sort through donations of furniture and household items for refugee housing and get items inventoried and organized?  We need you and your friends and family (kids over the age of 13 only, please)! 

Apartment Set-Up Team

usually along the east Colfax corridor

anytime M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Do you have a flexible schedule?  Do you like to be physically active? We are looking for people who can be on call (with a couple of days notice) to help move and set-up furniture and household items for newly-arriving refugees.

Teahouse Participant

Sam Gary Library

every other Tuesday, 12 - 2 p.m. (8/22, 9/5, 9/19, etc)

  • Want to get to know some of the refugee women and children in your community?  Come to ACC's new initiative, Teahouse, to share snacks, art activities, and conversation. :) Kids are welcome.  No need to email about this one, you can just show up and join in the fun!

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Assistant

ACC Office, 5250 Leetsdale

anytime M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Are you a detail-oriented person who likes organizing and auditing paperwork?  Do you want to help refugee families receive cash assistance while they work towards self-sufficiency?  Our TANF team is looking for a volunteer who can commit to at least 3 hours a week.

Intern Spotlight: Ismaat Klaibou

Ismaat is a student at University of Denver who had volunteered with nonprofits in the past and wanted to take her nonprofit work to the next level. With an interest in immigrant and refugee rights, she decided to apply to the African Community Center where she is currently working with the organization’s “OnTRAC” college readiness program. “My favorite part of the program,” Ismaat says, “has been getting to work with students and just watch them as they learn and grow, knowing that I've hopefully been a part of that process.” Ismaat came to African Community Center via Denver Foundation's summer Non-profit Internship Program. 

Intern Spotlight: Adriana Gonzales

  Adriana Gonzales is a student at the University of Chicago, and interning with OnTRAC, ACC's college readiness program for refugee and immigrant students. She chose to intern with OnTRAC because she enjoys interacting with students from around the world and presenting the opportunity for cultural exchange with new residents living in her hometown of Denver. She loves working with these students because they are bright and unique, and she believes higher education can help these students achieve the successful lives they envision for themselves. At the end of her first week, she went to Genessee Mountain Park for a challenge course and team building. Her students amazed her with their courage and creative thinking, and by the end of the day they were able to build a wonderful sense of community. She hopes that by the end of OnTRAC her students feel confident and prepared to apply for college.

Adriana Gonzales is a student at the University of Chicago, and interning with OnTRAC, ACC's college readiness program for refugee and immigrant students. She chose to intern with OnTRAC because she enjoys interacting with students from around the world and presenting the opportunity for cultural exchange with new residents living in her hometown of Denver. She loves working with these students because they are bright and unique, and she believes higher education can help these students achieve the successful lives they envision for themselves. At the end of her first week, she went to Genessee Mountain Park for a challenge course and team building. Her students amazed her with their courage and creative thinking, and by the end of the day they were able to build a wonderful sense of community. She hopes that by the end of OnTRAC her students feel confident and prepared to apply for college.