Volunteering & Activism


Volunteering & Activism

Volunteering at the Library

Are you 12-18 years old? Have you ever thought about volunteering at the library?

As a library volunteer, you can help with the Summer of Reading program, help with gaming activities, or help shelve library materials. Or, if you have a great idea about what you'd like to do as a volunteer, let us know!

Read Asa's story: Why I Volunteer at the Denver Public Library.

The following locations accept volunteers, but keep in mind that volunteer positions are limited:


Complete the Volunteer Application (PDF) and the Volunteer Services Agreement (PDF) and return it to your branch.


For more information about volunteering, please contact Veletta Hopes in the Volunteer Office at 720-865-2043,

Volunteering in the Community

Volunteer Match

VolunTEEN Nation

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Dumb Friend’s League

Denver Zoo

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Youth Volunteer Program

Habitat for Humanity Youth Programs

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch

Metro Volunteers

Mile High United Way

CoolWorks Volunteer Positions


Do Something Tools and resources for you to convert your ideas and energy into positive action.

The Hip-Hop Association Music for social change, tolerance, civic participation and social reform.

Kids, Know Your Rights! A Young Person’s Guide to Intellectual Freedom A four-page PDF brochure written by members of ALSC’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.

Rock the Vote Dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and helping youth realize and utilize their power to create political change in their communities.

Power Shift Network The largest student environmental organization in the world.

MTV Act Take action on issues you care about.

The Truth A student-run project that aims to expose the underhanded advertising tactics cigarette companies use to get kids to smoke.

Mobilize Empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.

Ashoka Youth Venture Dream it. Do it. Grow it.

Amnesty International A worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights.

Taking It Global A network of people taking action for a more sustainable planet.

Your Environment. Your Choice. Provides you with the information you need to make environmentally sound choices about the products and natural resources you use, the waste you create and the environment in which you live.

Turning Green A student led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

The Sierra Student Coalition A broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment.