The Heart & Hand Center depends heavily on our base of highly dedicated volunteers. Without the support of these devoted individuals, we would not be able to touch the lives so many children in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Heart & Hand Center utilizes volunteers in a multitude of capacities.  Volunteer opportunities range from working directly with the children to assisting in fundraising efforts, and everything in between.  Please look over our volunteer opportunities to gauge the best fit for you.

Center Volunteers:
Center volunteers directly impact the lives of Heart & Hand supported youth. They help the kids with their homework, tutor them, supervise activities, host workshops, conduct art-mentoring programs, and act as positive role models. Heart and Hand Center volunteers contribute an average of two to six hours per week with the children, and create close bonds with the children.

Off-Site Program Volunteers:
Our off-site volunteers commit approximately an hour per week to work with the children.  These volunteers engage Denver’s homeless and underprivileged youth in art mentoring programs. These creative sessions are therapeutic for the kids, who are often growing up in a very chaotic atmosphere, to express the things they are feeling and dealing with in their lives.  It is also a time for them to relax, have fun and be children.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:
The Heart & Hand Center also has opportunities that allow for a more flexible time commitment.  These include things like: hosting an art drive, hosting a fundraiser, offering administrative support, providing occasional I.T. support, donating graphic design talents, and any other way in which you feel you can contribute.  We are always looking for excited and talented individuals, and love finding new ways to get people involved with our organization.

Become A Heart & Hand Center Volunteer

In order to become a volunteer, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete a New Volunteer Questionnaire
  2. Email these completed forms to the Program Director, Sally Vizas, at sallyvizas@heartandhandcenter.org
  3. Set up an appointment to meet with the Program Director to further discuss our program, volunteer options, and to sign up for a volunteer training session.

Volunteer of the Month 

The Heart & Hand Center would like to recognize Scooter as our Featured Team Member for the month of February.

Scooter has been calling Denver home for a year and a half now. Prior to Denver, she lived in Atlanta for two years completing her MBA/MPH at Emory University. Scooter works at DaVita, a Denver-based healthcare company. In her free time, she loves to be outside running, hiking, or cross-country skiing, or inside painting or learning to play the banjo.

On Wednesdays, Scooter leads a fourth grade math group. The group is designed to provide one on one support and is focused on youth who are at or below their grade level in math. Scooter incorporates games and fun activities into learning math skills such as multiplication and fractions to just name a few!

Scooter says that since discovering Heart & Hand over the summer, she has loved our strong commitment to empowering Denver children and their families. She looks forward to her Wednesday afternoons with the Heart & Hand kids each week. She loves the opportunity to practice math with them, help them learn new skills through inventive activities, and watch them grow and develop!

Thank you, Scooter. We appreciate all you do for Heart & Hand youth!


Important Dates:

March 27-31, 2017: H&H Closed (DPS Closure)