Attention: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Attention Homes has limited volunteer opportunities. Here are our current openings:

Street Outreach
Walk downtown Boulder with a staff member and a fellow volunteer. Hand out essential items such as food, water, gloves, and hand warmers and connect those in need with resources in the community.
2 hour shifts will be between Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Volunteers must commit to a 2 hour shift once a week or sign up to be an on call substitute if a regular volunteer cannot make it.

Transportation Volunteers
Help transport clients to appointments such as equine therapy and more. Shifts will be mainly on weekends but weekdays as well.

*Both of the above opportunities require an interview, background check, fingerprints, and additional training. Must be 21 years old.*

Meal Sign-Up


Browse our volunteer opportunities for when our programs are up and running normally:

The first point of contact for many of the young people we serve is through our Street Outreach Team. We offer support with basic needs such as sandwiches, toiletry kits, etc., inform them about the services offered at Attention Homes and other community resources. Five days a week (M-F), the Street Outreach Coordinator, along with two volunteers, reach out to youth on the street. These volunteer shifts are 2 hours long, in all weather elements, between the hours of 9am-4pm.

The daytime Drop-In Center at The Source is open to young people, ages 12-24, 7 days a week from 12:30-5:00pm. The Drop-In program’s first priority is to provide food, showers, laundry services, clean clothes, and access to medical care. Its second priority is to provide additional resources and support to assist individuals with their goals around housing, employment, and education. Volunteers are needed each day of the week for 2 hour shifts between the hours of 12:30-4:oopm to support staff in the space and build relationships with the people accessing services. Weekly commitment is required.

Our shelter is open nightly from 5:00pm – 8:00am. Up to 16 youth per night can stay in our shelter, safe from the streets and elements. Youth ages 20 and under are welcome to utilize this service free of charge. Volunteers are needed each evening from 5-7 pm or 6-8 pm to support staff and build relationships with the individuals living at our shelter. Weekly commitment is required.

The Qualified Residential Treatment Program, also known as Chase House, serves youth ages 12-18 who have been removed from their home by social services. One volunteer is needed each evening of the week either from 5-7pm or 7-9pm to support staff and build relationships with the individuals living at Chase House. Weekly commitment is required.

Attention Homes provides 3 meals a day to a total of ~50 young people. Individual volunteers or groups up to 4 people are able to come to The Source on a weekly or monthly basis to make meals for the individuals in our programs. You can bring your own ingredients, or use what we have on hand.

We also rely on meal donations as well! You are able to sign up for a day to drop off an already prepared meal at either program location. You can sign up one time, or on a monthly basis. View meal donation guidelines here

Groups from faith communities, service clubs, businesses, and schools can volunteer on site at either program location. Group size is limited to 12 volunteers.

Activities may include:

Yard work
Seasonal house and yard preparation
Small construction projects
Deep cleaning and organizing

We host multiple events throughout the year to benefit the programs at Attention Homes and are always looking for additional volunteer support.

Volunteers at our administrative office help with a variety of things such as data entry, grant prospecting, mailings, etc. and really help our administrative staff.

Become an Attention Homes ambassador and join the team of folks who represent us at community events.

Our Board of Directors helps guide our organization to a stronger future and ensures that we are meeting the needs of our clients in the most effective way possible.
View our Board Member Expectations and Board Member Application to get started.

Please Note: To protect the confidentiality of the young people we serve, all volunteers working in our programs with youth must be at least 21 years of age.
If you are looking for opportunities for someone under the age of 21, please contact Volunteer Manager Mo Shirley: | 720-677-6339

Questions? Contact Mo Shirley: | 720-677-6339