Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Hands and make a difference today!

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in the Denver area, Hands of The Carpenter (Hands) is a great option! Volunteer with us to help working single moms stay on the road towards self-sufficiency. 

Assistance is needed getting the word out about Hands’ services and engaging clients in the automotive programs to enable them to avoid costly repairs and breakdowns. For those who enjoy event and party planning or organizational leadership, we have some unique opportunities available as well!

Client Services

Do you enjoy encouraging others? You could be a valuable asset to Hands’ Client Services Team. Volunteers are needed to invite potential clients into the application process. Additionally, you may be involved in contacting clients periodically to get their input for program evaluation.

Commitment: Flexible – calls from home or at the Hands offices.

Automotive Services

The heart of Hands’ programs happens in the automotive repair shops. Support is needed to make sure final steps are completed to ensure cars that were donated and prepared by Hands’ automotive technicians are ready for clients. Volunteer assistance such as cleaning and detailing cars, getting emissions tests done, or driving to the gas station to make sure the tank is filled enhances clients’ experience. 

Time commitment: Varies and requires flexible schedule

Single moms are busy each week handling work and family on their own. The Hands automotive team is considering the implementation of Car Clean Out Days for clients. You can be an important support to the women for a few hours on a Saturday by helping them clean and organize items in the cars. Some volunteers may also provide clients with guidance checking fluid levels, tire pressure, lights, and wiper condition. 

Time commitment: Possibly monthly or quarterly; 3-4 hours each Saturday

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Special Event Planning Opportunities

Hands hosts a few large events every year. Recent offerings have included a Road Rally, Concert in the Park, and a dinner Gala. We welcome and need volunteers to assist with planning and implementing existing and new events and fundraisers. Come join the hospitality, decorations, promotions, or silent auction teams.

Outreach and Awareness Opportunities

Do you enjoy making connections? We need help informing the community about Hands of The Carpenter to attract clients needing service, cars available for donation, and cash to keep the programs running. Your ideas and actions could help us meet all or one of these needs. Activities could range from: 

  • Staffing a table at a festival, job fair, or farmers’ market 
  • Hosting small gathering to introduce Hands to friends and family
  • Working on Hands’ outreach teams to businesses, civic groups, or churches
  • Surfacing needed in-kind supplies for the shops and offices
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Leadership and Consulting Opportunities

Join Hands’ Board of Directors or a Board committee

Do you have expertise in a particular area that could benefit Hands and the women we serve? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities and ideas that you may have to enhance the organization and operations.

Volunteer With Hands of The Carpenter!