The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless


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If you are already a volunteer, please log-in to the Volunteer Information Center to manage your schedule and sign-up for shifts.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

As a private, non-profit organization, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless relies heavily on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to succeed in its mission.  The goal of the Volunteer Program is to support the mission of the Shelter and to offer opportunities for the community to meaningfully connect with the Boulder Shelter and its clients.

With only a handful of paid program staff members on duty each night, volunteers play a crucial role in delivering services to up to 160 homeless residents. The presence of volunteers not only helps to expand the services we can offer, but also brings fresh energy and enthusiasm to the staff and clients. Beyond supporting Shelter services, volunteers act as liaisons between the Shelter community and the public at large.

Please note
: All volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and any volunteer younger than 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times while at the Shelter.

How do I become a volunteer?

  1. Familiarize yourself with our volunteer guidelines & volunteer opportunities
  2. Complete the Volunteer Application Form
  3. Set up a tour and informational interview with the Volunteer Manager
  4. Attend a volunteer orientation and complete skill trainings
  5. Sign-up for open shifts

If you are a volunteer with an established group, but do not have a profile in the Volunteer Information Center, please complete this on-line application.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Change and enrich the lives of people in your community
  • Be part of a compassionate culture and dedicated team
  • Learn more about the hardships facing many people in our community
  • Experience the health and human services field
  • Put your talents and experience to work for a good cause
  • Help keep operating costs down so we can help more people
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction


Still have questions? For more details about the Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Manager, at 303-468-4316 or

Stayin' Home for the Homeless