Fatherhood Intern


Cause Areas


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Family Tree Karlis Family Center1777 Kipling St.Lakewood, CO 80215


Key Responsibilities

  • Create a welcoming environment while serving as a facilitator during supervised parenting time at Karlis Family Center.
  • Fulfill initial training and orientation process requirements.
  • Complete initial training with the Parenting Time Program Director.
  • Complete volunteer checklist and training hours.
  • Complete Fatherhood Program specific projects, such as father-child activities and increasing knowledge of fatherhood resources.
  • Initiate contact with 100% of the fathers in the Parenting Time Program and provide resources to those requesting resources and/or information.
  • Assist with outreach activities to Denver Metro Child Support Enforcement Agencies.
  • If possible, attend Colorado Dads monthly meetings.
  • Arrive on time during scheduled shifts.
  • Follow procedures for transition and supervision of children.
  • Document objective observations according to the House Rules.
  • Satisfy mandatory follow up training requirements including, but not limited to the Domestic Violence training.

Initial Impact

Our organization’s constituents will receive premier service and be connected with the best Family Tree staff member to meet their needs.

Sustained Outcome

  • Fatherhood Intern will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
  • This role will help Karlis Family Center fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support

  • We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts: Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium, At-Risk Youth, Homelessness 101.
  • Fatherhood Intern will have additional training from the Parenting Time Program Staff.


  • Completion of volunteer orientation and background check.
  • The volunteer will act in a non-discriminatory manner toward all clients, regardless of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, physical handicap, political affiliations, social or economic status, affliction preference, or choice of lifestyle.
  • Sufficient knowledge of conditions that may require the use of our facility, i.e. Court ordered families, domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, neglect, chemical dependency, and/or mental illness.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be dependable - when scheduled to volunteer, must honor commitment and understand the consequences of calling in or no-showing for a shift.
  • Must have good judgment, maturity, common sense, and a high degree of responsibility.


  • Becoming part of the Family Tree team, providing solutions for families in crisis to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
  • Opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children and to create a more child-friendly community.
  • Opportunity to participate and be active with a dynamic team of social service providers.
  • Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
  • Direct client contact with those going through the court process.
  • Opportunity to be considered for employment with Family Tree.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours any day of the week
  • 6 months

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