• 15 people are interested

PorchLight, A Family Justice Center

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  • 15 people are interested


  • Childcare Volunteer: Offer direct supervision of children of all ages who have experienced trauma in our drop-in childcare center. At times assist the full-time childcare specialist, and at times relieve the specialist (i.e. lunch breaks, sick days). Prior childcare experience preferred, including CPR and first aid training. Ability to volunteer with limited notice (when childcare provider is out sick) preferred. Additional background checks may be required.

    • Time Requirements: This position requires a minimum commitment of 4 consecutive hours per week within PorchLight hours of operation.

  • Community Outreach & Events Volunteer:

    • Resource Table - Represent PorchLight at community events to promote awareness of available services. Commitment is dependent on the event schedule.

    • Events - Assist at PorchLight events with set up, silent auction, spirit pull, and clean up (annual benefit, anniversary open house). Commitment is for PorchLight’s annual benefit on September 19, 2024 at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO. PorchLight’s anniversary is on February 25th.

    • Time Requirements: Varied, may include business hours, weekends, and evenings.

  • Development Volunteer:

    • Attend monthly Funding and Community Engagement meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, keep minutes, and provide other administrative assistance to the Development Manager. The commitment required is 4 hours per week.

    • Assist the Development Manager with donor follow-up phone calls, thank you cards, data entry, and other donor engagement opportunities. The commitment required is 2 hours per week.

    • Assist the Development Manager with community engagement (social media, graphic design, flyers, brochures). The commitment required is 2 hours per week.

    • Time Requirements: The hours required vary, and mostly occur within PorchLight hours of operation.

  • Phone Navigation Volunteer: Provide direct support to PorchLight callers. Will include crisis intervention, knowledge of partner agency eligibility/availability, and connection process. Additional extensive on-site training is required for this position. Training will also include shadowing partners to learn what services their agency provides.

    • Time Requirements: Varied between 4-20 hours per week, within PorchLight hours of operation.

  • Needs Nook Coordination Volunteer: Coordinate inventory of items in the PorchLight onsite Needs Nook by working with partner agencies to re-stock when items are low. This position includes connecting with current partner agencies and branching out to identify new partner agencies to provide items for guests (i.e. fresh fruit and other fresh food items). This position will pick up items from partners, refill and organize the storage room, and take calls from community members with inquiries about donating items. Commitment to ensure the Needs Nook is stocked weekly.

    • Time Requirements: Varied to maintain weekly restocking. During PorchLight hours of operation.

  • Data Specialist Volunteer: Collect and organize data surrounding the victimizations PorchLight serves to inform the beginning of an impact report project. Will work with the District Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement Crime Analysts, and the Colorado Fatality Review Committee surrounding the data requests. Data will include results from court, recidivism, and homicides.

    • Time Requirements: Commitment of a minimum 4 hours per week, during PorchLight hours of operation.

  • Salon Coordination Volunteer: Connect with current stylist volunteers and guests to schedule guest salon appointments at PorchLight. This position will be the liaison between the guest and the stylist and in most cases directly connect the guest with the stylist. Commitment to ensure guest/stylist connections are made regularly once a request is received.

    • Time Requirements: Commitment varies to ensure guest/stylist connections are made regularly once a request is received, during hours of operation.

  • Hair Stylist Volunteer: Volunteer time, talent, and product to provide professional styling services to Guests in the PorchLight salon. This includes haircuts, color, highlights, lowlights, braiding, etc. Experience with various types of hair is helpful.

    • Time Requirements: Minimum commitment of 4 appointments per year (1x per quarter).

  • Wellness Coordinator: Research and plan wellness activities for on-site partners and staff that help support or mitigate secondary trauma such as yoga, arts, and crafts, animal support, and other creative opportunities to support overall wellness.

    • Time Requirements: Coordinate and execute 1 wellness activity per month


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



11100 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring together essential services for victims, survivors and their children to create a positive pathway forward, and to foster public safety.


PorchLight , a Family Justice Center serves Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, Colorado. More than 75 partner agencies work together to provide coordinated services for victims and survivors of violence. By housing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals under one roof and coordinating activities across each agency, we can more effectively serve victims and survivors of sexual assault, family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, at-risk individuals, and human trafficking. We are opening in January 2020 and are having a training for volunteers in October 2019. We have various volunteer opportunities based on the interests of each volunteer.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Emergency & Safety
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Emergency & Safety, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


11100 West 8th AvenueSuite 200Lakewood, CO 80215



  • Child Care
  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Your time commitment is based on the position chosen.
  • Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of our work, PorchLight volunteers must meet the following requirements: Agree to a 6-month commitment to the Family Justice Center, Follow all policies and procedures of the Family Justice Center

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