We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers!
It is never too early or too late to sign up to volunteer for Night Owls. We sign up volunteers on an on-going basis. You can volunteer to be a special friend for either children with special needs or children who are siblings of children with special needs. You can also participate in planning and organizing the program, help run activities, or be a floater who helps with a variety of tasks throughout a Night Owls evening.
No experience is needed to be a volunteer. Volunteers must participate in one of the volunteer training sessions, which are currently scheduled as needed. The 1 ½ hour training sessions are usually held on a weeknight to accommodate most people’s schedules. Volunteers will be provided training on the program, activities, safety, and best practices on interacting with both children with special needs and typically developing children. Here's more information about volunteering.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete the following form:
Once we receive this form, we will be in touch with you regarding volunteer training, getting your fingerprints taken, and your first date to start volunteering. We will also provide your name and the email address you give us on your registration form to the company that does our background checks, HireRight. They will send you an email to complete the background check process. You must have your fingerprints on file at the Fisher Early Learning Center. Therefore, even if you have already had them done, and/or had a background check done, unfortunately we must do them again to meet the Fisher Early Learning Center’s requirements and licensing regulations.
Please complete all registration forms and return them to:
The Fisher Early Learning Center
Attention: Night Owls Volunteer Coordinator
1899 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
Please note within the Volunteer Registration form, you can agree to participate in the evaluation of this program. We hope and encourage all volunteers (and families) to participate as this will serve as the beginning of research that will be used to establish Night Owls as a permanent program as well as inform standards for respite care for families with children with special needs.
For questions or more information, please call 303.871.2095 or email: NightOwls@du.edu.