Over 500 volunteers have donated more than 14,000 hours
How is it possible for one small staff to serve 33,000 Students with meaningful advice and scholarships? It's not. We depend on a well-organized army of volunteers who work alongside our staff every day to make college possible. Simply put, our volunteers make it all possible.
Our volunteers assist College Advisors in the Future Centers to help students craft essays for applications, practice college interviews and navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Volunteers also come into our office to make reminder calls to students, contact donors, conduct community outreach and help with projects. Please join us!
Begin volunteering with DSF by submitting the appropriate application and attending a new volunteer orientation.
Future Center Volunteers commit to 2 hours per week throughout the school year and are assigned to a specific school. Duties include helping students with the college going process, maintaining the Future Center resources, and various other tasks.
Student Services volunteers help support our high school and college students through a variety of projects, tasks, and events. Activities include making reminder phone calls, staffing FAFSA workshops, acting as translators, supporting events, conducting mock interviews, and many others.
Office Volunteers help staff the front desk, prepare mailings, complete office projects, and assist with other miscellaneous tasks.
Are you a DSF Scholar or Alumnus who wants to volunteer with DSF? If so, we’d love your help to support the mission of DSF by assisting with various projects and contributing your unique perspective. You can volunteer in Future Centers, help process scholarship materials, apply to be a member of our Scholar or Alumni Advisory Committee, and more.
Be a Scholar or Alumni Volunteer! Apply by clicking the button below.
The purpose of the DSF Student Advisory Committee is to create a space for current DSF Scholars to share their experiences and offer suggestions in various aspects of our organization. The committee reviews student progress, makes recommendations and builds their expertise on topics such as, the Future Center services, DSF Scholarship policy, student communications, DSF website, internships, career exploration, and transferring colleges, among other significant manners.
Assist with various projects throughout the Scholarship Department to support the Scholarship application, processing, and payment cycles.
Work as an integral part of the Retention Team to assist in the development and implementation of ongoing improvements to DSF’s college retention program, with specific attention to one of the following three areas:
Assist with a variety of communications and marketing activities for DSF including social media, collateral development and event promotion.
Assist with the collection, analysis, and reporting of data in ongoing evaluation projects.
To assist the DSF College Access Services team in its programming and services, along with partnerships with DPS, college access programs and colleges, to ensure that DPS seniors will have the academic, financial and social support to enroll in college.
Assist with critical components of program management, event planning, and communications in the Volunteer & Alumni Relations department.
Assist with a variety of fundraising and special event activities for DSF, including donor research, donor cultivation and event planning and promotion.
Assist with the implementation of the DSF Talent Search Program, created in the Montbello community. Help increase the effectiveness of program services and data tracking and gain experience in program operations, student services, and project performance reporting.
Track your giving. Complete the volunteer time sheet below to keep track of your hours.