We are extremely grateful for the time and talents provided by the countless members of our community, and lucky to have a community so involved. We have a number of volunteer opportunities available for alumni and parents who want to stay involved long after their time as a student or student parent has ended.
Kent Denver’s alumni and development programs are only successful with the help of our countless volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for any of the alumni programs listed below, please share your information and interests via this Alumni Volunteer Sign Up form, or contact Elyse Rudolph at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 770-7660 ext. 228.
Practice College Interviewer
Help current students prepare for their college interviews. Alumni serve as mock interviewers for our juniors and seniors. Practice interviews can be held over Zoom, so this is a great opportunity for alumni to volunteer from anywhere in the world.
Provide real-world guidance to students pursuing independent study projects through the Anschutz-Hunt Institute for Entrepreneurial Education, the Rollins Institute for Technology & Design, and the Walker Institute for Wellness. This might include being available for informational interviews, reviewing a student's business or helping a student apply for a patent.
Help launch a KDS alumnae network for women. While the EmpowHERment program was created for current students, we don't want the impact to stop at graduation. We celebrate, amplify, and advocate for the diverse women of Kent Denver, and aim to provide networking opportunities and support to our vast alumnae network globally. Contact Alumni board member Kelly Hopley '07 (email@example.com) for more information.
Centennial Planning committee
Kent Denver is gearing up for its 100th birthday celebration in 2022. Alumni are invited to assist with one or more planning committees, which might include writing articles about the history of the school, planning special events or reaching out to fellow alumni.
College Athletics resource
With recruiting and campus visits curtailed in 2020-2021, the Athletics Department is interested in matching KDS student-athletes with KDS alumni who played college varsity sports.
Classroom/extracurricular guest speaker
Teachers regularly request help identifying speakers who can provide real-world insight into a particular topic, challenge or career field. Help us expand our alumni expert database.
A successful reunion requires the efforts of many class volunteers. Reunion planning usually begins in the year leading up to your reunion, so if your class year ends in -0, -2, -5 or -6, now is the time to step forward and volunteer for Alumni Weekend 2021!
Kent Denver alumni can be found in every major city in the U.S., and in many cities abroad. To find out who's in your area, or to organize a local “mini-reunion,” please contact Elyse Rudolph.
Breakthrough Kent Denver
Breakthrough Kent Denver—a nonprofit dedicated to providing under-served Denver middle school students with opportunities for additional learning—has many opportunities for volunteer involvement. If you are interested in mentoring students, providing community leadership, assisting with fundraising or helping with office tasks, please contact Sarah Dutcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Breakthrough Kent Denver website to learn more.
We encourage our parents to play an active role in their children’s experience at Kent Denver by attending events, volunteering on campus, sponsoring events or participating in groups that work for the school’s benefit, such as the Kent Denver Parents’ Association. To download our Guide to Giving and Getting Involved, please click here. To learn about some of the opportunities for parents to get involved, please see below.
Kent Denver Parents’ Association
The Kent Denver Parents’ Association aims to improve the quality of campus life through activities and events that encourage participation and unity within the school community. The KDPA also seeks to promote cooperation in the education, growth and development of students.
There are a number of KDPA committees that oversee the Association’s many service and fund raising volunteer opportunities. Please use our volunteer form at any point throughout the school year to join our efforts.
Kent Denver Fund Parents’ Division
Last year, nearly 70 current Kent Denver parents served as volunteers for the Kent Denver Fund’s Parents Division, and with their help, parents contributed more than 55% of the $1,587,346 raised by the Kent Denver Fund during the 2015-16 school year, and volunteers played a key role in this success. To see how you can help this year and in the future, please contact Sara Lawrence, Director of Annual Giving, at 303 770-7660 ext. 285 or email@example.com for more information.
Breakthrough Kent Denver
Breakthrough Kent Denver—a nonprofit dedicated to providing under-served Denver middle school students with opportunities for additional learning—has many opportunities for volunteer involvement. If you are interested in mentoring students, providing community leadership, assisting with fundraising or helping with office tasks, please contact Sarah Dutcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Breakthrough Kent Denver website.
Kent Denver Infant and Toddler Center
Faculty children ages six weeks though 36 months are served by the infant and toddler center. Volunteers who love spending time with infants and toddlers are always welcome, as are donations of toys and materials. Please use the online volunteer form or contact Sharon Kipp at email@example.com.