Volunteer with Night Lights

Night Lights offers rewarding opportunities for volunteers of all backgrounds and expertise. New volunteer opportunities are now available. Join our team of volunteers today.


A bit about being a Night Lights volunteer...

  • Volunteer opportunities include being a buddy to a child with special needs (child care volunteer) or typically developing siblings, fundraising, blogging, social media, photography, being a site nurse, entertainment, a member of our board of directors, and more.

  • Buddies (child care volunteers) do NOT provide therapy of any kind. We have a registered nurse onsite at each event.
  • Children who attend Night Lights love hanging out with their “buddy.” In fact, it is one of their favorite parts about Night Lights.

  • When you volunteer, you are not only making a difference in the life of a child, but impacting the whole family.

  • By committing to a handful of hours one Friday each month, you give parents a break and the chance to refresh. 

What does a child care volunteer/buddy do?

  • Provide childcare for children ages 4 weeks to 13 years old that have a variety of needs and abilities
  • Help with set-up and break-down of supplies, equipment, and check-in table
  • Greet families
  • Clean up after the event
  • Help create a safe and accepting environment for the children and families
  • Participate in indoor and outdoor activities with the children
  • Complete an update of your experience with the child at the end of the night


Volunteers must…

  • possess a passion for making the world a better place for children
  • pass a nationwide background and reference check (for volunteers 18 and older)
  • be 18 or older (14 years old if volunteering with a parent)
  • commit to volunteering 6 months a year (child care volunteer and nurse volunteer position only)

Night Lights currently has sites in Arvada, Broomfield, and Littleton, Colorado. We are in the early stages of opening new sites and are accepting applications now. When filling out the volunteer interest form, please select the site closest to you. If you are unsure of what site is closest to you or if you are interested in bringing Night Lights to a community near you, please email us at info@nightlightskids.org.

Join our board of directors

Our Board of Directors plays a crucial role in fulfilling our mission for parents in Colorado and eventually nationwide. We make a profound and positive difference in the lives of parents who are caregivers of children with special needs.

We strive to maintain a diverse Board of Directors that has a variety of skills, experience, and connections, as well as the time, energy, and passion to help us achieve our organization’s strategic goals. Prospective members of Night Lights Board of Directors are elected by the current Night Lights Board of Directors on an as needed basis.

We welcome interested Board Director candidates to express their interest at any time throughout the year. As Night Lights grows, we will need to increase the number of members on our Board of Directors. Board members meet monthly-sometimes via Zoom and sometimes in person.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Want to make a difference? Fill out the application below.

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