Volunteer with Us
CHEER Colorado offers multiple pathways for individuals to engage with, and volunteer for, CCO.
Season 7 Team Volunteer tryouts took place in September of 2023 but Season 7 Community Volunteer Applications are still open. Team Volunteer bootcamps, clinics, and tryouts for Season 8 will begin in August of 2024.
Check back here this summer for more details. Still want more info? Click here to read our FAQs!
Practice & Perform
Become a Team Volunteer
Team Volunteers learn and execute stunts, cheers, and dance routines while demonstrating volunteerism and commitment to CHEER Colorado. Must be 21 or older.
Team Volunteers must complete a skill-based try-out (held annually in September) and pass a values assessment. They also make a season-long commitment to CHEER Colorado that includes practice, fundraising, event, and performance minimums.
Click Here to learn more about the application and tryout process for team volunteers.
Service & Support
Become a Community Volunteer
Community Volunteers serve supportive, non-performing roles behind the scenes to help ensure that our performances, fundraisers, and collaborative projects are successful. Must be 18 or older.
Community Volunteers must pass a values assessment and can apply at any point throughout the season. They make a commitment from the point they join until the end of the current season that includes a fundraising goal and optional access to events, practices, and volunteer opportunities.
Click Here to learn more about applying as a community volunteer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the time commitment?
Practices: Team Volunteers practice once a week, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Denver, CO. Community Volunteers have the opportunity to attend any open gym practices (generally held once a month).
Events: We average about 2 events per month (4-6 events in the months of May/June/July), including performances and non-performing appearances. Our volunteers attend as many of these events as they are able to commit to.
Season: Volunteers are expected to make a one-season commitment that runs from October to September. For Team Volunteers that will be a full year. For Community Volunteers it begins when they start and ends the following September.
How much does it cost?
Team Volunteers: There is no program cost, though our volunteers are required to cover certain individual expenses such as apparel and gym fees. In your first year, a purchase of a uniform and two t-shirts is required (approximately $350). These should last multiple seasons. We don't charge dues; instead, in order to ensure that volunteers remain connected to our organizational mission and to make as large and impactful a donation to our beneficiary as possible, every CHEER Colorado volunteer is required to fundraise at least $300 over the course of the season.
Community Volunteers: Required to purchase a t-shirt ($15-20) and fundraise at least $50 over the course of a season.
What are your age requirements?
We have a minimum age of 21. We do not have—and will never have—a maximum age.
Do I have to be part of the LGBTQ community to join?
We are a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome all genders and sexual orientations, and Volunteers can mix and match various uniform pieces to create a uniform that best shows their authentic self. Uniform options include: shell+liner OR Vneck and skirt+spanks OR skort OR shorts OR pants.
I've never cheered before. Can I still join?
Heck yes! Prior experience is not a requirement. If you've never cheered before, you'll find the pre-tryout bootcamps and clinics especially helpful, though we cannot guarantee that they alone will provide 100% of the training you will need to be ready to make the team right away. If you're curious enough to have made it this far down the FAQ page, you should give it a shot—at the very least, you'll get your first stunting experience under your belt!
I'd like to help out, but I'm not willing/able to stunt/perform. Can I still be involved?
Absolutely! Our Community Volunteers serve supportive, non-performing roles behind the scenes to ensure that our performances, fundraisers, and collaborative projects are successful. Send us an email if you're interested in being considered!
I have another question you didn't answer here.
Bring it on! We're here to help. Send us an email to start the conversation!
Or check out our most recent Volunteer Handbook which contains everything and anything you've ever wanted to know about CHEER Colorado.