Benefits and Barriers to Volunteering and Helping



This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project ( to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.

Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations. A Word version is attached. A writable PDF version is also attached.





  • Discuss the benefits that people of color might experience if they volunteer with your organization and the potential barriers that might discourage people of color from volunteering or helping your organization.
  • Write down the results of your discussion below. 





















Name of Organization __________________________________________


Date Exercise Completed _________