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Colorado Pet Pantry

The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.

Contact: Eileen Lambert Eileen@coloradopetpantry.org

History Colorado

The mission of History Colorado is to create an informed and engaged Colorado citizenry through exploring Colorado's past and relating it to this state's present and future.

Size limit: 5 to 15 volunteers.

Days/time limit: Weekdays, during business hours

Contact: Emily Dobish emily.dobish@state.co.us

A Precious Child

A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential.

Size limit: Up to 70

Days/time limit: Weekdays between 9am and 5pm, every 2ndThursday evening,  3rd Wednesday evening, and 3rd Saturday from 9-12pm

Contact: Nichole Karpinsky nichole@apreciouschild.org

 

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

The mission of Children's Museum of Denver is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.

Contact: Meg McGill MegM@cmdenver.org

 

Clothes to Kids of Denver Inc.

The mission of Clothes To Kids of Denver is to provide free school clothing to students in need or in crisis.

Size Limit: 3-10

Days/time limit: Tues-Sat, 9am-6pm

All volunteers must fill out a volunteer application. 

Contact: Eileen Robinson volunteer@clothestokidsdenver.org

 

Front Range Cycling

The volunteers of Front Rangers Cycling Club offer stable role models and healthy, fun activities for at-risk youth in Denver. 

Contact: George Ballaseux ballaseux@gmail.com

A Little Help

A Little Help connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.

Size Limit: 4-50

Days/time limit: Groups over 6 or 8 will be split up to help different homes.  All week, day time. 

Contact: Tanya Matthias tanya@alittlehelp.org

 

All-Stars Club

We provide a place of belonging for individuals with special needs, along with a place of rest and support for their families.

Size limit: 15 to 45 volunteers.

Days/time limit: Fridays, 5:30 to 9:00.

Contact: Scott Russamanno scott@allstarsclub.org

 

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.

Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents.

Contact: Chad Nibbelink chad@brothersredevelopment.org

 

Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry

The mission of Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry is to address the food security needs of seniors, disabled individuals and the unemployed or underemployed households in our community in a compassionate, dignified and secure environment.

Size Limit: Five or fewer. 

Days/time limit:  Fridays 8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:30

Contact: volunteer@covcupboard.org

 

Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Size Limit: Lawrence Street: 10-15, The Crossing: 2-8, Ministry Outreach Center: 3-10

Days/time limit: Mon - Fri, 6:30am-7:30pm 

Contact: Sara Hood shood@denrescue.org 

 

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.

Contact: Ali Ayres aayres@dclibraries.org

 

Extreme Community Makeover

Extreme Community Makeover coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods. 

Size limit: 5-500 volunteers.

Days/time limit: Time frame is primarily spring, summer, and fall. We focus on eight specific Denver neighborhoods, so that’s where projects would take place.

Contact: Angela Bomgaars  angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org

 

Food Bank of the Rockies

We will end hunger by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry, through our programs and partner agencies.

Size Limit: 80 - AM, 40 - PM for weekdays, 30 AM&PM on Saturdays

Days/time limit: A morning shift from 8:45am – 12:00pm, and an afternoon shift from 12:15pm – 3:30pm, Monday – Saturday.

Contact: Hamza Syed hsyed@foodbankrockies.org

 

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

 People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., serving over 950 families in the Denver community. 

Size Limit: Up to 30 people depending on the time of year

Days/time limit: Summer, Spring, Fall: Groups are typically capped at 10 volunteers. •  Winter: Large groups are welcome! We can often accommodate groups up to 30 volunteers.

Contact: Laura McRell lmcrell@habitatmetrodenver.org

 

Jeffco Eats

Jeffco Eats provides weekend food for food insecure children in elementary, jr high and high schools throughout Jefferson County.

Size Limit: Up to 35 People

Days/time limit: Thursdays and Fridays 

Contact: Barbara Moore jeffcoeats@gmail.com

 

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

To restore well-being to the vulnerable throughout the greater Denver community by delivering services based on Jewish values.

Size Limit: 5-15

Days/time limit:  Mon - Fri

Contact: Nancy Benyamin nbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.org

 

Metro Caring 

Denver’s leading hunger-relief organization, Metro Caring meets people’s immediate need for food while also addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Size Limit: 5-12

Days/time limit: M-F we have two shifts 9:00 am -12:30 pm & 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm, We also have a Tuesday evening shift from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Deena Duwaik dduwaik@metrocaring.org

 

Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains

Ride The Rockies and Pedal The Plains are signature events of the Denver Post Community Foundation.

The dates are September 13 - 15 2019, The locations are Lamar, Holly and Springfield CO and volunteers can sign up for one day or all three days (three days are preferred).

The mission of Denver Post Community is to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services.

Size limit: Any Size, up to 10 volunteers recommended.

Contact: Suzi Jolly sjolly@denverpost.com

 

Severe Weather Shelter Network

Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with community organizations and agencies to provide overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

Size Limit: Up to 50

Days/time limit: October through May on days when severe weather has been declared. Open 7 days a week. Time shifts vary from 6pm to 9pm or 6pm to 7:30am, Three different shelter sites serving Jefferson & Arapahoe Counties.

Contact: lynnann@swshelternetwork.com

 

Street's Hope

Street’s Hope provides services designed to support and empower people who have experienced human trafficking.  We envision a world where all people can choose the direction of their own lives, free from exploitation.

Contact: Caroline McKinnon volunteerinfo@streetshope.org

 

The Action Center

The mission of The Action Center is to provide an immediate response to basic human needsand promote pathways to self sufficiency.

Size limit: 4 to15 volunteers on weekdays and special events, 10 to 50 on weekends and special projects.

Days/time limit: Saturdays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-3 (4 hour shift preferred)

Contact: Kerri Stroupe kerris@theactioncenterco.org

 

The Center on Colfax

The mission of The Center on Colfax is to engage, enrich, empower and advance the LGBT Community of Colorado.

Contact: John White jwhite@lgbtqcolorado.org

 

The Delores Project

The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.

Size Limit: 20 Max

Days/time limit: Weekdays: 9am-4pm; 6pm-8pm, Weekends: 11:30am-1:30pm, 6pm-8pm

Contact: Sierra Trujillo sierra@thedeloresproject.org

 

I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County

The mission of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is to empower children from low-income communities (“Dreamer Scholars”) to succeed in school, college and career. 

Size limit: Three to 15 volunteers.

Day/time limit: Monday through Thursday, approximately 2:30-5:30 pm during the academic school year and Monday through Thursday, approximately 9 am to 3 pm during our summer program (June through July).

Contact: Carla Maniscalco carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org

 

STEM Generation, Inc., DBA Science Fair Fun

Science Fair Fun helps address today’s K-12 science education inequities. Through Science & Engineering Fairs, we foster students’ development of skills that they need to prepare for engineering and technology careers.

Contact: Wendy Wempe info@ScienceFairFun.org

Denver Botanic Gardens

The mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.

Size Limit: Denver: 5-25, Chatfield: 10-25

Days/Time Limit: Denver: Special projects: Weekdays only, Morning shifts preferred, Special events: morning, afternoon, evening shifts available depending on event time,  Chatfield: Special projects: Weekdays only, Morning shifts preferred

Contact: Trystan Popish trystan.popish@botanicgardens.org

 

9Health Fair

9Health Fair's mission is to promote health awareness and to encourage individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. 

Size Limit:  4-15

Days/time Limit: Weekends, 9-12:00, at Health Fairs during spring and fall 

Contact: Alex Andrews  alex.andrews@9healthfair.org

 

Alzheimer's Association of Colorado

The mission of the Alzheimer Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancements of research, to proviide and enhance support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

Size limit: Up to 20 volunteers.

Days/time limit: Event Specific Dates

Contact: jherlihy@alz.org

 

Karis Community

Karis Community is a community living program for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.

Size limit: Up to 20 volunteers.

Days/time limit: Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 pm, some Saturday mornings and some weekday evenings.

Contact: Mary Kate Doyle marykate@kariscommunity.org


 

MADD Colorado

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Size Limit: 5-20 Depending on Event 

Days/time limit: Event Specific

Contact: Rebecca Green rebecca.green@madd.org