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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 | 303.818.0618 

 

National Western Stockshow Association

It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier Stock Show, Rodie, Horse Show, and center for year-round events. As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization governed by the Western Stock Show Association's Board of Directors, the National Western provides college and graduate scholarships in agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. 

Size Limit: 40 people

Day/time limit: Month on January only- work around horse and livestock show schedules. 4-8 hours. 

Contact: klombardi@nationalwestern.org | 303.299.5562

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 | 303.866.3961

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: Joshua Walsh joshua@apreciouschild.org 303.466.4272

 

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 | 303.561.0114

 

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 | 720.379.4630

 

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 | 303.668.5158

 

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 | 720.443.0980

 

Arapahoe County Volunteer Connections

Enhance your quality of life through exceptional delivery of services and efficient use of public funds

Size Limit: Open spaces- 10 people, human services/holiday event- 15 people, County Fair- 15 people

Day/time limit: Varies by program

Contact: Nira Duvan nduvan@arapahoegov.com | 303.738.7938

 

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

 

Castle Rock Senior Activity Center 

Castle Rock, CO

To make life more fulfilling and create community for seniors as they come here to engage in a wide variety of programming and services designed to "Loving Life in the Second Half."

Day/time limits: We have a craft show the 1st Saturday in November that groups can help with. There is no size limit but groups could be broken up. 

Contact: Juli Asbridge jasbridge@crgov.com | 303.688.9498

 

Colorado Talking Book Library

Denver Metro Area 

A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille, and large print books and magazines. 

Size Limit: 10 volunteers

Day/time limits: Normal business hours from 8:00am-4:00pm or other times by special arrangements. 

Contact: Terri Marcotte marcotte_t@cde.state.co.us | 303.727.9277

 

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 Coordinator volunteer@covcupboard.org | 720.841.5129

 

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 | 303.953.3956

 

Douglas County Libraries

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

Contact: Ali Ayres aayres@dclibraries.org l 303.791.7323

 

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: Kalie Freed  kalie@extremecommunitymakeover.org | 720.235.8847

 

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 | 303.375.5835 

 

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 | 303.534.2929

 

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 | 720.231.8337 

 

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 | 303.597.5000

 

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 | 303.350.3699

 

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 | 303.954.6700

 

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: transportation@swshelternetwork.com | 720.515.9313

 

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 | 303.237.7704

 

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 | 303.733.7743

 

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 | 303.534.5411

 

We Don't Waste

We Don't Waste is an innovative food recovery organization. We reduce food waste by recovering food from venues, events, caterers, restaurants, and other major food distributors. We then deliver the food to community-based non-profit agencies serving vulnerable populations, thereby increasing food security within those populations. We serve as the link between food sources and the underserved. 

Size Limit: 40 people maximum

Days/time limit: Most opportuninites are on weekdays. Some weeknights and weekends. 

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 | 303.444.3636

 

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 | 303.918.9431

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 | 720.865.3609

 

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 | 303.698.4450

 

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: Leanna Mersmann  lcmersmann@alz.org | 303.813.1669

 

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 | 303.355.5546