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Last Updated May 28, 2021

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

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

Contact: klombardi@nationalwestern.org | 303.299.5562

Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Broomfield, CO 

Size limit: 6 per performance. 

Days/time limit: All opportunities are for our events and performances. Times/days will change.

Contact: Rachel Long rlong@ccdance.org | 303.466.5685

 

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

 

Jefferson County Library Foundation 

Wheat Ridge, CO 

To support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community.

Size limit: Depends on the opportunity. 

Days/time limit: We have group volunteer opportunities at our used book sales throughout the year (2 large and 5 small). Set-up is usually Tuesday - Thursdays with the sale days Friday - Sundays.

Contact: Kirstin Kraig kirstin.kraig@jeffcolibrary.org | 303.403.5072

A Precious Child

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

Size limit: Non COVID limit is 65. COVID limit currently is groups of 10 or less.

Days/time limit: We have group volunteer events running all year. Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.

Contact: Cherri McKinney cherrimckinney@apreciouschild.org | 303.466.4272

 

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

 

Dinosaur Ridge 

Morrison, CO 

The mission of Dinosaur Ridge is to educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas.

Size limit: Max of 20 people depending on the project.

Days/time limit: This has to be individually scheduled during business hours 9-5pm including weekends.

Contact: Barbara Farley barbara.farley@dinoridge.org | 303.697.3466 

 

A Little Help

A Little Help connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.

Size limit: During this time, there is a size limit. 

Contact: Jessica Wall jessica@alittlehelp.org | 970.541.9877

 

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: No more than 50 volunteers for an event. 

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

Contact: Scott Russamanno scott@allstarsclub.org | 303.909.2562

 

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

Days/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 | 720.339.5864

 

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."

Size limit: Call to discuss.

Days/time limits: Call to discuss.

Contact: Debbi Haynie dhaynie@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: Depends on the project. 

Days/time limits: Depends on the project. 

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. Sign up here.

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: Sydnye McCleery mccleery@denrescue.org | 303.953.3902

 

Disabilities Connections 

To provide quality services, therapies, activities, support, and funding for children and adults with developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life and provide opportunities for them to live full, productive, prosperous lives.

Size limit: None. 

Days/time limit: Tuesdays / Thursdays 9am -3pm.

Contact: Carol Van Ness cvanness@acognitiveconnection.com | 719.233.1199

 

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: Angela Bomgaars angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org l 720.235.8847

 

Family Tree Inc

Wheat Ridge, CO 

The mission of Family Tree is to help people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant.

Size limit: Groups of more than 25 can be difficult to place. The ideal group is 6-18 volunteers.

Days/time limit: 7 days available, 9-6, location may have other requirements.

Contact: Rebekah Hawthorne rhawthorne@thefamilytree.org | 203.810.7134

 

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: Cortney Paddock cpaddock@foodbankrockies.org | 303.375.5835 

 

Growing Home

Growing Home’s mission is to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future. We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Size limit: Up to 12. 

Days/time limit: Monday-Saturday 8:30 AM-1:30 PM.

Contact: David J. Gonzalez david@growinghome.org | 720.407.1986

 

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

 

Harvest of Hope Pantry

Our mission is to live the Catholic faith by providing healthy supplemental food to Boulder families and individuals in need of food assistance within a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. We welcome people of all faiths to join us in our work.

Size limit: Group volunteering is limited to outreach efforts with small groups at this time.

Days/time limit: None. 

Contact: Ben Mensch ben@hopepantry.org | 720-382-1971

 

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

 

Jovial Concepts 

Lakewood, CO

To support undeserved communities to thrive by offering sustainable solutions for nutrition and hunger.

Size limit: 100. 

Days/time limit: Tues, Thurs, and Sat 9:00am-1:00pm 

Contact: Kristina Welch volunteer@jovialconcepts.org 303.578.2569

 

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: Yazmin Castillo ycastillo@metrocaring.org | 720.343.8453

 

Soles4Souls 

Denver, CO 

Our mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

Size limit: Up to 45. 

Days/time limit: Flexible based on group need.

Contact: Emory Dinner emoryd@soles4souls.org | 615-289-0416

 

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: Carolyn Alenxander calexander@theactioncenterco.org | 303.237.7704

 

The Right Step, Inc. 

Littleton, CO

To better the lives of people with disabilities through the healing power of horses.

Size limit: Upt to 25.

Days/time limit: None. 

Contact: Christine Remi volunteercoordinater@therightstepinc.org | 720.893.0650

 

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 opportunities are on weekdays. Some weeknights and weekends

Contact: Kate Millman kate@wedontwaste.org | 720.443.6114 ext.115

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: None. 

Day/time limit: Monday-Thursday, 3-6 pm.

Contact: Carla Maniscalco carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org | 303.444.3636

 

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: Tracy Vlnicka tracy.vlnicka@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

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Denver, CO

The National MS Society's vision is: A World Free of MS. The Society's mission is: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Size limit: Depends on the volunteer opportunity. Our in-office opps are limited to 4 at this time. On event day, there are limits based on event area.

Days/time limit: This largely depends on the volunteer opportunity itself.

Contact: Brittany McGarry brittany.mcgarry@nmss.org | 303.698.5406

 

Rocky Mountain MS Center 

Westminster, CO 

Size limit: 20 people. 

Days/time limits: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

Contact: Sarah Kyger skyger@mscenter.org | 303-788-4030 ext. 111