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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.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Eileen Lambert Eileen@coloradopetpantry.org | 303.818.0618

History Colorado

Denver, CO

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Emily Dobish emily.dobish@state.co.us | 303.866.3961

A Precious Child

Broomfield, CO

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

Age Limitations: Ages 5 and up with parents, 14-18 without adult

Contact: Nichole Karpinsky nichole@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.

Age Limitation: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Meg McGill MegM@cmdenver.org | 303.561.0114

 

Clothes to Kids of Denver

Denver, CO

The mission of Clothes to Kids of Denver, Inc. is to provide new and quality used clothing to low income, school-aged children in Denver County, free of charge.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Katie Jadwin katie@clothestokidsdenver.org | 720.379.4630

 

Front Range Cycling

Denver, CO

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

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: George Ballaseux ballaseux@gmail.com | 303.668.5158

 

A Little Help

State-wide

A Little Help connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult: must have one adult per group of 5

Contact: Tanya Matthias tanya@alittlehelp.org | 720.242.9032

 

All-Stars Club

Denver Metro

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

Age Limitations: Younger than 13 with adult, 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Scott Russamanno scott@allstarsclub.org | 720.443.0980

 

Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.

Denver, CO

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.

Age Limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Chad Nibbelink chad@brothersredevelopment.org | 303.202.6340

 

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

To continually redefine the way our community experiences and engages with classical music.

Denver, CO 

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Valerie Clausen vclausen@denverphilharmonic.org  | 720.440.0818

 

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County, CO

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

Age limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Ali Ayres aayres@dclibraries.org | 303.791.7323

 

Extreme Community Makeover

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

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Angela Bomgaars angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org | 720.235.8847

 

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Denver, CO

 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. 

Age Limitations: 14-15 with adult, 16+ without adult

Contact: Laura McRell lmcrell@habitatmetrodenver.org

 

Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains

Pedal The Plains (PTP), a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Suzi Jolly sjolly@denverpost.com | 303.954.6701

Children's Literacy Center

Colorado Springs, CO

Children’s Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring to elementary school children reading below grade level.

Age Limitations: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Pamela Polke pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org | 719.471.8672

 

I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County

Boulder County, CO

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.

Age Limitation: 14-18 without adult

Contact: Carla Maniscalco carla.maniscalco@ihaveadreamboulder.org | 303.444.3636 x 19

 

STEM Generation, Inc., DBA Science Fair Fun

Arvada, CO

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.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Wendy Wempe info@ScienceFairFun.org | 720.460.0354

Denver Botanic Gardens & Chatfield Farms

Denver and Littleton, CO

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.

Age limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Trystan Popish trystan.popish@botanicgardens.org | 720.865.3500

9Health Fair 
Colorado Front Range

To promote health awareness and to encourage individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. The 9Health Fair is Colorado's largest community event. The 9Health Fair provides low cost blood chemistry testing and free health screenings to thousands of participants annually. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to assist at various 9Health Fair sites in the Spring and Fall every year!

Age Limitations: 12-15 with adult

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

 

Alzheimer's Association

Colorado Statewide

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

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: jherlihy@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.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: Mary-Kate Doyle marykate@kariscommunity.org | 303.355.5546

 

Night Lights, Inc.

Front Range

Night Lights creates safe and accepting environments by providing respite care for children with special needs and their families.

Age Limitations: 11-17 with adult

Contact: Scott Shepherd scotts@nightlightskids.org | 720.339.7740

Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry

Greenwood Village, CO

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.

Age limitations: 12 and up with adult

Contact: Nichole Robillard volunteer@covcupboard.org | 720.841.5129

 

Denver Rescue Mission 

Denver, CO 

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.

Age Limitations: Lawrence Street - 14 - 18 with adults, The Crossing - 10-18 with adults, Ministry Outreach Center warehouse- 16-18 with adults, Ministry Outreach Center Car Detailing - 14-18  with adult

Contact: Sarah Hood shood@denrescue.org |  303.953.3956

 

Food Bank of the Rockies

Denver

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

Age Limitations: 11-15 with adult on Saturdays, 14-15 with adult on weekdays, 16+ without adult any time

Contact: Hamza Syed hsyed@foodbankrockies.org | 303.375.5835

 

Jeffco Eats

Jefferson County

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

Age Limitations: 5+ with adult, 14+ without adult

Contact: Barbara Moore jeffcoeats@gmail.com | 720.231.8337

 

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Denver, CO 

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

Age Limitations:  14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Nancy Benyamin nbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.org | 303.597.5000

 

Metro Caring

Denver, CO 

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.

Age Limitations:  Children younger than 14 need a parent or guardian with them at all times, 14-18 without an adult

Contact: Deena Duwaik dduwaik@metrocaring.org | 303.350.3699

 

Severe Weather Shelter Network

Denver Metro Area

Helping the homeless build a community of supporters and providing a place of refuge on freezing nights.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with adult

Contact: lynnann@swshelternetwork.com | 720.515.9313

 

The Action Center

Lakewood, CO

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

Age Limitations: weekends 8 and up with adult, 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Kerri Stroupe kerris@theactioncenterco.org | 303.237.7704

 

The Delores Project

Denver, CO 

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.

Age Limitations: Ages 5-7 can do very minimal tasks, based on the child's abilities, with strict adult supervision. Ages 8-11 can help with some prep and some service under adult supervision. Ages 12-15 can do prep and service under adult supervision. Ages 16-17 can do both without a parent and parent/guardian signature on their Volunteer Agreement.

Contact: Sierra Trujillo sierra@thedeloresproject.org | 303.534.5411

MADD Colorado

Colorado Statewide

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.

Age Limitations: 14-18 with or without adult

Contact: Rebecca Green rebecca.green@madd.org | 303.425.5902