Service Opportunities

“Change the world of a child and you change the world!” And what better way to do this than through the Whiz Kids Tutoring Program.

Please Review the Details Below:

Who: Whiz Kids students 1st-8th grade & YOU!

What: One-on-One Tutoring and Club, once a week for 1.5 hours

Why: To help students in areas where they are struggling academically and help them continue to grow. Also to give them a chance to hear the Good News of Jesus!

When: October-April – once a week for 1.5 hours. They have sites Monday-Thursday (afternoons or evenings). You pick the day/time and location that fit your schedule. Online option also available.

Please visit the Whiz Kids website (https://www.whizkidstutoring.com/) fill out a volunteer application. You can also access it using the link below.

Volunteer Application:https://whizkids.civicore.com/index.php?section=application&action=new

Be the Gift provides practical assistance to single mom home owners in need of home repair. Their goal is to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for single mom families and to improve their quality of life. They desire to bring Hope, Restoration and Life to single moms and their children. Be the Gift’s mission is a great opportunity for people to come along side single moms and their children to show God’s love and make a difference in the lives all involved.

For more information please visit their website

To learn about upcoming service projects, please click here

CURRENT NEED

A group of 10-12 volunteers assisting with a weed/river rock project. Great opportunity for families/friends or an affinity group! If interested please email Discovery () & Karen Coleman (). They are looking to complete this project by September 2021.

All-Stars Club is returning to in-person events!! All the necessary protocols and procedures are in place in order to ensure that the All-Stars and all the volunteers have FUN & are safe while doing it :)… You can find our more information and register to volunteer by clicking here.  

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, August 20th 6-9pm All-Stars Club
  • Wednesday, August 25th 6-7:30pm ZOOM All-Stars Club
  • Friday, September 3rd 6-9pm All-Stars Club

Gather.Eat.Give.

GraceFull Cafe is located in Historic Downtown Littleton and open 7 am – 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Their mission is “to provide a home in the Littleton community where people from all backgrounds can gather, eat well and be inspired to give back.” 

It takes approximately 100 volunteers each month to run this special cafe. No special cooking skills are required – they are just looking for people that enjoy learning, serving in their community and meeting new people.

You can find more details about volunteering by navigating to their website or emailing  

At CAFE 180, anyone can eat, regardless of their ability to pay. Those who are unable to pay simply exchange their time and energy for a nutritious meal. Already aware of the needs of the South Broadway community in Englewood, the founders of CAFE 180 knew bringing great food would provide the “hand up” that neighborhood needed. Since they opened their doors in 2010, they’ve served more than 100,000 meals in this dignified exchange and more than 200,000 meals total!

CAFE 180 is always looking for volunteers to come serve and connect with the customers. They have many shift times available and it is a great way to serve with family or friends. 

Please visit their website for more information and their Volunteer Page to sign up to serve.

LOCATION & HOURS

3315 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113, US
720-289-0799

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
*Closed on holidays and holiday weekends, with the exception of Thanksgiving, when we serve a complimentary Thanksgiving feast.

 

Whether you’re looking for a one-time opportunity, group project day, or to regularly get involved with one of the many ministries of Open Doors, they can get you connected with a meaningful opportunity to make a big difference in the city of Denver. To start the volunteer process, please navigate to the Volunteer Page to complete the appropriate forms. 

You can also reach out to Michelle for more information. She can be reached at 720-975-0104 or .

At the Life Center, they believe that God uses normal people to do the extraordinary work of transforming communities. Through their numerous programs, you can help serve and love people in all walks of life and in different measures and capacities. 

Options to serve include:

Food Bank – GED Classes – Language Center – Legal Services – Senior Connections – And Many More Options

For more details & information, please click here or email the Life Center at

North Littleton Promise builds life giving relationships with immigrant kids and their families and mobilizes local partners to transform the northeast Littleton neighborhood through Christ.

There are a plethora of opportunities for you to get involved and make a difference! Please visit their Connection Page to explore the different programs you can serve in and make an impact.

You can also reach out via email for more information:

Children’s Hospital is slowly allowing volunteers to return in different capacities. Please visit their website for the most up to date information or call the main volunteer office to find out more details about serving and volunteering. 

Volunteer at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Volunteer Office Phone Number: 720-777-6887 

The Residences of Holly Creek & Someren Glen
With the limitation of visitors and volunteers, any encouragement would boost the spirits of both the residents and the staff. Letters with words of encouragement, scripture verses, uplifting quotes, funny stories and jokes would be warmly received and greatly appreciated.

Holly Creek: 5500 E Peakview Ave, Centennial CO 80121 [303-848-2444]
Website.

Someren Glen: 5000 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial CO 80122 [303-779-5000]
Website.

With the limitation of visitors and volunteers, any encouragement would boost the spirits of both the residents and the staff. Letters with words of encouragement, scripture verses, uplifting quotes, funny stories and jokes would be warmly received and greatly appreciated.

Please visit their website for more information on locations.

Website

Manna Connect partners with Manna Care to work together to provide immediate relief and on-going self sufficiency for families. These two different programs beautifully meet the needs of the community in a more holistic way.

Manna Connect is the self sufficiency program that helps families in the community set and meet goals through career support, schooling and identity and soft skill development. Right now, they are in need of a volunteer to serve in a Therapeutic Child Care role.

Therapeutic Child Care is a part of the community gatherings for participants in Manna Connect. Each participant attends the community gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6pm – 8pm. The child care program is a two generational approach. It provides child care for the participants so they can come to gatherings but even more, it provides a safe, fun environment for the kids to engage in play therapy that relates to the teachings their parents are learning in community gathering. It is Manna Connect’s hope that through therapeutic play, the children can find outlets to handle past trauma and find the support they need.

Commitment Details: The volunteer team meets at 5:45pm to set up and prep for the evening. Dinner is provided for everyone and there are volunteers in each class room that facilitate the curriculum for night. You must make a semester commitment for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:45pm – 8pm. Please email Lindsey Scherrer for more details:

P.s. – High school students who volunteer are always a big hit!

Manna Care provides a food market and resources for families in our community. They also provide haircuts, toiletries, and a dinner on the first Tuesday of every month. As they learn about specific needs, their mission is to connect each family with their desired tangible, relational and spiritual support.


Manna Care meets on Tuesday Mornings from 9:30a – 12p and on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month from 4:30-6p. (Please note that on Tuesdays after a Monday holiday, we will be closed in the morning.) For more information, please click here.

Location: Cherry Hills Community Church
Contact:

Denver Dream Center sees obstacles as opportunities and they are finding ways to keep bringing hope to the hopeless! They have created a plethora of new programs and events to serve the least of these in our community during this time. Please be sure to check their Events page for the most up to date opportunities.

Location: 2839 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 720-510-9113

Even in the face of adversity, Denver Rescue Mission is bravely and selflessly continuing to serve those most in need. They are taking every precaution to protect guests, staff, and volunteers and complying with CDC recommendations.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and anyone under 18 needs an adult chaperone. For more details and information, please use the following link.

Sign up here

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can. There are many local chapters here in Colorado that have numerous opportunities for service. Please visit their website for more information and more details about how to get involved and make a difference in the community right around you.

The Salvation Army Website

Location in Centennial:  3900 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial (303-779-9662).
Email:
Websitehttp://centennial.salvationarmy.org/

Location in Parker: 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy., Parker (720-851-0202).
Email:

 

Started by a couple of friends from a local church, Kitchen One for One and it’s volunteers are delivering compassion, connection, and restaurant-quality meals to those in Denver who need it most. Because of COVID-19 many of our homeless and impoverished neighbors are more at risk than ever, but with your help, Kitchen One for One can offer them an amazing meal and a message of hope.

More information about volunteering & serving can be found here

VOA and Meals on Wheels specifically supports the elderly community and those most vulnerable and at risk in our current health crisis. They are asking for donations of various supplies and food items which can be dropped off at VOA Mission and warehouse at 2877 Lawrence Street in Denver during their hours of operation (M-Th. 8:00am-5:00pm, Fr. 8:00am-2:00pm, or Sun. 12:00-2:00pm). If the door is locked, please ring the doorbell or call 303-295-2165. They are collecting sack lunches for the homeless (sandwiches, fruit or fruit cups, dessert and drink), cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, & personal protective gear (gloves and masks), and non-perishable food.

During this time, they are limiting volunteers, but if you are healthy and would like to serve, they need assistance in packaging pantry boxes which will then be delivered to the community. For more information and to sign up please email . The best way to stay informed of changing needs/policies/etc., as well as ways to get involved & serve during this time, please click here

Love, INC works with churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. Valor students are invited to help Love, INC each Wednesday & Friday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm sorting clothes for the Renewed Treasures Store. Students may serve individually or as a group. Please Note that an adult must accompany the student/group.

When: Wednesdays & Fridays at 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: 6532 S Broadway, Littleton, CO 80121
Contact: Please let Discovery Office know when you plan to serve. We will contact the ministry on your behalf to arrange the details.

Christ’s Body Ministries is currently serving the homeless by providing food services and clothing as well as gifting Bibles and sharing the gospel message. Valor students are invited to help Christ’s Body each Wednesday in August from 10 am – 2 pm. Students will help assemble Burritos in the morning and sort clothing for the Clothing Trailer in the afternoon. Masks are required as you serve. Students under 18 must serve with a parent. Please let Tiffany know if you are interested in volunteering.

When: Wednesdays at 10am – 2pm
Location: Christ’s Body Ministries, 850 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
Contact: Tiffany at 303-859-0434 or

Covenant Cupboard is continuing to generously love and serve the community during these difficult times. They are accepting donations of any kind: food, time, or financial donations.

  • Volunteer opportunities are primarily on Fridays but also on other days throughout the week for food pick-ups. Any amount of time that you can give is appreciated.
  • Food donations may be gathered through one-time or on-going food drives within your organization.
  • Your financial support allows Covenant Cupboard to supplement contributed food with purchased products that help form the foundation for a more nutritious food basket.

To stay up-to-date with opportunities and details, please visit this page.

Location: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant: 5400 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village CO 80111

Contact Info: 720.841.5129 or

Now, more than ever, volunteers and donations are needed in order to continue providing meals and services to those most in need. Food Bank of the Rockies has adjusted procedures to comply with the CDC recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of their employees, volunteers, and the people they serve. They desperately need help in their processing and distribution centers as well as delivering meals. For more information please visit their website.

Life Center offers a weekly food bank on Tuesday nights. Their goal is to help low income and homeless clientele, in south of Denver, who could use a little extra support during this time. They continue to love the community and provide a safety net for all those in need. Any volunteers with Spanish language skills would be particularly appreciated. 

They are open to receive donations on Monday and Tuesday from 8-4. Please visit their website for the most updated information.

When: Tuesdays from 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: 5804 South Datura Street, Littleton CO 80120

Contact Info303.953.7180 or

At Project C.U.R.E Denver, donated medical supplies are sorted and prepared for delivery to more than 130 developing countries. This incredible organization helps bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by matching medical supplies and modern equipment with facilities in need to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-saving surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. They welcome individual and group volunteers to come, serve, and support their work. Important information and details about current volunteer requirements, protocols, and procedures can be found here.