There are many ministries supporting those fleeing from their homes in order to save their lives. In the new year, there is expected to be even more refugees arriving in America, and specifically Colorado. Please review the below ministries and consider supporting their efforts to provide for and support these families as they build their new lives. What an amazing way to show Christ’s generous love to the least of these.
Additionally, we encourage you to see what programs might be in place at your local church that you could participate in and support.
All-Stars’ mission is to provide a place of belonging centered on fun, friends and faith for friends with developmental disabilities, all while parents and caregivers are given the opportunity for respite. You can find out more information and register to volunteer by clicking here.
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.
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.
LOCATION & HOURS
3315 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113, US
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.
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 Office Phone Number: 720-777-6887
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.
The Residences of Holly Creek & Someren Glen
Volunteers are slowly being welcomed back to senior living facilities and communities. Please contact them directly to discover the various ways you can connect with the residents and be a source of joy and companionship.
Holly Creek: 5500 E Peakview Ave, Centennial CO 80121 [303-848-2444]
Someren Glen: 5000 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial CO 80122 [303-779-5000]
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
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
Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 128 years. Their history is rooted in a love of Christ and a commitment to share that love with others.
At multiple locations throughout the Denver area, they help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.
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.
Ignite the power of community to nourish people facing hunger
Food Bank of the Rockies is the largest hunger relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. Thus making them uniquely suited to answer this enormous challenge that affects 1 out of 7 people in our communities. Since 1978, they’ve put the power of community to work for our neighbors in need. Through partnerships. Through programs. Through people. Through you. They distribute more than a million meals every week on average. But for those in need, they provide more than just food. They give hope and open a future. Because when you can’t provide for your family today, it’s hard to even think about tomorrow.
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
Serve families with young children ages birth through Grade 4 in a fun and spiritually engaging environment at Cherry Hills Community Church. You will play and connect with children on Sunday mornings during the 9 am and 11 am service times.
Kidspoint Ministry’s priority is that children will be loved, cared for and taught about Jesus through appropriate truths taught directly from the Bible.
Contact: Hayley MacDonald, 303-325-8946 ()
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.
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 Info: 303.953.7180 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
The Love Extended outreach event is a ministry of Cherry Hills Community Church. Scheduled for Aug. 28, 2022, this event features community projects such as yard work, inner city projects, work at local schools and park maintenance.
When: Sunday, Aug. 28
Location: Cherry Hills Community Church & various community locations
Contact: Jessica at 505-379-7614 or
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.
Love Justice International is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the world’s greatest injustices. Their work focuses primarily on stopping human trafficking in more than 20 countries around the world.
Love Justice Int. currently needs volunteers to help with their Project Beautiful (ongoing) and Romanian Refugee (April 23) projects at their Centennial office.
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.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit their website: Manna Connect
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.
Perhaps you’re a musician or dancer looking for a grateful audience. Perhaps you’re a crafter with clever hands. Or maybe you just have a great big heart to share. Whatever your bent, you are warmly sought as a Life Enrichment Volunteer at MorningStar Senior Living.
To complete a Volunteer Application, please click here.
Please visit their website for more information on locations.
*Please note: that volunteers must be 18 years of age of be accompanied by someone who is 18 years or older.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location in Centennial: 3900 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial (303-779-9662).
VOA and Meals on Wheels are always looking for helping hands. They have numerous programs & services related to helping seniors, veterans, children, youth, and families, substance abuse, corrections, homelessness, developmental disabilities, and so much more! To learn more about each of these areas of service, please click: here
VOA has numerous locations in Colorado all with different volunteer opportunities with various affiliate programs. The best way to find them is to go directly to www.voa.org/find-an-office and then give them a call.
Please visit their website to learn more: VOA
“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?
Who: Whiz Kids students 1st-8th grade & trained tutors
What: One-on-one online tutoring once a week during the summer
Why: To help students retain what they learned during the school year and help them continue to grow. Also to give them a chance to hear the Good News of Jesus!
When: Tuesdays from June 14-July 26 (off July 5), 10-11:15 am or 6-7:15 pm
School Year Opportunities
Who: Whiz Kids students 1st-8th grade & trained tutors
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.