Service Opportunities

The All-Stars Club is going virtual! Volunteers will participate and cheer on the All-Stars as they sing or share a talent. You will be an encouraging voice and face bringing joy and energy to the events. They are offered weekly and all details can be found here:  serve.allstarsclub.org

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

“Change the world of a child and you change the world!” 

You can do that with Whiz Kids! Whiz Kids provides tutoring, mentoring and spiritual nurturing to low-income students throughout Denver. This year, due to COVID their programming will be virtual so you can tutor anywhere! Tutoring takes place in the afternoons or evenings, Monday – Thursday (once per week). You will be matched with one student and will help them with homework, build their reading and math skills, connect with them as a mentor, and grow God’s Kingdom!  With ONE hour, ONCE a week, (October – April) you can help increase a child’s reading level, build their self-confidence, elevate their emotional and relational levels and introduce them to Jesus! Tutoring is followed by Club Time where kids and tutors hear the Good News of Jesus in a fun and engaging way!

Visit their website: WhizKidsTutoring.com; email info@whizkidstutoring.com or call 303-504-9449 ext. 115 to get started!

All training and material is provided by Whiz Kids, they just need your willing and loving heart! Not only will you change your student’s world, your world will be changed as well. There’s a child waiting to meet you! 

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 Tiffany@christsbody.org

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: mannacare@chcc.org

Even in the face of adversity, Denver Rescue Mission is bravely and selflessly continuing to serve those most in need. DRM is considered a “Critical Service/Business” and as such, is exempt from closure and Stay At Home Orders. 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

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 volunteer@covcupboard.org

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

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.

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]
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Someren Glen: 5000 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial CO 80122 [303-779-5000]
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Life Center will be hosting a drive-through food bank on Tuesday nights. Their goal is to help low income and homeless clientele, south of Denver, who are struggling with the current food shortage due to the Coronavirus. They understand that this can be a trying and frightening time and their goal continues to love the community and provide a safety net for those who might need a little extra support.

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 info@lifecenterlittleton.org

The Downing House is currently collecting and distributing food/supplies to Joshua Station and Sun Valley Kitchen. They are offering several different ways for individuals to contribute and serve. They are as follows: (1) funding and filling a weekly food truck. If you would like more information please email Jim Howey at jhowey@hventure.com, or fill out this short form: CLICK HERE (2) providing reheatable meals, portioned out if possible. Please freeze these meals or refrigerate them overnight, and deliver them to Downing House between 9 and 11 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday (3) donating vegetables, fruit, milk, and eggs. Items can be dropped off on the tables by the main door (South side of the house) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-11am.

The Downing House is located at 3680 S Downing St, Englewood, CO 80113

Because of their weakened immune systems, many patients have been moved to isolation protocols and procedures. The hospital is in desperate need of toys that can be given to patients in isolation hoping to provide them with some needed cheer, entertainment, and distraction. Some suggestions for toys are as follows: small play dough kits and tools, small lego kits, soft mirrors, rattles, teathers, games (connect 4, trouble, uno, jenga), art kits (jewelry making, friendship bracelets, build a scene with stickers, painting), etc. With new closure and limitations of services, donations must now be brought to the Anschutz Campus where volunteer staff will sort the toys and then distribute them to all the CHCO locations. Non-essential visitors are prohibited from entering the hospital, so please call the volunteer office (720-777-6887) and give them a ten minute notice prior to your arrival. Someone will then come out front to collect the toys.

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 jratschkowsky@voacolorado.org. 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

The Salvation Army is requesting donations of non-perishable food items so that they can continue to feed and nourish as many people as possible. They are experiencing an even greater need and demand for food and supplies as more families and individuals are out of work and facing stressful financial situations. Ideal food items would be pasta, canned meat (chicken, tuna, etc.), canned vegetables & beans, etc.

Food Items can be dropped off at the following location: 3900 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial (303-779-9662).
Email: John.Morrow@usw.salvationarmy.org
Websitehttp://centennial.salvationarmy.org/

Clothing & household goods can be dropped off at the following location: 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy., Parker (720-851-0202).
Email: tic@usw.salvationarmy.org

Please visit their website for the most updated information and call in advance of dropping off donations. Website will also provide information about all locations in Colorado and how each is serving the community.

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.

Looking for a fun activity to do with your family, your small group, your teammates, or your friends?? Look no further! Kynd Kits are easy to assemble and a wonderful way to enjoy fellowship (either in person or virtually) while preparing something that will greatly impact and bless someone in need. Kynd Kits are thematic and are delivered right to your door. They come with all the supplies and materials needed in order to complete the kit, along with a list of ideas for items you can add to personalize your kit. For more information, please click here.


PLEASE NOTE: Discovery will approve the assembly of only the following kits:
Care Package for Seniors
Cold Care Kits for Homeless
Dignity Bags for the Homeless
Healthcare Provider Gratitude
Heat Relief Kits for Homeless
Meals on Wheels
Military Gratitude Care Kits
Sensory Kit for Foster Kids

If you need ideas for how to serve, be sure to visit our new page of opportunities! Even during this time, you can still find ways to give back and love those around you.