The greatest question of life is what good will I do with it? - Benjamin Franklin

Volunteer Opportunities

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Broadway Assistance Center
605 W. 6th Ave., Denver, 303-893-4108,
  • 5:00 pm—7:00 pm Every Thursday night
    Broadway Assistance Center provides a hot meal to more than 300 people. The evening gives opportunities for people, many of whom are isolated, to socialize, relax and take their time in our comforting, welcoming atmosphere. Our clothing bank sees a constant flow of guests who come during these hours and are provided with socks, blankets, back packs, toiletries, gloves and hats. BAC provides a free medical clinic every week. A volunteer team of emergency room personnel from Denver Health, an emergency medical van provided by Stout Street Clinic and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless operate a clinic every week at our Thursday night meal. They dispense first aid, medical attention and advice to our guests; BAC provides supplies and required over-the-counter medications. By providing essential medical services on site, BAC and its partners are reducing unnecessary emergency room visits to Denver's public health system, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Denver Rescue Mission
1130 Park Ave., Denver, 303-953-3955,
  • We serve five meals a day, seven days a week at two facilities and have several volunteer shifts to assist with the serving of the meals. At our downtown Lawrence Street facility, located at 1130 Park Ave. West, we have four serving shifts available: 5:30 am—6:45 am, 10:30 am—1:30 pm, 4:30 pm—6:00 pm, and 7:30 pm—9:00 pm. All volunteers for the breakfast shift must be at least 18 years old. For the 10:30 am and 7:30 pm shifts, the minimum age is 13 with adult supervision. For the 4:30 pm shift, which is a shift used primarily to prepare for the later meal, the minimum age is 10 with adult supervision.
  • Our new facility, located at 6090 Smith Road is called The Crossing and provides housing for the men going through our long-term rehabilitation program as well as transitional housing for families. We have three serving shifts available at The Crossing: 5:45 am—7:30 am, 11:00 am—1:30 pm, and 5:00 pm—7:30 pm. For all shifts the minimum age for volunteers is 10 with adult supervision.

    If you are interested in serving with us at either facility, please visit our website and click on the red link [sign up to volunteer] to create a volunteer profile and to use the online scheduling system.

Father Woody's Haven of Hope
1101 W. 7th Ave., Denver, 303-607-0855,
  • What the Haven of Hope provides for guests: Serve breakfast for 100+ a day, Serve lunch for 150+ a day, Deliver 60,000 loaves of bread a year, Deliver food to the needy, Provide up to 60 private showers per day, Wash 15,000 loads of laundry a year, Clothing bank, Provide basic hygiene items, Provide haircuts, Distribute over the counter medicine, Provide phone and internet access, Provide transportation assistance, Assist people with medical co-pays and Ids, Help convalescents, Offer information about other resources, Spirituality through osmosis. If you wish to volunteer and to choose a time/date suitable for you, visit our website.

Meals-on-Wheels Metro Denver
2660 Larimer St., Denver, 303-294-0111,
  • Mission Statement:The Volunteers of America Colorado Branch seeks to identify and serve the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community
  • Description: Volunteers of America Colorado Branch is the host agency to over 30 different programs that help a variety of different populations in need. Meals on Wheels, one of VOA's largest program, serves meals to homebound seniors in the Denver Metro Area, including Jefferson County, Adams County, and Aurora
    • Volunteers are needed in the southwest Denver neighborhoods area for appx. 1 hour per week Mondays through Saturdays to deliver meals to homebound seniors. This is a great opportunity for quick and easy volunteering on your lunch hour. Business, church, or civic organizations are encouraged to apply as a group. Feel the satisfaction of helping seniors to stay in their own takes so little time but makes a huge impact for the people on your route!
  • Skills: Must be 18+ years of age. Must have valid driver's license and insurance. Must pass background check.

Malley Senior Recreation Center
3380 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood, 303-762-2660,
The Malley Senior Recreation Center offers activities, education, and travel for seniors 55 years of age or older.
The Malley Senior Recreation Center has many opportunities available if you are willing to share your skills and time. Whether it is for a one time special event, a regular shift at the front counter, or if you enjoy giving back to your community, come talk to us today about volunteering. For information, call Cheryl at 303-762-2660.

Women's Bean Project
3201 Curtis St., Denver, 303-292-1919,
  • Volunteerism is intrinsic to the success of the Women's Bean Project. Our Board of Directors is comprised of hard-working members of the community. In addition, a corps of nearly 200 regular volunteers offer their time and talents in support of our mission. Our volunteers continue to be our frontline in promoting and educating the public about the Women's Bean Project. Last fall, volunteers sold over $65,000 worth of WBP products during the holiday season! And many volunteer groups offer extra hands and high spirits on the production floor. Volunteering with the WBP is very flexible. Some people volunteer each week, while others donate their time two or three times a year. We simply ask that you honor and take seriously any commitment that you do make to the WBP. Please visit our website for more information and to fill out the volunteer application or contact us at 303-292-1919.