Volunteer to assist older adults with Seniors’ Resource Center

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Seniors’ Resource Center is dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life for seniors in the Metro Denver Area and surrounding communities. Seniors’ Resource Center provides an array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and thrive. Their crucial programs include transportation, adult day programs, in-home care, chores, care management, respite, volunteer services, and much more. Enjoy the flexibility of volunteering on your own schedule and being matched with seniors geographically close to you.

Volunteer Opportunities: Friendly Visitor - Meet with a senior who lacks support to provide companionship. Volunteers visit with a care receiver and engage in reading, games, or visiting until the caregiver returns. There are also requests for personal shopping assistance or phone call check-ins if you are unable to meet in-home. Minor Home Repair Team - Assist seniors with minor electrical, carpentry, plumbing or safety modifications in their home. Bill Payer Program - Help low-income seniors manage their personal finances such as writing checks, forming a budget, balancing checkbooks, etc. Volunteer Driver - Use your own vehicle or an SRC vehicle to provide transportation for seniors to medical appointments, church services, personal errands, and activities, primarily within the Jefferson County area.

Interested volunteers can contact Holly Fahlgren, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 303-325-6943 or hfahlgren@srcaging.org. Or, stop in to the center in person: 3227 Chase Street, Denver, CO 80212.

Volunteers of America’s Meals on Wheels


VoA’s MoW program is in need of friendly and dependable volunteers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of home-bound seniors in their communities. The more volunteers who give their time, the more seniors in need receive hot, nutritious meals.

Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers deliver hot or frozen meals to seniors who anticipate the healthy lunch and comforting smile of a volunteer each delivery day. Delivery routes are available in Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties, Monday – Saturday, and each route only takes about one to two hours to complete. In this short time, volunteers can help to ensure that these seniors stay safe, healthy, and happy in their own homes. Deliver once a week, once a month or as your schedule allows. Valid drivers license and passing of a background check required.

If your looking for a fantastic way to make a huge impact in your community (Especially in Denver!) We would love for you to deliver for us! Once a week, Everyday or even once a month Monday threw Saturday! Feel free to email Michelle Trejo at: mtrejo@voacolorado.org

Reduce farm surplus with UpRoot Colorado


UpRoot Colorado measurably reduces on-farm surplus agriculture, supports the economic stability of farmers, and increases the nutritional security of our state’s residents. Their vision is a Colorado foodshed that is more mindful, humane, self-sustaining and connected, one where everyone has access to healthy, nutrient-dense food, and where markets value farmers for what they are: a cornerstone of our society.

Volunteers opportunities with UpRoot Colorado are gleaning and grant writing. To learn more about the program check out their website or fill out their volunteer application. For more information: Email: howdy@uprootcolorado.org Phone: (720) 560-0825 Website: https://www.uprootcolorado.org

Create green space with The Park People

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The Park People improve Denver’s urban parks through their forestry and fund raising projects. In 2018, their project for Globeville Elyria-Swansea planted 58 trees, 60 shrubs, and 302 flowering perennials!

You can be a part of the organization that in addition to beautifying neighborhoods, is passionate about their ability to provide healthier and more sustainable urban life. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to tree distribution, grant researching, and community forester.

To find out how you can get involved, check out their volunteer page or contact The Park People: Email: info@theparkpeople.org Phone: 303.722.6262 Website: http://theparkpeople.org/

Turn meals into medicine with Project Angel Heart


Since Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991, they’ve heard from their clients, caregivers, and doctors that receiving meals improved their health. These stories have long led them to believe that food is medicine, and that addressing social determinants of health like access to nutritious food can decrease health care costs for recipients.

Project Angel Heart is in need of volunteer kitchen assistants and meal deliverers for Denver residents with life threatening-illnesses. The options for volunteering don’t end there. Check out their volunteer page to see how you can get involved.

For more information: Email: volunteer@projectangelheart.org Phone: 303-830-0202 Website: https://www.projectangelheart.org/volunteer/

Become a volunteer driver with DRMAC

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Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC) is assembling a team of volunteer drivers in Arapahoe County to help drive young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who cannot drive themselves. Help them keep their independence by providing them with rides to various appointments and social events.

Flexible scheduling - You decide when and where you are able to drive. We also offer mileage reimbursement, free training and all the warm fuzzy feelings that come with making a difference.

To qualify, we ask that you have a reliable vehicle and the ability to pass a motor vehicle record and background check.

If you’re interested or if you know someone who could help, please contact:

Christopher Shipps
Manager - DRMAC Rides - a volunteer driver program
Direct: (720) 292-3540
Office: (303) 861-3711 Ext. 104
Email: cshipps@drmac-co.org
Website: https://www.drmac-co.org/volunteer/

Nourish your community with Metro Caring


Metro Caring is a welcoming, dignified, health-focused organization that meets hunger needs while addressing poverty. They use sustainable practices and education to nourish Denver metro individuals and families in need. With a number of volunteer roles to take on, you’re sure to make a difference with your unique skills and expertise. Please note that attending a volunteer orientation is a requirement for individual volunteers.

For more information or to get involved, check out their volunteer page.

Have questions? Contact Metro Caring’s volunteer coordinator Maryana Sawaged: Phone: (720) 343-8453 Email: msawaged@metrocaring.org Wbesite: https://www.metrocaring.org/

Hospice Care of the Rockies and Kids Care of the Rockies

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The small Denver based hospice serves adults and now children, with their newly developed pediatric program. The HCOTR mission is: to facilitate access to dignified, end-of-life care and quality services that allow patients and families the hospice option to live life richly, deeply, and meaningfully for as long as it lasts.

The volunteer options are endless and unique to you. With the ability to create your own hours, you can provide companionship, light household chores, or other services based on your skills and interests.

To find out how you can contribute contact volunteer coordinator, Amanda Perlstein: Email: aperlstein@kidscareoftherockies.com Phone: (720) 614-9796 Website: https://www.hospicecareoftherockies.com/

Bike to end hunger with Denver Food Rescue


Love to bike? Combine that with the good feeling that goes with helping others and you’ll be the happiest person in Denver! With Denver Food Rescue, over 100 volunteers a week reach out to community partners to gather surplus food donations for their No Cost Grocery Program located in food deserts throughout Denver.

If biking (or driving) isn’t your thing, DFR has other ways for you to contribute! DFR has indoor volunteer opportunities too, like graphic design and fundraising. Check out their volunteer page to see how you can get involved. Please note that attending a volunteer orientation is a must.

For more information: Phone: (720) 675-7337 Email: volunteer@denverfoodrescue.org Website: https://denverfoodrescue.org/

Share your love for sports with individuals with special needs


All- Stars Club’s vision is to create a space for special needs persons to have fun and be active. No experience is necessary to make an impact with their one-on-one volunteer opportunities. With opportunities to be a buddy, coordinate events, and be a part of the S.E.R.V. Team, you are sure to find a role that suits your strengths. Details on what is available can be found on their volunteer page.

To find out more about All- Stars Club or participate in one of their monthly events contact Scott Russomanno: Phone: (303) 909-2562 Email: scott@allstarsclub.org Website: https://www.allstarsclub.org/

Volunteer as group for Ronald McDonald House


In operation for the last 40 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Denver has been providing no-cost temporary housing for families of sick children. Volunteers are essential in their daily operation and in ensuring that the House can continue to support families in need. Ronald McDonald Houses of Denver offers opportunities for groups of up to ten people in meal preparation and house cleaning. Detailed on their volunteer page, there are also individual and drive opportunities, ensuring that there is a way you can help.

For more information on volunteering contact Stasi McMurchy Phone: 720-382-7221 Email: amcmurchy@rmhc-denver.org Website: https://rmhc-denver.org

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