Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 E. 45th Ave.
Denver, CO 80239
Donating your time at the Food Bank of the Rockies is an excellent way to get in the spirit of giving. As a volunteer with the Food Bank of the Rockies, you would help in one of these different areas: distribution area where you would be pulling inventory and building orders, the community kitchen, packing boxes, office work or the Nutrition Network, where you would be filling orders for after-school snacks for tutoring programs. While this is a great activity all volunteers must be 14 years or older.
Denver Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen
6999 Poppy Court
Arvada, CO 80007
One of the most popular ways to give back this time of year is to help in a soup kitchen. The Denver Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen is always in need of helping hands to volunteer and bring food to those in need. Cooks, servers, cleaning, shopping and just about everything else is needed.
2301 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205
The Samaritan House has been helping the homeless in Denver for over 20 years, serving more than 320 men, women and children every single day. It is always in need of volunteers for everything like food, cleaning and one of the many different services that are offered on site.
Senior Assistance Center
2839 W. 44th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
The Senior Assistance Center is always looking for people of all ages to volunteer their time to help the many seniors it serves. One of the best ways to help is through its Friendly Visitor Program which will have you and your family spend two hours per week with isolated seniors living at home. You could just be spending time with them, helping with chores or grocery shopping, assisting with hobbies or reading to them.
If you aren’t sure just how or where to volunteer, or if you don’t know what you’ll be good with, then check out Volunteer Match online. This website will give you the opportunity to enter some information about yourself, the ages of your kids that you will be volunteering with, types of volunteer work you may be interested in and other options. It will then provide a list of charities that fit the type of volunteer work that your family would be best at.