Tag Archives: Project Helping

December 6, 2018

Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Volunteering is Awesome!

Every Project Helping volunteer event is a little bit different. No matter what kind of impact you are making, you will always walk away feeling awesome! Volunteering is a great way to improve mental wellness and a good tool in managing depression. To learn more about the science behind it, click Here. In addition to […]

October 25, 2018

Little Shoes for Little Feet: Volunteer at Clothes to Kids of Denver

Clothes to Kids of Denver is a donation-based boutique that seeks to provide quality clothing to low-income and at-risk youth. Many low-income kids do not have proper clothing for the winter months or their clothes don’t fit right. This can hurt their education by lowering their self esteem or lead to bullying. Clothes to Kids […]

October 18, 2018

Gourmet at SAME Cafe: A Volunteer Experience

SAME Cafe is one of the first nonprofit restaurants to open its doors in Denver! With no set prices or a set menu, SAME Cafe operates as a donation-based restaurant. When you walk in in, you can dine on several ever-changing options for soups, salads, and a main dish. In exchange for a healthy meal, […]

October 4, 2018

Farmer For a Day: Volunteer at DeLaney Community Farm

The DeLaney Community Farm in Aurora, CO is the result of a partnership between Denver Urban Gardens and Project Worthmore. DeLaney’s mission is to support refugees through sustainable agriculture and community building. The farm provides refugees with training and community integration while providing freshly grown food for the broader community. Project Helping volunteers lend their […]

October 2, 2018

Your Brain, Your Rules

Depression and other mental health challenges are never one size fits all. Everyone has different brain chemistry, different life challenges, and different experiences of depression. This means that people will often have very different treatment methods that work for them. Some treatment options may work great for you, but don’t help someone else. Others options […]

September 27, 2018

Everything is Better with Two: The Volunteering Buddy System

The phrase “buddy system” probably reminds you of elementary school. Back then, it was used to help keep everyone together and make sure that no one got left behind while on a field trip or an outing. But no matter how old you are, the buddy system can still be a great idea, especially while […]

September 25, 2018

Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life

The Gathering Place is a day shelter for women, families, and transgender individuals. I have volunteered there with Project Helping three times already. At each event, volunteers arrive at 7am to cook and serve breakfast for the people at the shelter. We always make sausage and three different pancakes: plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip. The […]

September 13, 2018

It Can and Will Get Better: Q&A with a Volunteer

Volunteer Annie L. kindly agreed to share her mental health journey and talk about what volunteering has done for her. Q: What made you want to volunteer originally? A: I was in a pretty dark place after moving to Colorado – felt super isolated and alone, but was too afraid to reach out to anyone. […]

September 11, 2018

Teaching Kindfulness to Kids (Includes Free Printables!)

Every parent wants to raise kids who are good human beings. Parents want nothing more than for their kids to be kind, happy, and mentally healthy. The key is to get them started young by teaching them about practicing kindfulness. Practicing kindfulness encourages kids to be nice to each other and will also improve their mental wellness down the road.

September 6, 2018

My Top 5 Favorite Places to Volunteer

Hi there! My name is Sophie. I was an intern at Project Helping this past summer. As an intern, I got to experience a lot of the amazing events that Project Helping organizes. Now, I’m looking back to recall my top 5 favorites places to volunteer. It is pretty hard to go wrong with volunteer […]