Volunteering is awesome for your mental health and for your community as a whole! Do you know you want to start volunteering more regularly, but don’t know where to start? If that is the case, then this post is for you! Here are 5 things to consider when choosing a volunteer event: 1. Day … Continue reading 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Volunteer Event
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 … Continue reading Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Volunteering is Awesome!
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 … Continue reading Little Shoes for Little Feet: Volunteer at Clothes to Kids of Denver
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, … Continue reading Gourmet at SAME Cafe: A Volunteer Experience
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 … Continue reading Farmer For a Day: Volunteer at DeLaney Community Farm
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 … Continue reading Your Brain, Your Rules
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 … Continue reading Everything is Better with Two: The Volunteering Buddy System
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 … Continue reading Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life
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. … Continue reading It Can and Will Get Better: Q&A with a Volunteer
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.