Tag Archives: Project Helping

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 [...]
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 […]

August 30, 2018

Life Hacks for People Struggling with Depression

Having depression and/or anxiety is the equivalent of going through life on extra hard mode. Suddenly you have no energy, you want to sleep all the time, and it’s challenging to do even the most basic things. Treatment can take some time to be effective, so here are some life hacks to make life with […]

August 28, 2018

Touching Lives With Every Box: Volunteering at Project C.U.R.E.

“Its going to be like drinking from a firehouse,” Steve, a group leader at Project C.U.R.E., warns us in volunteer orientation.  Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. As a nonprofit, they rely on volunteers to come into their warehouse and sort through the […]

August 23, 2018

Changing the Conversation About Eating Disorders

Part 1 covered the basics of symptoms and what an eating disorder is. One of the biggest challenges of having an eating disorder is finding the strength to seek treatment. This is difficult because factors like diet culture, social media, and your own self talk will try to convince you that you don’t have an […]

August 21, 2018

Eating Disorders and Depression

In the discussion of mental health challenges, the topic of eating disorders often falls by the wayside. But why is this? Eating disorders are no less challenging or harmful than depression or anxiety. Eating disorders often go hand in hand with other mental health challenges. In a study of 2,400 women diagnosed with an ED, […]

August 16, 2018

Do Good, Feel Great, Be Healthier!

  Do Good, Feel Great! So, you just volunteered. Maybe you were serving meals at a shelter or you helped out at a community farm. You gave up a couple hours of your day to help others and now you feel awesome. Not only did you do a good thing and make yourself feel great, […]

August 14, 2018

Kindfulness Connects: Q&A With a Volunteer

Brandon K. shares his adventures as a volunteer, his mental health journey, and the insights that he has gained along the way. Q: How did you first become involved with Project Helping? A: I first became involved with Project Helping while volunteering at the Action Center in Lakewood, CO. I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers […]