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 … Continue reading 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 a front row seat to the impact that Project Helping makes on the community. I knew from the start that I would be helping others improve their mental wellness through kyndfulness and volunteering. I … Continue reading The Impact of Project Helping
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 … Continue reading Life Hacks for People Struggling with Depression
“It’s going to be like drinking from a firehouse,” Steve, a group leader at Project C.U.R.E., warns us in volunteer orientation. The Volunteer Experience Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Because they are a nonprofit, they rely on volunteers to come into their … Continue reading Touching Lives With Every Box: Volunteering at Project C.U.R.E.
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 … Continue reading Changing the Conversation About Eating Disorders
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 … Continue reading Eating Disorders and Depression
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, … Continue reading Do Good, Feel Great, Be Healthier!
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 … Continue reading Kindfulness Connects: Q&A With a Volunteer
Denver Rescue Mission is a nonprofit that is dedicated to serving the needs of those experiencing homelessness in Denver. The Crossing is one of their largest locations where they serve 130 men in the New Life Program and provide up to 100 rooms for STAR transitional program participants. Services such as meals, case management, and … Continue reading Never Too Old for Cookies: Volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission
There are a lot of days where nothing seems to go your way. External factors can get in your way and ruin your day. While you can’t always control these external factors, you can control how you respond to them. Here is brief list of ways that you can turn a bad day around and … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better