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
Volunteering can be very beneficial to your mental health and is a great way to give back to the community. In this earlier post, we talked about the benefits of volunteering as a family. These include quality family time, teachings kids to be kind, and helping kids build self worth. However, a recent post from … Continue reading Little Feet, Big Hearts: Volunteering with Little Kids
If you’ve been to a Project Helping volunteer event, you’re probably familiar with the bright green Kynd Leader shirts. These let you know that you’re in the right place. As a back up Kynd Leader, I’m the person wearing that green shirt. Here are my top 7 favorite things about being a Kynd Leader. Hopefully, … Continue reading Perks of the Green Shirt: My Favorite Things About Being a Kynd Leader
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
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
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
“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.
On the first Thursday of every month, 11 Project Helping volunteers wake up bright and early to volunteer at The Gathering Place. Founded in 1986 as a day shelter for women, their children, and transgender individuals, TGP offers unconditional acceptance and respect to anyone experiencing poverty or homelessness. At each TGP event, volunteers give their … Continue reading Another Great Day: Volunteering at The Gathering Place
We are a rushed, success-driven society. Volunteering: It sticks out like a sore thumb in our rushed, financially driven society. We are busy and our work days are often full. The evenings are spent tired, restless and unfulfilled. Most of us only have time for so much. We’re digging for purpose and often working simply … Continue reading Volunteering: The First Pillar of Kindfulness
Tons of Impact Across 3 Cities by Project Helping Volunteers Over the course of the past 3 weeks, Project Helping volunteers have been hard at work, making a positive impact in their community, while improving their own mood. Thanks to the help of our hardworking event leaders, Project Helping hosted 6 volunteer events in 3 … Continue reading 3 Weeks With Massive Impact!