Tag Archives: volunteer

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 20, 2018

Treasure House of Hope: My Volunteer Experience

What is Treasure House of Hope? Treasure House of Hope is a nonprofit organization that uses biblical teachings to help people in touch situations get back on their feet. They teach how to live a disciplined lifestyle through on-the-job training and GED opportunities while providing a supportive living environment. They also provide medical, dental, vision […]

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 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 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 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 […]

August 2, 2018

Never Too Old for Cookies: Volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission

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 […]