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Community Engagement Opportunities in Aurora

 

 

Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Rescue Mission is changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

For volunteer opportunities, visit the Denver Rescue Mission website.

Project Angel Heart

The mission at Project Angel Heart: To deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness.

For volunteer opportunites, visit the Project Angel Heart website.

 

Aurora Interfaith Community Services

The mission of Aurora Interfaith Community Services, a 501 c 3 non-profit, is to “provide substantive emergency assistance to the residents of Aurora.”  AICS provides food, clothing, and some other aide by appointment only. 

For volunteering, visit the Aurora Interfaith Community Services website or look for them on Facebook.

 

The Bridge Project

The mission of the Bridge Project is to provide a path for youth in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to graduate from high school and go on to attend college or choose a vocation by engaging them in educational opportunities and facilitating the development of life skills and self-sufficiency.

To register for an orientation please visit The Bridge Project website and click on volunteer, or contact Phuong Phan at 303-871-4352 or pphan@du.edu for any other questions.

 

Volunteers needed to staff programs at Families First Colorado!

Families First Colorado is a local non-profit in the South Denver area that has been serving Families and Children in the community for nearly 30 years.

Currently recruiting for:

 

SUPPORT LINE VOLUNTEER

Bilinguals are encouraged to apply

(Monday Mornings & Monday – Thursday Afternoons)

The volunteer will be trained to answer the support line, input caller information, use online database, and search for more resources on the web.

The volunteer may provide information and support to parents and caregivers on the Support Line, research and update state-wide resources, speak with professionals and assist in disseminating information, through mail or email, about our services into the community.

 

CHILDREN'S GROUP LEADER VOLUNTEER

Bilinguals are encouraged to apply

(On call & Tuesday night Spanish group)

The Children's Group Leader will engage in fun, interactive games, crafts and group social skills activities weekly to enhance each child’s development and self-esteem.

 

CHILDREN’S TREATMENT CENTER STAFF AIDE

(Tuesday Evenings 4pm- 8pm)

The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center.  The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

Spring/Summer/Fall 2017

The volunteer will be trained to disseminate materials at resource fairs, outreach events and to conduct presentations about Families First in the community. Volunteers will also be assisting with Fundraising events throughout the year.

 

For more information about Families First Programs and Volunteer Opportunities please contact Marianna Castillo, Volunteer Administrator at (303) 745 – 0327 or Marianna@familiesfirstcolorado.org

 

DeLaney Community Farm has volunteer opportunites and offers classes!

DeLaney is Denver Urban Garden’s educational community farm located in central Aurora. Our mission is to model the best practices in the fields of food access, sustainable agriculture, and community development. DeLaney’s members consist of Community Farm Public Members, participants from the Tri-County Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and Burmese refugees from Project Worthmore (PWM).

About the land: DeLaney is a 158-acre historic property located at 170 S. Chambers Road (between 1st and Alameda), on Aurora Parks & Open Space land.  The Farm is situated on one of metro-Denver’s most scenic and rare pastoral areas and is accessible by Highline and Tollgate Creek bicycle and pedestrian trails, car and bus.  DUG cultivates approximately 3 acres of mixed vegetables, herbs, and flowers. 

To see upcoming events and community engagement opportunities please visit the DUG website.

 

Reading Partners

Reading Partners empowers you to make a real difference by tutoring students from low-income communities who are reading 1 month to 2.5 years below grade-level. No prior experience is required. Teach fundamental reading skills using our easy-to-follow curriculum, and inspire a love of reading in a student. Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday, 8AM-4PM at varying school locations and requires only 1 hour a week. Sign up or ask questions on the Reading Partners website or call 720-409-9909.

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