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A variety of opportunities to contribute to the Denver Colorado community! One time events are listed first, followed by organizational listings. To list your organization email to editor@singlesnews.net or call (303) 765-2880.

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Single Volunteers of Greater Denver (SVGD)

The Mission of Single Volunteers of Greater Denver (SVGD) is to fulfill the volunteer needs of charitable organizations in the Denver area with an all-volunteer, not-for-profit group of single people, looking to meet others through community service. Activities provide singles with a productive way to meet other singles by organizing and performing volunteer activities. Non-profits that we help include Food Bank of the Rockies, Children's Museum, Rocky Mountain PBS, Special Olympics and the Santa Claus Shop.

SVGD is one of 28 chapters of Single Volunteers, which was started in Vermont in 1996. The national corporation, based in Washington D.C., provides guidance, information, and a framework under which the chapters operate. "A Single Person Can Make a Difference"
Web site: SVGD.org

Metro Volunteers & Impact Program - Metro volunteers is a clearinghouse for volunteers. They have 500 Non Profit and Governmental agencies in a database for ongoing volunteer positions.

The Impact Program has one time volunteer opportunities for young persons ages 20-40. Approximately 15 volunteer events per month are scheduled. These events usually last from 2-4 hours and have 5-10 volunteers. Participants are predominately single with 70% women. www.metrovolunteers.org click on "want to volunteer" to reach a link for the "Impact Volunteer Program" which will lead you to monthly event calendars. Contact Beth Davis (303) 894-0103.

The Volunteer Connection - Boulder (303) 444-4904
Volunteer Adams County - 303) 289-6543
Volunteer Clearinghouses similar to Metro Volunteers.

Center for Hearing, Speech & Language (CHSL)
CHSL is devoted to improving people's lives by providing quality hearing and speech services. A professional staff of audiologists, speech pathologists and therapists provide quality hearing, vision, speech and language services for people of all ages, including those who are unable to pay. The Center for Hearing, Speech & Language is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Coupon  -  CHSL Website

Rangeview Library District
Rangeview Library District in Adams County needs volunteers to deliver library books to homebound senior adults. Volunteers must commit to 4 hours a month, on a Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning.

This is a very rewarding service. Can you help? To apply for a volunteer position contact Outreach Manager Kathy Totten at 303 288-2018 or ktotten@rangeviewld.org

MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter
The MaxFund is a non-profit organization made up of people with one common goal - the welfare of the animals. Volunteers are always needed to help with daily shelter work as well as our many projects. Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and vocations. No experience is neccessary to be a volunteer, all you need is a warm heart for a cold nose!

We have many exciting and interesting ways you can get involved here at the shelter and help our animals get into great new homes. Please check out our volunteer website to all the opportunities are available for volunteers.
1025 Galapago St. Denver, Colorado
More info click here
Volunteer site: MaxFundVolunteers.OrgMain site MaxFund.Org
Volunteer Hotline at 303 595-3824,
email: Volunteers@maxfund.org

Metro Denver Partners
Metro Denver Partners matches adult volunteers with boys and girls ages 8 - 16. The two agree to a year-long Partnership, spending at least 3 hours a week together. (The adult being a friend, role model and advocate for the youth.)

Metro Denver Partners provides support to the pairs through counseling, training, recreational activities, and other supportive services. We have programs working with youth in Denver, Adams County, and Douglas County.

We also have youth waiting for mentors that we do monthly activities with while they are on the waitlist. We are recruiting volunteers for those youth as well. This is a great position for people who are interested in volunteering but can’t make the weekly commitment.

For more detailed information please call 303 777-7000 or check out our web page: MetroDenverPartners.org.

Artistic Volunteer Needed
My name is Kristen Flaherty, and I am a Service Coordinator at Mountain View high rise for seniors and people with disabilities. Our facility is through Denver Housing Authority DenverHousing.Org, our residents consist of low-income folks who are unable to afford things such as food, healthcare, entertainment, etc.

I need an artistic volunteer to visit our building once a month to conduct an art group with some of our folks.
Info: contact Kristen Flaherty at 303 936-2638
kflahe@denverhousing.org

Peer Assistance Services

Peer Assistance Services has recently received funding from the Dept. of Education to start a mentoring program specifically for at-risk youth in Adams County. Mentors meet with a youth for two hours per week to engage in a variety of activities including group recreational activities, community service projects, cultural and sports events. Mentoring helps youth who are in need of an adult friend and role model gain self esteem and improve academic achievement among numerous other benefits. We are now in the recruitment phase of the program and I looking for places to post our volunteer opportunity.

Info: Natalie Ordoñez-Campbell, Adams County Connections
A program of Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
303-369-0039 ext 201, Direct 303-995-7060

4 Parents Help line

A "warm line" to answer your answer your child raising questions, give you information and help you find services in your community. Callers receive an immediate response from a caring, trained Parent partner volunteer. (303) 620-4444

Big Brothers Big Sisters
A great way for singles to help children grow (303) 433-6975

Colorado Christian Home - Tennyson Center for Children and Families
A nonprofit organization that serves some of the worst abused children in the state of Colorado. The kids are ages 5 - 12 and live in cottages on our campus and attend our school. We provide therapy, food, clothing, schooling, and books to approximately 150 children each day and 50 children live in our cottages at one time. Our cottages often need painting, our grounds have gardens, there might be some neat things singles could do together to help make life better for these kids and network.
Contact: Lyn Woods, Chief Development Officer LWoods@CCHTCCF.org
Tennyson Center for Children and Families
2950 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
720-855-3340
If you are interested in getting a small group of singles together on a regular basis to help please E-mail Corinnamke@aol.com

Denver Rescue Mission
The Denver Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization helping the homeless and underprivileged. The mission has many volunteer opportunities including hands-on work with our clients, office work, tutoring, maintenance work, to passing out donations,or serving in our soup kitchen.
Contact: Mandy Paschall , Volunteer Coordinator
(303) 297-1815, www.denverrescuemission.org

Diana Price-Fish Cancer Foundation
"Helping Adult Cancer Patients Enjoy Life"
The Diana Price-Fish Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of helping adult cancer patients enjoy life. The Foundation offers services to anyone who is 18 years of age and older, lives or receives treatment in Colorado, AND is actively dealing with cancer. Info: www.dpfcf.org, (303) 639-9110

The Diana Price-Fish Cancer Foundation hosts numerous fundraising events for singles in the Denver Colorado metro area. These are listed on the SinglesNews.Net Events & Dance Calendar.

 

HealthCare Volunteer
A Web portal for health care volunteers looking for opportunities and healthcare organization looking for volunteers:

HealthCare Volunteer was started January 1, 2006 by an American dental and medical student, who realized the need for a FREE non-profit portal that connects health professionals to volunteering opportunities globally. This site is backed by leading physicians and executives and aims to allow physicians, dentists and all other health care professionals to provide volunteer health care anywhere in the world. Please visit our page HealthCareVolunteer.com and search for opportunities or post a volunteering opportunity.

The Holiday Project
The Holiday Project is a non-profit, non-denominational organization is seeking volunteers to organize, operate, and run the holiday program this year in the Metro Denver Area. " The Holiday Project " visits nursing homes, hospitals and juvenile facilities on Christmas Day and Chanukah for about an hour. Volunteers from the community join in caroling, visiting and handing out greeting cards made by grade school children and gifts donated by the community. More important, the volunteers spend time with someone who might not otherwise have a visitor on that festive day. For more info please visit www.holiday-project.org or call Max at 303-690-4212 or E-mail: lmaxus4max@msn.com

National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) - Winter Park Colorado. A nonprofit organization that provides recreation and competitive opportunities to children and adults with disabilities from Colorado as well as throughout the nation and around the world. Winter activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snow boarding, snowshoeing, and hut trips. In addition, it is one of the few programs where individuals with different types of disabilities have the opportunity to participate in many different sports. Further details on volunteering contact Allen Gorkin: gorkin@ecentral.com

National Western Stock Show
Volunteer Opportunities - Sign up now to volunteer next year at the Denver Stock Show in January. Go to www.nationalwestern.com

Pet Visits for Nursing Home - (Monthly) Feel the warm gratification of bringing joy to the elderly, a community service that includes "your best friend," and the company of other single pet lovers. Contact: Kathy (303) 791-8777 or bluistiiz@yahoo.com

Project Cure - Project Cure is in need on volunteer drivers to pick up donated medical supplies to be sent to developing countries. No special license is needed. Drivers are needed during the week between, 9 am and 4 pm. Please Call Michael Young, at (303) 291-1242.

Reach Out & Read - A Pediatric Early Literacy Program
Located at the 10 family health centers in Denver Health Community Health Centers.
You can become a volunteer reader to children! Goals of the program are to
1) Show children & parents that books, stories, & reading are fun
2) Stimulate brain development in the early years of life;
3) Help develop early language & listening skills in children.
As one parent said "I know that by keeping her nose in the books, she is going to be a reader. If she's a reader, she could be a writer...a doctor. She could be anything."
For more information call Denver Health Volunteer Office at 303-436-6255.

Red Cross - The Red Cross needs volunteers to stuff envelopes, type names in database, help with fundraisers, etc.
Contact: Tracy Wood
twood@denver-redcross.org
722-7474 ext. 186
Office near Sherman & Speer

Sierra Club Singles - Ecological minded singles are invited participate in social activities, hikes, bike rides, habitat restoration and fundraising events. 400 + singles (mainly 30s - 50s) are on their e-mail list. You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to participate (however a one year Sierra Club membership is only $35). Info; http://rockymtn.sierraclub.org/ss/  Contact Dan Disner, phone 303-861-8819

University Hospital - Senior Volunteers Needed! Do you like to help others? Meet new people? Feel good by making a difference? Bring a friend and share your knowledge and experience as volunteers at University of Colorado Hospital (9th and Colorado in Denver) or at our new Fitzsimons location (Colfax and I-225 in Aurora).
We have a variety of volunteer positions where you and a friend can work together, including the Gift Shop, Information Desk, Office Work, and Sunshine Cart. Most volunteers work 3-4 hours per week. All positions are flexible and can be adjusted to your schedule
Call the University of Colorado Hospital Volunteer Services Department at (303) 372-8449.

Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado - 600 S. Marion Pkwy. Denver Co. 80209 Mission To motivate and enable all Coloradoans to engage in the active stewardship in their public lands. VOC needs volunteers weekend trail building projects and ecological restoration. Age range 16 & above.
web site: VOCoc.org   Phone: (303) 715-1010

Whiz Kids Tutoring - Exciting tutoring and mentoring ministry with inner-city kids. Training, supplies and great kids are provided. For more information contact (303) 504-9449 or natalie-whizkids@quest.net

Cancer Patient Resources

The Mesothelioma Group - The Mesothelioma Group recently published a very informative guide to understanding cancer at http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer/. The Mesothelioma Group also donates to local charities and provides scholarships to victims and their families.

American Childhood Cancer Society - Helps children battle and overcome cancer http://acco.org.