Do Your Part For A Stronger Community
Giving Back to Health is a program offering volunteer opportunities through the Department of Family Medicine with an overarching goal of promoting diversity and health equity within our Colorado communities.
There are several social determinants of health that contribute to preventative care for so many people! With this program, we are currently working on food security and safe living spaces.
We are continuing to work with organizations in Aurora and Denver, and throughout our state, to help support them in the work that they do. We communicate & offer opportunities for volunteer work and donations.
Sometimes the smallest bit of help can make the biggest positive changes.
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming City of Aurora Summer Kick Off – a partnership between the Aurora Police Department, Food Bank of the Rockies, area school districts, and nonprofit organizations. The one-day food and resource distribution event will be Saturday, June 5 at Overland High School in Aurora. Family food boxes, baby items, pet food, grab & go meals, safe summer activity packs for kids/teens, and community resources will be provided at no cost to 1,000 families.
Volunteers will assist with traffic control, food/resource distribution, and general event support. Volunteers will be onsite 8:30 a.m. to approx. 2 p.m. (or until all food has been distributed). PPE, food, and beverages will be provided.
Organizations and Additional Giving Opportunities
The Gathering Place
Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, transgender individuals, and their children who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as "members", no fees are ever charged for programs or services.
Casa de Paz
de Paz is the only organization in Colorado offering shelter to released
immigrants and their families. Casa de Paz provides visits, shelter, meals,
transportation and emotional support. Detention is a difficult time that tears
families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our
services free of cost.