Giving Back To Health

Do Your Part For A Stronger Community

Make A Difference

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.​

Current Opportunities

Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart

In 1991, when Charles Robbins returned to Denver from Los Angeles, he found that friends living with HIV/AIDS were wasting away before his eyes. He founded Project Angel Heart in response, modeling it after Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles organization where he had been a volunteer.

In 2020, Project Angel Heart delivered over 505,000 medically tailored meals to at least 3,200 Coloradans living with life-threatening illness in Denver and Colorado Springs. They serve children as well as seniors, clients as well as their families, and many individuals that are living in poverty. About 80% of clients live in Metropolitan Denver, while 20% live in Colorado Springs.  

Project Angel Heart has many volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups CLICK HERE to learn more.

  • There is currently a large need for Meal Delivery Drivers!

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Mark Smith, Director of Community Engagement:

Wishlist & Short-Term Opportunities

Paris Elementary


Back to School - Paris Elementary, School Supply Wishlist

Paris Elementary is located near Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. To support the school and scholars you can provide a give from the Amazon Wishlist before August 5th. In doing so, you will be supporting all the vision that all 250 Pre-K to 5th grade scholars will have pencils, crayons, notebooks, and other essential school supplies to support their academic growth. 

For more info about supporting the school and scholars, feel free to contact Susan Gershwin, Community School Coordinator, at or 720-261-2976.

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

Casa 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.


DFM Diversity 


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