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.​

Organizations and Additional Giving Opportunities

DAWN - Free Clinic

DAWN (Dedicated to Aurora’s Wellness and Needs) is an inter-professional student-run free clinic that serves uninsured patients from the Aurora Community. We provide patient centered care to meet the needs of the diverse underserved population of Aurora. Our goals are three-fold: to empower underserved patients to take care of their health, to inspire future health leaders and to transform Aurora’s health through community partnerships. 

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.

City of Aurora Volunteering

City of Aurora Volunteer Center allows you to look at an array of opportunities available in the City of Aurora.

Looking for an opportunity for teens & young adults: The Aurora Youth Commission needs both youth ages 14 to 21 and adults to serve on this city commission, which advises the City Council, City Manager and the Parks, Recreation & Open Space director regarding the interests of youth in Aurora. The commission's mission is to better the well-being of Aurora's youth through representation, service and action. We are looking for members who attend or represent Aurora school districts, private schools and home school participation in Aurora. The commission meets once a month from August to May, and the term of service is two years. To apply click HERE!

Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Each week, their professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals, from scratch, and tailor them to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are ill.

Rocky Mountain Welcome Center

The Rocky Mountain Welcome Center (RMWC) is an immigrant-led  not-for-profit organization with the mission of fostering intercultural learning, understanding, and integration among immigrants, refugees, and Colorado receiving communities through programs and activities that develop supportive multicultural and welcoming environments.

RMWC believes that the process of integration is a two-way street that includes immigrants, refugees, and receiving communities--and that immigrants and refugees are assets to the community. Together with our partners, RMWC seeks to build a collective impact that is much larger than the impact each individual organization would have on their own.



Vision: To use art to promote inclusion and empathy. To share stories with those at the margins but more importantly help them tell their own stories. 

What we do: We use Art to Uplift, Heal, and Inspire. Through our programs and events, we work to create bridges between minority cultural groups and the mainstream. 

Community: We work with diverse cultural groups, namely refugees/immigrants, people with disabilities, seniors, and the homeless.


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