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.​


Opportunities in the New Year

Project Angel Heart

Meal Delivery Drivers Needed!

Delivery drivers pick up meal bags, either at Project Angel Heart or from one of several satellite locations across Denver or Colorado Springs and deliver them to neighbors who need nutritious meals. This is a great family opportunity. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form HERE

Denver Shifts
Friday: 11am-1pm
Saturday: 1-3pm
Boulder Shift
Friday: 11am-1pm
Colorado Springs Shift
Saturday: 10am-12:30pm

Paris Elementary School

Tutors Needed:  

Help Paris Elementary School students learn to read! (In-person commitment, 1 block west of Anschutz/Peoria - 1 hour/week through the end of May) Paris Elementary School is a Title 1 school and more than 60% of our students speak a language other than English at home. We are partnered with Reading Partners, which is a volunteer-driven, one-on-one literacy intervention program that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. Volunteers commit to tutoring for at least one hour per week and use our scripted, evidence-based curriculum to support the literacy growth of the student they are matched with. 

Interested community members can sign up for a tutor orientation here 

No experience is required to become a tutor! 


Organizations and Additional Giving Opportunities

The Gathering Place

https://tgpdenver.org/

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

https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/

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

https://www.auroragov.org/residents/volunteer_donate_sponsor/aurora_volunteer_center

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

https://www.projectangelheart.org/

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

https://www.rockymountainwelcome.org/

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.



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Contact:

DFM Diversity
DFM.DEI@cuanschutz.edu