Volunteering in Denver metro this holiday season: 7 ways you can give back before year's end

DENVER – It’s never too late to do some good around the community, especially when it involves putting a smile on someone’s face during the holidays.

Here are 7 ways you can help around the community before, during and after Christmas.

1. Adopt at homeless family for the holidays

About: Family HomeStead’s The Holiday Project is looking for volunteers who would like to adopt a homeless family this holiday season.

When: Ongoing until Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Where: 2550 East 37th Avenue

How can I help?: Call (303) 623-6514 or sign-up by clicking here.

2. Give seniors socks this Christmas

About: Seniors at the Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center

When: Flexible, the organization can work around your schedule

Where: 5822 South Lowell Way, Littleton.

How can I help? Contact the Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center at (303) 798-2497 or sign-up by clicking here.  

3. Set-up visits to nursing homes and hospitals during the holidays

About: The Holiday Project is looking for someone to organize and recruit team leaders to do visits during the month of December to nursing homes and hospitals.

When: Ongoing until Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Where: Alpine Living Center, 501 E. Thornton Parkway in Denver

How can I help? Call Max at (303) 333-3747 or email him at holidayprojectCO@outlook.com.

4. Build a home for someone in need this holiday season  

About: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is looking for volunteers to build homes at their Sheridan Square development in southwest Denver. You must be at least 16 years old and be available between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a mandatory safety orientation you are asked to attend.

When: Flexible, the organization can work around your schedule

Where: Sheridan Square in Sheridan, Colo.

How can I help? Call (303) 534-2929 or sign-up by clicking here.

5. Helps the Salvation Army to distribute Christmas toys

About: The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help them pack up leftover Christmas toy gifs for their Christmas distribution day. You must be eligible to volunteer between two to three hours. Minors must be accompanied by adults.

When: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: 3900 East Arapahoe Road

How can I help? Call the Salvation Army at (303) 861-4833 or sign-up by clicking here.

6. Holiday helpers needed to help needy children this Christmas

About: A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. The nonprofit needs your help during the Precious Gift Giving event.

When: Flexible, the organization can work around your schedule

Where: 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive in Broomfield.

How can I help? Call (303) 466-4272 or sign-up by clicking here.

7. Adopt-a-senior in Arapahoe County this holiday season

About: Arapahoe County Volunteer Connections needs volunteers to provide companionship to a senior this holiday season. You must be reliable and friendly, have an interest and/or experience working with seniors, be able to provide transportation and be at least 16 years of age.

When: Flexible, the organization can work around your schedule

Where: 1690 W. Little Boulevard.

How can I help? Contact Nira Duvan at (303) 738-7938, or sign-up by clicking here.


Do you know of any other volunteer opportunities Denverites and those outside the city can participate in? Send an email to the writer at oscar.contreras@kmgh.com. Don’t forget the details: When, where, what time and what’s going on.

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