She She's Corner: Volunteers are needed to help at this 'upscale resale boutique' located at 7562 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The shop is owned by the James Resource Network which provides support services to single-parent families in the Denver area, to help them become self-sufficient.Contact: Lynn Beaver, store manager, 303-884-8086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross: Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities throughout the year. Contact: Julia Richards, 303-607-4735 or email@example.com
Homework Club tutors: Centennial Academy needs high school students to tutor elementary-aged students during Homework Club from 3-4 pm weekdays after school. Contact: Elizabeth Jauregui, 303-347-5162 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Right Step: This Littleton facility is all about Horses Helping People. Volunteers perform various duties: grooming, tacking and leading horses during lessons; walking alongside clients as they ride; helping with fund raising and administrative tasks. Volunteer training is held the second Saturday of each month from 8-11 am at the stables, 7990 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 80120. Contact: Program Director Sheryl Clossen at email@example.com or 303-904-7261.
Hallmark Nursing Center need students to interact with residents and do a variety of volunteer tasks such as reading, writing letters, giving manicures, playing bingo and cards, serving ice cream and more). Residents love to have contact with young people. Hallmark is located at 3701 W. Radcliffe Ave., near the intersection of Quincy and Lowell. Contact: Angela Hoffman, volunteer coordinator, 720-446-6551.
Project CURE, a Denver non-profit that ships donated medical supplies to countries around the world, has ongoing need for volunteers to do a variety of tasks from sorting supplies to clerical work. This is a good activity for a group of students to do once, or on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Project CURE website at http://projectcure.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities. Contact: Stephanie York, operations director, at 720-490-4017 or firstname.lastname@example.org; the sorting and distribution center is located at 10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial 80112.
Animal Rescue and Adoption Society (ARAS), a no-kill cat shelter, needs high school volunteers for two opportunities: helping with the monthly Kids' Day, and working in the outreach program to educate Denver metro-area students about the shelter and the problem of pet overpopulation. Contact: Kevin, volunteer coordinator, at 303-564-7570 or email@example.com
Whiz Kid Tutoring (with elementary school students): One-on-one tutoring Thursdays, 4-6 pm. Tutors will meet with assigned students from East and Field elementary schools throughout the school year in the classrooms of First Presbyterian Church in Littleton (1609 W. Littleton Blvd., at the corner of Windermere). Materials and games are all provided, as are snacks. Contact: Pastor Jeff Kane, 303-916-9688.
Whiz Kid Tutoring (with middle school students): Wednesdays, 6-8 pm. Same goals and principles as the elementary program listed above. Meets at First Presbyterian Church in Littleton (1609 W. Littleton Blvd., at the corner of Windermere). Contact: Pastor Jeff Kane, 303-916-9688.
Four Mile Historic Park: Denver's historic Four Mile Park needs student volunteers to participate in various events throughout the year. Students help with monthly Living History Days, Heritage and Special Events, and monthly Hay Bales. Students must attend an orientation session and meetings one Tuesday evening each month. Contact: Kylene Trask, volunteer coordinator, 702-865-0812, Kylene@FourMilePark.org.
Venture Crew (with high school students): Wednesdays at 7 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Littleton (1609 W. Littleton Blvd., at Windermere). This is a new outreach for high school youth working through the court system as a result of minor infractions. Many of these youth have little home or family support, and have fallen behind academically and socially. Venture Crew volunteers offer a positive, constructive atmosphere to bond, and plan events. The goal is to foster healthier self definitions, constructive choices and positive relationships, all the while improving academic and social goals. Peer support leaders are valuable in providing friendship, tutoring, a listening ear, support and a role model of hope and maturity. Venture Crew is an outreach of the Boy Scouts. Contact: Pastor Jeff Kane, 303-916-9688.