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Community Connections

Community Partnership Opportunities

HR volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies

The University of Colorado Denver has identified featured partnerships and opportunities for anyone interested in participating. However university faculty and staff members may also select other community organizations which meet the requirements and objectives of the program, please refer to the FAQ page for further clarification.

University Partners:

Food Bank of the Rockies
Contact Laura Egan
303-371-9250 ext. 236
Good for: individuals or groups

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Colorado. Their mission is to end hunger by efficiently procuring and distributing food to the hungry through programs and member agencies. Volunteer opportunities include pulling and building orders from the warehouse inventory, as well as inspecting and sorting donated food items. *For every individual volunteer commitment, our university will accumulate credit to purchase food to help stock our own on-campus food pantry. Be sure to mention you are volunteering on behalf of CU Denver.

American Red Cross
Contact: Tim Bothe
Good for: individuals or groups

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. One of their five service areas is focused on helping military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Volunteers are currently needed for their Holiday Mail for Heroes and Wounded Warrior programs. You can participate in card signing events, as well as assist in the screening and sorting of the holiday cards to prepare for distribution. Volunteers are also needed to gift wrap recovery and  rehabilitation items.

Urban Peak
Contact: Michelle Martinez
Good for: individuals or small groups

Urban Peak helps homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals for homeless youth at their drop-In center and shelter. Participating in the meal program demonstrates to the youth that the community cares for them and supports their efforts of becoming independent and self-sufficient.

The Action Center
Contact: Lorraine Alcott
303-237-7704 ext. 244
Good for: individuals or small groups

The Action Center provides an immediate response to basic human needs and promotes pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless. Through intervention, prevention and connection, the agency provides hope and builds dignity while breaking the cycle of poverty. Volunteers are currently needed to help sort and distribute Thanksgiving food boxes, toys for the Santa Shop, and clothing that is donated each day.

Warren Village
Contact: Dara Anderson
Good for: individuals or groups

Warren Village exists so that low-income, single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. People who are homeless have not only lost their home, they have also lost their connection to the community. Volunteers are needed to assist with an annual Holiday Shop, family nights including nutritious meals, teaching life-skills and more.

Florence  Crittenton Services
Contact: Mikayla Havens
303-321-6363 ext. 208
Good for: individuals or small groups

Florence Crittenton educates, prepares and empowers teen mothers to be productive members of the community. The organization offers a spectrum of wraparound services for the entire teen family including: education, health/wellness, career development and parenting training. Volunteers can participate in their holiday helping hands event.

Bessie’s Hope
Contact: Darleen Stiny
Good for: individuals or small groups

Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships by honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities.

To receive advisement on additional volunteer opportunities or to find group opportunities

  • Please contact CU Denver Community Engagement Coordinator Nelson Rodriguez at or or call 303-556-3944 or stop by Tivoli 303.

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