Urban Education participants will all have the opportunity to directly engage with the community through volunteerism. The number of volunteer experiences and sites depends on the length of your stay, but every Urban Education experience will incorporate some hands-on volunteering.

Volunteer sites are diverse, offering a wide range of experiences, from serving meals, to engaging with the elderly, to planting a garden. Partner organizations who host Urban Education volunteers include:

  • ARC Thrift Stores
  • Bessie’s Hope
  • Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • EarthLinks
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Metro Caring
  • Project Angel Heart
  • S.A.M.E. Cafe
  • St. Francis Center

Many factors are taken into consideration when scheduling your volunteer experiences, including availability and needs of the partner organization, group size, and age of those in your group.

Any concerns with volunteer assignments must be addressed prior to your arrival in Denver. The Urban Education Coordinator  must be informed of any changes in volunteer numbers at service sites at least 24 hours beforehand. In order to respect the religious and/or cultural beliefs of all people, religious themed hand-outs and other materials are not allowed at any volunteer site unless consent is given from each individual site prior to your participation in the Urban Education program.