Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Denver Rescue Mission! Volunteers like you make all our programs and services possible, every single day. Meal service, mentoring a program participant or youth, helping sort donations, and more are all amazing things you can do volunteering at the Mission.

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Volunteer With a Group

Groups of 2 to 10 people can volunteer for a variety of opportunities, but our greatest need for groups is in serving meals and assisting with warehouse support at our Ministry Outreach Center. Thank you for joining us to change lives together.

You Can Be a Change Maker

Change Makers are volunteers who want to partner with us by investing deeper in the lives of those experiencing homelessness and poverty. Mentoring and other support opportunities will allow you to make a deeper impact in our community.

Internships at the Mission

Internships at Denver Rescue Mission offer hands-on experience in nonprofit, social work, human services, and ministry fields. You won’t be sorting envelopes or delivering coffee! You’ll make a lasting impact by serving alongside staff in the work we do every day to change lives in the name of Christ.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have three main types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Short-Term: Serving meals, warehouse support, court-ordered community service, and more.
  • Change Makers: Volunteers who serve on a regular basis mentoring adults or youth, teaching job skills, providing spiritual services, and more.
  • Internships Fall, spring, and summer start dates are available.

Use the categories above to find an opportunity you’re interested in.

Group opportunities for 2-10 people are available for meals, and groups of 2-5 are welcome to serve through warehouse support opportunities. Select the Groups category above to find an opportunity that’s right for you.

Age requirements for meal service volunteers varies depending on the facility where you are volunteering. All volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone who is 18 or older (parent/guardian, family member, youth pastor, etc.).

  • At The Crossing, the minimum age for meal service volunteers is 12 years old.
  • At the Lawrence Street Community Center, the minimum age for meal service volunteers is 14 years old
  • At 48th Avenue Center, the minimum age for meal service volunteers is 14 years old
  • At the Ministry Outreach Center, the minimum age for volunteering is 16 years old.
  • At Fort Collins Rescue Mission, the minimum age for meal service volunteers is 16 years old.

Please do not bring family members or guests with you who are under the minimum age requirements for the facility where you will be serving.

If you have questions please contact us online.

If you have a question about an opportunity or scheduling, please contact our Volunteer Services team at 303.953.3955 or the contact person associated with the volunteer position.

You may sign up for meal service 45 days in advance. Select Meals above to get started.

Court-ordered community service can be completed through select volunteer opportunities at the Mission. Please select Court-Ordered Community Service from the categories above to see available opportunities.