Looking to get involved in volunteer and outreach opportunities at LIFEGATE? See below for our partnerships.
Alternatives Pregnancy Center
Alternatives requires an application and orientation in order to participate as a volunteer. They are not holding any orientations until October and are not taking applications for any of their trained volunteer positions until the new year.
Alternatives has a variety of options for hotline, client services, administrative, mentorship, medical and community engagement volunteer positions requiring training.
CarePortal exists to exist as a bridge between families and children in crisis and those in the community with resources to help. Caseworkers and professionals are able to share urgent needs and LIFEGATE members can be available to donate whatever may be needed (diapers, cribs, car seats etc). Jess will be organizing a room stocked with needed items at LIFEGATE and members can donate, help with organization, or transport items to families when requests come in.
The Denver Dream Center rescues people, rebuilds lives, and restores dreams. Through free resources and wrap-around services, we address the immediate and long-term needs of more than 50,000 people annually. As a team of resilient people redeemed by God’s love, we believe in the transformative power of hope for individuals, communities, and us all.
Wednesday nights at 7pm, looking for leaders and drivers to pick up teenagers from nearby communities to participate in youth night at the Denver Dream Center. Youth nights focus on support and mentorship through athletics. Could volunteer once a week or once a month.
Members can meet at the Denver Dream Center to put together boxes of donations that they will then deliver to nearby low-income neighborhoods. Volunteers will play games with kids, do crafts and serve lunch. Event occurs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-12:30/1:00pm.
OneChild is a global community of Child Champions that serves children in poverty so they can discover hope and reach their God-given potential. They provide education, healthcare, spiritual guidance, and community for children in hard places. The primary ways to get involved are through donations, child sponsorship, and vision trips.
An individual or couple can participate in the 24 hour training through Project 1:27 to provide overnight relief/respite care for a foster family. After completing the 24 hour training, Project 1:27 can help to connect members with an agency for licensing. This will require a home study, paperwork and background check. Total cost would be about $50-80 for those wishing to participate.
An individual, couple, or group can act as a “neighbor” to support a foster family for an initial 6-month commitment (after 6 months there is an option to continue). The neighbor would bring a meal to the family once a month that can be scheduled with the family directly. The neighbor can reach out to provide support and check in to make sure the foster family has what they need. 45-minute training and background check ($20) are required to participate in the program. Both the training and the background check are virtual.
This would be a group of 6-8 people or 3-4 couples providing support to a family who has not yet had children removed from their home. They may or may not have an active CPS case (families will be located in Arapahoe County). The goal is to prevent removal and provide support by bringing meals weekly as well as a bag of groceries each month (couples and individuals can rotate weeks). An individual can volunteer and be placed in a group. Year-long commitment with a 4.5-hour training provided by Project 1:27.
Stay Here is a mental health organization dedicated to giving hope to those battling brokenness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, and suicide. We work with some of the greatest organizations in the world to get free resources like therapy and prevention training to those who need it most!
Whiz Kids works to pair churches with nearby schools (currently trying to connect with Shoemaker) in order to provide tutoring/mentorship to kids over a year-long commitment. About 10-15 adults would be matched with kids and participate in tutoring as well as club time on Tuesdays from 4:30p-6p at the church starting the 1st week of October until the end of April. Would follow a school schedule and not meet during holiday weeks. There is no cost for the tutor or students. Whiz Kids would like to develop a leadership team at each church would be comprised of the following:
Coordinator: Gets to know the adults interested in mentoring and tutoring kids and communicates regarding schedule and training. Provides oversight for the volunteers. Club Leader: Leads the 30 minutes of club time by sharing a message to the group Tutors: Matched with one child and provide tutoring and mentorship and possibly rides for one year.
Each school that participates in Whiz Kids has a school liaison (teacher or staff member who is paid to help coordinate student sign-ups, engagement, permission slips, etc.). Opportunity for teachers at LIFEGATE to become liaisons if they would like to bring Whiz Kids to their school.