Community Support

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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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High­lights

Experience the majesty of Denver! Hike in the Rocky Mountains, stroll in the parks, dine in the many restaurants and cafes and experience the art and culture.
Improve the quality of life for low-income and un-housed communities.  
Support organizations in providing easy access to food and basic necessities
Create safe, positive spaces for residents who feel empowered in their own communities 
Experience a great US city while participating on a rewarding project.
Volunteer to alleviate the very real needs of the forgotten communities in Denver, those suffering from marginalization and neglect.  This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Many see the United States as a well-off nation, a land of plenty, but the sad reality is that the majority of those living in the US suffer from income inequality, housing insecurity and a lack of access to basic necessities. This program aims to address these issues by supporting grass-roots organizations working to help low-income families and un-housed populations. 

Volunteers place a vital part in achieving this program's ultimate aim: to create thriving, vibrant and safe communities where residents have equal access to opportunities and resources. 

How you can help

More than ever volunteers are needed to assist local organizations in their work with vulnerable communities. In this ever changing world the challenges are multiple and often unpredictable. Volunteers on this essential program will gain an insight into the issues faced by these communities and will play a part in combating these challenges and empowering individuals to be active in their community.  

Volunteers will be matched with local initiatives based on skill-sets, preferences and the needs existing at the time of placement. The program partners with various organizations running a diverse range of projects and the work undertaken by each volunteer is meaningful and beneficial to the communities served. Placements may be with food banks, homeless shelters, donation warehouses, schools and community centres.  

Volunteer work will vary depending on the projects being undertaken and may include:

  • Assisting in food distribution, for example serving meals and packing grocery boxes
  • Sorting donations of food, clothing or household goods
  • Assisting local homeless shelters
  • Working with local groups to clean and beautify communal spaces

Typical day

Volunteers on this program can expect to work for around 3 - 5 hours per day, 4 or 5 days a week, typically Monday through Friday. When not volunteering participants are free to enjoy this incredible city! 

Volunteer schedules depend on the needs of the organization at the time of the placement but a typical day is likely to look something like this: 

7:00am Breakfast at the Hostel

8:15am Travel to the project site

8:45am Pre-start meeting with the program coordinator

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lunch is taken at midday at an eatery near to the project site

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Exact finishing times will depend on the specific project.

2:15pm De-brief with the project coordinator

Afternoons and evenings are free time to enjoy the many amazing experiences on offer in Denver.

Free-time activities

Denver is sublime. With the soaring Rocky Mountains as backdrop this city has got the outdoors wrapped up in snow-covered glory. Top that with an established restaurant and bar scene and plenty of art and culture to enjoy and you have yourself a location that will not disappoint, no matter your interests.

The city is webbed with cycling and walking paths strung between parks so it's super easy to explore and each neighbourhood showcases its own talents such as Lower Downtown (LoDo) for bars, River North (RiNo) for street art and Highlands and Lower Highlands (LoHi) for restaurants and shopping.

What better place to be based whilst volunteering! 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Emergency Contact and Police Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over (17 with parental consent) who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of the USA. While this program best suits those with an interest in social equality it is open to anyone with a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation 
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Denver International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Denver by our local representative and taken to the hostel to settle in. A welcome dinner for new and current volunteers is a great opportunity to get to know each other!  

Monday is Orientation Day, designed to help volunteers feel supported and comfortable in their new environment. The orientation will cover negotiating the public transport system and will include a visit to the project site and brief introduction by the community partner. 

    • Arrival Day: SUNDAY 8AM - 8PM
    • Departure Day: SATURDAY 
    • Arrival Airport: Denver International Airport (code DEN)

    Accommodation

    Volunteers on our programs in Denver are lucky enough to stay in an award winning hostel, based in a converted historic mansion and conveniently located in Capital Hill.  

    Rooms are shared with each bunk having its own privacy curtain, power outlets, lights and storage. Bathrooms are modern, laundry and kitchen facilities provided, free Wi-fi and fantastic communal areas to relax with fellow guests. There's even a hot-tub!  Luxe. Linens are provided so volunteers need only bring personal items.

    Youth Hostel
    Food & Beverages
    Volunteers are provided with breakfast daily (included in the program fee) while lunch and dinner can be prepared in the communal kitchen - or get some of your fellow volunteers together and head out to explore the local restaurants, bars and cafes.  Easy!
    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States.
    Travel Insurance
    Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have.
    Vaccines
    If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States.

    Dates & Fees

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Details on arrival

    This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

    Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

    Availability
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Duration
    1 - 12 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    1 week (min. stay)
    $938
    2 weeks
    $1,388
    3 weeks
    $1,758
    4 weeks
    $2,148
    6 weeks
    $2,798
    8 weeks
    $3,478
    12 weeks (max. stay)
    $4,458
    Average fees
    $655 /week

    Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
    Deposit (15%)
    The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
    Final Payment (85%)
    Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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    We refund your fees if Love Volunteers cancels your trip
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    $655/week

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