Volunteer Opportunities

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Get to know your fellow DDA members while promoting health and wellness in the community. The DDA is offering volunteer opportunities throughout the year for RDs, DTRs and students. For more information or to sign up, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Health Promotion Educator/Speaker

Contact: Amanda Havens, Health Strategies Admin, amanda.havens@heart.org303-801-4640

Location: 1777 S. Harrison St. Suite 500, Denver CO 80210

Website: www.heart.org

Organization Description: The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve the lives of all Americans.

Project Description: Facilitate cardiovascular and stroke health promotion as a health ambassador delivering information to target audiences in an engaging and professional manner that is consistent with the recommendations and guidelines of the AHA. Topic description below:

What is a Lunch and Learn?

The American Heart Association offers a series of health and wellness Lunch & Learn presentations for organizations.  These interactive sessions inspire, teach and encourage employees to lead healthier lifestyles at home and in the workplace. 

What are the topics?

  • Eating for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy eating is essential for heart health. In this session participants learn to make smart food choices and incorporate good nutrition into daily life. Participants will learn about the American Heart Association’s nutrition recommendations and simple changes to make when choosing foods.   
  • Simple Cooking with Heart: Simple Cooking with Heart is an American Heart Association program and website anyone can access with dozens of heart healthy recipes and cooking instructional videos that make preparing food at home easier. We bring the cooking demonstration to their workplace to show the ease and simplicity of the Simple Cooking with Heart recipes. Our cooking demonstrations can be conducted anywhere - no kitchen or stove required!
  • **Travel throughout the Front Range and the Denver Metro area is a possibility for this site**

Service Days/Times: Lunch and learn seminars and health fairs typically take place Monday – Friday between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or4:30-5:30 p.m. Seminar content development can be completed on a more flexible schedule. Time commitment and total number or hours can be discussed with site supervisor following sign up.

Mandatory Orientation/Training: To be determined with the site supervisor following sign up.

Guidelines and Compliance Requirements: To be address at orientation by the site supervisor.

Tri County Health Department and Community Gardens

When: Mid May- End of September
Where: The gardens are in Commerce City, Northglenn and Brighton

What: Commit to 1 morning a week to assist at a WIC community garden. No prior garden knowledge is necessary. During the time volunteering, you will be helping plant, maintain and harvest fresh vegetables. Please contact jblitz@tchd.org for more information and how to get started.

The Senior Hub's (ongoing)

The Senior Hub's Meals on Wheels program provides a hot, nutritious meal to people in North Metro Denver who are unable to prepare one.

2360 W. 90th Avenue,Federal Heights,CO80260

It's Flexible! We'll work with your schedule

Link : http://seniorhub.org/our-agencyour-agency/volunteer-opportunities/

Meals on Wheels

Route Delivery Driver – We are in desperate need of drivers! Choose the number of weekdays you deliver meals to clients. You can drive one day, two days, three or four days, or even five days. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday around the Noon hour, with pickup of meals generally beginning at The Senior Hub main office at 11:30 a.m. Drivers are especially needed to deliver routes in parts of Unincorporated Adams County and Westminster. Contact April Lopez at 303-426-4408 ext. 210 or send email to alopez@seniorhub.org.

Homecare Program In-Home Volunteer Caregivers

Respite Assistance  Companion to care-receiver while the caregiver is provided respite (relief); 2-4 hours weekly or as needed.

Business Help – Sort mail, invoices, payments, Medicare forms, supplemental insurance forms, paperwork; weekly/monthly.

Chore Service – Small home repairs, assignment usually completed in 1-2 visits.

Friendly Visiting – 1-2 hour visits; weekly or every other week.

Light Housekeeping – Dusting, vacuuming, organizing, laundry; weekly or every other week.

Meal Preparation – Light meals in caregiver’s absence or in between Meals on Wheels service; as needed.

Pet Care – Walking, brushing, bathing, playing, cleaning pet areas, litterbox, and/or emergency pet food distribution.

Shopping – Grocery, drugstore, etc.; weekly/every other week.

Telephone Reassurance – 10-15 minute telephone conversations; weekly schedule.

Yard Work/Snow Shoveling – Rake leaves, weed gardens, mow lawn, shovel snow; as needed.

Support Group Volunteer – Stay with care-receiver to enable caregiver to attend monthly caregiver support group; one afternoon or evening per month.

Homecare Program Special Project Volunteers

Spring and Fall Cleanup (usually coincides with Make a Difference Day)

Seasonal Projects

Special Chore Assignments

Contact Jessica Gonzalez for all Homecare Program Volunteer Caregiving opportunities at 720-859-2248 or send email to jglaviano@seniorhub.org. Volunteer caregivers may be individuals or groups. The Volunteer Caregivers Program provides training and continuous support to volunteers. Volunteer caregivers on average provide 2-3 hours of service either weekly or bi-monthly. Special group projects are available throughout the year.

Administration

Afternoon Receptionist – Main office in Federal Heights. Answer and transfer incoming telephone calls on a four-line system, greet clients and guests as they enter, etc. Currently need a regular Wednesday afternoon receptionist and occasional relief receptionists to work on an as-needed, emergency basis. Contact Renee Dees at 303-426-4408, or send email to rdees@seniorhub.org.

Volunteers Of America (ongoing)

Volunteers are needed as Kitchen Helpers at the Bright Stars Head Start/Early Childhood Education Center programs for 3-5 year olds. Duties include heating and serving pre-cooked breakfasts, lunches, and snacks delivered daily from VOA’s main kitchen, and after meal clean up. Volunteers are also responsible for and will be trained by Head Start staff in State of CO requirements for food storage, food temperatures, and sanitation. Experience in commercial kitchens, a liking for young kids, and Spanish speaking skills a plus. Morning and afternoon shifts available Monday through Thursday between 8 am and 4 pm.

321 South Yates St.Denver,CO80219

Link: https://www.voacolorado.org/volunteer-opportunities

Cooking Matters at the Store

When: Ongoing
Where: Denver Metro Grocery Stores
Event Details: Shopping Matters, a program of Cooking Matters and Share Our Strength, is a program built to teach families how to shop and eat healthy while on a budget. During Shopping Matters tours, participants practice key food shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grain foods.

To volunteer, contact Alex Bergland.
For more information: http://www.cookingmatterscolorado.org/tour-schedule.html

Volunteer at a 9Health Fair

With the sole mission of advancing health awareness and providing people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health, and because of the support of 16,000 statewide volunteers, 9Health Fair has helped save thousands of lives by providing free and low cost health awareness and educational screenings. Looking for RDs, DTRs, interns and students to conduct nutrition screenings.

To view the schedule and sign up to volunteer, click here.

Walk with a Doc

When: Once per month (Saturdays)
Where: Various Parks in the Denver Metro Area
Event Details: This is an opportunity to take weekly walks with doctors and community members and to share your nutrition expertise! Please click on the website below for topics, dates and to find a location that works best for you.

https://www.nationaljewish.org/walkwithadoc


Are You Or Your Organization Looking For Volunteers?

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator with the following information:

  • # of volunteers requested for program/fair
  • How many hours
  • What the expectations are for our participation
  • Topics you would like covered
Please note that we need at least 30 days notice about an opportunity to organize our volunteers. 


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