20 Nov Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities in Denver.
Thanksgiving is a day to count your blessings but before you enjoy the family feasts and general revelry, make sure to do something for those less fortunate than yourself. Thanksgiving volunteers are needed across Denver and these annual events are some of the biggest and easiest ways to make your Thanksgiving that much more rewarding!
- Denver Rescue Mission – Turkey on Every Table.
Denver Rescue Mission makes turkeys its mission every November with its Turkey on Every Table campaign. Their goal this year is to collect a 15,000 turkeys which is 180,000 pounds of frozen poultry! Volunteers will be need at Lawrence Street Shelter, 1130 Park Avenue West, to load trucks for distribution to churches, schools and nonprofit organizations around town. Check out their website at www.denverrescuemission.org/turkey to get signed up today!
- Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy.
For almost thirty years, Rosa Linda’s Mexican Cafe in Highland hosted an annual Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy and now this longstanding tradition is being carried on by Josh Olsen of ACRES at Warren Tech and Dana Rodriguez of Work and Class. Not only will Work & Class open its doors to the hungry, but meals will also be delivered to homes throughout the Denver area. Volunteers can donate their time prepping food or hit the road as delivery drivers on Thanksgiving Day. Find out more information here, www.acreswarrentech.com/farm-dinners.
- Operation Turkey Sandwich.
House for all Sinners and Saints is putting on its ninth Operation Turkey Sandwich this year. The church will be preparing and delivering over a thousand lunches to people who to work on Thanksgiving! There’s a role for everyone, no matter your skill set: baking, assembling lunches, delivering food. You’re even welcome to bring your little ones for kid-friendly jobs that will get them in the giving habit early. Head to their Facebook to sign up, https://www.facebook.com/events/294789377680348/.
- The Turkey Trot.
The Turkey Trot at South High School is a Denver tradition and a huge fundraiser for the Mile High United Way. If you’re looking to enjoy some fresh air and exercise on Thanksgiving Day but the idea of running the four-mile race isn’t so appealing after your giant feast consider volunteering for the event. There are plenty of ways to help out such handing out race registration packets, checking IDs at the beer garden and manning water stations. There’s even a spot for some lucky person to lead the race’s avian mascot, Gobbles, around the site! Sign up opportunities here, https://volunteer.unitedwaydenver.org/group/events/8945.