Summer of Service 2022

Central Presbyterian Church

Summer of Service 2022

Service is Central

Central Presbyterian has been partnering with the downtown community for over 150 years! Service is at the heart of our ministry. Summer of Service includes service opportunities for all ages and time commitments. We challenge you to participate in two service activities between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

How do I sign up for Summer of Service volunteer opportunities?
Unless otherwise indicated in the volunteer opportunity description, email Molly Brown molly@centraldenver.com, or call the church office at 303.839.5500, ext. 285

Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer! Be sure to sign-up for each activity so that you have accurate information.

How old do children have to be to volunteer?
Many of our activities do not have an age minimum. Check the descriptions. Small children may not understand that they are “volunteering” but often their smiles and presence are gifts in and of themselves.

Unless otherwise noted, every child/youth will need to have adult supervision with them.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2022 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Prepare Lunches for Homeless Outreach via Women’s Homeless Initiative
Thursdays, May 12 and 19; June 16; July 14, 21; Aug 18 | 9am
We are offering opportunities to prepare lunches for St. Francis Outreach Center (partners with Women’s Homeless Initiative) at Central. Bread, luncheon meat, chips, granola bars, drinks are needed. All ages are welcome to participate.

Central Visitation Program
Mother’s Day (May 8) to Father’s Day (June 19) Registry Challenge 
Visit CVP’s registry for their newly renovated space to donate toys, games, other needed items to CVP families and dedicated CVP staff. www.myregistry.com/giftlist/cvp

Help Resettled Afghans
Saturday, May 21 | All day workshop
Permanent Residency Application Assistance
Helping Resettled Afghans Apply for Asylum
Contact Connie Talmage, Esq. 303.256.2780, ctalmage@coloradolawyerscommittee.org or visit www.coloradolawyerscommittee.org.

Headwaters Project
May 22, June 12, July 24 | 9:45am-1pm
Meet at Central and then head out to provide compassionate water and trash service to Denver’s unhoused population. RSVP to Emma Moore: youthministry@centraldenver.com

Experience a Virtual Migrant Trail 2022: Border Encuentro
Saturday, June 4 | 8am-5:30pm
Bear witness to the deaths of migrants in the desert and the exposure that (im)migrant and asylum-seeking communities face in detention facilities amid the pandemic. This one-day virtual border encuentro (gathering) experience features a multitude of voices to inform us about the plight of those seeking refuge, asylum, safety and compassion. Registration begins May 1 at www.azmigranttrail.com.

Team Zimbabwe Ride the Rock Fundraiser
June 5
Support the orphans of Zimbabwe at the Heather Chimhoghoga Orphan care and ride for Team Zimbabwe. Ride the Rock on June 5 or participate in a virtual ride to bring HOPE for the orphans. Ride as a family or an individual and join the fun! Contact Celeste Habiger for more information, 720.398.8025 or rchabiger@gmail.com.

New Genesis Community Meals
June 15, July 20, August 24 | 5:30pm
Help prepare, serve, and dine with New Genesis residents. Meet at Central at 5:30pm in preparation for 6pm dine time on our shared sidewalk. Contact Dave Ramsey dgdaramsey@comcast.net or Molly Brown molly@centraldenver.com to participate. All ages are welcome for this community meal.

Habitat for Humanity Carpenter’s Helpers
Friday, June 17 | 8am-3:30pm
Home Repair Site, 1160 S Tennyson St.
Habitat home repair volunteers are needed for a work day. All projects are done with volunteers of all experience levels, from novice to master carpenter. Construction supervisors will teach you what you need to know. Volunteers must be 16+. Sign up by Friday, June 3 at https://tinyurl.com/carpenterhelp

La Puente Mission Trip to Alamosa
June 18-22
La Puente has programs designed to see the need and meet the needs of families and individuals in the San Luis valley. This is an intergenerational mission trip with past participant ages ranging from 8-75 years. There is a building project with additional opportunities to connect with La Puente’s other programs like the children’s program PALS, serving a meal at the homeless shelter, and rural outreach. Contact Emma Moore,
youthministry@centraldenver.com

Journey with Migrants Partnership
Coffee House/Vecinos Fundraiser
Thursday, June 23 | 5:30-8pm

Bonacquisti Wine Company
4640 N Pecos St Unit I, Denver

Celebrate Denver’s Immigrants and Refugees through shared stories. Wine flights and appetizers included with ticket/donation.

Rainbow Alley Pride Parade Volunteers
Sunday, June 26 | 6-10am
Cheesman Park, Denver
Volunteers will assist with check in and lining up participants by rainbow colors plus walk the parade route. Youth are welcome! Please contact Edith Zemanick ASAP as she compiles our list of volunteers, ezemanick@gmail.com.

Inaugural Civil Rights Trip
June 28-July 1
This intergenerational pilgrimage begins in Birmingham, ventures onto Selma, and wraps up in Montgomery. The trip includes visits to museums, justice centers, memorials and includes walking the Edmund Pettus Bridge. US history content covers slavery through mass incarceration.

Restoring Connections & Soul Care at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility
Restoring Connections offers Soul Care for women in prison and during re-entry. We can assist this program by building backpacks that provide necessary items for re-entry. This way, a woman leaves the facility knowing that people in Denver care and want her to have a strong re-beginning. To help build the backpacks, sign up at https://tinyurl.com/RCbackpacks and deliver your items to Central by July 10.

Urban Peak Meals
Monday, July 18 | 8:30am | Breakfast
Tuesday, August 16 | 6:30pm | Dinner

1680 South Acoma, Denver
Serve a meal to unhoused youth at the Urban Peak Shelter. This volunteer experience will last approximately 2hrs. You can expect around 35 youth sharing the meals. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 (accompanied by an adult).

Denver Inner City Parish Greens-N-Grains Food Truck Program
Garfield Lake Park, Huston Lake Park, Paco Sanchez Park
The Greens-N-Grains Food Truck Program provides free and healthy lunches for children throughout the summer in local city parks.
Help Prepare Lunches in the Parish Kitchen
Monday-Friday | 9-11am
Help Distribute Lunches
Monday-Friday | 11:30am-1:45pm
Commissary Kitchen Cleanup and Prep
Monday-Thursday | 12-2:30pm
To volunteer, contact Jason, jason@dicp.org

Metro Caring Volunteers
Mon-Fri 8:30am–12pm; 12:05-3pm; 4-6pm; Tuesdays 5:30-8pm; Sundays 1–4pm
Volunteers are welcome ages 14+. Sign up at www.metrocaring.org/volunteer. Contact Leslie Williams with questions: lesliewilliams55@gmail.com

Central Visitation Program
Donor Appreciation/ Open House Luncheon
Sunday, August 21 | 3-5pm

Join us for a Donor Appreciation/Open House Luncheon. Tour CVP’s renovated space and enjoy food, drinks, music. Visit with CPC staff and hear client stories.

Presbytery of Havana, Cuba Partnership
Central continues to correspond with and partner with the Havana Presbytery and monitor the ability to travel to Cuba amid the pandemic. Contact Lisa Schmidt and Chris Primus for additional details, schmprim@gmail.com.

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