The Mental Health Center of Denver appreciates our volunteers whose commitment and support makes our work stronger and our communities healthier.

Become a CHAMPS Volunteer

Caring Hearts And Minds Providing Support

Our work is possible because of the generous support of CHAMPS volunteers like you. Below you will find more information about the eight main areas of volunteer support.  Click on the areas below to learn more about ways your support can help. Once you have identified where you would like to volunteer, fill out the application below!

Administrative Support Volunteer

Administrative Support Volunteer Activities

  • Help MHCD programs with general office support
  • Fill in for Front Desk Receptionist
Adult Recovery Services Volunteer

Adult Recovery Services Volunteer Activities

  • Assist at Sally's Café cooking and serving meals for the members
  • Interact and visit with members
  • Help develop member resumes and interviewing skills
  • Tutor members for GED and College Classes
  • Assist with thrift store by sorting and organizing clothing
  • Help members select items and checking out at resource center
  • Assist in food bank by sorting and organizing food items and helping members with their selections
  • Facilitate bingo, movies and, other center activities
Child & Family Services Volunteer

Child & Family Services Volunteer Activities

  • Help out at our resource center through receiving, sorting and organizing items
  • Assist with distribution of food and toiletry items
  • Pick up donations at various spots around Denver
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being Volunteer

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being Volunteer Activities

  • Assist with Dahlia's Childcare Program by reading, talking to and caring for children while creating positive play experiences
  • Support Skyline Academy by assisting students with basic reading, math, and other areas of study
  • Assist with sports activities
  • Work in the garden
  • Help Harvest food
Event Support

Event Support Volunteer Activities

  • Assist with our annual Gifts of Hope fundraising breakfast
  • MHCD's Speakers Series
  • Voz y Corazón Art Show & Benefit and
  • Well-Being Conference
  • Other special events/fundraisers
Teaching a Healthy Living Class

Teaching a Healthy Living Class Volunteer Activities

  • Lend your expertise in a talent, hobby or skill to the community. 
  • Job Readiness and Employment Skills
  • Teach healthy living and nutrition classes
  • Assisting in teaching classes, e.g. salsa dancing, decision making for tweens, young women’s health
Voz y Corazón Mentor/Artist

Voz y Corazón Mentor/Artist Volunteer Activities

  • Work to prevent teenage suicide by helping develop an environment where teens are able to express their feelings, feel connected, strengthen their identity and celebrate life.
  • Opportunities are available to develop a meaningful relationship through mentorship and/or art workshops with teens in their path of wellness and/or recovery

Volunteer Application

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For additional information or questions, please contact Joanne Aiello at 303.504.6732 or joanne.aiello@mhcd.org.