Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a fantastic time to volunteer around the Aurora community, and so many organizations need extra hands.

Visit Aurora is here to help you navigate where to donate your time this holiday season and throughout the winter months.

Aurora Center for Active Adults
30 Del Mar Circle

The Aurora Center for Active Adults is a community center that serves active adults and senior citizens. They offer multiple activities like fitness classes, social opportunities, meal programs, day trips and tours, and many educational courses. If you are interested in helping out at the ACAA, click here.

Aurora Warms The Night

Aurora Warms The Night is working towards a future where no one should live without food, shelter, and clothing. This shelter provides case management, active outreach, and additional services to make a difference for the East Colfax community members. You have the opportunity to volunteer or donate this holiday season. If you are interested, click here.

Casa De Paz

Casa De Pez in Aurora gives meals, housing, transportation, and more to families that have been separated by immigration detention. Volunteers can provide a helping hand to this center by donating household items, clothing, groceries, or just offering your time to visit those struggling. Learn more about volunteering here.

Family Tree
3805 Marshall St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Family Tree is offering multiple volunteer opportunities to those in the Denver community. The holidays can be an overwhelming time for families, and family tree aims to help those seeking safety from domestic violence and need housing. Learn more here.

Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 E. 45th Ave, Denver, CO 80239

Food Bank of the Rockies is a distribution center where you can help pack food for those in need and even have a bit of fun! This volunteer program offers opportunities for individuals or groups, so if you want to get your whole office or family involved, sign up here.

The Initiative
6825 E. Tennessee Ave, Denver, CO 80224

The Initiative is the only organization in Colorado that focuses on the intersection of cross-disability issues and domestic abuse. The Initiative offers an educational in-person volunteer program and an internship program. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Isaura Cardenas at (303 839-5510.

Also, on March 5th, 2022, there will be a musical concert held at the People’s Building in Aurora, where all proceeds will support the Initiative. All vocalists are female, and the majority of songs are female written and performed. Not to mention, all local musicians in the show are paid fair wages.

Snow Busters

The snow is back, and it’s not always accessible for everyone to shovel their driveway. Snow Busters is a volunteer-driven organization to help individuals remove snow, especially on public sidewalks, to create a safe environment. If you are interested in becoming a Snow Buster in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to get in touch with TJ Hager at neighborhood@auroragov.org or at (303) 739 - 7280.

Youth Violence Prevention Program
15151 E. Alameda Parkway

The Youth Violence Prevention Program aims to end violence among the youth population in Aurora. They do this by conducting youth-led and city-supported opportunities and merging this with resources throughout the city. This volunteer program is for the younger folks (ages 15 - 24), and if you are interested, please contact Kayla Salmon at ksalmon@auroragov.org or at (303) 598 - 3306.

The best gift you could give this holiday season is just your time, so we encourage you to make a difference. Explore more holiday events on Visit Aurora’s events page.