Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Urban Peak! 

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, our meal service volunteer shifts are closed. Please see below for other ways to get involved with Urban Peak!

Send a handwritten note of Encouragement to Urban Peak Youth and Staff

Our goal is for each youth and staff to receive at least one message over the next few weeks. You can send these notes to us at:

Urban Peak
c/o Tamar Berner
2100 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80205

Make Face Masks

Make face masks for our front-line staff until we are able to access medical-grade supplies. Guidelines for how to sew these masks are available here. You can mail masks to Peak Thrift where they will be distributed to Urban Peak staff:

Peak Thrift
4890 N. Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80221

Serve a Meal – ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Volunteers are essential to sustaining our meal programs at the Drop-In Center and Shelter! We serve more than 140 meals per month between our Drop-In Center (downtown) and Shelter location (off South Broadway), and rely on volunteers to serve 124 of those meals.

Due to social and physical distancing measures, we are currently placing our volunteer meal service opportunity on hold. In lieu of in-person serving, if you would like to support Urban Peak, volunteer groups are encouraged to order meals for 50 individuals from local restaurants or catering companies to be delivered to the Drop-In Center or Shelter. If you are interested, please contact [email protected] *Please note that donated meals must be prepared in a commercial kitchen.*

Breakfast and dinner are served at our Drop-In Center Monday – Friday.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at our Shelter 7 days a week (with the exception of lunch on Wednesday).

Click here for more information and to apply to serve a meal!

Other Group Volunteer Opportunities –

ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Thank you for your interest. We currently do not have any group volunteer opportunities at this time outside of meal group volunteering. We will update this page as volunteer opportunities become available.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We have a limited number of volunteer opportunities throughout the year for individuals to get involved, on a longer-term, ongoing basis. These opportunities can include GED tutoring, class offerings (such as yoga or art) or administrative support. Examples of individual volunteer opportunities are:

  • Peak Thrift volunteers – various times, various hours. **
  • Education Tutors – Mondays 3-5pm; Tuesdays 1:30-5pm; Thursdays 2:30-5pm; and Fridays 3-5pm available. **
  • Employment Skills Training Volunteer (assist with resume building and interview preparation) – Once a month on Tuesdays available. **
  • Landscaping volunteers – various times, various hours, various locations in Denver.

** = We require at least a 6 month commitment for these opportunities and a $42 background check fee.

For more information contact the Community Engagement Officer, Tamar Berner at 303.974.2954 or [email protected].

*Urban Peak cannot accommodate court ordered community service due to staffing restraints.