Get Ready to be a Virtual Volunteer!

August 13, 2020, from 4 – 6 p.m.
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Virtual volunteering is here! Pick your project, roll-up your sleeves, and start volunteering from the comfort of your own home. There is plenty of time to get creative! All projects and donation drive items will be collected on Colorado Volunteer Day.

Decatur Place
1155 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80204

Everyone’s safety is of the utmost importance. Facial masks and social distancing will be required at the drop-off site.


Residents at Willow Street Apartments and Franconia Apartments.

Project: If you love getting your hands dirty, you will love putting together all things needed for an indoor herb garden. Begin by collecting supplies and getting creative! These planter kits will help residents enjoy a taste of summer all year long!

Quantity: 67 kits total (3 herbs in each)

Kits to include: 3 small planting containers, 3 different types of herb seeds, a small amount of potting soil, and a popsicle stick for label

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 5-6 people (suggested 12 kits each)


Francis Heights seniors can’t wait to hear from you!

Project: Everyone loves to receive a special note and the seniors at Francis Heights are no different! Social distancing and isolation have been hard on everyone. Sending a card to say “Thinking of You” is a simple way to help put a smile on a senior’s face. Let’s send some love today!

Quantity: 250 cards total
Create your own cards from cardstock or use someone’s else design. Put them in an envelope and we will deliver them to residents at Francis Heights.

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 10-12 people (suggested quantity – 20 cards each)


Seniors at Villa Maria and Clare of Assisi Apartments will love these!

Project: Love to sew? Try your hand at a Magic Pillowcase! This simple design is easy for any sewing level and will help provide a little extra comfort to Mercy Housing seniors. Plus, they will add a decorative element to brighten up any room!

Quantity: 100 pillowcases
(Materials will be provided)

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 10 people (10 pillowcases each)


Out-of-School Time Kids at Bluff Lake, Grace Apartments, Holly Park, and Decatur

Project: With lots of summer programs canceled this year, it’s hard to keep kiddos engaged, healthy, and having fun! Creating activity kits with a healthy snack is an easy way to help these busybodies keep their minds active and learning. The activities are up to you!

Quantity: 180 total (15+ kits each)
Kits to include: Fill a gallon-sized bag with stickers, crayons, markers, coloring books, notepads, and more.

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 10-12 people


All Mercy Housing residents

Project: Learning new technology can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. We want to make it simple and provide residents with easy, step-by-step instructions for some of the most widely used platforms. Have some fun, get creative, and help us learn…How-To!

Quantity: One each of the following:
• Set up a zoom call/account
• Send a text message via Android and iPhone devices
• Send photos via Android and iPhone devices
• Create an email address
• Add email to an Android and iPhone device
• Download apps to Android and iPhone devices.
(How-To guides should be formatted with large, easy-to-read font. Provide both English and Spanish versions. If other languages are available, please add additional translations.)

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 2-6 people


All Mercy Housing residents

Project: Hosting a donation drive will help Mercy Housing residents across the Denver Metro area. Choose a drive that’s close to your heart and recruit your neighbors, colleagues, and friends to help provide much-needed items for families in need. All your donations will make a huge difference in the lives of those who call Mercy Housing home.

Baby Item Drive:
Diapers (all sizes), pull-on training pants, diaper rash creams, baby wipes
Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 1-3 people

Book Drive:
New and lightly used books for kids of all ages K-12.
Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 1-3 people

Cleaning Supplies and Personal Hygiene Drive:
Disinfectant wipes, bleach, paper towels, multi-purpose cleaner, sponges, dish soap, hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant (men and women), feminine products, etc.
Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 2-4 people

School Supply Drive:
Wide ruled notebooks, college ruled notebooks, pencils, markers (thin and broad tip), colored pencils, composition books, folders, scissors, glue sticks, erasers, pens, binders, etc.
Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 3-5 people


Mercy Housing seniors and residents with special needs

Project: You’ve binge-watched Netflix, read your favorite books, and then ask…what next? It’s important to keep our minds healthy and active by exercising them every day. Help adult residents stay busy while they remain safer at home. Create activity kits loaded with fun to help provide a good brain workout for adult residents!

Quantity: 200
Kits to include: Fill a gallon-sized bag with adult coloring pages/books, colored pencils, word search books, crossword puzzles, and/or Sudoku with a healthy snack

Volunteers/Organizations Needed: 6-8 people


Mercy Housing residents at Holly Park, Francis Heights, Bluff Lake, Clare Gardens, Parkside, and Aromor.

Project: We have an ongoing opportunity for you to get involved and help support Mercy Housing residents. Several times a month, we receive food delivery services from one of our valued community partners. These food boxes are full of goodness that help keep the cupboards full and families fed. Take a break over lunch and help us unload and distribute these boxes to the doorsteps of residents. There are opportunities almost every day of the week!