One Day Volunteer Opportunities

Restoration Outreach Programs (ROP) organizes one day and short term volunteer opportunities throughout the year that allows church teams, small groups, and individuals to easily get involved and make a difference in our urban community along East Colfax in Aurora, CO. Please browse the short term, one time, or occasional opportunities for everyday Christians, just like you, below. Contact us if you have any questions, or would like to brainstorm other ways to volunteer your time or services.

 

ROP Resource Ministries:


Community Outreach Volunteers ROP is seeking everyday Christians to reach out to meet the needs of the marginalized adults, families, and children in our community through a choice of several large community outreaches each year.  Outreaches include Easter, Back to School BBQ, Thanksgiving Food Boxes, and Christmas Family Blessing Party.  There is usually a 4 – 6-hour commitment for each outreach. Email Vicki Ekberg or call 303-898-0649
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Computer Based Training – We are in need of a computer based training instructors to volunteer one or two days per week for two-three hours per day.  Individual(s) must have a working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  Computer equipment and training in Quicken and Microsoft Access will be available to the instructor.  The instructor will teach beginning computers and the above-mentioned classes to a group with little to no computer knowledge. Email Marla Vlieger or call 720-859-2513
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Food Pantry Ministry – Individuals/groups are needed to come in on an as-needed basis to help bag various Food Pantry bulk commodities including flour, dry beans, rice, and other such items into smaller portions.  Email Tish Freeman or call 720-859-2513
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Food Drive Partners – Churches/small groups are needed to adopt one month a year to do a regular food drive to stock our pantry.  With twelve such partners, ROP could continually provide for the emergency and weekly food bank for our every changing community. Email Tish Freeman or call 720-859-2513
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Meal Ministry – We would like to partner with small groups to purchase and prepare a meal for our Monday night Street Ministry one night, once a month. In addition, we are in need of Christian groups that will help serve a meal during our Monday night Street Ministry, or at various occasions throughout the year.   Email Tish Freeman or call 720-859-2513
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Motel BBQ Outreach ROP is seeking everyday Christians to reach out with a small group of 6 to 12, to meet the needs of the marginalized adults, families, and children living in motels close to our building. Great opportunity to love on needy people simply by offering a hot meal, hanging out, and praying with them. A wonderful introduction to urban relational ministry in the city on one-time basis – usually on a Saturday afternoon in about 4 hrs. (eg. 4-8 p.m.) Email Kent Scroggs or call 303-470-1692
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For more about Resource Ministries!

Restoration Outreach Programs: email Vicki Ekberg or call 303-898-0649

Cleaning – Bring a group or family to completely clean one or more of our ROP ministry program rooms. Something more exciting? Combine an urban experience with a service project and help wash sleeping bags, pillows, etc. at our local laundromat along with an ROP staff member. Learn about urban missions as you get the chance to experience our community. Email Vicki Ekberg or call her at 303-898-0649.
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Sock Drive Partners – Churches/small groups are needed to hold a Sock Drive for new socks to provide for the emergency and weekly homeless need in our every changing community. Email Deb Ford or call 720-859-2513
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Homeless Gift Bag – Not only for the holidays but year round, we seek to meet the emergency needs of the homeless men and women that are seeking help. Would your church or small group prayerfully consider gathering supplies or creating some gift bags to help us bless these brothers and sisters? Each bag contains a warm hat, gloves, scarf, warm socks, beef jerky, a bag of sweets or cookies, insulated mug, devotional or bible, and one cold weather item such as a hoodie, jacket or sweatshirt. Email Deb Ford or call 720-859-2513
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Assist staff with office or ministry projects such as: stuffing envelopes for mailings, creating ministry boards or flyers for events, year end file clean up, even hosting a house party to share about ROP’s exciting call to help everyday Christians build God’s kingdom along East Colfax in Aurora, CO. Email Vicki Ekberg or call her at 303-898-0649.
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Immersion – Are you and your small group looking for something a little more than just a service mission trip? Are you considering becoming a high impact volunteer with ROP or considering missionary service? Come check out urban missions at ROP before you commit! Come visit for a night, a weekend or a whole week of ministering in an urban multi-cultural community, while learning about God’s heart for the poor and His call to service. ROP offers accommodations and access to devotional studies or staff testimonials. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, email Vicki Ekberg or call her at 303-898-0649.
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Also, check out an overview of all our ROP Ministries!

ROP Youth Ministries: email Matt Smith or call 303-344-4219

  • Spark, our elementary school program is open Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
  • Ignite, our middle school program is open Wednesday from 6 – 8:20 p.m.
  • Impact, our high school program is open Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Holiday Party Outreach – When finances are tight, holidays often go unnoticed or under-celebrated. We look for groups to come and throw a bash for our youth with a Christian message.  Consider joining another small group to provide an afternoon of fun, including cake or a small gift for each kid, and a meal (i.e. hot dogs, pizza, etc). Contact Matt Smith or call 303-344-4219 if you are interested in hosting a birthday party at ROP, or you would like more information.
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Meals for Kids – Monday thru Thursday evenings –
The youth we are serving not only come hungry for love, truth, and acceptance but also food. We provide a warm snack for our youth every night.  Consider committing to provide all or part of a “meal” one night a week.  Email Matt Smith or call at 303-344-4219.
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Serve at a Special Event – Join us by hosting a Vacation Bible School, serving a “grandma-style” dinner, helping with our Wii Tournament, serve at a holiday fellowship or a celebration BBQ. If interested, email Matt Smith or call at 303-344-4219.
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For more about Youth Ministries!