ROP is seeking a few folks to fulfill a couple critical roles with our ministry:
(1) Reading Mentors – ROP’s after-school reading mentor program is one of the most strategic programs we have. I can say this emphatically because when we help a young boy or girl (most of whom speak another langauge at home) learn how to read more effectively, their chances of succeeding academically and succeeding in life improve exponentially. This semester’s reading program starts at ROP’s neighborhood elementary school (Crawford) next Wednesday, January 31st and runs every Wednesday afternoon from 3:15 to 4:45 for 10 weeks to April 25th.
(2) Food Bank Drivers – Thanks to the help of Nehemiah Global Foundation, ROP is now able to pick up perishable foods from Whole Foods for our weekly food bank. This is proving to be a great blessing to our food bank participants and especially our refugee neighbors who are much more accustomed to cooking with the fresh vegetables and other foods provided by Whole Foods than the non-perishables we otherwise are able to provide. The only challenge we are currently having is transportation. The Whole Foods from which we are picking up food is located in the South Glen Mall at Arapahoe Rd. and University Blvd. which is not a convenient location for any of our current food bank volunteers or staff. So we are looking for a volunteer or two who would probably live in the Littleton, Centennial or Highlands Ranch area and be willing to partner with us by picking up and transporting the food to ROP. The timing of the pick up needs to be between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday. Drivers would need to have a medium sized SUV or larger.
If you are available during either of these times and feel God leading you to get involved or if you just have questions about either of these opportunities, I hope you will contact us-click here.