Each year, we walk alongside 100 neighbors from northeast Denver, as they work to change their lives and become self-sufficient. These inspiring men and women come from all walks of life, but share in common a drive and determination to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Will you join us by becoming an Ally?
What is an Ally?
An Ally is a member of the community who volunteers to walk alongside neighbors on their journey to financial freedom. Allies become friends, confidants, and motivators who share in both the successes and struggles of life in community.
We are seeking Allies who are committed to contributing and learning in authentic, counter-cultural relationships. These connections are built in small groups of program participants and other volunteers, creating family units who walk through the program together. Allies also receive hands-on coaching, focused on personal growth and support, during their time in the program.
To be an Ally, volunteers commit to attend 'Family Gatherings', held every Wednesday from 6-8pm for 6 months with new groups beginning quarterly. Dinner and childcare are provided!
Read what some of our Allies had to say about their volunteer experience:
"Before I met Bizi, I was overwhelmed. I was very aware of the world's problems, but I felt inadequate...too weak to change them. Since I met Bizi, things have changed. To be a true friend, I had to speak up. I became his advocate; he lent me his strength and I grew a backbone. Living different gave me courage."
"Tiye is the leader of our dreams, full of passion, life and love...Through the time we have walked together, we have learned to be more grateful for the little and big things, to pray when we couldn’t take away the pain, and most of all to persevere when life knocks us down. Tiye has become family to uS."
-Gloria & PETER
The first step to becoming an Ally is to visit an upcoming Family Gathering - we'll share a meal, you'll meet members of our community, and participate in an Ally information session.
Other Volunteer OpPortunities
Becoming an Ally is just one way to get involved at CrossPurpose. Here are other significant ways to lend your time and talents to the mission of CrossPurpose:
Cater or Cook a Meal for Family Gathering
Family Gathering is our weekly community dinner where 120-160 Leaders and Allies gather to share a meal. Volunteers would provide a meal for one Wednesday between 5:00 -7:00 pm.
Tutor a Leader
Our Leaders could use some support in the areas of math and English, or to understand the new fields they are studying to enter.
We provide childcare to Leaders and Allies during our weekly Family Gatherings (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm) and also for special events.
Teach a Leader to Drive
There are usually a few Leaders per class who do not have drivers licenses. Volunteers would need to use their own vehicle and rely on their own insurance.
Assist with Used Car Purchases
Help a Leader find, evaluate and budget a used car.
Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below for more information and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch soon!