one relationship at a time
“There is no significant change without significant relationships”
Are you passionate about seeing real change in your community? At CrossPurpose, volunteers, called Allies, play a critical role in our work.
Join the movement to abolish economic, relational, and spiritual poverty in our city – learn more about how you can volunteer below!
be more than a volunteer.
be an ally.
Becoming an Ally
“Allies” are community volunteers who support Leaders to achieve long-term success through the CrossPurpose program. There are many ways for you to get involved that you can choose depending on your availability, interest, and skills.
Attend an Info Session
Your first step is to register to attend a virtual or in-person information session (held every fourth Friday of the month from 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Meet the Requirements
If you’re ready to jump in, make sure you meet the follow qualifications:
Must be at least 16 years old
Complete a Volunteer Application
Pass a Background Check
Attend one of our Volunteer Information Session
Sign a commitment form
Be willing to learn and grow
become a program ally
You will be paired with a small group of Leaders and meet with them once a week throughout their entire six months in our program.
Every Wednesday Night
Family Gatherings take place every Wednesday night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on our campus.
Commitment to Attendance
We hold Leaders to a high standard of attendance and ask our Allies to do the same. We ask that you make it a priority to attend each Family Gathering meal!
program class dates
October 2021 (Denver)
- October 13 & 20 – Ally Training (6:00-8:00 pm)
- October 27 (then every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm) – First Family Gathering
- November 12 & 13 (mandatory Friday evening and Saturday) – Retreat
- April 20, 2022 – Graduation
February 2022 (Denver)
- February 2 & 9 – Ally Training (6:00-8:00 pm)
- February 16 (then every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm) – First Family Gathering
- March 11 & 12 (mandatory Friday evening and Saturday) – Retreat
- July 13, 2022 – Graduation
March 2022 (South Metro)
- March 16 & 23 – Ally Training (6:00-8:00 pm)
- March 30 (then every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm) – First Family Gathering
- April 22 & 23 (mandatory Friday evening and Saturday) – Retreat
- August 24, 2022 – Graduation
what is Family Gathering?
The Hub of CrossPurpose Community Development
Every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm, we invite Leaders, Allies, and Staff to enjoy an evening filled with dinner, games, and small groups. As an Ally, this is your primary opportunity to initiate and build meaningful relationships, provide professional support, and learn from the stories and experiences of the other Leaders and Allies in your small group!
Example Family Gathering Schedule:
6:00pm – Large Group Dinner Begins
6:30pm – Large Group Game and Shout Outs
7:00pm – Small Groups Begin
8:00pm – Evening Ends
OTHER WAYS TO ALLY
Explore the ways to support CrossPurpose Alumni as a Change Agency Coach, CrossFinance Coach, and other support programs.
Career Services Ally
Partner with Career Services by providing professional expertise in your career field or helping Leaders prepare for job interviews.
Spiritual Development Ally
Leaders have the option to attend extracurricular spiritual development classes, and we’re always looking for volunteers to be prayer partners, disciplers, and more.
“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.” – Henry