Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ’s

What are basic requirements for being an Ally?

To be eligible for the Ally volunteer program, you must meet at least 1 of the following requirements:

– Currently working full-time

– Currently a stay at home parent or retired AND have at least 2 years of prior full-time work experience

– You are currently unemployed AND you have at least 2 years of prior full-time work experience, and you’ve been unemployed for less than 3 months

– You are part-time student AND working part-time OR you are a full-time student AND you have at least 2 years of prior full-time work experience within the last 5 years

What does the Ally Commitment look like?

– 6 Month Commitment

– Attending Family Gathering events every Wednesday night from 6pm – 8pm 

– Participate in large group games, shoutouts, and dinner

– Lead a small group alongside 1-2 other Allies (small groups consist of both Allies and Leaders)

– 100% Attendance is required, outside of unavoidable emergencies

What makes a Great Ally?

The beauty of the Ally program is that it allows you to bring your own unique skills and experiences to the table as you empower and inspire individuals looking to escape poverty. 

That being said, there are a few characteristics that all Allies must have to succeed in the volunteer program: 

1. Passionate about helping neighbors achieve a career and escape poverty

2. Demonstrated professional success – Allies must be able to serve as a professional mentor and support Leaders as they pursue a new career

3. Demonstrated ability to initiate and build meaningful relationships

4. Dedicated to 100% attendance during your 6-month commitment – creating a significant impact in someone’s life requires consistency and presence!

5. Demonstrated ability and/or desire to engage in a diverse community that crosses ethnic, social, and economic lines

What is the schedule for an Ally?

Every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm

Location: 3050 Richard Allen Ct. Denver, CO 80205

The Ally Commitment is a 6-Month commitment

Is the Ally program virtual or in-person?

Community and relationships are two of our highest values at CrossPurpose. This has been challenging due to the current COVID-19 safety concerns and restrictions. That being said, we believe in the importance of face-to-face relationships when it comes to the Ally Program, and will require that all Accepted Allies attend Wednesday night trainings and Family Gatherings on campus.

Virtual ally options are not currently offered at this time. 

What COVID-19 Safety Precautions are being taken at in-person events?

– All Family Gathering attendees must successfully complete a health screening and temperature check prior to admittance

– Social distancing is maintained at all events, and masks are required

– Events take place outdoors, to allow for greater distancing 

– If inclement weather occurs, we will move into the building and implement small group gatherings

– Food is served by CrossPurpose staff members wearing gloves and masks

– Small groups are preferred to avoid large group settings

– Masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves are provided for safety and health reasons

– Childcare is not provided during in-person events for safety reasons

Is childcare provided at Family Gatherings?

No – due to COVID-19 safety precautions

Can I volunteer with my spouse/family members?

Yes! We readily welcome spouses and family members to Ally together – all Allies must be at least 21 years old to be eligible for application

Upcoming cohorts

November 2020
  • Currently accepting applications
  • Cohort Start: Wednesday, 11/4/20
  • Cohort End: Wednesday, 4/21/20
February 2021
  • Currently accepting applications
  • Cohort Start: February 2021 (Date TBD)
  • Cohort End: August 2021 (Date TBD)

Ready to learn more about the ally program?

Email Address: volunteer@crosspurpose.org

Phone Number: (720) 724-9544 ext. 275

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