Hope In Our City

We build relationships with refugees to foster healthy community in Denver and make generational impact. Through friendships, all other needs come into clearer view. Our focus is in refugee communities, with Sun Valley being our pilot community in Denver, Colorado. It is through engaging the community holistically that true, lasting change occurs and individuals become equipped to be contributing, sustainable citizens committed to their family, community, country and world.

Volunteering Opportunities

See “contact information” below to volunteer and learn more. Opportunities may include, but may not be limited to:

Friday Recess Volunteer

For Individuals, Groups, or Families • Weekly • Fridays

A time of free-play and relationship building with youth and families in Sun Valley. Each week varies, but there’s usually a craft, some basketball, foursquare, football, kickball, and some crazy games of tag on the playground. Volunteers are welcome to bring their families.

Youth Leadership Program Volunteer

For Individuals • Weekly • Weekday Nights

Invest deeply into a group of middle or high school students, helping create a community of students who are courageous, trustworthy, and humble. Ideal for committed volunteers with a lot of grit.

Homework Hour

For Individuals • Weekly • Variable Times

Help provide a safe and fun place for kids to hang out after school and do homework or read.

Women’s Conversation Group

For Individuals • Weekly • Weekdays

Meet weekly with a group of women in Sun Valley to build friendships and create community. Ideal for volunteer women committed to building long-term, cross-cultural friendships.

ESL Class

For Individuals • Weekly • Weekdays

Meet once a week with a group of English language learners in Sun Valley to build friendships, create community, and help others become more comfortable with written and spoken English. We’re recruiting volunteer ESL Teachers (certified) and Teacher’s Assistants (no ESL experience required).

Sewing Class

For Individuals • Occasional, Regular • Weekdays

Help track and database the impact we are making in the lives of our neighbors and volunteers. Ideal for organized volunteers who don’t mind sitting still in front of a computer.

Other Ways to Give

You can give to Hope In Our City through corporate sponsorship, professional services, vehicle dontations, stock transfers, and real estate donations. Contact us for more info (see below).

Contact Information:

Ben Sooy