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Oklahoma City, OK
Palomar's mission is to provide protection, hope, and healing. They envision an Oklahoma City that is free from violence, where safety and security is felt. Palomar integrates innovative services among collaborative providers to: work together to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse; provide long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma; hold offenders accountable; act as a catalyst to create a community and culture that is free from violence; and empower survivors to thrive. Volunteers will be helping with various projects around the facility.
Capstone’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities and to encourage acceptance and inclusion within the surrounding community. Capstone Academy provides inclusive learning opportunities for all children, focusing on early intervention for children with developmental disabilities who are at risk of delay. This facility strives to fulfill the needs of the community for both children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as pervasive developmental disorders, cerebral palsy, and autism. Capstone strives to be the premier provider of services to children and adults with all types of abilities and disabilities by providing well planned and well executed programs, cares, and facilities.
CitySquare is a broad community development organization offering a comprehensive array of social services that address four key areas related to the persistence of poverty: hunger, health, housing, and hope. Together, their 17 social service programs provide more than 50,000 human touches in Dallas, Waco, and Denver, Colorado. Volunteers will serve in a variety of areas, but will work primarily in local food pantries, banks and gardens.
Inside/Out Youth Services
Colorado Springs, CO
LGBTQIA+ Services & Mental Health
The mission of Inside/Out is to empower, educate and advocate for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gay, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth from Southern Colorado. Inside/Out does this by creating safe space, support systems and teaching life skills to all youth in our community and work to make our community safer and more accepting of gender and sexual orientation diversity. As the only non-profit organization in El Paso County that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth, they provide a safe accepting space for young adults between 13-22 years of age. All of our groups and services are provided free of charge with the hope that any aid we provide will further the happiness and health of LGBTIQ kids in the Colorado Springs area.
Mission: Wolf is a non-profit educational wolf sanctuary in the remote Colorado mountains. They focus on sustainability, operate on solar power, and build with recycled materials. Volunteers will be working with the organization while camping in the mountains in Colorado. As a remote, sustainable village, they require all kinds of work to keep their facilities running. Tasks can vary wildly, depending on the day and on your level of skill: gardening, weeding, watering plants, maintaining paths, splitting and distributing firewood, processing meat for the wolves, repairing fence, patching water tubs — the list goes on!