How to get involved:
If you are interested in volunteering with Dry Bones, plan to attend one of our Dry Bones 101 training sessions. We require all of our volunteers to attend Dry Bones 101. Here, each volunteer receives training, orientation, and detailed information about the Dry Bones organization. Dry Bones 101 is held quarterly; usually on a Saturday. (Please check with the Dry Bones 101 page to see if there is currently a date scheduled or contact us.)
Our valuable team of volunteers is invited into many areas of service throughout the week depending on the current needs of Dry Bones.
We also have many other volunteer needs such as office work, cleaning and organizing, special events, donation drives, and more. Some of these volunteer needs do not require prior attendance at Dry Bones 101.
Organize a Donation Drive
We are always interested in getting churches, scout troops, schools, and other groups involved in supporting the needs of the youth downtown.
Items that we commonly pass out to the youth and have an ongoing need and use for include:
- Sleeping bags (minimum 30 degree or below rated bags)
- Backpacks (full sized and school book bag sized)
- Instant hand warmers (such as HotHands brand)
- Bottled water
- Canned drinks
- Gently used or new tents
- Black work boots (men and women’s; all sizes)
- Winter coats (black and darker colors)
- Gift certificates (i.e. - Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Subway, Chipolte, Illegal Pete’s, Wendy’s, Regal Entertainment Movie Theaters, Ross Dress for Less, King Soopers grocery, Wal-Mart, Family Christian Bookstores, Mardel)
- Portable/personal CD players
- Nice new Bibles (such as NIV leather Study Bible or Student Bibles - we give these to kids as gifts)
- Feminine hygiene products
- Underwear (men and women's; new, unused – all sizes)
- Polysporin (Neosporin) / Antibiotic Ointment
- Gauze, bandages, Band-Aids, etc.
- Athletic Tape
- Travel First Aid Kits
- Travel-Sized Wet Wipes
- Contact us to share your own ideas with us
Items that we recycle as a source of income for the operational costs of Dry Bones include:
- Printer cartridges (no laser cartridges)
- Cell phones
For details about beginning a simple and free recycling program in your office, school, home, or church for Dry Bones, contact Robbie.
Cooking a Meal
From time to time, our meal team needs fill-in families to cook a meal for Thursday nights. If you are interested in being a substitute cook, contact us.
We also serve a meal every Monday evening to a small group that meets at the Dry Bones apartment. There are often openings available to cook this meal.
If you or your group would like to collect “spange”, or spare change, for Dry Bones, please contact us. We will send you as many metal “spange cans” as you would like in order to collect “spange” that will be used to feed, clothe, and reach the youth on the streets of Denver.
Dry Bones runs purely on the gifts of families, churches, businesses, grantors, and individuals. If you would like to give financially to Dry Bones, we would be most grateful. Visit our Make a Donation page for all of the details.
Pray for Dry Bones
Please join the Dry Bones team by committing to pray daily for:
- The thousands of kids living on the streets of this nation and Denver in particular
- The Dry Bones staff and volunteer team
- The kids that have left the street life behind and are striving to reenter society
- New Christians as they continue to build a real relationship with Christ