Volunteers are invited to partner with residents of specific Denver neighborhoods to complete home and neighborhood improvement projects.
"I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful work your crew did on my home. It was a real joy meeting them and spending the day beautifying my home."
"I want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for the help you provided us. The ones who came to help us were wonderful. We appreciated all they did."
"I appreciate all the work you've done for my Grandma. She had such glowing things to say about the volunteers!" .
A Typical Work Day
Individuals and groups such as churches, companies, families, and schools work together on projects that include graffiti removal, landscaping, painting, yard work, or other needs identified by residents.
Work Days begin at 9am
The location is determined by our neighborhood partner for that day as we move around to the neighborhoods ECM is targeting on different days.
An orientation is provided where leaders share the vision for ECM and the partner organization involved that day.
Then each group splits up into their respective groups and their group leaders give their teams specific instructions about the projects identified on their targeted blocks. Then the work begins, usually around 9:30 am.
Lunch is at 12:30 pm, at the same meeting location from earlier in the day, and is a time for volunteers and residents to share a meal and get to know one another.
After lunch, groups continue working on the projects they started. There is not a set end time (usually around 4:00ish), but the expectation is to complete whatever projects were started so community residents and volunteers feel good about what they accomplished and can see the project completed at the end of the day.