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December Trail Timeout - Volunteer at Denver Children's Home with ACA

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Denver Children's Home

1501 Albion Street

Denver, CO 80220

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Thanks for your interest in our Trail Timeout Project with Denver Children's Home.

This is our third year volunteering. The kids and staff are so excited for our generosity and time for the meal we provide. As a group we will determine the meal we will be cooking (Feeding 35-40 children & staff) and divide up cost amongst ourselves.


Plan:
-4:30 p.m. - Arrive at DCH, unload, and begin cooking (If you would like to learn more about DCH in a tour before starting the meal, please let us know.
- 5:00 p.m. - Kids arrive in cafeteria (weekday and weekend)
- 5:00-5:30 p.m. – You and your group will serve the meal and may eat with the kids and staff
- 5:45-6:00 p.m. - Kids leave the cafeteria
- After dinner follow the Clean-up Checklist posted in kitchen.
Logistical information (see sheets posted in Kitchen for more details):
- Meals are served cafeteria style, in our café.
- All of the food is put out at the same time, then the kids are called up by table or dorm and line up to be served.
- DCH have warmers and a cold table to keep food at the appropriate temperature.
- DCH provide serving containers, utensils, pots/pans, foil and other food prep and service items.
-DCH can provide plates, cups, utensils and napkins, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

We need volunteers to help prepare, cook and serve a main course, side dish, drinks and dessert.

 You are welcome to bring juice, tea and soda. Avoid caffeinated drinks (no Mtn. Dew, Dr. Pepper, etc.) and please bring drinks in bottles so they can be easily poured into cups.
 DCH has standard condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo), but always appreciate having more. If there are other condiments that are needed for your meal, please bring them.

Dietary Concerns:
 DCH is a nut free facility
 DCH often has clients that are vegetarian, gluten/dairy free and on a low carb diet. If unable to
accommodate special meals, please let us know in advance so we may plan alternative meals for those kids.
-Bell peppers, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, 3 lactose intolerant kids, panko bread crumbs,
and 1 sugar-free kid (use “diet” products with no sugar)
- Additional allergies during school day (include above allergies): red food dye, pineapple, peanuts,
grapes, mint, gluten free diet, 1 lactose intolerant
Please be sure to serve appropriate portions of food. Staff will let the kids know if they can go up for seconds.

Volunteer Guidelines:

- All volunteers must be over 21 and we do not allow unsupervised interactions with our clients
- Please serve our kids appropriate portion sizes, they me be able to come up for seconds with staff approval.
- Please: no photos of our kids, no physical contact (we are a no-touch facility) with our kids and no personal questions

Denver Children’s Home provides a comprehensive therapeutic and educational continuum of care for our region’s abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families with mental health issues. DCH offers prevention, intervention, and treatment programs grounded in trauma-informed care and the latest in brain-development research.

Thank you for keeping Denver Children’s Home a safe and healing environment. **If you are unsure about a question or action, please contact us at AlwaysChooseAdventures@gmail.com.


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