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Listed below are organizations in Colorado Springs that are looking for volunteers to help provide services for those in need:

Give Resources

Ways to Help

Here are some ways you can HelpCOS and know you are making a difference:

Warming Shelter Overflow Volunteers  

Volunteers are needed at both of our low barrier shelters. Stay overnight or part of the night to give out blankets, coffee, breakfast in the morning, and a kind word, and a friendly face. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Springs Rescue Mission and at The Salvation Army. Links to both of these organizations can be found here.

Donate Hygiene Kits to our low barrier shelters

Please give small or travel size items
Soap or Body Wash                                         
Shampoo and conditioner
Bag to carry it all in
Tampons and Pads 

Collect Other Items to Meet Winter Needs

All clean and new or gently used 

Donate Breakfast Items

Coffee and tea  
Powdered Creamer                                        
Grab and Go Breakfast Items such as granola bars

Monetary Donations

Listed below are Colorado Springs organizations that accept monetary donations as well as a variety of resources, ranging from food, clothing, toiletries, cars, household appliances and more:

Catholic Charities

Money, food, clothing, baby products, bedding, paper products, cleaning supplies, children books, hygiene products, and gear.

Crossfire Ministries

 Money, food (perishable and non-perishable), personal hygiene items, household necessities and gently used clothing for all ages. 

Homeward Pikes Peak

Money, non-perishable food, toiletries, kitchen supplies, household cleaning supplies, laundry items, baby products, and mattresses.

Mercy's Gate

Money, food, electronics, computers, and cars.

More Than a Meal

Money, vehicle donations

Partners in Housing

Salvation Army

Money, clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, nonperishable foods, toiletries and appliances

Springs Rescue Mission

Money, food (both perishable and non-perishable), clothes, personal hygiene items, baby items, small appliances, kitchen items, bedding/sleeping bags.


Money, baby items, toiletries, gas cards, bus passes, used or new cell phones, and grocery cards.

The Place

Money, nonperishable food, household goods, and appliances, bikes, personal hygiene items.

Westside Cares

Money, food, Clothing, and toiletries.