Prepare, Cook & Serve Local and Organic Food at SAME Cafe w/Project Helping


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2023 E Colfax Ave.Denver, CO 80206
PH Serve Meal


SAME is the first nonprofit restaurant in Denver. Its patrons set the price for their mostly local, organic cuisine. If patrons can give more, please do. If they have a little less, they pay what they can. If their pockets are empty, they can exchange volunteer work at SAME for one of the cafĂ©’s mouth-watering meals.

It is the intent of SAME Cafe to build a healthy community by providing a basic need of food in a respectful and dignified manner to anyone who walks through the door. Everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity. Good food for the Greater Good.


The Project Helping group of volunteers will be assisting in the kitchen and in the dining area of SAME Cafe prepping food, cooking, serving, dishwashing, cleaning tables, and doing light maintenance. During harvest season, we will process donated produce.

We have two volunteer shifts available for this date, AM shift: 9:30am-12:30pm / PM shift: 12:30pm-3:30pm. Please register for the shift that best fits your schedule!


All of our volunteers are invited to eat the meal they will be prepping/serving before or after their volunteer shift! AM volunteers are welcome to share lunch at the end of their shift and PM volunteers can share lunch at the beginning if they arrive early!


Why volunteer?

Through the act of volunteering, you are actively investing in your community while also improving your mental wellness! Volunteering is proven to have numerous health benefits including improved mood, feeling healthier, increased sense of purpose and reducing stress levels. Volunteering can also give us a deep sense of happiness, both immediately and long-term.

* 94% of people who volunteer say that volunteering improves their mood.
* 96% of people who volunteer say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.

This is just some of the science that supports our mission and outlines why it’s so beneficial to do good things for others. We call that practicing kindfulness. #DoGoodFeelGood

Does this event require special skills?

There are no specific skills needed for this event. And we consider willingness to help others a very special skill, but you’re reading this, so you already have that one!

Are there age requirements for volunteering?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate in this opportunity.

ALL THE DETAILS:Where to meet and park? What to wear and bring? What is the agenda for the day?

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details. We’ll also send a reminder email and a text a few days before the event!

Due to the size of the kitchen, we have limited space for this event. Please register to ensure a volunteer spot.

To make sure you get the emails, please add Project Helping ( to your contacts.

More Questions? Email Project Helping at or call 303-551-0624


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate in this opportunity.

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