America you say? Why would we go there?
In the heart of the city of Denver you will find a community of street kids that are desperately vulnerable. That is why we’ve partnered with Open Door Ministries to have an impact amongst the homeless population and those who are at risk of homelessness.
Back in 2001, Bex Drake, who was a part of The Forge left the UK and went stateside. She has subsequently been working amongst the street kids of Denver for the majority of that time and each year we send a team to support her and Open Door Ministries in what they do.
The teams we’ve sent have handed out coffee, provided meals and shown friendship to these kids (who incidently aren’t actually kids and can range in age from 16-40+). We’ve also been involved with Street2Life, a print shop that is giving work opportunities to some of those in need of a step up the employment ladder. Denver is an amazing place to be able to serve and if you have the ability to talk to anyone, then you really need to get on a trip.
19th – 29th October 2019. Cost £1200*
The team trip to Denver is a varied experience. You could go from doing outreach on the streets, to being in a preschool to cooking a meal in a home. If you’re good at chatting, then this will be right up your street. Experience of working with vulnerable people is also helpful.
*Price includes return flights from London – Denver, transfers (both UK and overseas), accommodation in dorm style volunteer house, food, insurance and ESTA Visa.