Service with the Kirk!

For information on these or more volunteer opportunities contact us at kobb@kirkofbonniebrae.org

Most of our volunteer opportunities are child friendly so we can teach our children through example and engagement that a life of faith is a life of service.


Upcoming Service Opportunity: Mission Trip to El Slavador

Greg, our son, John, and I are again able to participate in the mission trip to El Salvador this year, and we invite you to join us!


This is a humanitarian mission to a small village where we partner with the families there to improve the schools, and the lives of our brothers and sisters there. Depending on funding available, we will help build a house or two, help with the latrine project which gives them a compostable, sanitary outhouse at each home, improve the early learning center, and make new friends with the happiest, most loving and grateful people you will ever meet.


It is a great trip for a parent(s) and teenagers, or adults. You don’t have to speak Spanish! We are safely escorted by wonderful guides who are bilingual, and the conditions where we stay are air-conditioned and comfortable.


Because we are a small group, the trip can be tailored to our interests. For instance, one year we held a day-long medical clinic because we had two doctors with us. We have a beekeeper who will be along and he has taught and raised funds for several beekeepers in the town to start their own small business, so he always visits them, while his wife stays back and teaches sewing lessons to a small group of entrepreneurs. Or, you can be like us, and work on the construction projects. We have time to learn of the troubled history of El Salvador, and in our small way, work on the root causes of the problems of the asylum seekers from that small country at our nation’s borders.


The trip is scheduled from July 25-August 7 this year. The cost of your food, lodging, guides and in-country transportation is $1,700 for the two weeks. Airfare is extra and we will book together when we have a final count. Please call if you have any questions, and I am happy to answer them. If money is the only thing holding you back, please let me know. Sometimes we can find a sponsor for all or part of that.


If you are not able to join us, we are always open to receiving donations. The organization we work with is called ESNA Village network. Look up their website, and prayerfully consider a trip where you think you will give (and you do), but you will receive far more!


Beth Sherry, bethlucoresherry@gmail.com

Organizations we Partner With

ARCHWAY HOUSING

"Building communities. Changing Lives."

As Denver faces a growing lack of affordable housing we have forged a new partnership with the UCC founded, Archway Housing, supporting not only affordable housing but the people who live there. 



FAMILY PROMISE

"Ending Homelessness One Family at a Time."

While we do not have appropriate facilities to host families at the Kirk we assist Grace United Methodist when they host by providing meals and overnight volunteers. If you would like to cook and/or serve a meal to homeless families in the community, contact the church office.



METRO CARING

"Ending hunger at its roots"

The Kirk is a longtime partner of Metro Caring. Individual members volunteer regularly, we collect food throughout the year and at least once a year collect and divide over 1000 lbs of beans and rice to be donated to those that are food insecure in our community.