The City of Centennial honors our dedicated volunteers for contributing countless hours to making our City a more inviting and inclusive place to live, work and play. 

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and work with others who need support. Check out the blog below to learn more about volunteers in the Centennial community that inspire us and help build a strong and caring community.

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Are you or someone you know making an impact in the Centennial community through volunteerism? We want to hear your story! Contact Chris Michlewicz for more information. 


Jordan Kaiwi wears a big smile when he walks the aisles of the arc Thrift Store in Centennial. 

Jordan represents the thrift store’s greatest strength: its employees, about 20 percent of whom have an intellectual or developmental disability. And much like Jordan, they delight in the opport... Read More


Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian McKnight had no idea how much his life would change when he accepted an invitation in 1996 to participate in a charity run benefitting the Special Olympics.

It was his sister, a Littleton police dispatcher, who asked him to sign up for the Law Enforcement ... Read More


Centennial kids and teens are among those with improved access to mental health care thanks to the efforts of a local nonprofit.

Second Wind Fund was created 14 years ago after congregants at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lakewood recognized an alarming trend in the community: four teens had ... Read More


Although they retired a few years ago, Frank and Brenda Nickells are still making good use of their education and experience.

The Centennial residents have spent recent years lending their expertise to medical professionals in impoverished nations on behalf of Project C.U.R.E., a nonprofit that colle... Read More


The three college students couldn’t walk away when the orphanage was about to be shut down.

They extended their mission trip in Uganda to help build a new orphanage called Musana Children’s Home, now a self-sustaining institution that has provided firmer footing for the community. When th... Read More


Sarah Greichen

Sarah Greichen knew early on how she wanted to make her mark on the world.

The idea behind her project for the Gold Award — the most prestigious honor a Girl Scout can earn — had already been taking shape when a heartbreaking moment created a greater sense of urgency and set things in mot... Read More


Volunteer Bill GravesThe people along route 13 in Centennial are always glad to see Bill Graves.

It’s not simply because of the warm food he brings to the doorstep on behalf of TLC Meals on Wheels — there’s more to it than that. It’s Bill’s good-to-see-you demeanor, accompanied by a kind smi... Read More


Harriet WrightHarriet Wright remembers getting an early lesson in giving.

As a young girl, she stood on the side of a road with her sister, selling corn grown by her father. Business was steady, but it was the Great Depression, and people with only a few cents to their name would stop by.

“The corn that was l... Read More

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