"I have tools and new language to talk about what is going on in the be well Zone. It's given me new language like health equity and food deserts, which is very appropriate for my community."
- Pat Guest, be well Block Captain.

We know that there are many places for you to volunteer your time and are honored that you have considered be well! We appreciate all of our volunteers and do our best to invest in our most valuable assets, volunteers like yourselves! That’s why:

  • All be well Block Captains receive a be well tool kit that includes a be well t-shirt, be well note cards, and information about the be well program.​
  • All be well Block Captains receive recognition for their contributions to be well on the bewellconnect.org website.
  • be well will uses social media and their electronic newsletter to highlight a be well Block Captain of the month.
  • A special monthly incentive is provided to volunteers who commit at the be well Captain or Coach level and fulfill all of the requirements of their commitment. These incentives could include special discounts at area businesses, gift cards, special services (i.e. massage, personal training sessions, nutrition sessions with a personal chef, dinner with a local celebrity and/or other exciting rewards.
  • All be well Block Captains will receive special recognition at the annual be well Awards and Community Celebration that is held each January with more than 500 attendees.

How To Guide

At the Stapleton Foundation, we are deeply grateful to the many people who believed in us and supported our vision for a be well Block Captain approach to health outreach in the six contiguous Denver neighborhoods that form our core zones for mobilizing the skills of local residents.

We have arranged a How To Guide to ensure a detailed understanding of what a be well Block Captain organizational model looks like, how it is created, initiated and maintained, the roles and responsibilities of participating organizations and be well Block Captains, and sample materials that have been used. Our How To Guide is intended for community foundations, elected government entities, executive branch agencies, non-profit organizations and citizen groups that want to initiate a community health and wellness program built upon the power and energy of involved and committed residents.

We believe that the model, proven after five years of experience, is effective in the health care arena. The success of a program like be well is centered on ground-up focus and forward-thinking teams, the members of which are well trained, knowledgeable, and community-minded.

For more information on how you can obtain a copy of the be well How To Guide contact Alisha Brown at abrown@stapletonfoundation.org.

At the heart of the be well movement are the be well Block Captains. be well Block Captains are residents and community stakeholders who are “on-the-ground” to provide a trusted hand in helping their family, friends and neighbors lead healthy lives.  They educate their fellow community members on important health topics and opportunities, connect them to health resources and engage in efforts to create healthier communities.

be well Block Captains encourage healthy living through innovative leadership, community organizing, education and advocacy, programs and screenings, and social media.

Play your part in the 

be well Movement

by signing-up to become a  

Connector, Captain or Coach!

Join the be well Movement!

Healthy Communities start with us! Everyone has a role in creating healthy communities where we all can achieve the health that we desire. be well has developed the be well Volunteer program with flexibility in mind. There are opportunities to become involved at a participation level that is conducive to your lifestyle. We won’t stop until we have a Block Captain on every street within our six neighborhood zone. If you are a resident of East Montclair, Greater Park Hill, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Northwest Aurora or Stapleton, we would love to have you as a part of the program.

Connectors –ᅠConnectors participate in quarterly be well convening’s to stay informed  about be wellprojects and/or activities. They promote the be well Health and Wellness Initiative throughout their networks using word of mouth, social media, flyer and poster distribution or other outreach strategies. Lastly, the Connectors volunteer at three be well activities yearly. This volunteer level is primarily for folks who are able to spread the word about be well and volunteer for events sporadically as time permits.

Captains – be well Captains participate in at least three of the seven be well Way training sessions. They attend the monthly be well Block Captain meetings. The be well Block Captains promote be well activities through tabling, distributing flyers (within a specific area) or making presentations at least three times per quarter and volunteering at events at least six times yearly.  Additionally, be well Block Captain deliberately reach out to at least five community members per month to connect them to be well activities. The be well Connectors log their contact using the be well contact log.

Coaches –ᅠThese are the most engaged be well volunteers! They complete the entire 7 week be well Way training program. The be well Coaches select a specific be well program of their interest to for which they will commit to the volunteer job description as described for that program. They attend the monthly be well Block Captain and program area meeting for which they have agreed to volunteer. The be well Coaches promote be well activities by tabling, making presentation and distributing flyers at least once per month and  they deliberately reach out to at least 10 community members per month to connect them to be well activities and/or to share what they learned about healthy living. The be well Coaches log their contacts using the be well contact log.

be well Way Training 

The benefits of joining the be well movement are significant and far reaching!  be well uses local neighborhood ingenuity to influence policies and systems, reaching people who many organizations write off or fail to involve and investing in building their capacity to change their own lives and their communities.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life! Together we can provide access to a healthier lifestyle for every be well Zone family.

Health and Wellness Initiative