Service Learning

Service learning allows you to learn while applying your skills to help others through service to the college, the community, or the world. If your passion is to apply engineering to solve problems, then service learning is for you.


Colorado Space Grant, a NASA program, offers research and service opportunities to students. Students can help facilitate hands-on science and engineering-focused activities for young students in grades kindergarten through 12.

The Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program supports students engaged in service learning projects such as developing new courses, improving labs, or assisting faculty throughout the college.

Engineering Ambassadors provides many volunteer opportunities that are coordinated through the Dean's Office and Engineering Ambassadors.

The Engineers Without Borders - CU Chapter joins other students from the university who are committed to researching sustainable development by practicing in developing communities around the world. As the first student chapter of a rapidly growing national organization, EWB-CU is committed to setting a good precedent for other chapters and fulfilling the vision of Engineers Without Borders-USA.

The CU Environmental Center educates, activates, and inspires the campus community to engage in environmental issues.

The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement prepares CU Boulder students for a lifetime of service to society as thoughtful, ethical and engaged citizens.

The INVST Community Studies Program develops engaged leaders who work for the benefit of humanity and the environment.

The ITLL K-12 Engineering Education Program focuses on teaching hands-on, experiential engineering in local classrooms, augmented by intense academic year and summer deep dive engineering experiences for underrepresented youth.

The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities educates globally responsible citizens who can offer sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by developing communities worldwide.

Peace Corps volunteers are using their education, skills, and work and volunteer experience to support grass-roots development projects in the areas of education, health, business and IT, environment and agriculture, and community and youth development. The benefits of service include paid travel to and from the country of service, living expenses, medical and dental care, forbearance of student loans, graduate school opportunities, extensive language, technical, cross-cultural and health and safety training, and a service completion stipend.

The University of Colorado Engineering Council is the student government for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. UCEC acts as the students' voice to the engineering administration and academic departments.

Created in 1965, the Volunteer Resource Center/Alternative Breaks Program is a student-run center that links interested students to volunteer programs that best fit their interests.

Students who are active in a CU chapter of a professional engineering society may be considered to have participated in a service learning experience.