Buffs Give Back

The CU Boulder Alumni Assoication is coordinating our annual day of service: Buffs Give Back and we want you to be a part of it!

Buffs Give Back photoAs a student or alum, you can get involved by participating in this fantastic volunteer opportunity with other Buffs in your community on Saturday, May 21 or Sunday, May 22. 

Have a question about your Chapter or Club participating in Buffs Give Back? For chapters inquiries, contact Rebecca Reifel, Senior Chapters Manager at rebecca.reifel@colorado.edu. For CUYA Chapter inquiries, contact Dawn Barone at dawn.barone@colorado.edu For clubs inquiries, contact Hailee Koehler, clubs liaison at hailee.koehler@colorado.edu.

Below is a complete list of chapters and clubs participating in Buffs Give Back: 

Aspen Forever Buffs

Sunday, May 21
9 a.m.-noon
Location: Delaney Nature Park in Carbondale

Join the Aspen Forever Buffs as we participate in the CU Boulder Alumni Association's annual day of service: Buffs Give Back. We are partnering with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to support Carbondale's Parks and Recreation Department to remove small invasive Russian Olive Trees. 

Register here

Atlanta Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
9 a.m.-noon
Location: Dixie Hills Park

Join the Atlanta Forever Buffs as we participate in the CU Boulder Alumni Association's annual day of service: Buffs Give Back. We are partnering with Trees Atlanta Dedicated to protecting Atlanta’s urban forest through planting, conservation, and education. 

This project is a perfect nexus of both our home city and the Colorado outdoor spirt found in all CU alumni and friends.

Register here

Boston Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
11 a.m.
Location: Cambridge Water Department’s Water Purification Facility 
250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Join the Boston Forever Buffs as we participate in the CU Boulder Alumni Association's annual day of service: Buffs Give Back. We are partnering with Fresh Pond Reservation - an urban wild that protects Fresh pond, Cambridge's in-city drinking water reservoir.

We will need help at Fresh Pond Day, Cambridge Water Department's annual tribute to the unique Fresh Pond Reservation. That is a vital natural resource, an invaluable sanctuary for wildlife and a beloved recreational escape in the City. We will be running a face painting table with other arts and crafts.

Register here

Chicago Forever Buffs

Sunday, May, 21
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: 1220 W. LeMoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Join the Chicago Forever Buffs as we participate in the CU Boulder Alumni Association's annual day of service: Buffs Give Back. We will partner with Surfrider Foundation - an organization that helps protect Oceans and Beaches. 

Surfrider Foundation has partnered with Kayak Chicago to clean the Chicago River. This will be the 5th Annual Kayak Chicago Clean up.

Register today!

CUYA Forever Buffs

Sunday, May 21
1-3 p.m.
Location: Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
1345 Cortez Street
Denver, CO 80221

Join CUYA for an afternoon of philanthropy, food, drinks and wagging tails! The Colorado Pet Pantry and the Denver Dumb Friends League will be partnering with CUYA to help pets in need and their families. 

Our plan is to donate pet food, supplies and cash to help pets in need in the Denver area. Plus, you can bring your dogs for a puppy play date!

Register here

Grand Valley Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, May 21
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Location: Third Flats Aid Station
About five miles up Little Park Road

Join the Grand Valley Forever Buffs as we host the Third Flats Aid Station during the Grand Junction Off-Road bike series. We'll provide riders with drinks, snacks, music and motivation, plus we'll make sure the area is cleaned up after the event.

The race benefits five local non-profits and gives mountain bikers a great tour of the Grand Valley. This will be a great time, especially on Saturday night when we get to enjoy the Downtown Music Festival put on by the Off-Road Bike Series.

Register here

Nashville Forever Buffs

Monday, May 15
5:30-8 p.m.
Location: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228

Help us support local families in need! The Nashville Forever Buffs will be helping sort donated food items as part of Buffs Give Back.

Register here

Orange County Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
7:30-10 a.m.
Location: Newport Beach between Orange and Oceanfront at lifeguard tower No. 68

Join us as the Orange County Forever Buffs team up with No Beach Plastic! We're going to pick up trash, plastic and debris at the beach to help provide a safe environment for animals as well as beach-goers. Plus, breakfast burritos and coffee will be provided by Avila's El Ranchito!

Register here

Portland Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Sunshine Division
687 N. Thompson Street
Portland, Oregon 97227

Please join us as we help the Sunshine Division organize food and clothing donations for those in need. 

Register here

Pueblo Forever Buffs

Friday, May 19
4:30-10:30 p.m. (multiple shifts available)
Saturday, May 20
9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (multiple shifts available)
Location: Pueblo Riverwalk 
125 Riverwalk Place
Pueblo, Colorado 81003

Please join the Pueblo Forever Buffs as we help man the Riverwalk gates during "Boats, Bands and BBQ." Volunteers can work shifts either Friday, May 19 or Saturday, May 20. A mandatory training session will be held May 12.

Register here

Twin Cities Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
2-4 p.m.
Location: Feed My Starving Children 
990 Lone Oak Rd #136 
Eagan, MN 55121

Please join the Twin Cities Forever Buffs as we package meals for the less fortunate at Feed My Starving Children.  

Register here

Seattle Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
9:30 a.m.
Location: The Black Dog Arts Cafe
8062 Railroad Ave. SE 
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Please join the Seattle Forever Buffs as we help maintain the trails and remove invasive species from the Three Forks National Area.

Register here

St. Louis Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
9 a.m.-noon
Location: Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden
3841 Bell Ave.
St. Louis MO 63108

Please join the St. Louis Forever Buffs as we help with landscaping at the Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden. We'll could be planting, harvesting, weeding, mulching, mowing and/or watering the grounds.

Register here

Washington D.C. Forever Buffs

Saturday, May 20
8:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 
1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, 
Washington, DC 20019

Join the Washington D.C. Forever Buffs as we help protect and restore the beautiful Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens! We'll be removing invasive plants, helping with lily pond restoration, trash removal, painting, planting and pruning.

Please note, volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian.

Register here

Silver Buffs Marching Band Alumni

Saturday, May 20
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Imig Music Building
CU Boulder Campus
1020 18th Street 
Boulder, CO 80302

Join the Silver Buffs Marching Band Alumni as we help clean the band's uniform room! We'll take inventory, clean garment bags, fix zippers, dust, vacuum, reorganize the room and more.

Register here


Saturday May, 20
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Confluence Ministries
1400 Quitman Street
Denver, CO 80204

Please join the CUBLAA Forever Buffs for our Buffs Give Back event in Denver. We'll be partnering with Extreme Community Makeover to remove graffiti, paint, landscape and more in the West Colfax neighborhood.

Register here

GLBT Alumni Association

Sunday, May 21
2-5 p.m.
Location: Sunrise Amphitheater
1198 Flagstaff Drive
Boulder, CO 80302

Please join the GLBT Alumni Association as we partner with OASOS Boulder County and the city of Boulder for Buffs Give Back. We'll be volunteering to work the Boulder Valley Tri-Wizard Tournament!

CLOSED due to weather. Please check back as we will try to reschedule.