Volunteer Programming Menu

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Volunteer Programming Menu
Fall 2014

Student volunteers are generally available during the day, evenings, and weekends. Below are some of the ways in which the CAPS Volunteers can support you and your students!

Stress Break

20 Minute Stress Break is a brief, volunteer-led program. The volunteers provide some quick tips and information on managing stress, and then guide students through a relaxation exercise.

College Knowledge

This is a 30-minute to 1-hour presentation on how to navigate various aspects of being in college. Topics include: academic skills, self-care, creating a structure, getting connected in the CU community, and social aspects of college life.

The Roommate Challenge

Perfect for residence halls, Greek chapters, or off-campus roommates. This is a game in which pairs of roommates compete to prove who knows their roommate best! Questions are geared to help roommates get to know each other, learn about each other’s living preferences, improve communication, and learn how to get along better.

CAPS Promotion at Meetings, Events, Tabling

Our volunteers would be happy to come by for 5-20 minute presentations on CAPS, what we do, and how to access our services. They can also set up tables during information events or within residence halls and other buildings on campus with information about all of our services.

Interactive Tabling/Games – Topic Specific

Our volunteers can set up tabling events and programs around a specific topic such as: stress, academic skills, and adjustment, as well as other mental health and wellness issues. Our tabling events usually include something interactive such as trivia games, art stations, board games, and other activities.

Bulletin Board Preparation Support

Our volunteers created a series of downloadable and printable bulletin boards that are ready to put up. Topics include: tips on stress, tips on academics, adjustment to CU, and many more! We can also personalize boards for different departments and topics.

How to Help a Friend Series

Keep an eye out for our How to Help a Friend campaign, which focuses on a different topic each month. Check out information and resources on our website, look for programs and tabling events around campus, or you can request an event for your group focused on supporting students in learning how best to help a friend in need.

To request a Stress Break, please click here. Dorothy Moon will be in contact with you.

To request all other programs, please contact: anil.arora@colorado.edu