The university and community have a variety of civic and ethical engagement resources.
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
INVST Community Studies Program is a two-year experience that combines community service with classroom learning and comprehensive leadership skills training. INVST students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of issues relevant to community leadership for social and environmental change. The INVST Program includes two month-long summer service-learning experiences, one domestic and one international. In INVST, students earn 16 academic credits, receive an AmeriCorps scholarship, gain extensive career development support, and enjoy personalized instruction. For more information, call 303-492-8045.
The VRC connects volunteers with non-profit agencies and provides information on national and international programs. The VRC's Service Days/Breaks program allows students to help the community through one-time service projects. Stop by UMC 356, or call 303-735-2315.
Help with all kinds of recruiting activities, including visit programs, campus tours, and information panels. If you're interested in becoming a student ambassador or a tour guide, stop by the Office of Admissions in Regent 125 or call 303-492-1250. If you're an engineering student, stop by ECAD 100, call 303-492-7674, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gain experience in English as a Second Language (ESL) by working with people from a variety of cultures. The IEC is looking for individuals committed to helping members of the community whose native language is not English.http://www.colorado.edu/iec/
There are two ways to volunteer at the GLBT Resource Center. First, project volunteers work in teams to complete assigned tasks and projects. Second, the Peer Mentor program is staffed by experienced students. Peer Mentors help mentees with the many challenges of coming out.
Volunteers for the CU Rape and Gender Education Program (COURAGE) feel that we have a unique opportunity to raise awareness about rape, dating violence and sexual harassment on our campus. Call 303-492-4339, 303-492-2937
Recruits student participation in the UCAN Serve part-time AmeriCorps program, providing training, support and tracking of service commitments and rewarding service with education scholarships. Supports faculty through consultation and awarding Service Learning Course Development Grants and small grants-in-aid on a rolling basis throughout the year. Co-sponsors workshops, conference, projects and events on implementing service learning with programs and departments across campus.http://servicelearning.colorado.edu
Outreach is a program, administered through the Divison of Office of University Outreach, whose purpose is to extend the university's "expertise for the direct benefit of Colorado communities and other external audiences." The program provides grant funds for faculty sponsored outreach programs which serve community needs. Outreach also assists faculty in outreach efforts, helps communities access university resources and provides professional development for Colorado's K-12 teachers. For more information, visit
The Office of Community Affairs is committed to partnership between the Boulder campus and Colorado communities. We integrate the university’s education, research and service mission with the goals and needs of the communities we serve. CU in the Community partnerships feature a diverse, interdisciplinary range of outreach programs from the Boulder campus, many of which are listed on the CU4K12 web site. For more information, visit
The Student Outreach Retention Center for Equity is dedicated to providing strategies to prospective college students so that they develop an action plan that results in a degree in higher education.
Our program involves sending CU undergraduate students to Washington D.C. for a semester to do an internship and to take CU courses. Students from a wide range of majors have the opportunity to intern at government agencies/departments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the nation’s capital. http://cuindc.colorado.edu
www.compact.org Campus Compact is an organization, with more than 880 public and private two and four year colleges and universities, which is actively engaged both on and off campus in community service. The site contains information about Campus Compact programs. Colorado Campus Compact is one of the many state organizations.
www.indiana.edu/~appe The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics is committed to encouraging high quality interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the theoretical and practical impacts of their subjects.
To advance this broad purpose, the Association facilitates communication and joint ventures among organizations, centers, schools, colleges, and individuals concerned with the interdisciplinary study and teaching of practical and professional ethics, and supports efforts of colleges and universities, centers, professional associations, and local, state, and national governments that seek to foster curricular development and scholarly research on ethical issues
Sustainable Communities Network contains information on a variety of topics including civic engagement, justice and equity, conflict resolution and mediation and culture, art, ethnicity, heritage and celebration.
www.collegevalues.org This web site is published by Florida State University’s Center for the Study of College Student Values and focuses on character development in college and “how colleges and universities influence, both intentionally and unintentionally, the moral and civic learning and behaviors of college students.”
Located within Foothills County United Way, a community-based clearing house for non-profit organizations. Call 303-444-4904 to schedule a meeting with referral counselors who will help you search the extensive volunteer database. You can also research volunteer opportunities at http://www.volunteerconnection.net.