Numerous volunteering opportunities are available on campus and in communities all over the world. Read on to find out about university resources and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities locally, nationwide, and globally.
- Volunteer Resource Center: The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is CU Boulder’s volunteer placement service. VRC links students, staff, and faculty to community programs for both short- and long-term volunteer service that match a variety of interests, including education, law, health, environment, animals, disabilities, seniors, women, justice, arts, language, culture, and more. VRC hosts volunteer fairs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, short-term service projects, Alternative Breaks volunteer trips during university breaks, campuswide food and shelter supply drives, and CU’s annual day of service, Better Boulder Better World.
- VolunteerMatch: In partnership with thousands of local nonprofit organizations, VolunteerMatch has built the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date online database of volunteer opportunities. You can search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, category, and date, and you can inquire via e-mail about specific programs that fit your interests and schedule.
- The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) prepares CU Boulder students for a lifetime of service to society. IECE is working to make ethical and civic engagement a defining characteristic of our educational community. Visit the website to learn how you can get involved.
- INVST Community Studies: The INVST Community Leadership Program (CLP) develops community leaders who engage in compassionate action as a lifetime commitment. The INVST CLP is a two-year experience that combines community service with theoretical learning and practical skills training. Students earn 24 academic credits and receive an AmeriCorps scholarship and a “Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership.”