A new set of programs in 2019, CU in the Community offers multiple opportunities for students to connect with the community in a more significant way through volunteerism. Student led service projects will build an understanding of social and environmental issues, allow students to engage in strong direct service, and reflect on their impact and continued engagement in communities.

What to Expect:

Students who sign up to volunteer for CU in the Community projects will receive a detailed reminder email related to their unique project a week before the event with information about where to check in, what to wear, and what to bring. In general, we reccomend that volunteers bring pleanty of drinking water and any other personal care supplies necessary to be active and engaged. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes and layers appropriate for Colorado weather and/or indoor tasks specific to projects.
All volunteeers will check in at a central campus location to have breakfast and meet their project leads. Volunteers will travel with their group to the project site, engage in direct service, and travel back to main campus once the project is completed. Volunteers are expected return to the check in location for lunch and reflection. Food and transporation are provided by the Volunteer Resource Center. In the event that inclement weather impairs safe transportation to a project site or safe completion of the volunteer project, the Volunteer Resource Center will cancel the project and notify people who have signed up as soon as possible.

CU in the Community will be offered on the following dates this academic year. The projects will generally last from 9:00 am-2:00 pm with breakfast and lunch provided. 

  • Saturday, October 26th 2019
  • Saturday, November 16th 2019
  • Monday, January 20th 2020
  • Saturday, April 18th 2020

If you are interested in learning more or participating in another CU in the Community project date, fill out the interest form below! No previous experience leading or volunteering is required.


Sign Up for CU in the Community


If you are a nonprofit organization interested in hosting a volunteer site on any of the above dates, please tell us more about your project ideas and volunteer needs by filling out a project proposal.

Non Profit Project Proposal