UC Denver set for Giving Back

Faculty and staff to be joined this year by students, alumni in volunteering
By Staff

This season, the University of Colorado Denver will again honor the spirit of giving, with Chancellor Jerry Wartgow announcing the second year for the Giving Back Campaign.

All faculty and staff will be given one half-day of work time (four hours) to participate in a volunteer activity of their choice. Some may choose to use the time to participate in a community activity for which they already volunteer; others may participate in a group activity with neighbors or others from across the university. This year the program has been expanded to include students and alumni.

The campaign, which began Nov. 29 and continues through Feb. 28, will seek to quantify the total volunteer activities and breadth of activities. After completing a volunteer activity, participants are asked to visit the Giving Back Campaign website to provide a brief synopsis of accomplishments. These stories will be used to provide a more complete picture of the contributions the university makes to the community every day.

To participate:

  1. Choose a community service program to volunteer with during the campaign.
  2. Talk to your supervisor (if faculty or staff) and agree upon a date and time of volunteer service.
  3. Complete the correct Sign-up Form.
  4. Perform your volunteer service during this holiday season.
  5. Tell about your volunteer experience through the Feedback Form.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Genia Larson, director of the Office of Outreach and Events, at 303-315-2059 or

For specific help in identifying a community organization or to develop a group opportunity, please contact Kyra Tarbell at or by call 303-556-3944.