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    Volunteer With Us

    Volunteerism and the sense of compassion, empathy, and mutual understanding that community service helps develop are fundamental to achieving a sustainable community. From tutoring children to removing invasive species to volunteering at the CC Farm, students, faculty, and staff can make tangible contributions that address sustainability challenges through community service. Community engagement can help students develop leadership skills while deepening their understanding of practical, real-world problems. Colorado College can contribute to our campus community by harnessing our financial and academic resources to address community needs. In addition, we can contribute toward sustainability broadly through inter-campus collaboration, engagement with external networks and organizations, and public policy advocacy. For example, the college has frameworks for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy, and operations. The college also works in conjunction with local and state leaders to help advance sustainability issues that affect the college and our surrounding community. 

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    Volunteer Roles

    Traditional Volunteer

    • Become A Traditional Volunteer (TV): 
      • Submit an application through Summit 
        • Includes a general letter of interest
    • Acceptance:
      • On a Rolling Basis
    • Is This Right For You:
      • If you have a very busy schedule and can’t commit to spending 2-3 hours a week volunteering, then becoming a TV would be ideal for you
      • If you are still exploring all the opportunities that CC has to offer, and don’t want to get too heavily involved in just one opportunity, then the TV position would be the best way to go
      • If you are new to the Office of Sustainability and want to explore many facets of what we do as an office, then the TV position has the flexibility to give you just that
    • TV Description:
      • The TV is a great way to initially get involved with and start to build YOUR relationship with the Office of Sustainability. As a TV, the opportunities that will come up for you to get involved include one-time event support or short-term projects as needed by the Office of Sustainability or Intern teams. The position requires less weekly or blockly committed time to the Office of Sustainability, but still allows for you to get involved in a variety of different ways.
    • Expectations:
      • 2-3 Hours/Block
      • Record volunteer hours on a blockly basis
      • Attend a Volunteer Training Session: Meet and learn about other Intern teams and their goals for the upcoming year. And connect with other Office of Sustainability volunteers. Meet the Sustainability Paraprofessional and Sustainability Director
    • Example Volunteer Opportunity:
      • Volunteering for the Zero Waste Crew. The ZWC volunteers at large events and helps divert attendees waste into the correct bins. This is an important volunteer opportunity as it educates people around waste efforts on campus.

    Programmatic Volunteer

    • Become A Programmatic Volunteer (PV): Coming Soon
      • Submit an application through Summit 
        • Includes a specific letter of interest
        • Includes an updated resume 
      • Interview for the specific team(s) you want
    • Acceptance:
      • Block 5: Deadline to apply is Jan. 29th  
      • Case-by-case basis
    • Is This Right For You:
      • If you have the time to commit 2-3 hours weekly or 10 hours blockly and want to get heavily involved with ongoing efforts at the Office of Sustainability, the PV position allows for you to work with a specific Intern team on accomplishing set goals.
      • If you are hoping to become a future Office of Sustainability Intern, this is a great way for you to closely with the Intern and the efforts they pursue throughout the academic year.
    • PV Description:
      • The PV position is a great way to dive deeper into the ongoing efforts of specific teams in the Office of Sustainability. If you are hoping to focus on building certain skill sets, gaining new experiences, and learning about the processes to make change on the CC campus, the PV position is what you are looking for! The position does require more hours to be dedicated to the Office of Sustainability, but it is flexible and highly rewarding. Depending on the Intern and your passion for certain topics, there is opportunity to lead certain projects or efforts within the team.
    • Expectations:
      • Up To: 2-3 Hours/Week or 10 Hours/Block
      • Record volunteer hours on a blockly basis
      • Attend a Volunteer Training Session: Meet and learn about other Intern teams and their goals for the upcoming year. Connect with other Office of Sustainability volunteers to allow for a more cross-collaborative culture.
    • Example Volunteer Opportunity:
      • Volunteering with the STARS team: This team requires a dedicated volunteer who can assist the STARS Intern in collecting data from various department heads, student surveying, and reporting for the STARS report due mid-Spring semester. Tasks given might conducting initial information requests, sitting in on meetings, and proofreading the STARS report.