Community Engagement and Volunteer Programs

Alternative Break

This program is an immersion experience into different cultural, environmental and socioeconomic communities across the nation. See the world, serve the world.

C.A.N.S. Around The Oval

C.A.N.S Around the Oval is a CSU tradition, where CSU Rams join local community members and the Food Bank for Larimer County to raise awareness about local hunger and collect food goods and raise monetary donations in creative and collaborative ways.


Join a CSU tradition and get involved with CSUnity! Each spring, more than 1,500 Rams volunteer for this service day in celebration of National Volunteer Month and to support local neighbors and service-based non-profits in Fort Collins.

Involvement Expo

The Spring Involvement Expo is an opportunity for students to get involved on campus and in the community by connecting with over 140+ Registered Student Organizations, Community Agencies, and University Departments.

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day service event providing individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as basic medical exams, legal advice and much more.

Public Achievement

The Public Achievement organizing model recognizes that people of every age have skills, talents, and ideas, and that by learning to work with others, they can solve problems and build sustainable democratic societies.

Rams Against Hunger

The goal of Rams Against Hunger at Colorado State University is to serve as emergency food relief for Colorado State University undergraduate students experiencing food insecurity.

Ram$ For Change

Ram$ for Change is a service-based program offering volunteer opportunities to CSU Rams & funds to RSOs with SOFAs. It supports local community agencies and meets immediate community needs.

Service Happenings Newsletter
& Service Coaching

Sign-up for a seasonal newsletter featuring local, state-wide, and global volunteer opportunities. Attend a one-on-one customized coaching session to learn more about volunteering opportunities meeting your availability, interests, and needs.

SLiCE Adaptive Swim

Each week, students and their partners spend an hour in the pool for exercise, games, and friendship while developing relationships, improving body coordination and just having fun in the water!


This program pairs CSU student volunteers with teens in the community who have a variety of complex needs. Offering mutually beneficial relationships and learning for both teens and college students.

Post-It Art

Use Post-It Notes to make a fabulous post-it note window design featuring positive art or messages viewable from the outside of your window.