Community Based Learning

MSU Denver's third strategic planning goal is community engagement and regional stewardship.  In support of this strategic planning goal, the Office of Student Activities has Community Based Learning opportunities that link education and learning with volunteerism and participation with community based organizations. 

Throughout the academic year, students have opportunities to volunteer with community agencies within the seven county metro Denver area.  Past community agencies include:  Assisted Cycling Tours, Food Bank of the Rockies, Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and many more! 
Past participants state that the Community Based Learning program has given them:

  • a greater understanding of social issues within the metro Denver area,
  • opportunities to meet  and participate with other MSU Denver students,
  • a chance to connect with faculty and staff outside the classroom,
  • and a warm fuzzy feeling that can only be achieved by giving back to your community!

Visit the Office of Student Activities in Tivoli 305 to learn more about how you can get engaged in your community!


Community Based Learning (CBL) - Volunteer Evaluation Form



Volunteer Sign Up Sheet 


Denver Comic Con. The 2014 Denver Comic Con will be on Father's Day weekend, June 13-15, but volunteers need to sign up early! Registration opens January 2nd. Volunteers can help set up, break down, line management, giving directions, panels, help with activities for kids- among other things.

Soup Kitchen. Serve a hot meal to over 800 people at the Grant Street Soup Kitchen! Volunteers can help with an assortment of jobs in the kitchen. Hours are very flexible.

Food for Thought. Help pack lunches for kids in two title-one Coloradan schools. This opportunity is Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., on the Auraria campus and feeds those in need!

To sign up, contact or call (303) 556-2592. Thank you for your interest in and commitment to volunteering.