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Annual Roadrunners Give Back Day set for April 26. Here’s how to get involved.

March 5, 2018

A volunteer at a recent Roadrunner Gives Back Day.Join us for MSU Denver’s annual Roadrunners Give Back Day on April 26. It’s an institutionwide day of volunteerism aimed to help transform the lives of our students, and the communities where students, faculty, staff and alumni work, live, play and conduct their academic endeavors.

For the 2018 Roadrunners Give Back Day, 16-18 projects are being developed with several nonprofits and community organizations that will allow MSU Denver employees to serve together and help address needs including food insecurity, hunger, youth interaction, school and neighborhood refurbishment, supporting veterans and more.

MSU Denver faculty and staff will be given four hours of release time to participate and also are encouraged to volunteer together to team-build outside the office. Snacks and T-shirts will be provided for all participants. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Interested participants can get more project information and register at

How It Works – Five Easy Steps

Step 1: Visit to find descriptions of the 2018 Roadrunners Give Back Day projects. Sign up for a project of interest.

Step 2: For faculty and staff using release time, complete the leave request form, obtain supervisor approval and email forms to Mauro Villaseñor in Human Resources:

Employees completing a monthly timesheet will use leave code “V” for volunteer.

Contact Villaseñor or Benefits Manager Amanda Berry at with any questions.

Step 3: Follow the instructions to pickup T-shirts before April 26. Details on a Roadrunners Give Back Day kickoff event April 25 will be forthcoming.

Step 4: Perform volunteer service with pride, joy and a sense of learning.

Step 5: Provide input on volunteer experience. More details on this vehicle will be forthcoming.

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