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Locations set for Roadrunners Give Back Day

Use four hours of approved leave to volunteer at one of the 17 metro Denver partner organizations.

March 19, 2018

A volunteer at a recent Roadrunner Gives Back Day.

The locations are set for the 2018 Roadrunners Give Back Day volunteer event April 26.

The 17 sites address community issues including food insecurity, education, neighborhood cleanup, arts, culture and services for veterans.

Organizations were selected by identifying specific populations to assist and tapping into existing partnerships with Metropolitan State University of Denver, said Gordon Loui, director of strategic partnerships and community engagement.

“In addition to looking at passion and impact areas, we also selected locations that affect our local neighborhoods, like Extreme Community Makeover for clean-up of the La Alma/Lincoln Park community or Park People, who will plant trees in the area,” he said.  

MSU Denver faculty and staff are able to use four hours of release time to participate and are encouraged to volunteer as a team-building exercise. Participants will receive snacks and T-shirts and can pick from a variety of morning and afternoon shifts.

How It Works – Five Easy Steps

Step 1: Visit the event site 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 time sheet will use leave code “V” for volunteer. Contact Villaseñor or Benefits Manager Amanda Berry with any questions. 

Step 3: Follow the instructions to pick up 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 info forthcoming).

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