Sustainability incorporates the ecological, economic, and social equity perspectives of every aspect of our lives: where we go to school, where we work, and where we live. Successful sustainable development requires all of us to be involved. One way to get involved is to volunteer for one of the many non-profit organizations in our community that promote sustainability.
If you are a UCCS student, VINCE (Volunteer Information Network and Community Exchange) provides a one-stop service to match your skills with a community organization seeking volunteers. You must first register to use the system.
Organizations seeking UCCS student volunteers must also register with VINCE.
Volunteer Match strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.
Citizens Project began in Colorado Springs in 1992 to champion the traditional American values of diversity, equality, and religious freedom.Their web site is a excellent resource for learning about and getting involved with Citizens Project's events, programs, and publications.
The Catamount Institute has many exciting and dynamic opportunities for you to volunteer your time on a part-time flexible basis and/or in a more structured internship program. It is our goal to inspire volunteers and interns to utilize their passions and interests while making a difference working with our non-profit organization. Gain experience working for a non-profit designing, marketing, assisting or developing a variety of programs.
The Kami Project: There are over 2 billion children in the world, of these children, 1 billion live in poverty. Children bear the biggest burden of poverty: Every year, 1.4 million children die from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. By next year, over 20 million children will have been orphaned by AIDS. Over 100 million school aged children go uneducated every year, which creates a cycle of poverty for future generations. A worldwide epidemic of poverty is spreading around the world, but there is hope. We have the power to make a direct difference and provide opportunities to children.