RGBD 2019

 

Roadrunners Give Back Day 2019 - MSU Denver students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteer together

Join us for MSU Denver’s
annual Roadrunners Give Back Day
on April 11, 2019.

 

It’s an institution-wide 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.

Roadrunners Give Back Day

Our projects give MSU Denver employees the opportunity to serve together on a variety of needs, including hunger, early childhood education, school and neighborhood refurbishment, supporting veterans and more.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni can find new experiential learning opportunities, expand your community network and connect with each other, all to create a positive impact in our community.

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 below.

If you can’t participate in one of this year’s Roadrunners Give Back Day projects, here’s one way you can support the MSU Denver community:  donate non-perishable items (peanut butter, pasta, tuna, rice, snack / protein bars among others) and female hygiene products to the Roadrunner Food Pantry by dropping them off in the Dean of Students office, Tivoli 311, during business hours on April 11.  You can also donate online: https://advance.msudenver.edu/foodpantry


How to get involved – Five Easy Steps

Step 1:

SEE BELOW for the 2019 Roadrunners Give Back Day projects and register. 

Step 2:

For faculty and staff using release time, complete the leave request form, obtain supervisor approval and email forms to Forms can be sent to Kristen Wall, HR Associate – Benefits, kwall7@msudenver.edu. When completing a monthly timesheet, employees will use leave code “V” for volunteer. 

Step 3:

Volunteer T-shirts will be available for pickup on Monday, April 8, Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 in JSSB, Suite 430, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Roadrunners Give Back Day 2019 will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with President Janine Davidson in the Jordan Student Success Building.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Let us know about your volunteer experience by filling out a survey (available after April 11, 2019). 

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Thursday April 11
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Center for Visual Arts (CVA location)

Up to 15 volunteers will landscape and clean up CVA. Morning shift, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: •Clean parklet bench; Reseal cement side panels on parklet bench. •Weed and re-landscape flower beds. •Weed parking lot perimeter. •Pick up trash from alley behind building and parking lot fence. •Clean trash and debris from around parklet perimeter.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Denver Botanical Gardens, Chatfield Farm (on site at Chatfield Farm)

General garden maintenance - 20 volunteers will work with Horticulture Team. Morning shift, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Variety of farm projects - 10 volunteers will work with Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) Team. Morning shift, 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Denver Health: Newborns in need (at the Denver Health facility)

Provides new baby items for expecting families who are struggling to make ends meet by filling “Warm Welcome” bags that are given to new moms and dads who really need and appreciate this extra help. Shifts of 10 volunteers per session - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. Volunteers with children over 6 years old are welcome.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Denver Health: Newborns in need (at the Denver Health facility)

Provides new baby items for expecting families who are struggling to make ends meet by filling “Warm Welcome” bags that are given to new moms and dads who really need and appreciate this extra help. Shifts of 10 volunteers per session - 1-3 p.m. Volunteers with children over 6 years old are welcome.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Denver Public Library (on site at Denver Central Library) 

Sorting and scanning books in preparation for the Library Foundation's summer used book sale; place stickers in books and count/organize prize books for Summer of Adventure program. Afternoon shifts – 1-4 p.m. for up to 15 volunteers, and children over 12 years old are welcome. Please note: books may be dusty, aprons are provided, but be aware if allergies are a concern. Volunteers should wear sturdy, comfortable shoes suitable for standing and walking on concrete floors.
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Thursday April 11
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Denver Public Schools Escalante-Biggs Academy ECE-K (3-5 years old), a very special school unlike any other. World-class facility has been designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten students and volunteers will read books and do crafts for English and Spanish-speaking children. Four volunteers for a morning class from 9:30-11:30; Afternoon classes from 1:30-3:30, up to 25 volunteers.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Denver Public Schools Escalante-Biggs Academy ECE-K (3-5 years old), a very special school unlike any other. World-class facility has been designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten students and volunteers will read books and do crafts for English and Spanish-speaking children. Four volunteers for a morning class from 9:30-11:30; Afternoon classes from 1:30-3:30, up to 25 volunteers.
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Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Florence Crittenton Services (on site at their facility)

Basic Needs Store (indoor) – morning shift, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 15 volunteers (families and children welcome) will help sort and stock donations. General campus clean up (indoor/outdoor) – morning shift, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 10 volunteers. Admin/Office-based (indoor) includes assisting with event prep/details – morning and afternoon shifts, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., five volunteers per shift.
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Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Florence Crittenton Services (on site at their facility)

Admin/Office-based (indoor) includes assisting with event prep/details – morning and afternoon shifts, 1-4 p.m., five volunteers per shift.
Sold Out
This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Food Bank of the Rockies (at their facility)

Up to 40 volunteers will pack food boxes, including reclamation of food donated by individuals and food retailers. Morning shift - 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
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Thursday April 11
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Girls, Inc. (on site at their facility)

General campus clean up (indoor/outdoor). Morning shift, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 15 volunteers.
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Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Greenway Foundation (on site at Confluence Park)

Up to 30 volunteers will help in the South Platte River clean-up. Morning shift, 9-11 a.m. Dress for the weather (hat, jacket, sunscreen, etc.) and wear closed toed shoes. If volunteers are feeling adventurous, they can bring waterproof shoes to get close/into the water. We will also have gloves available to borrow, but volunteer can bring their own gloves as well. Gloves should have leather or latex palms. There also isn't a place to store valuables as we will be moving around, so back packs and purses will need to be carried if they are brought.
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Thursday April 11
Park People Tree Champion Program (on site at park)

Up to 25 volunteers will plant trees at a specific park location
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Servicios De La Raza (on site at their facility)

Off campus/onsite: morning and afternoon shifts – 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 12 volunteers per shift, (families and children are welcome) clean up parking area, plant herbs and flowers, paint flower containers, water plants, help clean out our “Boutique Trailer,” separate food in the pantry.
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Servicios De La Raza (on site at their facility)

Off campus/onsite: morning and afternoon shifts – 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 12 volunteers per shift, (families and children are welcome) clean up parking area, plant herbs and flowers, paint flower containers, water plants, help clean out our “Boutique Trailer,” separate food in the pantry.
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Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Volunteers of America (on site at their Head Start Early Childhood Education Center)

VOA’s Head Start Program preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old and their families. Up to 15 volunteers will mentor a class 9–11:30 a.m. Read books, sing songs, do a craft with the kids (ideal for Early Childhood Education faculty and classes)
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This event is currently sold out.
Thursday April 11
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Volunteers of America (on campus at the Hospitality Learning Center)

On campus at the Hospitality Learning Center: up to 50 volunteers will make 350-400 sack lunches.
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This event is currently sold out.
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Event registration summary
2019 - RGBD - DPS Escalante-Bigg Academy ECE-K PM:
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2019 - RGBD - Florence Crittenton Services:
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2019 - RGBD - Food Bank of the Rockies:
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2019 - RGBD - Girls Inc.:
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2019 - RGBD - Greenway Foundation:
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2019 - RGBD - Servicios de la Raza PM:
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Total:
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Location

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Student Success Building
890 Auraria Pkwy #410
Denver, CO 80204

General Information

303-615-0065 (phone)
720-778-5846 (fax)

University Advancement

Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
Campus Box 14, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
ua@msudenver.edu

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