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1864 Service Challenge

In-Service Program and On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities


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The 1864 Service Challenge is an important expression of our University's commitment to the public good. As DU community members, we are challenging each other to achieve a combined 186,400 hours of community service by the end of 2014.

Visit to learn more and log your hours (you may log any service hours dating back to Jan. 1, 2014).

Sesquicentennial In-Service Program

Program Objective:

The objective of the Sesquicentennial In-Service Program is to reinforce the University's support for the sesquicentennial year and our vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.

Program Guidelines:

Appointed and Non-Appointed employees are allowed to utilize one day, with pay, to volunteer on a community or university service project. In-Service time off (ISTO) hours will not be reflected in your available vacation or sick time allotments. The ISTO days taken must be discussed and approved by your supervisor prior to taking the ISTO day.

Please direct any questions about the In-Service Program to Human Resources at 303-871-7420.

campus Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Submit your on-campus volunteer opportunities to to be included in this list and future issues of DU Digest.

Mt. Trashmore

Wednesday, Oct. 15, one-hour shifts from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – JMAC Hourly parking lot, corner of High Street and Iliff Avenue

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Join the Center for Sustainability for a one-day eye-opening waste audit of all the waste from campus. Help weigh and sort trash, and see how we can increase our diversion rates from the landfill to recycling and compost.  Bring your unit, class, club, or house for some trashy fun! 

WAND and Women’s Coalition need items for The Gathering Place

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On Thursday, Oct. 16, members of WAND and the Women’s Coalition will be serving breakfast to guests of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. All the volunteer spots are filled, but food donations are needed. Please sign up for a donation.

University Libraries Book Stack

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The University Libraries sponsor a used book store which is run by volunteers from the University Library Association. The Book Stack is located in Mary Reed, south end, first floor, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We would be happy to have faculty, staff or students volunteer to work in the Book Stack during operating hours. Also, we accept donations of used books. All proceeds benefit DU libraries. For more information, please contact