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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.

On-campus Volunteer Opportunities

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

Share Fair Nation

Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Share Fair is a free event for educators, students, families and the community to come together with innovators in STEM education to experience fun, hands-on, minds-on teaching and learning methods. Share Fair Nation is put on by the Morgridge Family Foundation and hosted by DU. Volunteers are needed to help at the event and make a difference in transforming teaching and learning for all ages. All volunteers will receive training, a Share Fair T-shirt and refreshments at the event. For more information please visit and to register, click here. Questions? Please email

Graduate School Fair

Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-7:30 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons

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The Graduate School Fair is an open house gathering with breakout sessions to provide detailed answers to commonly asked questions and give in-depth information about specific graduate programs at DU. Volunteers are needed to help introduce prospective graduate students to our campus and community. Please email Danny Sorenson at to sign up.

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