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The CSU Alumni Association provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for alumni to support and stay connected to the University.

Explore the categorized involvement opportunities below and then click on the VOLUNTEER button to complete your Volunteer Interest Form, letting us know which areas you’re most interested in and where you’re located. We’ll get back to you with meaningful volunteer experiences tailored to your interest area!

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Fort Collins Volunteer Opportunities

Paint the “A”
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 (please note, Paint the “A” was rescheduled from Saturday, August 26 due to weather.)

It takes a lot to get the “A” ready for the year, and being a part of the annual Painting of the “A” tradition is well worth it! Join CSU students and alumni members for a day of service and get an “I Painted the A” t-shirt!

Members, Alumni, and Community Volunteers – PLEASE REGISTER FOR A SHIFT HERE

Football Game Day Volunteers
Work with CSU Alumni Association staff during a minimum of two home games with a variety of opportunities! Help with greeting, way-finding, general Q&A, bar back assistance, and more! Shifts will begin 4.5 hours prior to kickoff and will end around 45 minutes after kickoff. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact kaley.platek@colostate.edu to learn more!

Rams Against Hunger Mobile Pantry
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3:15 – 6 P.M.

Join Rams Against Hunger and volunteer for the Mobile Pantry on the CSU campus! The Mobile Pantry will run from 4 – 6 P.M., but volunteers are asked to arrive at 3:15pm for a brief orientation and set-up. If you would like to volunteer, please email Kathryn.Conrad@colostate.edu to sign up for this opportunity!

2023 Nutrien Ag Day BBQ
Friday, Sept. 29 – set-up
Saturday, Sept. 30 – Ag Day BBQ

Volunteer on Ag Day at CSU to help with the Nutrien BBQ! Set-up shifts will occur on Friday, and BBQ shifts will occur on Saturday.

Click HERE to learn more and to register to volunteer on Friday
Click HERE to learn more and to register to volunteer on Saturday

Light the A Preparation
Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, 9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Friday Night Lights is a tradition during Homecoming & Family Weekend, and we are looking for volunteers to help with transporting lighting materials up to and down from the “A.” Volunteers will be hiking on uneven terrain.

Click HERE to learn more and to sign up for a shift!

Festival on the Oval
Friday, Oct. 13, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. or 6 – 9 P.M.

Volunteer to set-up or clean-up the CSU oval for the Homecoming & Family Weekend tradition, Festival on the Oval!

Click HERE to learn more and to sign up for a shift!

Temple Grandin Equine Center
The Temple Grandin Equine Center in Fort Collins is expanding services and looking for some new volunteers to help host adaptive riding sessions. If you are interested in volunteering, contact tgec.lisa@gmail.com or (425) 628-4513.

VAT – Victim Assistance Team 
The Victim Assistance Team (VAT) is a 24/7/365 hotline serving survivors of sexual assault/harassment, relationship violence, stalking, and adult survivors or childhood sexual abuse. Volunteer advocates go through a 45-hour training, then sign up for evening and weekend shifts answering hotline calls. Being a part of VAT is a great way for alumni to stay connected and give back to the CSU community!

Click here for more information and to apply for our fall training!

Denver Volunteer Opportunities

Temple Grandin Equine Center
The Temple Grandin Equine Center (TGEC) located at the National Western Complex offers Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in Denver. The TGEC Denver facility at the National Western Complex is a satellite facility of Colorado State University’s main EAS programming at CSU Foothills Campus in Fort Collins. The TGEC Denver facility is  located in the CSU Animal Health Complex at CSU Spur campus.

Click here for volunteer info.

CSU Spur Campus
CSU Spur is a new year-round Denver educational destination open to the public for learning and exploration. At CSU Spur, every day brings new experiences that will inspire learners of all ages to the global issues of food, water, and health – and connect youth to career options in these important areas. At CSU Spur, visitors of all ages can learn, see, and do … and volunteers are a key part of bringing Spur to life!

Click here for volunteer info.

Explore More Involvement Opportunities

Ram Networks

A great way to connect with fellow alumni across the country is through continued involvement with your local Ram Network alumni chapter!

Examples of Opportunities:

Ram Network Leadership & Planning committee
Serve on your local Ram Networks leadership and planning committee and help create meaningful ways for alumni to engage in your area!

Hosting Ram Network Game Watch Parties
Get together with Ram Fans in your area to cheer on CSU sports!

Organizing Ram Network Rams Give Back Service Projects
Participate in the planning and implementation of CSU’s day of service, and other service projects throughout the year.

Social Media Ambassador
Promote alumni events, share CSU news, and spread the word about alumni accomplishments on the local Ram Network Facebook page!

General Event Volunteer
Help out with various aspects of events hosted by the Ram Networks. For example, planning/logistics, registration and check in, and clean up.

Campus Connection

A great way to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and the CSU campus is through involvement with Campus Connection volunteer opportunities. These opportunities have a direct link with campus, are typically located on campus, and provide volunteers with an opportunity to participate in student-centric programming like Rams Leading Rams or greeting students and their families at Ram Welcome Picnic.

Examples of Opportunities:

Various Student Engagement Opportunities
These programs provide students with the opportunity to establish meaningful connections with alumni by which students and alumni can come together with a variety of backgrounds and professional work (example: Senior Etiquette Dinner).

Ram Welcome Events
Join fellow alumni and Rams fans passing out stickers, buttons and other giveaway items to incoming freshman, transfer students, and their families.

Painting the A
Help out checking in students and staffing a registration booth for the annual Paint the A tradition.

CAM’s Birthday
Help out during CAM’s annual birthday party in Fort Collins or Denver! Volunteers will help staff various family-oriented activities.

Football/Basketball 101
The Football/Basketball 101 programs are designed to help CSU’s international students learn about and connect with the traditions associated with Football and Basketball at CSU. Volunteers will staff registration tables, help students learn about CSU athletics traditions, and join students during a game!

National Western Stock Show
Join fellow alumni and Rams fans passing out stickers, buttons and other giveaway items on CSU Day at National Western Stock Show.

Scholarship Review
Alumni volunteers will have an opportunity to help review scholarship applications for the Jim and Nadine Henry Scholarship, the Denver Metro Scholarship, and the Legacy Scholarship.

United in STEMM
United in STEMM (US) is an initiative to institutionalize support, learn of students’ needs, and aid in the increase of graduation and persistence rates for the over 2,000 undergraduate students of color, regardless of their gender expression or sexual orientation, in STEMM disciplines currently enrolled at CSU.

Alumni Ambassador Program

The Alumni Ambassador Program provides meaningful engagement opportunities whereby alumni can give back by volunteering their time to support the CSU Admissions Office recruitment efforts.

Examples of Opportunities:

College Fair Support
Join an Admissions Counselor at a college fair near you to help recruit new Rams to CSU! Availability will be dependent upon the Admissions Office recruitment plans.

RAMS Events
Joins the Admissions team at admitted student events around the country. Volunteer your time to help with event logistics or serve on a speaking panel!

Explore CSU Day
Help recruit new Rams during Admissions’ largest visit day of the year. This on-campus opportunity has many different options for volunteer work!

Help Students In Need

One in four students at CSU is considered low-income. These students are often just one unexpected expense away from dropping out. From a medical emergency to a vehicle repair to unplanned child care expenses, the ability for the University to support students can mean the difference between them graduating or dropping out to make ends meet. Your gift to the Ram Aid fund helps to ensure those most vulnerable can receive immediate support at a time when they are least able to pay.

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