The University of Colorado Denver’s Experiential Learning Center views community partners as indispensable collaborators in the learning process. Every service-learning course and volunteer activity depends on the quality of the service experience. Community partners are critical in helping to frame and guide that experience, adding real-world expertise and exposure to the theories about which students are learning. UC Denver extends our sincerest gratitude for helping us provide the best educational experience possible.
UC Denver students engage with non-profit, governmental and public service organizations in the following ways:
- Service-learning courses
Students apply classroom learning in a non-profit community setting to meet community needs and to gain a deeper understanding of course content. Students’ community involvement varies from a one-time service project to devoting a few hour per week throughout the semester.
Students engage in activities where the primary emphasis is on the service being provided. Volunteer activities vary in length as determined by the volunteer and the agency.
Students participate in semester-long work experiences directly related to the student’s academic major. The primary focus is on job training and career development. Internships typically last one semester for a minimum of 10 weeks and 135 hours at the internship site. Learn more about hosting an intern.
The following pages provide information about our service-learning and volunteer programs and how to get involved.
The Experiential Learning Center offers a wide variety of services to non-profit and government agencies in search of UC Denver volunteers.
Become a service-learning partner. Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service, and critical reflective thinking to enhance student learning and social responsibility.
Community Partners can register and post their service opportunities.
List of forms and resources for community partners.