Photos: Volunteers give back through CSUnity

Photos by Joe A. Mendoza/CSU Photography

One of Colorado State University’s oldest service traditions was back in person for its 25th year. On April 23, the CSU community took part in “CSUnity: A National Volunteer Month CAMmunity Tradition,” a large-scale, one-day service event supporting the local community.

According to organizers, this year’s iteration went back to its roots of cultivating intergenerational and community connections. Projects included yard work, environmental work, and town-and-gown relationship building in which CSU Rams and local nonprofit organizations assist older neighbors and neighbors with disabilities. Volunteers also helped organizations such as the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Trolley Depot.

CSUnity 2022 numbers

  • 52 volunteer teams.
  • 104 team leaders.
  • 4,000 community service hours.
  • 1,250 CSU Rams volunteering
  • 155 local neighbors are hosting yard clean-up service projects at their homes, hosting 950 volunteers.
  • 9 community agencies/local nonprofits participating, hosting a total of 21 service projects and 300 volunteers.
  • 25th year of CSUnity.

“The culmination of the last four months of planning led us to a delightful day of CSUnity, despite some windy conditions,” said Sarah Stephens, senior program coordinator of community and staff engagement at Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement. “From engaging conversations had, photos posted, and memories shared, this year’s one-day service day met its goals to bring together the CSU community with our local neighbors and non-profits in happy, impactful, and genuine ways, again. A big thank you to all CSUnity team leaders, volunteers, neighbors, and community agencies who participated. The SLiCE office is grateful for you all. Join us next year for CSUnity on Saturday, April 22, to celebrate National Volunteer Month, again, via this CAMmunity tradition.”