Volunteers needed for Community Welcome on Aug. 22

Every year, just prior to the fall semester, the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University collaborate to foster positive community relations between new students and long-term residents of Fort Collins.

Community Welcome volunteersVolunteers visit more than 2,000 of the residences that surround the CSU campus and chat with neighbors about various topics. Often, this event serves to raise the community’s awareness of new and existing ordinances in Fort Collins.

More than 200 volunteers are needed for this year’s 18th annual Community Welcome event on Aug. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The event is meant to help students and long-term residents of Fort Collins connect and find a sense of community early in the fall semester. The volunteers will encourage neighbors to introduce themselves and exchange contact information. Volunteers in the past have ranged from CSU Athletic Director Joe Parker to the Larimer Humane Society Animal Control Service.

Core supporters involved in the effort across the campus and city include members of law enforcement. Police officers from the City of Fort Collins and CSU join forces to foster positive connections with students and residents of the city. This event encourages positive interactions with campus and city police officers.

“This event highlights how much the University and the City of Fort Collins truly care about the surrounding community,” said Jeannie Ortega, director of Off-Campus Life.

This event would not be possible without the individuals who volunteer and help introduce Fort Collins as a welcoming community. “Rams support Rams and the entire community,” Ortega said.

To volunteer and RSVP for the event, visit ocl.colostate.edu/community-welcome.