One-Time Projects and Initiatives

One-Time Projects and Initiatives


One-time Projects and Initiatives provide UConn students with the perfect opportunity to get exposure to major change-makers in our local communities through supporting the missions of these impactful organizations. Student participants should expect virtual or in-person service opportunities, found on our UConntact page, until we receive further notice regarding off- campus service guidelines for the Fall of 2021. 

Email uconn.co.projects@gmail.com with any questions regarding One-Time Projects and Initiatives.

 

Dialogue Initiatives


We invite you to come share your perspective and learn about hot topics of today! Dialogues Initiatives provides exposure to the experiences and perspectives of people on both sides of an issue through careful education and interactive deliberation. Each of our dialogues will attempt to educate on  topical issue that affect our society. In the past we have tackled issues diverse as consent laws, child poverty, transgender identities, sexual assault on campus, homelessness, and psychological health. For more information regarding upcoming topics of discussion or how to get involved within this organization, please visit here.

Campus Wide Service Initiatives


Campus Wide Service Initiatives are large-scale events hosted in partnership with community partners, commonly known as Day of Caring, MLK Day of Service, and Give and Go. These events allow for large numbers of participants and may contain a variety of different volunteers tasks.  It aims to reach as many UConn students and faculty as possible while serving the community in effective ways, such as youth literacy development or political activism and awareness! During the 2020-21 Academic year while navigating COVID-19 guidelines, we were able to host a campus-wide food drive and the first-ever virtual MLK Day of Service. Events for Fall semester will include Day of Caring and a fall food drive. The spring semester will start with MLK Day of Service with more events to be posted. Feel free to reach out to uconn.co.initiatives@gmail.com with any questions or requests to help out! 

Sign up for Day of Caring on October 2nd here

 

Community Service Days


Community Service Days (CSDs) are one-time volunteer opportunities that are coordinated in partnership with many surrounding community organizations. Typically, CSD events occur on weekends throughout the semester, all transportation provided. Event pick-ups and drop-offs occur outside of People’s United Bank on the side of the UConn Bookstore. Due to COVID-19 guidelines we will be offering virtual or in person service opportunities until we receive further notice regarding off campus service. Virtual service opportunities include letter writing, map reviews, and virtually assisting people with low vision. You can learn more about our service opportunities and sign up on our UConntact page.

If you are looking to become more involved with CSD, consider applying to be a Team Leader using this form! Please email uconn.co.csd@gmail.com for more information or any questions! 

If you require an accommodation to participate in any Community Outreach event, please contact Emily Burnett at emb14014work@uconn.edu at least five days prior to the event.