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5 1/2 Ways to Make a Difference in the New Year

We’re all looking to 2021 as a way to start fresh. We want to start the new year with a new outlook and a desire to make things better. And, as the saying goes, “It only takes one person to make a big change.” So, here are some ways that you can lend a helping hand and make a difference in the new year.

1) Try out some Bronco community volunteer opportunities

If you’re looking for ideas about organizations or causes to get involved with, there is a whole page for that! Check out this list of volunteer stuff at Bronco Impacts you can get involved with. It includes specific events as well as groups that need your help.

2) Participate in Service Saturdays

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center has organized an ongoing event on Saturdays which helps out local groups. There are no specific dates listed for 2021 just yet, but keep an eye out for ways you can get involved with Service Saturdays here.

3) Donate to the food pantry

The food pantry on campus is always taking food that you’re willing to donate. There’s a list of items (like canned food, spices, nuts, oil, and all sorts of items—even personal care items!) on the food pantry page that can help you get started. It’ll show you what they need, and where and when you can donate it.

4) Plan to take an Alternative Spring Break

Use your spring break to make a difference in your community, gain experience, and connect with other Broncos. This year, the program will focus on local service projects and YOU get to help build them. Tell @getinvolved what issues and topics matter to you, and they will develop meaningful local projects. Learn more and apply at the Alternative Spring Break page before the  January 10 deadline!

5) Get Involved in clubs

Show your interest in getting involved with student organizations and campus clubs like the Sustainability Club, the Trash Club, Broncos Grow, and more. Check out this form to learn more info and sign up and check out the entire listing of student organizations too.

5 ½) Feel good about actually doing something

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