Student Group Resources

The CCE offers resources and support to student groups in various ways. These may include:

  • A customized presentation or workshop for your organization: CCE staff can provide social issue context before a service project and/or faciltiate reflection activities after a service project as well as helping to connect you to local content experts to serve as guest speakers. To request a presentation or workshop, contact Adrienne Piazza.
  • Help developing a service component for your organization: CCE staff members can facilitate partnership between your organization and a community organization for one-time, short-term, or on-going service that supports your organizational mission and meets a community identified need. To request a support in developing a service component for your organization, contact Adrienne Piazza.
  • Leadership development skills workshops: To request a workshop, contact Adrienne Piazza.
  • Opportunities to reflect and learn more: The CCE hosts annual events that provide a forum for campus wide conversations about social issues. Learn more here.
  • Education and awareness fund grants: These grants are available to any student group that wishes to educate members of the campus community about a social or civic issue. Click here to apply.
  • Meeting space: Reserve the CCE Think Tank or space at UR Downtown for your group meetings and events.

One-Time Service Opportunities

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement can assist individual students and groups of students who wish to connect with one-time service opportunities in the Richmond region. One-time service opportunities allow students to discover their interests and skills while exploring multiple organizations and issue areas. One-time service is also a way to get to know the surrounding area while being an active and engaged citizen. For groups, one-time service can be a valuable form of community-building. Below are a few city-wide annual service opportunities, but to arrange a more personalized opportunity that fits your student group's interests, contact Adrienne Piazza.

  • HandsOn Greater Richmond Day - Usually a Saturday in October, this annual day of service offers the chance to get involved with a variety of projects throughout the city. Visit HandsOn's website for more information.
  • Richmond Folk Festival - Usually a Friday-Sunday in October, this free music festival draws hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the sounds of bluegrass, world music, reggae, blues, gospel, and more. Volunteers are the backbone of this outdoor event held along Richmond's riverfront. Learn more and sign up to volunteer online.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service - This national day of service commemmorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participate in the University of Richmond's festivities or sign up for a volunteer project through HandsOn Greater Richmond. Third Monday in January.
  • Project Homeless Connect: This event brings together service-providers to help homeless individuals connect with all the service-providers they need in one day. Volunteers are needed to assist clients in navigating the services available. Sign up online.