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Although many Colorado natives would prefer we kept it a secret, our state is home to beautiful landscapes, more than 300 days of sunshine, world-class skiing, and abundant outdoor activities. There is no other state that has both the highest sand dunes in North America and 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet.

Boulder is a picturesque college town famous for its pedestrian-friendly streets, its environmentally minded people, its nationally acclaimed restaurants, and its relaxed attitude. Because of these attributes, the city attracts a significant number of scientists and innovators.

Boulder and nearby Denver are large enough to attract big-ticket events and festivals--and small enough that you can get a ticket to see one. Sports fans have numerous options from professional teams to recreational leagues of all kinds.

Being in Boulder immerses you in a fusion of world-class intellect with a community that values and enjoys the environment. We invite you to join us in this unique place and see what it has to offer you.


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About Boulder

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boulder offers 45,000 acres of open space and 300 miles of trails. Boulder has about 100,000 residents and prides itself as a health-conscious and environmentally friendly community. Residents enjoy 300 days of sunshine, a nationally recognized high quality of life, and strong education system.

The community of Boulder has a wide range of offerings, from arts and culture to outdoor adventures and culinary delights. It offers exciting nightlife, interesting annual events and celebrations, and a diverse population.

Visit these links to find out more about Boulder.


About Denver

Just 45 minutes from Boulder, Denver is the closest metropolitan city and boasts a beautiful mixture of historic and modern buildings, old-west charm and chic urban attractions. With a thriving arts and cultural world, excellent restaurants, shopping, thriving nightlife, and much more, Denver is a fun and exciting place to visit.

Visit the links below for more information.

Get to Denver--and other cities in the Denver metro area-- by using your RTD College Pass or by taking a drive on the Boulder Turnpike.


Volunteering Opportunities

Numerous volunteering opportunities are available on campus and in communities all over the world. Read on to find out about university resources and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities locally, nationwide, and globally.

  • Volunteer Resource Center The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is CU-Boulder’s volunteer placement service. VRC links students, staff, and faculty to community programs for both short- and long-term volunteer service that match a variety of interests, including education, law, health, environment, animals, disabilities, seniors, women, justice, arts, language, culture, and more. VRC hosts volunteer fairs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, short-term service projects, Alternative Breaks volunteer trips during university breaks, campuswide food and shelter supply drives, and CU’s annual day of service, Better Boulder Better World.
  • Volunteer Connection As a community-based clearing house for nonprofit organizations, the Volunteer Connection offers more than 1,000 volunteer opportunities in the Boulder area. Visit the website to schedule a meeting with referral counselors who will help you search the extensive volunteer database.
  • VolunteerMatch In partnership with thousands of local nonprofit organizations, VolunteerMatch has built the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date online database of volunteer opportunities. You can search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, category and date, and you can inquire via e-mail about specific programs that fit your interests and schedule.
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