About the Boulder Municipal Court Program
The Boulder Municipal Court Program (BMC) at CU Boulder is a collaborative program of the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) and the Boulder Municipal Court. Our program provides students who have been sanctioned through the Boulder Municipal Court with the support and information they need to be successful and self-directed through the process of completing mandated community service hours. Students are required to complete an hour-long volunteer orientation facilitated through the Volunteer Resource Center and must have their hours approved before submitting proof of completion to the court.
About the orientation:
The Boulder Municipal Court orientation is a requirement of the program and it is the first step to starting the process of completing court-mandated community service. Each orientation is facilitated by Volunteer Resource Center staff and counts as one hour of community service. The orientation introduces students to service philosophy and information about where they can volunteer, how to connect with organizations to get started, and how to successfully submit proof of completion. Our goal is to empower students with the skills and knowledge they need to engage in direct service while they learn, make new connections, and make a positive impact in their community. Orientations are offered virtually via Zoom once per week. In the summer, orientations are by request, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an orientation time.
What to expect from the hour-long orientation:
- An overview of programs and services offered by the Volunteer Resource Center.
- How to be an effective volunteer and engage in meaningful community service.
- How to connect with volunteer opportunities on and off campus.
- Tools and support for time management and personal planning.
- Instructions for how to document and submit proof of completion.
- Additional support resources and referrals.
During the Community Service Orientation, participants will need to have their camera on (if they have the technology to do so) and plan to be engaged with the facilitator and other attendees for the entire time.
Attendees will be charged $25 through the Bursar’s Office for the facilitation of their Community Service Orientation.