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Volunteer Clearinghouse Records

Identifier: COU:40


The Volunteer Clearing House Records contains materials from an organization created by students at the University of Colorado Boulder. The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, conference materials and publications.


  • 1965-1972

Biographical / Historical

In 1965, a handful of University of Colorado Boulder students saw a need for volunteers in the community and thus founded the Volunteer Clearinghouse. The organization was one of the first of its kind in the nation. Since then, the Volunteer Clearinghouse grew, working to fill an ever expanding range of needs and striving to serve more and more segments of the community. In 2008 the Volunteer Clearinghouse changed its name to the Volunteer Resource Center. Today, the VRC continues to connect students with volunteer programs that best fit their individual interests and needs. In 2017, University of Colorado Boulder Student Government approved two new professional staff positions that will allow the VRC to grow and expand services to more students, staff, and faculty on campus, as well as manage our connections to community partners in a more sustainable way.


7.5 linear feet

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States