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Heads up!

For UVM students who identify as white:

Are you struggling to make sense of your place in conversations about race? Eager to make a difference but unsure how? Looking for community and support for making a difference? This retreat is for you!

For the second year, UVM is offering interested students a chance to gather, talk about their white identity and learn from one another in a two-day, two-night off-campus retreat. Join us for a weekend of meaningful conversation, good food and building relationships.

To access the application and learn more about the opportunity, click here!


WORKSHOP: “Take Perspective…Someone Else’s”

Interactive and discussion-based, this workshop will give you valuable skills you can use on your next service project. You will learn how to better understand the perspective of those affected by social problems that you are trying to help. These reflection skills will help you participate in service work that is high-impact and culturally competent.

Friday April 24 at 3 pm in the Career and Experience Hub, 1st floor Davis Center

Click here:


Volunteer This Weekend!


What: LCE will be helping with Dismas House’s ( resource center for former prisoners transitioning back into the Burlington community) annual Perennial Plant Sale.

Who: You! Only 5 spots left, so sign up now!

When/Where: Saturday April 25th from 9 am - 4 pm/Right here in Burlington!

For full details and sign up click here:


Volunteer Opportunity

Holocaust Remembrance Week is happening now (April 13-17). UVM Hillel​ has programs planned throughout the week they’re encouraging member’s of the community to attend. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Alana Carey, the Hillel Social Justice Intern at 407-547-9580/


Catamounts Care Day - 4/25/15

Looking for a volunteer opportunity right here in Burlington? Join the LCE team on Saturday April 25th from 9 am - 4 pm as we help out Dismas House, a resource center for former prisoners transitioning back into the Burlington community.

We will be helping with Dismas House’s annual Perennial Plant Sale. There are only 15 spots available, so please sign up!

For full details and SIGN UP click here:


VT NEDA Walk - April 11, 2015

Participate in the second Burlington, VT NEDA Walk!  NEDA stands for National Eating Disorder Association. 95% of people who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12-25, and it is especially common on college campuses. Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental illnesses, including depression. There will be zumba, mindfulness activities, speakers, a raffle, and of course the walk itself.  

It is Saturday, April 11th and it is starting at the Royal Tyler Theater. Registration is at 9:30 AM and the walk starts at 10 AM. We also need some volunteers! Check out the descriptions below and click on the links for more info.

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Event registration page: 


UVM SERVES Week of March 23, 2015

Check out this Link

Check out this brand new edition of UVM SERVES - an e-newsletter with tons of ways to get involved at UVM and in the Burlington, VT area. 


Catamounts Care Day

Looking to volunteer in the Burlington area? On March 21, 2015 at 10 am the Leadership and Civic Engagement team will be leading a one-time service day at ANEW Place, a homelessness resource center right here in Burlington, VT. Check out ANEW Place’s website here

If interested, please sign up here:

If you have any questions, please email Graham Davis at


UVM SERVES Week of Feb. 23 2015

Check out this Link

Check out our brand new edition of UVM SERVES for great ways to get involved at the University Vermont and in the Burlington area. 


UVM Spin-a-Thon

2nd Annual Spin-a-Thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
In partnership with the UVM Campus Recreation - We will be holding our second annual spin-a-thon at Gutterson Fieldhouse, Room 217 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The event will be held on February 21, 2015 and will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   There will be six (6) one hour sessions and 28 bikes available per session.  There is a $25 non-refundable deposit (per session) to register and reserve your space for this amazing event. For more information you can contact Debra Fraser at 802-881-7725 or at or  
You can also visit the Campus Rec website  
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by attending this event. If you are unable to attend this event, ALL DONATIONS ARE GLADLY WELCOME AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  THANK YOU!