As an advocate for social justice and equality for all, volunteering in support of a good cause is something that I think everyone should devote at least some of their spare time to.
One of our upcoming groups we have here on campus is DUSC (aka DU Service & Change).
DU Service & Change is in charge of helping to facilitate many programs and organizations on and off-campus such as PB&J Club who donate brown bag lunches to El Centro (a homeless shelter downtown) and South High School (a local, and very diverse high school that takes in refugees and immigrants from over 100 countries). On Halloween night, I, along with a couple of friends participated in an event for the PB&J Club, where we went trick-or-treating in local neighborhoods, asking for canned goods donations to be given to Metro CareRing. These canned goods would go towards ensuring that local, impoverished families would have food for the holidays. We ended up receiving almost three full garbage bags of canned goods from beans to tuna to tomato sauce, ensuring that not only would citizens be receiving food, but nutritious food that would sustain a healthy diet.
DUSC also organizes a program called The Bridge Project where DU students go to at-risk, public housing areas and volunteer with academic help such as tutoring and mentoring students. The Bridge Project's mission statement entails that students will be able to graduate high school, giving them opportunity to follow their dreams, in hopes of going to college, holding a steady job, and having a stable life as they grow older. The Bridge Project holds many different programs, giving mentors and mentees alike the opportunity to learn and interact with many different people about many different matters. Sometimes, volunteers will help with schoolwork, and other times, volunteers will paint beautiful murals and get to know the kids.