News, Events and Opportunities

Now taking applications for the Spring Alternative Break trip to Moab, Utah! 

Come volunteer over spring break (March 18th - 25th) in beautiful Moab, just inside Arches National Park!  Learn about the unique ecosystem of the park while restoring native habitat.  The trip, including transportation, camping, and meals while in Moab, will be right around $300.  Applications are available here and are due back to the Civic Engagement Office by 2/24.  Contact Kellie at for more information!  

Congratulations Grant Winners!
The University of Montana's Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy class recently granted a total of $10,000 to three local organizations to fund mental health and youth programs.  The class is part of UM's Global Leadership Initiative and funding comes through the Learning By Giving Foundation.  This year's grantees are:

  • Red Willow Learning Center: $2,980 to fund Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program
  • Youth Homes: $3,484 to support the Shirley Miller Attention Home
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): $3,536 to fund the Voices for Children program

Looking to volunteer? Check out Griz e-Recruiting and Volunteer Missoula for local opportunities!

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Academic Enrichment - Civic Engagement envisions informed and ethical graduates dedicated to lifelong civic engagement. Our mission is to cultivate civic competency through curricular and community-based experiences.