TGIF is a program pairing CSU student volunteers with teens in the community who have a variety of complex needs. This unique program offers mutually beneficial relationships and learning for both teens and college students.  It promotes diversity and advocacy, and honors individuality and independence.  The TGIF community has patient, open-minded, and friendly volunteers who are committed to making a connection with community members with disabilities, and fostering a healthy, engaging, and fun atmosphere at each event.  On Friday nights once or twice a month, the community gets together to participate in social activities including scavenger hunts, bowling, Halloween fun, CSU athletic events, swimming, movie nights, crafting, fun at Inspiration Park, and, everyone’s favorite – Prom!  

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Volunteers: The application process is first-come-first-serve, and we are looking for full-time students willing to challenge themselves, commit to the process, and join our unique community.  Previous experience working with this population is not necessary, though certainly welcomed. The application process for the 2015-2016 year is now open. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out a new volunteer or returning volunteer application on RamLink

Participants: Applications are now online!  Whether new or returning to the TGIF program, you can find the 2015-2016 participant referral form here. The application process is first-come-first-serve; therefore we recommend applicants contact us sooner rather later as available positions fill up fast!  


For more information contact:

Kristin Layo
TGIF Coordinator

Jessica Charbonneau
Volunteer Programs Graduate Coordinator


Finally, feel free to stop by the Student Leadership Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office located in the Lory Student Center Main Level, Room 210. 



Jessica Charbonneau
Volunteer Programs Graduate Coordinator

210 Lory Student Center
8033 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: (970) 491-1682
Fax: (970) 491-2826

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Applications are available on RamLink for Fall 2015.

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