DFM in the Community provides supported and organized opportunities for all members of Family Medicine to volunteer with a community-serving organization. We’ve pulled together the information about the Village Exchange Center (VEC) and all the ways we can support them on this webpage so you can feel connected to this fantastic community partner.  

We have done the coordinating and information gathering for you, so all you need to do is sign up & show up!

This is a great way to learn about, and give back to, the communities we serve.  It also is a fun way to spend time with your colleagues outside of the office!

Great News—Your time is covered!

  • The University of Colorado allows for employees to use up to 4 hours every year to volunteer at a community organization.
  • Record your time (maximum of 4 hours) as "Volunteer-Administrative Leave" in your timesheet or in MyLeave.

Volunteering events and opportunities are below.

Can’t volunteer, but still want to support the Village Exchange? We have two great donation opportunities that you can contribute to.  See below.

A few things to know:

  • Select an opportunity below, read the details and FAQs, and sign up by following the link to the Sign-Up Genius page.
  • Vanessa Owen, our Volunteer Coordinator, will send you an Outlook invite with the details.
  • Everyone must complete the VEC Volunteer Release Form and send it back to Vanessa. 
  • Please be sure to read through the "How to Show Up in Community" document prior to your arrival. 

For questions about DFM in the Community-please contact:

Vanessa Owen
Volunteer Coordinator



















Robert Thompson
Communications Program Director