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Community Service Opportunities

Annual Service Events and Programs:

9/11 Day of Caring
AAO Family Fun Day
Adopt a Family
Alternative Break Programs
Annual Athletic Toy Drive
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Community Blood Drives
Community Involvement Fair
Community Spring Celebration
Make a Difference Day
National Volunteer Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Relay for Life
Safe Trick or Treat

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for upcoming volunteer opportunities? Check out the campus calendar to stay in the know about our planned service events. We're glad you are eager to get involved!

Students and Faculty Online Resources

These resources can help students enhance their service experience and help faculty create a more service-oriented curriculum in the classroom.

  • VolunteerMatch

    Search local volunteer opportunities in your area. You can search categories including advocacy and human rights, environment, crisis support, homelessness and housing, and religion.

    Search local volunteer opportunities, explore local organizations, and read articles.

  • VolunteerToday

    Explore "The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism."

  • PlanetFriendly

    Search local volunteer opportunities.

  • SERVEnet (Youth Serve America)

    SERVEnet (Youth Serve America)
    Sign up for newsletters (including "YSA Quarterly," "National Service Briefing," and the SERVEnet newsletter.

  • AmeriCorps

    Find out about and apply to AmeriCorps programs in your area, stay connected to the state of service and civic engagement throughout the country, and read current research and articles.

  • Volunteer Solutions of the United Way

    Volunteer Solutions of the United Way
    A Volunteer Matching Application that helps volunteer centers connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their community.

  • United We Serve

    United We Serve
    United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. This initiative seeks to expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and to encourage volunteers to develop their own do-it-yourself projects.

  • InterAction

    InterAction is the largest alliance of United States-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, they work to overcome poverty, exclusion, and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.

  • Campus Compact

    Campus Compact
    Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

  • Class Matters

    Class Matters
    Written by Betsy Leondar-Wright—includes interviews from her book Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists.

  • Diversity Web

    Diversity Web
    Information pertaining to teaching diversity, faculty and staff professional development, research on trends, and listings of related conferences and call for papers.

  • ABCD Institute

    ABCD Institute
    A how-to guide and resources on community asset mapping, written by the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

  • Learn and Serve

    Learn and Serve
    A helpful page to turn to for ideas on service learning materials, resources, and ideas.

  • National Society for Experiential Education

    National Society for Experiential Education
    NSEE serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.

  • Promote Tolerance
    Promote Tolerance is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating tolerant communities.