What is community service?
Community service or volunteerism is going beyond basic obligation by
offering one's time, talents and energy to respond to the needs of an
individual or community, without concern for monetary profit or
Research indicates that the effects of community service on college
students include enhanced civic responsibility, academic development,
better GPAs, and aspirations for advanced degrees. Volunteering also
leads to increased time studying, greater contact with faculty,
increased self-confidence, life skills development, and leadership
ability. (Journal of College Student Development, May/June 1998)
Where to begin?
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity but not sure where or how
to start your search? Take the first step by completing and submitting
Service Assessment Form. The Office of Community Service and
Service-Learning will review your form and make recommendations based
on your availability and preferences.