Volunteering provides the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience while making a direct impact that meets community needs. It is also a way to experience what it is like to work in different fields and pursue interests within or beyond your academic studies.
Plus, volunteering in the community is a great way to feel connected and meet new friends!
Things to consider when choosing a volunteer opportunity:
Do you want to get involved on or off campus?
Are you looking for an ongoing volunteer opportunity or to try a few different opportunities through one-time service events before committing?
If you are looking to make a larger investment of your volunteer time, consider a long-term volunteer opportunity. This is a great option to build a relationship with an organization, become a part of something, work toward getting a letter of recommendation, build your resume and network and learn more skills over time.
Our Volunteer Placement Program matches students with a recognized community partner based on interests, skills and availability. We provide support throughout your volunteer journey, and help you reflect on what you learned and how you made an impact.
The Alternative Breaks program sends teams of students to engage in meaningful service during breaks from school. You will have the opportunity to explore the United States while making a difference through service, reflecting upon your experience and creating long-lasting connections with others.
Volunteering with your colleagues, residence hall community, student organization or club is a great way to give back while bonding as a team.
You will need to be able to confirm how many people are planning to volunteer, transportation to and from the site, and when you are available to commit to a project. You may set up a virtual appointment to consult with a VRC staff member and explore ideas and go over planning details.
Connect with the VRC
We are currently operating Monday–Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Email us with any questions you have or if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities related to your specific interests.
You can also schedule a virtual appointment with a VRC staff member. Just send us an email with your availability.