Community Service & Service Learning


GVSU Resources

Community Service Learning CenterThe Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) provides community service, civic engagement, and extra curricular service learning opportunities for GVSU students to serve our local community. CSLC serves as a campus clearinghouse and resource for students and student organizations, as well as providing support to faculty and staff for related initiatives.

Volunteer & Service OpportunitiesView the CSLC’s collection of service and internship opportunities, as well as helpful resources to support community-based experiences.

Women’s Issues Volunteer CorpsThe Women’s Issues Volunteer Corps is a service learning and volunteer placement program coordinated through the Women’s Center with the mission of making a difference in the lives of women and girls through volunteer opportunities that pair education with activism. Service opportunities are open to faculty, staff and students. Volunteers are encouraged to take advantage of the variety of opportunities available throughout the school year and across the community.

Get involved with GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center (CSLC)This list provides opportunities for student leaders to participate in community engagement through direct participation with the CSLC.

CSLC Service TrackerLink to CSLC’s Service Tracker tool, which allows students, student groups, and faculty to record their time spent in service to the greater community and the details of service activities.

GVSU Do Something GuideThe Do Something Guide is given to all incoming students to serve as a resource for taking responsibility for individual and collective learning, being an engaged member of the university community, and being a strong part of the community at large. 

Laker Lead and Serve NewsletterSubscribe for the Laker Lead and Serve Newsletter if you are interested in receiving bi-weekly e-mails with service and leadership opportunities at Grand Valley State University.

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Other Resources

What is Service Learning or Community Engagement? Vanderbilt University provides information about what it looks like, it's benefits, models of community engagement teaching, and ways to integrate it into existing courses.

United We ServeUnited We Serve is a nationwide service initiative, built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. The website provides resources and opportunities to expand and deepen service and community engagement.

Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA ProgramMichigan Nonprofit Association's (MNA) Civic Engagement team, comprised of The LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, and Volunteer Centers of Michigan, expands efforts to reach across all areas of lifelong engagement through MNA. MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA members are placed with K-12 schools, college campuses, or volunteer centers, and serve at least half of their service hours building capacity within a strategic community partner. MNA*VISTAS promote and strengthen community-building initiatives focused on education and economic opportunity.

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