Community Engagement Opportunities


Active Citizen Continuum & CSLC Events



CSLC Annual Signature Events 
The CSLC coordinates many opportunities for GVSU students to actively serve our surrounding community. Transportation and food are often provided during these opportunities. Theses opportunities range from campus-wide days of service (such as Make a Difference Day) to Overnight Service Trips, Service Saturdays, and more.


Community Engagement Events

These are community-building and awareness raising events related which students may choose to attend in order to broaden their understanding of and interaction with communities.


Event-Specific Volunteer Opportunities
These are volunteer opportunities that occur only one time on a specific date. They are great ways to fulfill volunteer hours when you cannot make a long-term commitment to an agency.


Nonprofit Internships

Looking for an internship to gain experience or add to your resume?  These are opportunities for unpaid internships or field experience with a nonprofit or community organizations.


On-Going Volunteer Opportunities
These are volunteer opportunities that require a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly commitment to a community organization. Some of these opportunities require a training session before an individual can volunteer.


Post Graduation Service Opportunities
Interested in volunteer service for one or more years as an alternative to entering the workforce or graduate school? Read through the things to consider, learn about opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad, and check out some other helpful resources!


Service Learning Courses

This is a non-exhaustive list of for-credit service learning / community-based learning courses offered at GVSU. Please contact the listed faculty member or department for further information.


 Service Learning Trips
These are volunteer & service trips that are a weeklong or more. Some occur over winter break, spring break and the summer.




Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair
The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is an opportunity for students to connect with various agencies in the greater Grand Rapids area. Up to 50 agencies offering volunteer and/or internship opportunities will be present! Resumes and business attire are not required but may be appropriate for those looking for internships.


The Community Service Learning Center
Let our trained consultants help you connect with an opportunity that meets your interests and availability. The CSLC is located at 1110B Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus.



VIEW MAP OF West Michigan Nonprofit Organizations 

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