Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
The Johnson Center is an academic center focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector. Our work involves conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. They are a part of the College of Community and Public Service.
Laker Lead & Serve E-Newsletter
The Laker Lead & Serve e-mailing exists to connect GVSU students with the needs of the surrounding community by relaying information about volunteer opportunities provided by non-profit organizations in Ottawa and Kent Counties.
LeLande D. Bond Leadership & Service Library
The Leadership & Service Library is comprised of books, periodicals, videos, essays, and computer resources on a variety of leadership and service learning topics. These resources are made available to all students, staff, and faculty who are interested.
Michigan Campus Compact (MCC)
Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
MCC Grant Writing
Michigan Campus Compact offers grant opportunities to member campuses to support community service, service-learning, civic engagement and campus-community partnerships.
Michigan Community Service Commission
The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) builds a culture of service by providing vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism.
Office of Fellowships
The purpose of the office is to provide nationally competitive scholarship & fellowship advising services to GVSU students (not only Honors students) and alumni who show extraordinary potential in disciplines all across campus. Nationally competitive scholarships/fellowships are highly selective funding opportunities for bright and talented students to pursue study abroad, public or foreign service opportunities, conduct research or other creatively tailored projects at the undergraduate or post-Bachelor's level in the U.S. or abroad, obtain funding for graduate school, and more.
United Way - Heart of West Michigan
Our mission at United Way is to impact lives in West Michigan by mobilizing the caring power of volunteers, donors, agencies, and community partners.
Volunteer Experience on Resumes
By definition, a resume describes the uniqueness of a job seeker to others, reflecting the applicant's work experience, goals and capabilities. But what does a description of the individual's skills and experiences as a volunteer say to an employer? It says that this prospective employee is willing to try new experiences, be involved in community, and will take initiative and make things happen!
What is Service-Learning?
Follow the link for the Service Learning Cycle & the 5 Critical Elements of Thoughtful Service