Overview of How to Get Involved with the CSLC!

In addition to the  opportunities and events coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center, there are many other ways to get involved with the CSLC.

Are you a potential or new GVSU student? Click here to learn more about how to initially get involved with our center!

Site Leader for Make a Difference Day
Over 30 students are recruited each year to lead a group of GVSU students during the service projects in the community on Make a Difference Day (the fourth Saturday of October annually).

CSLC Ambassador (NEW for 2011-2012)
CSLC Ambassadors are individuals who have demonstrated a passion for community service and excellent public speaking skills. These students will  coordinate and facilitate speaking engagements to spread the message of service and communicate the resources available through the CSLC.

Service-Learning Cohort (NEW for 2011-2012)
Registered student organization service chairs (& other officers) who desire to strengthen their organization's community service efforts are invited to participate in this group.  Please check back for more information.

College Positive Volunteer (CPV) Facilitator
College students interested in working with youth and committed to creating a college going culture should participate in this nationally recognized training.  Trained students have the opportunity to spread the message on campus & in the community through outreach and presentations.

Service & Leadership Intern
Undergraduate students can apply to serve as an intern to gain valuable experience and academic credit (optional, and depending upon major/minor).  Interns assist with programs and events coordinated by the CSLC and Laker Leadership Programs.

Michigan Service Scholars
Each year the Community Service Learning Center applies for several Michigan Service Scholar member positions through Michigan Campus Compact. MSS student members perform a minimum of 300 hours of approved volunteer / community service work (depending on the specific position type) over the term of one calendar year. Upon successful completion of the program the MSS student members are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps educational award of over $1,000.00 that may be applied to their GVSU student account for educational expenses or any previous federal student loans they might have accrued.

CSLC Consultant (paid student employee)
The CSLC employs a small number of student employees that assist the constituents of the CSLC and provide support for related projects.  Recruiting and hiring student staff is done in conjunction with the Office of Student Life.  Application materials are typically due prior to Spring Break and hiring decisions are made prior to the end of the Winter semester.  For more information, refer to the Office of Student Life.


The CSLC also encourages student participation in:

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