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* Civic Engagement * Volunteerism * Democratic Learning *


The GVSU Community Service Learning Center prepares students to become active global citizens and

challenges them to be committed to a life of community engagement and democratic participation.


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*Featured Current Community Volunteer Opportunities*

Arbor Circle - Hope Network Lace Up for Mental Health One in Five Marathon Relay

Saturday, May 28, 6:30am - 2:30pm

The Arbor Circle is a partner agency of Hope Network and will be receiving a portion of the proceeds to direct toward our mental health counseling services for children (ages 5-17). They would like to invite you to volunteer at their Marathon relay! The event has a variety of opportunities and time slots, which includes roles like Aid Stations and Course Marshals. Interested individuals must complete the on-line volunteer registration, found here! In order to track who is volunteering with GVSU on behalf of Arbor Circle, once you sign up to volunteer, please send the confirmation to Janelle Hill at! Posted 3/15/2016.


Salvation Army National Donut Day

June 3 9:00am-4:00pm

Vote & Volunteer for The Salvation Army's Donut Day on June 3, 2016!  The Salvation Army Action Group and volunteers, in partnership with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Grand Valley State University, will be giving away 2,000 donuts to show our appreciation to the organizations that are helping to make Grand Rapids a better community.  We need volunteers to help us surprise these organizations and the Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans with free donuts! If you would like to volunteer with The Action Group to help give away donuts from 9am to 12:30pm, and/or 12:30pm to 4pm on June 3rd, please sign up at

If you'd like to nominate an organization for the Salvation Army to thank on June 3 (with donuts!), you can go to


Girls on the Run Celebration 5K

Friday, June 3rd 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The end of season 5K is an essential component of the Girls on the Run program. It provides an opportunity for girls to showcase the Girls on the Run core values and life skills they have learned during the season as they support one another and work towards achieving their goal of completing a 5K. The focus of the 5K is on effort and personal improvement not competition or performance. Girls can walk, run, skip, or jump as long as they are moving forward! This is a completely non-competitive event and we will not have clock. There are a variety of volunteer roles available! Please visit our website for more information and to register! Questions? Email Shyla Nash at or call 616-494-1719. Check us out on Facebook!

*Featured Current Events Coverage*


The Story of a Spoon

The Story of a Spoon charts the story of a plastic spoon, from the Big Bang to the Bin Bag, and aims to raise awareness of the effects of over-consumption in our society. Watch the Greenpeace video here.


7 Reasons You Should Vote In This Years Elections


“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Read the full article here.



Student Consultation

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Faculty and Staff Consultation

CSLC staff can support faculty and staff with resources and presentations on