Nonprofit Organizations & Community Partners
The CSLC connects community partners and GVSU students in the following ways:
- One-time volunteer and community engagement opportunities
- On-going volunteer and community engagement opportunities
- Nonprofit and community partner internship opportunities (in conjunction with GVSU's Laker Jobs *see below for further details)
CSLC sponsored annual community engagement opportunities for larger groups of students (10-30+) If your organization is interested in hosting GVSU student volunteers for these annual events, please see the following links:
Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair Held each semester (September & January). Please visit the Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair page for additional information and registration.
Internship opportunities will be posted on the CSLC's website as they are received. Please note that the CSLC encourages nonprofit organizations to additionally post their internship opportunity directly on GVSU'S Laker Jobs. This website is coordinated by Career Services.
Connecting with GVSU
The CSLC staff can help you to make connections on campus with academic departments and programs, registered student organizations, and other areas of campus. Please contact the CSLC staff for your organization's needs.
- Office for Community Engagement http://www.gvsu.edu/community: The Office for Community Engagement fosters partnerships through which direction, alignment, and commitment emerge. Our community and university collaborations cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities that employ assets, promote collective ownership and action, generate new knowledge, and resolve community challenges. Through these partnerships, we enhance our capacity to prepare students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
- Johnson Center for Philanthropy http://johnsoncenter.org/ : The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector. Their work involves conducting research, teaching effective practices, and providing pathways to service. They make a difference in three ways: enhancing the impact of foundations nationally and nonprofit organizations regionally, improving the quality of community decision-making in West Michigan, and developing the habit of civic engagement among students and faculty at Grand Valley State University.