Community Service Learning Center

The Community Service Learning Center prepares students to become active, global citizens who are committed to a life of community engagement and democratic participation.


How to Give Back During COVID-19:

We realize that during challenging times we have a natural impulse to want to help others. During times like these, there can even be a gap in the volunteer workforce, and the need for assistance grows for some people. To help students, faculty, and staff learn about ways they might volunteer or donate, we offer the following centralized resources. 

Please contact any of the them directly to identify the most up to date list of local organizations accepting donations of time or resources to aid in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response:

We also encourage you to regularly check the Centers for Disease Control website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/) and the GVSU Coronavirus website (https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/) for the most up to date information on how to keep yourself and our communities safe and healthy.


This Week's Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

For this week's highlighted volunteer and internship opportunities, visit our Community Engagement Opportunities page.


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world&#x3b; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

 -Margaret Mead


Upcoming Events

State Primary

August 4, 2020 All Day

For more information, visit www.mi.gov/vote and www.gvsu.edu/service.

Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations

September 16, 2020 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy.  We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to...

Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations

September 23, 2020 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy.  We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to...

Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations

September 30, 2020 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy.  We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to...

Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations

October 7, 2020 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

This series of co-curricular lectures, panel discussions and workshops focuses on the idea and practice of democracy.  We welcome faculty, staff, students and community partners to...

Make A Difference Day

October 10, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This is a national day of service and GVSU's Community Service Learning Center is proud to provide this as a service opportunity for the GVSU community for over 15 years! We look forward to having...

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Active Citizen Continuum

The Community Service Learning Center empowers students to become active, global citizens. As students grow and learn, they move through the "Active Citizen Continuum", a model for civic development. We recognize and celebrate civic learning as a lifelong process. Start your journey to becoming an active citizen today with the CSLC.

 

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The first step in the active citizen continuum. "Member, not concerned with their role in social problems."

The second step in the active citizen continuum. "Volunteer, well-intentioned but not well-educated about social issues."

The third step in the active citizen continuum. "Conscientious Citizen, concerned with discovering root causes; asks why?"

The final step in the active citizen continuum. "Active Citizen, community becomes a priority in values and life choices."


Recognition

NASPA 2019 CLDE Knowledge Community Collaborative Program Award

2019 NASPA Civic Learning Democratic

Engagement Collaborative Program Award 

Voter Friendly Campus: We Empower Students to Engage with Democracy

NASPA 2019 gold Excellence Award for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

2019 NASPA Gold Excellence Award

GVSU Votes! 


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Laker Active Citizen Award

2020 CSLC Awards

Congratulations to these incredible students and organizations, we are so proud of all the hard work you do!

Community Impact Award Winners


The Community Service Learning Center is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.