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.


National Voter Registration Week

Hey Lakers! Check out these awesome virtual events taking place this week about Voter Registration, Activism and the Media. We hope to see you at some of them and make sure you're registered to vote!

National Voter Registration Week


Volunteering Under Ottawa Co. Public Health Order

The Ottawa County Health Department Order prohibits in-person non-academic activities – including volunteering – except as expressly allowed by the Order.  All students are asked to comply with the Order’s restrictions to best respect the State of Emergency status in Michigan.  

If you are interested in exploring remote or virtual service options, see our Community Engagement Opportunities webpage.

 

How to Give Back During COVID-19:

We realize that during challenging times there's a natural impulse to want to help others. Especially during times like these, there can be gaps in the volunteer workforce and a larger need for assistance in the community. To help students, faculty, and staff learn about ways they might volunteer or donate, check out the resources provided by the Office of Student Life's Community Service Learning Center.

Also, the following websites will help identify the most up-to-date list of local organizations accepting community help to aid in the COVID-19 response:

We also encourage you to regularly check the Centers for Disease Control site and the GVSU Coronavirus site for the most relevant information on how to keep yourself and our communities safe and healthy.

Got questions about voting? See GVSU Votes - Click on the photo below!

Got questions about voting? See GVSU Votes!

Michigan Student Voting - Your Questions Answered!

Got questions about voting? Check out the Michigan Department of State Student Voting Website! Get all of your questions answered there!


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

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...

#MakeaDifferenceWeek

October 5, 2020 All Day

A virtual campaign to encourage students to volunteer independently and utilize public health protocols. 

#MakeaDifferenceWeek

October 6, 2020 All Day

A virtual campaign to encourage students to volunteer independently and utilize public health protocols. 

#MakeaDifferenceWeek

October 7, 2020 All Day

A virtual campaign to encourage students to volunteer independently and utilize public health protocols. 

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...

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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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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.