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 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. 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.


"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

Crafty Community - DIY Grocery Bags/Blessing Bags

March 2, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us on Zoom making crafts for the community!! This week, we will be learning how to make no-sew cotton grocery bags/blessing bags that can be donated to homeless shelter or local people you...

Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

March 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The following Blood Drives are being held in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan. All drives will be held in a blood bus in the Marketplace parking lot (see Lot MP on the Allendale...

Crafty Community - Week 8

March 9, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to make crafts for the community! RSVP on LakerLink

Crafty Community - Week 9

March 16, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to make crafts for the community RSVP on LakerLink

Democracy 101 - History of Intersectional Feminism and the Women's Movement Today

March 17, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for presentations and discussion. RSVP on LakerLink

Drop-In Service

March 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a drop-in service event! We will be doing a variety of projects that will benefit various non-profits in the Greater Grand Rapids Area! RSVP on LakerLink

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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

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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.