Want to volunteer with others?

Visit the campus organization directory and click "community service," "social justice," or something more specific like "environmental"  to learn about students interested in working together to serve the community. 

The Committee on Community Service and Engagement

The Committee on Community Service and Engagement, established in 2012, was created with the intention to represent the volunteer community on campus.  The members consist of representatives from large, active volunteer-focused student organizations, as well as members of the VCSC.  The goal of this committee is to provide a way for these organizations to meet and share upcoming events, network with other like-minded volunteers, and work together to promote the voice of volunteerism on campus.  An important responsibility of this committee is to promote and distribute the Humanitarian Projects Grant, which is a grant that is available to students looking to do a volunteer-based project on campus or in the community.

In addition, this committee coordinates the service shuttle which provides transportation to volunteer opportunites on Saturday mornings. Although transportation is provided, it is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with non-profit organizations. To reserve your spot on the service shuttle click here.

Current student organizations represented on the committee: CADY - Confidence and Determination in Youth, GlamourGals, GlobeMed, Habitat for Humanity, LARY Buddy - Lawrence Assistance Reaching Youth, NAfME - National Association for Music Education, PAW - People for Animal Welfare, Plantz Hall Council, SWAHP - Students Working Against Hunger and Poverty, Trever Hall Council, VITAL - Volunteers in Tutoring At Lawrence.

Adopt an Agency Program

Adopt an Agency is a way many Lawrence organizations create sustained relationships with community organizations. To start this process, fill out an Adopt An Agency Summary Proposal and drop it off at the Volunteer Center (or email it to us) and a member of our staff will help you find the perfect organization for your group!

Once you've picked an agency, a Memorandum of Agreement will help your organization make a plan to keep this relationship strong and wonderful. Email or drop it off at the Volunteer Center.

Humanitarian Projects Grant Application

This grant is for students or student-organizations providing service to the on-campus community, the Appleton community, or the world at large.  The grant is to be used for specific projects or ideas that benefit the community the student/organization will be working with while upholding Lawrence University’s mission of providing service to and learning from the community.  In the past funding has gone to service projects such as: jump start fundraisers for events like Ghana Reads and Pakistan Flood relief; sending students to provide relief aid in Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina) and Haiti; and even helping fund the making of a documentary on the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Interested in applying for this grant?

Complete the Humanitarian Projects Grant application.

Planning Service Projects and Events

The VCSC can help you plan, promote and implement any of your service project ideas. Please email to request a meeting and learn more about how we can make your events easier. Below are some additional resources that may be helpful to you.

Campus organization directory

Lists contacts for student service organizations.  Feel free to use this list when attempting to contact a diverse set of student service organizations.

Volunteer request form

If you need extra volunteers to help at an event, use this form.  We'll help let other students know about your event and your need for volunteers.

Volunteer Event Form for GROUPS

An EASY way to track the volunteer hours for your group.Just ask participants to sign, send to the VCSC and get the recognition your group deserves.

Support from Campus Life

Provides information on student organization recruitment and retention, LUCC (LU student government) processes and procedures, how to plan a successful event on campus and service trip required preparation.

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