A volunteer in a blue sweatshirt holds a white cat in her arms while a tabby cat looks onLawrence University is committed to preparing “students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment.” The Volunteer and Community Service Center (VCSC)  aims to support this commitment by meeting and working with students to encourage critical thought and reflection on the purpose, responsibility, and potential for lifelong learning through service and engagement within the context of a Lawrence University education. To best find your volunteer match you might consider subscribing to our weekly email highlighting upcoming one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities near campus.


To find more opportunities you can log on to GivePulse.

One-time Opportunities

We will plan four Saturdays of Service (SOS)/term. We will organize an engaging project, secure transportation, and recruit students. All you have to do is show up! Go to https://lawrence.givepulse.com and look for "SOS" or "Saturdays of Service" to learn more.

Student Service Organizations

Want to volunteer with others? Learn about the 50+ service and Greek student organizations and theme houses focused on service. Also, learn about how the Committee on Community Service and Engagement (CCSE) supports organization leaders and students interested in funding for service through the Humanitarian Projects Grant.

Ongoing Opportunities

Here you will find a list of organizations seeking volunteers willing to volunteer a few hours per week, including our strongest community partners near campus.

Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

Explore long-term post-graduate volunteer opportunities in your area of interest. Includes questions to ask yourself when choosing an opportunity, a database of the most popular opportunities, and opportunities specific to those interested in teaching.

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