Come Serve Others
Manchester University has a long reputation for its many service projects and volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff. These programs include volunteer projects at Camp Mack, American Red Cross blood drives, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and the Indiana Reading Corps, just to name a few. Students are highly involved – last year they logged more than 60,000 hours of service!
To facilitate all of the many volunteer activities on campus, a centralized set of offices is located in Calvin Ulrey, first floor. The Center for Service Opportunities encompasses the Office of Volunteer Services, the Indiana Reading Corps Office and Library, and a student service office for Habitat for Humanity, service cubs, Circle K, Relay for Life, and Pathways. By locating these offices together, a wonderful collaboration of service has been formed.
Students can easily see what volunteer opportunities are available and can be referred to other offices and projects quite easily. Faculty and staff can use these offices for service learning options and projects in the community.
We now have an avenue for everyone to explore service projects and volunteerism easily and efficiently. No longer does anyone have to search for offices on campus (or ideas), as they all can be readily found at the Center for Service Opportunities.
The Center for Service Opportunities provides:
- Volunteer opportunities with worthwhile initiatives
- Service opportunities to make a difference in the local community
- Ideas and programs for service learning classes and projects
- Meeting areas and supplies for service clubs and organizations
- Support services for students, faculty and staff
- Federal Work Study job opportunities with the Indiana Reading Corps
- Grant opportunities for volunteer and service ventures
- Placement and monitoring of students for faculty who include service
- learning in their curricula
- A library of service learning materials