Office Of Volunteer Services (OVS)


Walk into my future

Come Serve Others


theAcorns|Office of Volunteer Services (OVS) provides students the opportunity “volunteer, advocate, give”. This motto serves as a continuum, with encouragement to students as they serve with organizations to have a holistic approach.

Volunteering: allows one to see areas of assistance and/or need an organization has.

Advocating: pushes one to bring the mission to others while creating awareness of the need or cause an organization impacts.

Giving: helps the organization continue the mission forward, through donation of items or financial contributions.   

|OVS strives to link students to their passion, career goals, and interest with organization of service events. |OVS spotlights off campus service opportunities and summer internship placements. |OVS is a place for students and staff to use when planning service projects for class or group. (Including help with grants to finance service projects) We are located on the ground floor of Chinworth Building suite 103. 

Some of the many volunteer opportunities at Manchester include:

  • Haunted Police Station
  • Timbercrest Retirement Communities
  • Peabody Retirement Communities
  • Wabash Living Well 
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Wabash Habitat for Humanity
  • Manchester Library
  • Manchester Early Learning Center
  • Eel River Festival
  • Stockdale Mill
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Food Drive Collection and Donation
  • Community Dinner
  • Youth Service Bureau of Huntington County
  • Wabash YMCA
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Science Olympiad
  • North Manchester Center for History

Contact Information
Phone: 260-982-5721
Fax: 260-901-8222

Director of Civic Engagement
Ali Goetcheus 

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