theAcorns| Office of Volunteer Services (OVS)

We invite you to give back to your local community! Spartans are called to service while at University, through requirements and passion. 

Pharmacy Day of Service
Pharmacy 2019

Save Maumee
Grassroots Organization Canoe Clean-up- Assist participants with getting in and out of the water in canoes and kayaks; help with welcome table, serve food with Food not Bombs, collect garbage that volunteers get out of the river and put in the dumpster, direct volunteers to the appropriate locations. Other duties as assigned.

For more information:    Phone: 260-255-1103
9.21.19 Save Maunnee
Deetz Nature Preserve

Join local and national environmental groups, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization and New Haven Parks and Recreation to help control the invasive callery pear tree in Deetz Nature Preserve . Volunteers will assist trained conservationists to clear trees, remove brush, spray herbicide (with supervision), assist with the welcome tent, direct volunteers and other assigned duties. Long sleeves, pants and gloves are recommended. Other safety gear will be provided.

For more information:    Phone: 260-255-1103
Nature preserve
Seed Harvest 

Save Maumee native Seed Harvest at Little River Wetlands Project. Volunteers will be collecting native seeds that will be used to restore eroded banks along the Maumee River.

New Haven Parks and Recreation- Various jobs throughout the year, including assistance with children’s program on Saturdays, helping sweep, clean and dust the nature center, clearing trails etc. Contact me or Renee Bentz at

Seed Harvest
Science Central
Join the crew at Science Central, whatever your talent we need you!!! In order to Volunteer a application must be completed.

As a volunteer you:
  • Work at a nationally recognized science center!
  • Make new friends!
  • Develop valuable communication and public speaking skills!
  • Have fun while inspiring Science Central's visitors!
We need help with:   
  • Visitor service
  • Demos & Labs
  • Visitor interaction
  • Swap Shop 
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Woodworking
  • Exhibit upkeep
  • Maintenance
  • Grounds keeping
Science Central
Matthew 25

Address: 413 E Jefferson Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Spartans must have permission from Matthew 25 Volunteer Coordinator to Volunteer, this is an amazing opportunity to provide health support in Northeast Indiana. 

Please contact: Jeanne Meyers   or call 260-462-3250
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Join in an lend a helping hand at the VA of Northern Indiana Care. 

Address: 2121 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne Indiana 46805
Phone: 260-460-1435

For volunteer assignments please check the website:
VA Of Northern Indiana
Community Harvest

Join us in one of our many opportunities to give back! WE have options at different locations through out Fort Wayne. To sign up please go online

Community Cupboard Assistant 
999 E Tillman Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Kids BackPack/TeenPak Bagger
1010 N Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Food Sorter 
999 E Tillman Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Senior Pack
999 E Tillman Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816
If you would like to post a Volunteer Opportunity for the Fort Wayne Campus, Please email us event information at