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Center for Service Opportunities (OVS)

The Center for Service Opportunities (CSO) advances community engaged learning while preparing students for lifelong social responsibility. CSO’s motto is “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.   

CSO strives to link students to their passion, career goals, and interest with organization of service events. CSO spotlights off campus service opportunities and summer internship placements.

CSO 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 second floor of Calvin Ulrey Hall.


Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities at MU:

  • 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

Interested in getting involved? Contact us at CSO@manchester.edu


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