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Student Involvement and Leadership Center is the place to find information about getting involved with any of the 200+ registered service- and philanthropy-related student organizations. They collaborate with the Bloomington Volunteer Network and Indiana Campus Compact to help students connect to opportunities and available resources.

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Brandon Shurr, Senior Assistant Director, Community Engagement: bshurr@indiana.edu, 812-855-4311

Visit their Community Engagement website.

Volunteering is a great way to have meaningful experiences while building your resume and having the opportunity to contribute to a cause you care about. It is a great way to learn about specific fields and organizations, network with others, and develop new skills. When you volunteer, you often have the opportunity to work on important, exciting projects and see them through to completion. Volunteering is a way to personalize your resume to show employers what you are passionate about, and to show that you are willing to work hard for what you believe in.

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Visit the Career Services website.

By combining academic theory with practical real-life experience, service-learning classes provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of the course content, foster a sense of civic engagement, and sharpen their insights into themselves and their place in the community. The concept is a simple one—students provide service in their community that is directly connected to their academic coursework, and the community provides an educational experience for the student.

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Visit the Service-Learning Program website.

Make sure to consult with your academic advisor before selecting a service-learning course.

In addition to offering IU students numerous community engagement opportunities through its Community and School Partnerships program, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs have existing partnerships with Boys and Girls Club, 100 Black Men, The Banneker Center, Indiana Community Schools Network, Providence Cristo Rey High School, and Arsenal Technical High School.

Contact Information

Ronda Stogsdill, Project Coordinator, ovpdi@indiana.edu, 812-855-9964

Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to acquire cross-cultural experience, develop skills that can help in your career, and gain in-depth knowledge about important and far-reaching international problems and issues. Volunteering internationally can have a great impact on the people you serve as well as yourself.

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Learn more about overseas volunteer opportunities.

The IU Office of Sustainability (also known as Sustain IU) offers numerous opportunities for volunteerism, research, and other types of project- and topic-based service and interaction, such as joining a working group with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Students can inquire about one-time or recurring opportunities, and can apply to be Sustainability Scholars.

Contact Information

Visit the IU Office of Sustainability website.

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