Volunteer Corps

Volunteer Corps

Be a voice that's heard.

Volunteer Corps is a community of students dedicated to volunteerism that seeks to identify opportunities to strengthen our university’s culture of service, break down barriers, and create meaningful change. To be a part of Volunteer Corps is to help create an inclusive environment that enables every IU student to serve, grow, and thrive through service and volunteering.

Each semester, the Volunteer Corps will identify opportunities to strengthen this culture of service, conduct research, and put their findings and ideas into action. 

Volunteer Corps members can get involved by participating in group service projects, professional development workshops, research, lectures, and more. 

Volunteer Corps also provides non-monetary support to individual students and student groups that engage in volunteerism through peer-to-peer mentorship, strategic planning, and publicity. 

If interested, please click the join button for the BeInvolved channel:


2022-2023 Volunteer Corps Board

Ellie Score, Chair | Ryan Geller, Vice-Chair | Tess Cortopassi, Secretary | Owen Patrick Jay, Treasurer | Ashley Morford | Paris Sang Bawi | Mikele Suman | Ben Richardson | Gabbie Black | Gabrielle De Vries | Charity Holmes | Mary Moser | Abbie Dobricky | Liam Wojciechowski | Grace Ann Sarrazin | Youal T Solomon

As a member of the board, you have the opportunity to: 

  • Ideate and recommend strategies to increase student engagement in meaningful service experiences
  • Identify barriers that prevent or hinder students' ability to participate in service
  • Evaluate student engagement proposals, ideas, and goals for future IU Corps initiatives
  • Communicate the importance of service and service opportunities available as an ambassador for IU Corps
  • Leverage the resources of IU Corps and its network to implement strategic council goals
  • Represent your peers' needs, issues, expectations, and hopes at meetings 

Volunteer Corps is proud to be sponsored by IU Corps. Members of Volunteer Corps discuss and advise how IU Corps can effectively communicate its resources and services with students, and conversely, how students can most effectively communicate their ideas, needs, and concerns to the office.

If you know of anyone with a project or opportunity that you think Volunteer Corps may be able to help with, please email escore@iu.edu or rygeller@iu.edu. 

IU Corps Mission

To help IU Bloomington students become engaged, productive, and responsible members of society.

What is expected of members?

Your role as a member of the Volunteer Corps will be to offer insights to best support students’ service experience while at IU. General members will be required to attend the mandatory semester mass-meeting, and participate in as many volunteer opportunities as possible. 

If accepted to serve on the Board of Volunteer Corps, these individuals provide an informed student perspective on the current service climate. Throughout the semester, board meetings will include brainstorming, researching, deliberating, and working together as a team to implement the ideas and goals of the mission of IU Corps. 

Board members are asked to attend and prioritize each mandatory bi-monthly meeting, contribute their ideas and opinions, and respectfully consider other ideas brought to the board. Members of the board are expected to serve an entire school year and appointments will start at the beginning of the fall semester and end at the conclusion of the spring term.

Members of the board are expected to dedicate 8-10 hours a month to Volunteer Corps including bi-monthly board meetings, subcommittee meetings, and events. 

Volunteer Corps members are the campus’s leading advocates for volunteerism and actively communicate the importance of service and service opportunities available to students.

Meeting Times

The Board of Volunteer Corps meets the first and third Thursday of every month during the Fall and Spring semesters from 7:30-8:30 pm. Sub-committees or working groups, as needed, will meet on dates and times set by that group.


As a student organization, we are required by the Division of Student Affairs to write a comprehensive set of Bylaws. If you would like to read them, please click below:



Information for how to apply to serve on the Volunteer Corps for the 2023-24 school year will be posted during the spring 2023 semester.