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Central Michigan University Volunteer Center Mission:

To provide students the opportunity to serve their community, enhance their
educational experiences and develop into caring citizens

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center is dedicated to developing active citizenship among CMU students by providing unique and dynamic programs, coordinating civic engagement efforts and facilitating networking among service leaders across campus.  The Volunteer Center seeks to uphold one of Central Michigan University's institutional priorities to "develop and strengthen learning experiences through collaboration with local, national and global partners to enhance cultural awareness, the natural environment, health and wellness, and local economies.

​Located in the Bovee University Center Room 106

Hours of Operation: 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center offers a variety of opportunities and services for:


Global Campus Students

Registered Student Organizations

Faculty and Staff

Community Partners

Parent FAQ

Request a Pre​sentation​

Nominate a Student Volunteer, Student Organization, or Faculty Member to be Recognized for their Service

Nominate a Volunteer

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center with the contact information listed below.  You must be an enrolled CMU student to participate in any Volunteer Center activities. If you have questions not addressed on this page, please contact the Volunteer Center at 989.774.7685 or via email at​

​Fax us at: 989.774.2153​​!

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Welcome to the online home of the Central Michigan University Volunteer Center. The Volunteer Center provides students with opportunities to make a difference and get firsthand experience in the field of volunteerism. We are proud to offer a variety of
programs and resources to help you get started as a volunteer; please take a look around and explore our offerings.