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2017 Grand Neighbor Orientation Assessment

Please complete the following assessment from the Grand Neighbor Orientation on Thursday, September 7.  Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a free Student Life t-shirt!

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Civicize.Me: Backyard Civics

Wednesday, Sep 27, 6 pm
Kirkhof Center 1142

You know who the President is, but who is your County Commissioner? Who sits on your School Board? And what’s the difference between a City Council and a Township Board, anyway? The decisions of your local governments impact your life daily – from roads to schools to the color of your house.

The Community Service Learning Center is hosting a 3-hour Backyard Civics 101 seminar on September 27 (6-9pm in KC 1142) to introduce GVSU students, faculty and staff to the civic institutions...

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Overnight Service Trip

Oct 6 - Oct 7
Kirkhof Center Room 1104

Are you passionate about learning and serving with your community? Do you want to work toward positive social change with your fellow Lakers? Join us for this Overnight Service Trip for the opportunity to learn, grow, serve, and inspire!

Students will spend 1.5 days at the Momentum Center for Social Engagement learning how the organization impacts the Grand Haven community and how our service as volunteers strengthens that impact. We will be painting picnic tables and going out...

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Make A Difference Day 2017: Site Leader Registration

Thank you for your interest in serving as a site leader for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 21st, 2017! Site leaders play an integral leadership role among their peers and serve as a key communicator between GVSU and the nonprofit partner. 

We have a new process this year to be more intentional on who is selected to be a Site Leader (SL) and the site they serve. Those who seek to be a SL will have an in-person interview and indicate their...

Make A Difference Day 2017: Agency Registration

Thank you for your interest in serving as a site and hosting GVSU volunteers for Make a Difference Day 2017 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This is a national day of service and GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center has participated for over 15 years. We consider this a fall campus tradition for GVSU students and look forward to having more than 350 students serving local nonprofit agencies across the greater Grand Rapids/Allendale area.

We are looking...

Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair

Wednesday, Jan 31, 1 pm
Seidman Center (Pew Campus)

The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is a great opportunity for you to connect with various agencies in the area. We host approximately 60+ nonprofit organizations that are seeking students for volunteer and/or internship opportunities in the greater Grand Rapids area. This is a collaboration between the Community Service Learning Center and Career Services.

This event is free to all students enrolled at GVSU, who are interested in either volunteer or internship...

This event does not require an RSVP.

MLK Jr. Day of Service & Solidarity

Saturday, Jan 20, 9 am
Cook-DeWitt Center - Allendale Campus

The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service where campuses across America gather together to serve and stand in solidarity with their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event is coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center in collaboration with the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate participants about the Civil Rights movement, as well as inspire them to engage in their communities by...

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Make a Difference Day

Saturday, Oct 21, 9 am
Grand River Room - Kirkhof Center

GVSU Students: Registration is closed!

WE WELCOME WALK-INs! Just arrive at the Grand River Room at 9:00am to claim your service site. 

Saturday Check In: 9:00am Grand River Room

Make a Difference Day is a national day of service and GVSU's Community Service Learning Center is proud to provide this as a service opportunity for the GVSU community for over 15 years! We look forward to having you participate as a part of the 350+ GVSU students that will serve with local...

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Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair

Thursday, Sep 14, 1 pm
Kirkhof Lawn (if rain Grand River Room)

The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is a great opportunity for you to connect with various agencies in the area. We host approximately 60+ nonprofit organizations that are seeking students for volunteer and/or internship opportunities in the greater Grand Rapids area. This is a collaboration between the Community Service Learning Center and Career Services.

This event is free to all students enrolled at GVSU, who are interested in either volunteer or internship...

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2017-2018 GVSU Blood Drive Host Organization Application Form

Does your student organization want to host a blood drive in the 2017-2018 school year? Well, this is your opportunity! The Community Service Learning Center is looking for 16 organizations to help with the Michigan Blood and the American Red Cross blood drives next year. 

The organizations share similar goals but do have different expectations for student organizations.

The following responsibilities are required for hosting a blood drive...

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Make A Difference Day

Saturday, Oct 22, 9:30 am
Grand River Room (Kirkhof Center), Grand Rapids and surrounding communities

Thank you for your interest in participating in GVSU’s Make a Difference Day 2016 on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. This is a national day of service and GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center is proud to provide this as a service opportunity for the GVSU community for over 15 years! We look forward to having you participate as a part of the 350+ GVSU students that will serve local nonprofit agencies all over the greater Grand Rapids/Allendale area!

The day will begin with check...

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Limited spaces available

2016-2017 GVSU Blood Drive Host Organization Application Form

Does your student organization want to host a blood drive in the 2016-2017 school year? Well, this is your opportunity! The Community Service Learning Center is looking for 16 organizations to help with the Michigan Blood and the American Red Cross blood drives next year. All hosting organizations will be required to: meet with the American Red Cross or Michigan Blood representative one month in advance to the blood drive, host tables to promote the blood drive, recruit...

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity 2016: Agency Registration

Thank you for your interest in serving as a site and hosting GVSU volunteers for MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This is a National Day of Service where volunteers across America serve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. GVSU's service project is coordinated by the CSLC and the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate students about the Civil Rights movement as well as inspire them to serve their...

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Request a Presentation - CSLC

The Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) consultants, graduate assistant, and full-time staff are available for both presentations and one-on-one (or small group) consultations.  We welcome the opportunity to work with student organizations, individual students, classes, and campus departments.

Presentations cover general CSLC information, as well as specific topics related to civic and community engagement.  They vary in length from 15 to 30 minutes....

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Laura M Murnen updated the event Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair

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