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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Michigan 211 Volunteer Search
  2. National listing of volunteer from home opportunities
  3. United Nations online volunteer opportunities
  4. Volunteer to translate with Translators Without Borders 
  5. Help at a crisis text line
  6. Connect with local businesses and human service agencies and offer help at home with: website review and updates, producing graphics for advertisements, calling clients, or provide training on how to use virtual tools.
  7. Make greeting cards and send to family, friends and long term care facilities
  8. Support local food banks by dropping of food you won't be using
  9. Support local animal shelters with supplies
  10. Start a book club
  11. Join or start a virtual support group to help those struggling
  12. Become a virtual tutor
  13. Record yourself teaching a talent and share on social media platforms; cooking, yoga, zumba, crafting 
  •  Why Should I be Engaged in the Community?

    It is a good way to impact your community, discover career options, boost your resume, and make connections with people that can help you during your college education.

    Volunteering - spend unpaid time helping with a community need.  Help at the food pantry, animal shelter, domestic violence shelter.

    Service -The principle of voluntarily donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward.


    • For the greater good of society.

    • Promotes a healthy or ethical choice.

    • Performs an active role in the activity.

    • Purpose is not to gain membership, academic credit, or financial reward.

    Fundraising - collect money that is given to a non-profit local, national, or global agency to further their mission.

    Donation of Goods - collection of (but not limited to) food, clothing, toys for non-profit agencies to further their mission.

    Academic Service Learning - a variety of academic courses will give students the opportunity to use their classroom knowledge while volunteering.  

    Torchbearer -  an awards ceremony that takes place in April to recognize students for their efforts in the community. 

    Volunteering is yet another way to gain valuable skills today's employers are looking for!

  •  What Opportunities are Available?

    There are a variety of opportunities on campus and in the local community at anytime of year.  Find an opportunity through Bulldog Connect, or contact [email protected] for help locating one that meets your special interests. 

    To find out about service projects on or off campus go to Bulldog Connect's Experiences section titled Volunteer Service. 

    Academic Service Learning courses will be noted when you register for classes.

    Our biggest volunteer event of the year!  The Big Event is held every April.

    Watch The Big Event Video

  •  How Do I Post a Volunteer Opportunity?

    Any person, business, student organizations or University department who is seeking to recruit  volunteers may request to post the opportunity with the CLACS Volunteer Center.

    1.  Complete the Post a Volunteer Opportunity form in BulldogConnect.

    2.  Your posting will be reviewed by a CLACS staff member.  If there are additional questions you will be contacted.

    3.  An email is sent to you when your posting has been approved.  

    4.  Volunteer listings are posted before Friday each week on Bulldog Connect.