Cleveland State University

Student Life

Service Programs

CSU students & staff volunteering at St. Augustine
CSU students & staff volunteering at St. Augustine

Participating in community engagement offers amazing benefits:

  • Gain knowledge, skills and practical experience.
  • Apply classroom learning to real-world settings.
  • Expose yourself to an array of career choices.
  • Get on-the-job training.
  • Build friendships with staff, people served, and fellow service learners.
  • Make a difference.
  • Gain a global perspective to local issues of our local communities.
  • Become a lifelong volunteer and citizen leader.


Make a Difference Day – Cleveland State’s fall day of service takes over 200 students, alumni and faculty/staff to area non-profit agencies to paint, complete murals, garden, work with youth, etc.

Do-Gooder Day– Our traditional spring service day in partnership with Student Government Association is a great way to serve the community with your peers. We set up the sites and you commit to the day.

Viking Expeditions – alternate break service trip opportunities developed and led by students. Students have completed service in New Orleans, West Virginia, and locally in Cleveland.

Community Service Links – Links to both local and national volunteer opportunities.  

For Not-for-Profit Organizations, Community Service Agencies, Schools, etc. looking for volunteers, please fill out our on-line Volunteer Request form.