VOLUNTEER & SERVE
Looking for a way to make your educational experience more meaningful while also connecting with other members of the Kent community?
Community Engaged Learning offers both one-day and ongoing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to come together and assist community partners,
learn in diverse environments, build relationships, and grow personally. Cook and deliver meals to the homeless.
Tutor children and adults. Become an activist and address community needs in areas such as poverty, education, healthcare, and sustainability.
CAMPUS KITCHEN PROJECT
The Campus Kitchen Project (CKP) is a national organization that provides healthy meals to those in need by harnessing the spirit of student volunteerism within local communities. The national Campus Kitchens organization has engaged students for 14 years and supports kitchens at 38 colleges and high school campuses. Kent State University is one of two Campus Kitchen Projects in Ohio and serves more than 18,000 meals each year. There are opportunities to cook, deliver meals, and provide nutrition programming to clients at social service agencies, community centers, schools, and the Haymaker's Farmers Market.
DAYS OF SERVICE
Coordinated volunteer opportunities to connect with a variety of nonprofits in Kent and the surrounding area. Join us for as many Days of Service as you can - make a difference, meet new friends, and give back to your community! We organize the service, provide onsite peer leadership, and transport participants to all locations.
Come together with Kent State students, faculty, and staff to engage with your community and have a positive impact on those around you. Learn the value Kent State places on serving others by gathering a group of friends to contribute to volunteer opportunities in the community. You pick the opportunity and provide your own transportation from campus to service sites.
Annual immersion trips are offered as a way for students to participate in direct service, career exploration, critical reflection, and engage in a variety of cultural activities. Through both weekend and week-long trips, students will be immersed in poverty, introduced to social justice issues, and encouraged to participate in ongoing activism for social change. The cost of each trip includes meals, lodging, and transportation from campus.
Note: Service trips have been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis. The links will reactivate once trips are active again.
Develop leadership skills as you engage in service to our community by becoming a Service Leader or Community Partner Advocate. As a Service Leader, you are given the opportunity to lead service projects, immersion trips, and our Alternative Spring Break excursions. As a Community Partner Advocate, you have the opportunity to work with a community organization aligned with your academic background for five hours a week, contributing original work to advance the organization's mission.