For Community Agencies
The Office of Student Activities values our partnerships with local community agencies. We offer several programs and services for local agencies to learn about Penn State student volunteers and to recruit students for local service opportunities. Please visit the links below for more information.
- Community Connections -- monthly brown bag lunch discussions with non-profit organizations
- Volunteer Fair -- held in the fall and spring semesters
- Volunteer Email Listserv -- learn how your organization can utilize this resource
- Volunteer.psu.edu Website -- learn how your organization can utilize this website
The Volunteer Email Listserv is a service that provides students, faculty, and staff with information about service opportunities, educational opportunities and volunteer services.
Managed by the Office of Student Activities, the Volunteer Listserv is sent to listserv members via e-mail about every other week, generally on Fridays. Members opt-into receiving this information and they want to hear about these opportunities. People can request to be added to or removed from the Volunteer Listserv at any time.
If you are interested in having volunteer opportunities at your agency promoted through the Volunteer Listserv, please e-mail the following information to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays:
- Name of the Opportunity (e.g. Children's Halloween Trail & Festival)
- Type of Opportunity (e.g. one-time, ongoing, short-term, long-term)
- Date/Time/Location of Opportunity
- Brief Description of Opportunity (e.g. description of project, volunteer tasks, transportation, dress code, mission of agency, purpose of project)
- Name of the Sponsoring Organization
- Contact Person & Information (e.g. contact name, office/mobile phone number, e-mail address)
We reserve the right to determine what is/is not appropriate as content for the Volunteer Listserv. You are welcome to e-mail attachments with additional information, but these may or may not be sent over the listserv. Please e-mail information about volunteer opportunities in as much advance as possible to ensure timely Volunteer Listserv announcements.
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Developed by the Council of Lionhearts, a group of service leaders at Penn State, the Volunteer Website is a volunteer service where primarily students can explore volunteer opportunities, track their service commitments and hours served, and learn more about Penn State's service organizations, programs, and resources.
Through the Office of Student Activities, non-profit community agencies in the Centre Region can recruit Penn State students as volunteers by posting service projects on the Volunteer Website.
Sponsoring agencies can list one-time service events, manually schedule volunteers, communicate with volunteers, view and print volunteer lists, and verify and track volunteer hours.
If you are interested in having volunteer opportunities at your agency posted on the Volunteer Website, please e-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Event Name (e.g. Special Olympics of Centre County Soccer Clinic)
- Event Popup (Basic information shown when you mouse-over the Event Title)
- Event Description (Detailed Information about Volunteer Opportunity)
- Start Date and Time
- End Date and Time
- Shift Length (e.g. 1 hour, 4 hours)
- Number of Volunteers Per Shift
- Number of Leaders Per Shift (If Leaders are Designated)
- Will There Be A Need for Drivers? (If Drivers are Designated)
- Event Sponsor(s) (A Specific Person, Will Monitor Volunteer Lists, Communicate with Volunteers, etc.)
- Event Contact(s) (Who will Be Present at Volunteer Opportunity)
We reserve the right to determine what is/is not appropriate as content for the Volunteer Website. Please e-mail information about volunteer opportunities in as much advance as possible to ensure timely Volunteer Website posts.
Student Activities is ONLY responsible for creating a post for your event on the Volunteer Website, not for promoting your volunteer opportunities, managing your volunteers, monitoring your volunteer lists, or communicating with your volunteers.