Volunteer Opportunities

Drake desires to work reciprocally with local neighborhoods and community organizations. Annually, Drake partners with over 100 community agencies and schools on a variety of projects from lunch hour reading programs with kids at King elementary to building houses with Habitat for Humanity. Whatever your interest there is an opportunity for you to get invovled!

Drake Sponsored Community Events
Over the course of the year Drake University sponsors and supports multiple community wide events such as the Iowa State Fair, Principal Charity Classic and Juneteenth to name a few. Each of these events requires the assistnace of faculty, staff, student, alumni and friends of the university to volunteers who are willing and eager to represent Drake to the community. Previous experience or an all encompassing understanding of the university is not required. Click the link above to view our current opportunities.

Service Opportunities with Community Partners

Wether you are looking for a one time opportunity to serve a local organization or looking to make an on-going deeper commitment to an organization or cause you are passionate about we can connect you. Community partners rely on the consistency of regular on-going volunteers to sustain their work. Opportunities to serve one time, for one semester or an entire year exist. Many volunteer opportunities offer flexiblity to choose the days and times that work best for you!  Whether you are looking to volunteer as an individual or with a group of friends or colleagues, these one-time events allow you a short-term opportunity to give back to the community and fulfill volunteer needs of local organizations. Cant' find what your looking for? Please email drakeservicecab@gmail.com to talk through your interests and find an opportunity that's right for you.


Student Organizations Service Projects

Looking to connect with on-campus student service projects and organziations? With more than 100 different student clubs and organizations on campus there are endless opportunities to get invovled. Many clubs and organizations organize community service and advocacy projects that are open to the entire campus. Serving alongside a student club or organization helps you build relationships with fellow Drake students while meeting a community need.


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University News
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.