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Community Engagement Peers

Community Engagement Peers (CEPs) are students committed to advancing community engaged learning at Drake. Each CEP focuses on a specific project, such as food recovery, the Sprout Garden, the IRIS program, etc, along with meeting with students to discuss various pathways of engagement and ways to get involved in the community.  CEPs commit to working 6-7 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

The role of a Community Engagement Peer is to:

  • Connect Drake students to the community and recruit volunteers to fulfill community needs
  • Educate the campus on meaningful service and social issues
  • Engage students in reflection
  • Raise awareness of community engaged learning and its impact on Drake students and the community
  • Plan and organize events and opportunities to achieve these goals

We are currently recruiting students for the following positions:

Community Work Study Positions

A limited number of Federal Work Study positions take place off campus at nonprofits in the community. This is a great way to gain skills while learning about the Des Moines community! If you are eligible for Federal Work Study (per your Financial Aid package), you are eligible to apply for one of these positions. Current positions are posted on Handshake. 

We are also willing to reach out to non-profit organizations you may be interested in working with to see if they would be interested in hosting a federal workstudy student. Contact us to discuss more. 

Burt Boys and Girls Club

The Burt Boys and Girls Club on Drake's Campus is currently recruiting for part-time employees. Visit their Handshake post for more information.  

Civic Minded Resume

Students who participate in community-engaged learning experiences have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, cultural competence, empathy, teamwork, and application of knowledge. Curious how to translate your community-engagement experience on a resume? Check out this tool from Iowa Campus Compact. 

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