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Student Opportunities

Community engagement & service-learning projects offer students the opportunity to build skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, cultural competency, empathy, and team work. In other words volunteering can help you build skills for career and community success and prepare you to be a Civic Minded Professional.

Interested in meeting with a member of our staff? Would you like a member of our staff to speak to your group or organization about meaningful service? Contact us. 

The following resources are available to students interested in community engagement:

  • Employment opportunities in the Office of Community Engaged Learning exist through the year. Service Learning Ambassadors (SLAs) are students committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. 
  • Service-Learning Mini Grants are available on a first come first serve basis to students designing and participating in service-learning projects.
  • Training and Conferences - A number of local, regional, national, and international conference opportunities exist around the topics of community engagement. 
  • Student Service Organizations - See what recognized student organizations have a focus on service to the community.
  • Post-Graduate Opportunities – CEL staff are knowledgeable about and can provide information on programs like AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.
  • Awards and Fellowships- Check out fellowship and award opportunities available to students participating in social change and community engagement.
  • Partner Development Looking to form a partnership with a local nonprofit? Check out these resources first. 
  • Volunteer Opportunities – See what volunteer opportunities exist with local community partners
  • Programs - There are a number of programs to get involved with such as the SPROUT Community Garden, College Positive Volunteers, and Alternative Breaks. 
Community News
April 24, 2018
Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).