Opportunities

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to get involved with the Community Service Center.

Chaperone an Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) experience.

Join a group of 9-13 students for a week service, education, reflection, and fellowship during the week of spring break or the last week of winter intersession. Faculty and staff chaperone’s manage the budget in solidarity with two student coordinators, and otherwise immerse themselves and participate fully as a member of the trip. Chaperoning an ASB experience is a great way to engage in service and cultural exchange with a new community and connect meaningfully with a group of amazing students.

Collaborate with the CSC on a project or program.

Throughout the year, student leaders in the Community Service Center develop and plan a number of events in collaboration with other student groups and our community partner organizations, including World AIDS Day commemoration, Public Health Awareness Week, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects, Global Days of Service, and holiday gift and food drives. To collaborate with the CSC on a social justice program, collection drive, or education event, contact our Community Relations Manager.

Develop engagement or service learning opportunities.

CSC staff members are happy to help you develop engagement or service learning opportunities for your student groups or courses, and we are also able and willing to speak to students in related courses. We have a number of great resources compiled to help develop syllabi and learning plans with service components, and can direct you to a limited number of community partner organizations that may have the capacity to support service learners. Contact Zach Hobbs, CSC Director, for more information.

Participate in Global Days of Service.

Each April, the CSC and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations partner to present Global Days of Service, a monthlong celebration of social justice and civic engagement. Faculty and staff are welcome to join any of our programs in Greater Boston or beyond. Our Global Days of Service site will be updated each spring with more information on getting involved as a project volunteer or supporting a project with educational context.

Volunteer with a CSC program.

All members of the Boston University are welcome to join our regular programs. Volunteer alongside students at phenomenal community partners throughout Greater Boston on a weekly basis, addressing critical concerns in education and youth development, hunger and food justice, public health, and more. Check out our program pages above for more information and program manager contact links.

Support the CSC.

The generosity of faculty and staff allows us to continue to grow and develop meaningful education, reflection, and service programs for our community. Faculty and staff are welcome to contribute in two ways, and every dollar donated goes directly to the implementation of our student-initiated programs:

  • Make a pledge through the United Way Employee Giving campaign to make pre-tax donations from your payroll on a monthly basis. This program is initiated each November.
  • Make a one time donation directly to our programs. Select “Community Service Center Fund” before submitting.