Become a Student Volunteer
Temple Volunteers, a program within the university’s Office of Community Affairs and Engagement, is dedicated to providing students with the resources and guidance necessary to immerse themselves in action for positive social change. We work with staff and students to establish strong relationships within and beyond the Temple campus through community service.
Temple Volunteers offers everything from one-day service activities to long-term opportunities, primarily in North Philadelphia, where Temple’s Main Campus is located.
On- and off-campus opportunities to make a difference, include the following.
- Living Learning Communities, which allow students to connect with like-minded peers
- Temple’s (and Philadelphia’s) annual Martin Luther King Day of Service
- The university’s Global Days of Service.
We work closely with the following organizations to plan and implement service opportunities, primarily in North Philadelphia.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters at Temple
- National Council of Negro Women Inc. at Temple
- Random Acts of Kindness
- Temple University Community Service Association (TUCSA)
To become a student volunteer, you can join one of the many student organizations that perform community service.
To learn how to get involved in volunteerism projects in North Philadelphia, contact Andrea Swan, director of community and neighborhood affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-7409.
Tips for choosing an organization
- Think about what causes you are passionate about and what sort of skills you can provide to an organization.
- Research the misson of organizations you’re interested in to get a sense of their values.
- Research projects and events that the organizations has been involved in, and consider how you could support those activities.
Still have questions? Contact the Office of Community Affairs and Engagement.