Service-Learning - Volunteer Opportunities

The Student Life Office offers a variety of service-learning opportunities for students throughout the year. The length of service varies for each site and event. 

To sign up for these events, visits the Student Life Office (A118). If you have trouble finding a volunteer opportunity that's right for you, contact the Coordinator of Experiential Learning and Student Organizations to explore additional opportunities.


Fall 2014 Opportunities


SERRV International
Friday, Sept. 26
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m

SERRV International is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing support to artisans and farmers worldwide.This service opportunity allows you to learn about Fair Trade and package handmade items from all over the world. There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity.


iServe Trip to Chester River:  A Service and Leadership Retreat
Friday and Saturday, Oct.3 and 4

Apply to join us on a service and leadership retreat to the Echo Hill Outdoor School on the Eastern Shore. Participate in outdoor adventures, test your leadership skills and help promote stewardship of Maryland’s most valuable watershed with an environmental service project. This overnight retreat requires an application and a non-refundable $25 fee. Applications are available in the Student Life Office and are due by Friday, Sept. 19.


iServe Trip to Copper Ridge
Monday, Oct.6
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon at Copper Ridge, an organization that serves people in our senior community who may be dealing with memory loss or memory impairment. We will be helping the residents carve pumpkins for Halloween! There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity.


iServe Trip to First Fruits Farm
Friday, Oct.10
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Help harvest fresh fruits and vegetables to provide healthy and nutritious meals to individuals in need! The Fresh Fruits Farm is located in Freeland, MD. Transportation and lunch are provided. There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity.



iServe Event:  Zombie 5k
Saturday, Oct.18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



The Cold Weather Shelter is located in Westminster, MD and provides lodging for men and women from November through March. Volunteers are expected to contribute a food item towards a meal to serve to the shelter clients that night. There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity. 


iServe Event:  Neighbors in Need
Friday, Dec. 5
Various times from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Holiday Program of Neighbors in Need helps Carroll County residents provide holiday presents for their family. Families in need are able to "shop" (at no cost) in the Holiday Shop. Stop by the Student Life Office to volunteer some time at the shop! There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity.


iServe Trip to the Hill Family Center Y
Saturday, Dec. 13
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us at the Hill Family Center Y for their annual Holiday Breakfast. There will be a visit from Santa and an opportunity for you to help with lots of fun holiday crafts and games. There is a $5 refundable deposit for this service opportunity.




Take on a Zombie role while helping to raise funds for the Washington Road Trail! Volunteers are needed during this 5k to act as race marshals as well as Zombies!  Sign up in Student Life (A118).


iServe Trip to the Cold Weather Shelter
Tuesday, Nov. 25
6 - 8 p.m.

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