Community Engagement

Clark students out in the community

Volunteering

Clark University's institutional commitment to active citizenship and the surrounding community is mirrored by the individual actions of its students. Many volunteer on an ongoing basis, helping to support the work of local organizations. Others embrace advocacy, raising awareness about causes ranging from health to social justice. Students whose schedules don't allow them to volunteer regularly often take part in day of service events like dinner servings at Jeremiah's Inn. The Community Engagement Office is excited to helps students as they explore the different ways they can get involved in the Worcester community.

Community Engagement and Internship Fair

Each September, the annual Community Engagement Fair brings representatives from organizations throughout Worcester to Clark University's campus. For students looking to volunteer, this is the best chance to meet community partners and learn about their missions firsthand.

Visit Our Office

The Community Engagement Office holds drop-in hours Monday-Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can stop by the Alumni and Student Engagement Center and talk to one of our staff about finding a placement that fits your interests and schedule. If you aren't available during the drop-in hours, e-mail community@clarku.edu or call 508-793-8815 to schedule an appointment.

Get Info Online

Handshake

Starting in January 2019, opportunities to volunteer and intern with community organizations will be posted in Handshake so they are available for all Clark students. Once you've signed in, you can use filters to search by position type (volunteer or internship) and limit your search to Worcester-local opportunities. Don't forget to search by organization (Handshake calls them Employers) too - some non-profits accept volunteers on an ongoing basis but don't always have the capacity to make new postings for each one..

Community Engagement Interest Form

If Clark Recruiter doesn't have an opportunity that aligns with your interests, fill out the Community Engagement Interest Form. A staff member from the Community Engagement Office will review your information and contact you about organizations whose volunteer opportunities may be a good fit.