The community service movement at Allegheny is driven by student leaders and strives to meet real needs in our community. The Office of Community Service and Service-Learning works with student leaders, community agencies, and other College departments to plan meaningful projects, promote student involvement that makes a difference in our community, and encourage student leadership, reflection, and learning.
Through partnerships with local agencies, the Office of Community Service and Service-Learning sponsors diverse programs based on student interests and motivation. Students can participate in one-time service projects such as Make a Difference Day, week-long service experiences during Spring Break, or on-going service opportunities in our local community.
More than 80 student service leaders are trained each year to lead on-going service with our agency partners in the Meadville community. These students organize and facilitate programs at their site, and recruit, orient, and train other Allegheny volunteers. Peer-to-peer recruitment and student leadership are two unique aspects of the service movement at Allegheny College.