Civic Engagement collaborates with students and departments across campus to create a variety of service events, allowing students to explore the multiple dimensions of service. Interested in any of the events? Email Civic Engagement at

Sign up to the CE Network:

The CE Network emails students weekly regarding volunteer needs in the community. Any student can sign-up for these opportunities. To get on the list please email:

Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Service Saturday

One Saturday per month students volunteer for various service projects around the Meadville area. Students work from nine to noon across the community and can volunteers as a group or individual.

Second Harvest Holiday Food Drive

This day-long drive-through food drive collects tons (literally!) of food and thousands of in-cash donations to benefit 5 local food pantries. Volunteers help in one or two hour shifts to collect, sort, weigh, and pack donations.

Alternative Spring Break

ASB is composed of multiple week-long issue focused trips that give students service opportunities in other parts of the country. Students have worked with Habitat for Humanity, VIVe La Casa, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and State/National Parks. Students have travelled as far north as Vermont and as far south as New Orleans. The trips change every year so keep an eye out in the Spring for more information!

Make a Difference Day

Join over 700 Allegheny students and 700 community members to complete over 125 projects in the local community. Projects range from raking leaves to building wheelchair ramps! Gather a group to create a team, and look for registration opportunities in the Gateway.

4th Graders at Scientists

Allegheny College, in conjunction with Crawford Central School District, hosts fourth graders from all five Crawford Central elementary schools where they get hands-on experience with a variety of science topics through classroom experiences.

Senior Citizen Recognition Day

Elderly residents of Meadville come to campus to take classes for the day in the spring semester. Faculty open their classes to our guests and help incorporate the elderly into the classroom experience. Students help orchestrate the day’s events and welcome seniors to campus.

Global Youth Service Day

Youth across Crawford County gather at Allegheny to partake in several service projects throughout the day. College students assist in this experience by being group leaders for the projects and mentors.