Leadership Opportunities

Getting Involved

Allegheny Volunteer Service Leader


The AVSL program allows students who are passionate about service to partner with an agency, club, or organization of their choosing to plan programs and recruit other Allegheny students to get involved. The time commitment is 2-5 hours per week along with a monthly progress luncheon. For more information contact Dave Roncolato at droncola@allegheny.edu or at x5318.

Bonner Program

As a part of the national AmeriCorps program, Bonner Leaders/Scholars commit to 2-4 years of compensated service to a local agency. The time commitment is 900 hours during the academic year and 300 hours over the summer (8-10 hours per week). Students in the Bonner program receive professional development training throughout their commitment to the community. For more information, visit the Bonner website.

Davies Leader Program

Funded by the Davies Family, students collaborate as active partners with community organizations on unique projects to further the Allegheny tradition of campus-community partnership and civic engagement. Davies Leaders commit to 8-10 hours of compensated service per week during the academic year or summer. For more information, visit the Davies website

Allegheny Community Engagement/Service Fellows

The ACES Fellows are students who work alongside faculty and administration to bridge civic engagement with class curriculums. ACES Fellows commit 5-10 hours of compensated service per week during the academic year. For more information, contact Dave Roncolato at droncola@allegheny.edu or at x5318.

Global Citizen Scholar Program

The Global Citizen Scholar Program is a unique program that bridges the curricular and co-curricular. Students take classes each semester that expand their domestic and international knowledge around social justice, cultures, religions, and prejudices. Students leave with an overwhelming capacity to make informed decisions, collaborate with local and global communities, and be well informed citizens in an ever-growing global world. Visit the Global Citizens Scholars page for more information.

The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Project

The mission of Lake Effect Leaders (LEL), as a regional partnership of higher education institutions, is to build the capacity of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools to collaboratively address issues related to poverty. LEL places 20+ VISTA members regionally to build capacity in the areas of economic development, education, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Learn more about the Lake Effect Leaders by visiting The Lake Effect Leaders website or contact the Project Director, Gabrielle Bradshaw at gbradshaw@allegheny.edu.

Annual Events

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