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Student Life

Community Service

For Students

Find a cause for care.

Give back to your community with the BIG Event—the largest one-day, student-led service project in the nation. This event connects students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends to the Fort Wayne community through a day of service in conjunction with over 50 local nonprofit agencies.

If you are looking for specific interests or groups, you can go to VolunteerMatch, NeighborLink Fort Wayne, or Idealist to find opportunities in our region that match your interests and availability.

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For Agencies

Team up with the Herd.

Partner with us to you bolster your agency, expose students to service opportunities, and improve our community and region. Our students have a drive to succeed and contribute. Connect with them to create a dynamic relationship.

Is your nonprofit interested in coming to campus and engaging with students? Start the process by completing this form. Student Life and Student Leadership will support your visit through digital signage and social media postings.

If your agency chooses to provide a service opportunity, host a program, or serve as a host for the BIG Event, we will provide further promotion and add your name to our list of community partners.

Your agency may also post volunteer opportunities on our student-employment site, Handshake.

We have sponsorship opportunities available to you. Request information by sending a message to [email protected].

With a table at Go Local, you will meet students to help you with service projects. These partnerships help advance our community, and they make a positive impact on the lives they touch.