Community Service Programs

Recognizing the importance of volunteers and the impact of their efforts is what the Office of Student Life Volunteerism and Community Service Programs are all about. Volunteers keep the wheels of progress and development moving in so many ways, all across the country. The Office of Student Life has recently implemented numerous programs to keep the wheels of progress and development moving on the CSUDH Campus and within the surrounding communities.


CSUDH Serves

CSUDH Serves was inaugurated on the Dominguez Hills campus in 1999 with a successful year of lectures, fairs, and community service projects. Now, student groups and campus offices, departments, and individuals provide community service on a regular basis through a variety of on and off-campus food, toy, and clothing drives, cleanup projects such as beaches, schools, parks, and roadways. We try to work directly with those in need through our involvement in local Boys & Girls Clubs, shelters, literacy programs, missions, churches and schools.

The entire CSUDH community is invited to serve during our Make a Difference Months of October and April each year!

Campus Volunteer Bank

Get involved on campus! Beginning in the fall, volunteer faculty, staff, and most importantly, students are needed to assist with implementing campus-wide events such as Welcome Week, New Student Orientations, CSUDH Serves, Homecoming and Toro Days, Unity Fest and Commencement. Contact us for more information or to request a Volunteer Bank Registration Form. We can email it to you or provide a hardcopy.

Volunteerism and Community Service Clearing House

This fall, the Office of Student Life is working diligently with the Center for Service Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement (SLICE) to develop a comprehensive list of volunteer and community service opportunities. Your input, referrals, and inquiries are welcome, as we need your help in developing this clearinghouse of agencies, entities, and communities that need assistance. Please e-mail your responses to to suggest or provide clearinghouse resources. Please be sure to include contact information for phone or e-mail.