The Center for Community Service at Marquette University supports students in incorporating an ethic of service into their lives.
Service is an important part of our identity at Marquette and the CCS upholds that identity by providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful and impactful service. We strive to be members and good citizens of the Milwaukee community by engaging with our neighbors and gaining a greater understanding of local and global issues.
We appreciate your partnership! With your help, our students gain a greater understanding of their community, develop as leaders, act on their commitment to justice, and grow as citizens.
There are three types of partnership with the Center for Community Service. Your agency may be involved with more than one partnership type.
We can help you share your volunteer opportunity with Marquette students through several different outreach opportunities:
The Center for Community Service host several large-scale service days throughout the year.
Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette’s largest one-day service project, dating back to 1989. Hunger Clean-Up is now a Marquette tradition that involves the campus community in a unified effort to make a difference in Milwaukee. Today, more than 27,000 volunteers have spent approximately 3 hours on a Saturday morning in service for others and with local agencies. With over $300,000 raised, the program also provides grants to local agencies.
Site registration will begin in January. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Difference Day is an annual event on a Saturday morning in November in Partnership with Interfaith Older Adult Programs. Marquette students spend the morning helping local senior citizens prepare their homes for winter. Tasks include raking leaves, cleaning windows, clearing yard debris.
When incoming students arrive on campus for Orientation, they get involved in the community right away! Site registration will open in July.
The Center for Community Service works closely with a small number of community agencies to create a meaningful, multi-faceted, and educational partnership that benefits both students and the community.
These relationships are developed on a case-by-case basis. Contact Kelly Walker (email@example.com) for more information.
Marquette undergraduates spend an estimated 455,000 hours in service to the community each year.
At the Center for Community Service, we work with students who are interested in service outside of their academic responsibilities. You can also contact our partners in Service Learning (tied to academic coursework) and Campus Ministry (faith-based service).