Volunteer Programs

SHU Students Volunteering‌The work of the Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning is at the heart of the overall mission of the University. The programs we offer allow students to engage in the local community and in communities around the world. As volunteers, students develop a strong sense of social responsibility and an increased consciousness of the issues faced by the poor and marginalized. Nearly all of our programs are organized by student leaders, who grow their leadership and professional skills as they work with our community partners.

Members of the SHU community who are looking to get involved are encouraged to visit our office in the Main Academic Building (SU 100). We post weekly volunteer opportunities (transportation provided) to local schoolssoup kitchens and food banks, and senior centers. Those interested in a long-term weekly volunteer commitment should consider applying for a mentoring program, where SHU students work one-on-one with local Bridgeport students. Groups of students looking to volunteer together (such as a student club, Greek organization, or athletic team), reach out to our office directly to learn about organizations or events that might be a good fit. SHU students can also reach out to any of our community partners directly to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Nonprofit organizations and other community partners who are looking for SHU students to volunteer can complete this online form.

Looking for more opportunities to get involved? Learn more about courses that offer service learning components and our unique domestic and international service immersion programs. Our staff is always happy to meet with you anytime. Stop by the office, give us a call 203-365-4710 or email us to get in touch.