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Leadership and Service Center

Volunteers show-off their reflective vests during a clean-up day.

Volunteering

Whether you have a few hours or a whole week to give, we can connect you with a meaningful service opportunity. Find a program or an event that'll help you assist people in need locally and in other areas of the nation.

Connect your skills with those who need them most.

We couldn't agree more with what professional boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali famously said, "The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” If you have time to give, we can help you find the volunteering fit that syncs up with your skills, availability or personal interests. Or, if you're part of a local nonprofit program or organization, learn about a potential community partnership with the University of South Carolina.

Find the Perfect Volunteering Fit

The Big Event

The Big Event is a unified day which mobilizes UofSC Columbia students to preform service projects in the surrounding community. The primary goal of the Big Event is to simply say “Thank You” to the surrounding Columbia community and to improve social sustainability within the City of Columbia.

Service Saturdays

Once a month, you'll find good-hearted gamecocks all over Columbia. For this half-day volunteer adventure, you just register, pick a site during sign ups and serve. We'll provide your transportation and lunch, too!

Alternative Break Program

Transform your fall, winter or spring break into a unique opportunity. Spend your break helping others in need through the university's Alternative Break program.

Gamecock Pantry

Our on-campus pantry provides up to 15 food items plus supportive resources to any current student dealing with temporary or ongoing food insecurity.

Impact Weekly

Impact Weekly is an opportunity to serve the local community for the course of the semester. This year we are partnering with Midlands Reading Consortium where we will serve Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at A.C. Moore Elementary School working on literacy skills with children. Transportation is provided.

Community Engaged Campus Experience for Youth (CECEY)

This campus experience for elementary school students is designed to introduce them to college life, the experience of being on a campus, and to spark their interest in higher education. 

Community Partnerships

The University of South Carolina has built relationships with a number of community agencies so students can learn about the struggles and shortages many communities and fellow residents face in everyday life.


 


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