Here are some places to start.
Volunteering and Internships
Look for opportunities through VolunteerMatch, a searchable database for internships and volunteer opportunities.
Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship
There are many ways for graduate students to get involved in community-based teaching and scholarship.
Partner with the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program. ACES — a partnership of the Public Service Center and the American Cultures Center — offers graduate students and undergraduate students the opportunity to support the development and implementation of a community-engaged course. Applications and information will be available on the American Cultures ACES webpage when the program is recruiting.
Join an on-campus academic program. Programs throughout the campus place graduate students with community organizations to conduct advanced research and other services. Learn more about participating in a campus program.
Join the Graduate Students Engaged Scholarship Google Group. Members send out periodic emails on campus and community happenings around engaged scholarship, relevant workshops, and resources for publishing and funding. You can also join the graduate student Community Engaged Scholars Facebook group.
Apply for the Chancellor's Awards for Public Service. Each year, the Chancellor honors the work of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and community partnerships that demonstrate outstanding contributions to the public good. Nominations open in February each year; recipients are selected in March and honored at a public reception at the end of spring semester.
Explore a variety of resources about how you can make a difference through your research and teaching, including engaged scholarship and community-partner toolkits.