​​​Finding a greater sense of purpose is easy at CMU.

Each year, more than 12,000 students start at the Volunteer Center​ to join efforts ranging from helping the elderly to aiding in hurricane relief.

  • Lunch Buddies matches you and other mentors with area school children to promote education, fitness and well-being.
  • The David Garcia Project inspires students to advocate for others with physical limitations.
  • In an Alternative Break, you help communities in need during holiday breaks, summer vacation or between semesters.

Other opportunities include Adopt-A-Grandparent, America Reads, Habitat for Humanity, and Public Service Residential Community. Search our online database, and mark Issue Day, Valentines for Veterans, and Be My Neighbor Day on your calendar.​

Make a difference. Build character. Be a leader. Volunteer through CMU.

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"The Alternative Break program through the Volunteer Center at CMU has allowed me to experience something that I could have never done on my own. I appreciate CMU and my site leaders for providing me with such a rewarding experience — it is something that I will never forget!"​
- Megan Quinn, ’09, MSA, human resources administration​​​​​​