Community Service and Volunteerism

As a recognized leader in experiential education, JWU encourages all members of the university community to apply their leadership and professional skills to real community settings through community service and volunteerism efforts.

Community service and volunteerism is at the core of each of the university’s essential learning outcomes. JWU students perform well over 100,000 hours of service each year within the Providence and surrounding communities and the University has made the President’s Community Service Honor Roll for more than 8 consecutive years.

Build Professional Skills & Give Back to Communities and Industries

Community Service and volunteer opportunities exist both inside and out of the classroom at JWU to help students develop and master essential skills to be successful in our complex world. Get hands-on experience that relates to your major while you give back to a local non-profit or community-based organization. Learn to lead teams, network, think critically and creatively, and hone your communication skills while building your resume with volunteer experience.

Prospective & Current Students, Staff, & Faculty:

The Alan Shawn Feinstein Community Service Center, housed within Student Involvement & Leadership coordinates community service and volunteer opportunities for members of the JWU Providence community. You can volunteer individually or with a registered student organization, fraternity or sorority, National Student Organizations, or athletic team. Opportunities include annual days of service, blood drives, and alternative spring break.

Students, faculty and staff can learn about and sign up for volunteer and community service opportunities that best fit their skills, interests, and passions. View the JWU PVD Community Engagement Newsletter, e-mail or call Student Involvement & Leadership at 401-598-1499 for more information. For on-campus students, visit the Feinstein Community Service Center on the Downcity Campus, located in the Citizens Bank Center for Student Involvement (CBCSI) on the first floor, and speak with student and professional staff about your community interests!

Information for Nonprofits & Community-based Organizations:

If you are interested in sharing volunteer and service opportunities with the Johnson & Wales community, please complete the JWU Volunteer Request Form and contact with questions. Please submit requests a minimum of two weeks before event/program begins to allow for adequate promotion time.