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University of Idaho Students

The Center for Volunteerism & Social Action (CVSA) consists of 9 dedicated students and 1 Program Coordinator who work to connect students with local, regional, national and international communities. We do so through services and programs such as Alternative Service Breaks (ASB), the Vandal Food Pantry, Days of Service and various Social Action Programs.

The CVSA fosters lifelong commitments to service and civic action by engaging students and communities in transformational experiences that educate and develop leaders capable of challenging injustices and creating positive and equitable change.

We work with over 80 community agencies who are always seeking volunteers. You can browse through Subgroups (below), Agencies (below), or the "Get Involved" tab on the top right-hand of the screen. Tip: To find a particular type of opportunity, use the "Get Involved" feature by searching interests (ex. veteran, healthcare, animals, etc).

The CVSA has 3 signature programs here on campus for students to volunteer with. Please refer to the program's GivePulse page for more information, as the application process is different for each program. 

CVSA Signature Programs
Local Days of Service (Serving Your New Community, Make a Difference Day, MLK Jr. Day of Service, Saturday of Service)
Alternative Service Breaks (we are currently running local ASB programming to ensure COVID-19 regulation compliance, and look forward to offering Winter, Spring, and Summer ASB trip programming again in the future)
Vandal Food Pantry

Create A New Group or Agency
If your agency or group is not on GivePulse, you can submit one here
Community Partners
Affiliate with the University of Idaho VAC by clicking hereThis will allow students to see your volunteer opportunities, internships, and events.

University Organizations, Departments, and Offices 
If you have an established GivePulse page for your registered student organizations, university department, and any other campus partner, please become an "affiliate" of the University of Idaho. You can do that by selecting the "affiliate" button on the top right of this page.

Learn more about the affiliate process here 

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