College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Service
Engage and assist within your campus, local, national, or international community on a topic or project through service. Connect with people and issues while adding value for prospective employers or graduate/professional schools, especially in teaching, helping, or healthcare fields.
Contribution, influence, and networking within your community
Meaningful, hands-on experience understanding and addressing real-world problems
Professional and personal connections with others who share your interests and values
Develop and apply important skills such as communication, teamwork, and organization
Service Programs and Events
The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLICE) office coordinates large-scale service programs including MLK Week of Service, The Big Event, and Urban Plunge. These events organize teams of faculty, staff, and students, in collaboration with community partners, to help with needs in the community: packaging meals, neighborhood clean-ups, home maintenance for senior citizens, tax preparation, and more.
Service-Oriented Student Organizations
Several registered student organizations on campus, such as the UNL branch of Medical students United with Neighbors across America (pictured), emphasize service. Some have a specific cause or organization they support, and others participate in a variety of individual initiatives and events.
Volunteerism and Community Engagement
Based on your interests, you can arrange your own service opportunities independently by connecting with local organizations and initiatives. They often rely on regular volunteers to carry out their mission and meet the needs of those they serve.
- Search with keyword "volunteer" on Handshake
- Connect through SLICE’s Non-Profit in Residence program.
Learn more about getting involved with organizations, long- and short-term opportunities, and their Nonprofits in Residence program.
Watch for service opportunities in your academic advisor’s weekly emails.
CAS Career Coaches
Meet with a career coach to talk about what kind of service would be best for you based on your interests and goals.