Center for Civic Engagement

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Whether you’re a College of Charleston student or member of our faculty and staff, the Center for Civic Engagement can work with you to serve the community! 

The Center for Civic Engagement offers students service opportunities with local nonprofit organizations that range from one-day events to ongoing opportunities to long-term programs. Our office also organizes the Alternative Break service immersion experiences and the Bonner Leader program. In addition to the variety of projects initiated each year based on current events, there are several annual events hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement.

Join The Center for Civic Engagement, the Sustainability Literacy Institute, and the College's 250th Anniversary Committee for our Third Annual Day of Service! 

This year, our Day of Service education and service will be focusing on the “CofC Sustains/Solves” theme of the year: food security. 10% of the world's population is undernourished1. At the same time, climate change will exaserbate this problem by causing a drastic increase in food prices, a drastic decrease in arable land, and the endangerment of many of our food sources. We need to work towards creating a just, sustainable, secure food system in order to combat food insecurity and to make sure our planet can keep feeding our ever-growing population. At the end of this experience, students should walk away with more knowledge on issues related to food security as well as the information on more ways to engage with this issues in the Charleston community.

The day will begin with orientation and education followed by the service projects in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided. This year’s project sites include the Green Heart ProjectSweetgrass GardensMUSC Urban Farm, and South Carolina Aquarium's Good Catch Program.

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Where: Robert Scott Small 235

Student Time Commitment: 10:00 am – 5:00pm

A free t-shirt, morning snacks, lunch, and transportation are provided.

Registration: Sign-up on Cougar Connect or HERE

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Want to volunteer?

We have our recurring service opportunities available on Cougar Connect.

How do I sign up?

We ask that you sign up through Cougar Connect. You can log in using your MyCharleston username and password. Then, just pick the service event that most appeals to you and RSVP! You'll receive a reminder email the day before the service event. 

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Still looking for more ways to get involved?

See our Weekly Digest for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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Want to learn more about the CCE?

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please stop by our office in room 203 of the Lightsey Center, give us a call at 843.953.5838, or email

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