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Center for Civic Engagement

Eat. Sleep. Volunteer.

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 refers students to local nonprofit service opportunities 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.

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please stop by or contact our staff by calling 843.953.5838 or emailing us at or visit our blog for upcoming events at

"Overcoming poverty is not just a gesture of charity it is an act of justice."- Nelson Mandela

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Welcome to the Center for Civic Engagement’s New Blog!
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 11:11 am
It’s not really new, it’s actually been around for a while, but several changes are in order. To date the Center for Civic Engagement has primarily utilized the blog to market and promote events. Although marketing is still an important part of our success as an office, we recently repurposed our website to address that … Continue reading Welcome to the Center for Civic Engagement’s New Blog!
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A Salute to Veterans
Posted on 6 November 2014 | 12:06 pm
Join the Center for Civic Engagement for service to veterans on Veterans Day: When: Tuesday, November 11th   (volunteer shifts available 11am-2pm; 4pm-6pm; or 6pm-8pm) Where: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Volunteers will meet at the Center for Civic Engagement (203 Lightsey Center) at the beginning of their shift. Groups will have the opportunity … Continue reading A Salute to Veterans
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