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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.

Due to popular demand, the application deadline for this year's Alternative Break trips has been extented. Click here to access the application, and make sure to turn it into our office by Friday, November 15th at noon.

The 10th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is here!

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2019 Calendar

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual series of events through which people come together across the nation to draw attention to the issues of hunger and homelessness. The Center for Civic Engagement coordinates with faculty, staff, students, and community partners each year to create a variety of programs aiming to combat food and housing insecurity. This year, which will be our 10th annual week of programming, we are hosting a number of volunteer opportunities with organizations such as MUSC Urban Farm, Challah for Hunger, the Stone Soup Collective, and One80 Place. Additionally, we will be sponsoring several education and advocacy-based events that will hopefully get students engaged with these issues that are greatly affecting our campus and our Charleston community. 

If you would like to register for any of our events, most of which have opportunities for students to access food, please RSVP on our Cougar Connect page

For more information on hunger and homelessness here at the College, click here

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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Want to volunteer?

We have our recurring service opportunities available on Cougar Connect.

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?

Check out our blog!

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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