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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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Upcoming Opportunities

  • Alternative Fall Break - Looking for opportunities to meet new people and serve the community this semester? Consider joining one of three Alternative Break groups over fall break for service immersion experiences exploring issues related to food insecurity and homelessness in Asheville, NC; Beaufort, SC; and Atlanta, GA. Applications due Friday, September 25th by 12pm.

Breaking News

Active Citizenship: A Compilation of Student Ideals
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 3:00 pm
“There is power in identity.”- Bryan Stevenson Here at the Center for Civic Engagement we like to identify as Active Citizens.  Having language attached to what we are doing gives us an identity, and having an identity makes us a movement- people who are striving to to be intentional and work in solidarity with the communities we […]
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Weekly Digest: Nov. 18th
Posted on 18 November 2015 | 4:40 pm
  Civic Engagement Weekly Digest │ November 17th, 2015 Read below to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Charleston community. Volunteer announcements are either one-time events or ongoing service opportunities. Contact information is included with each entry. If you are searching for more volunteer opportunities email our office at: Please make sure to […]
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