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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 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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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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Alternative Spring Break Applications Due October 24th
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 6:17 pm
Visit our website for more information Step 1: Attend an information session or stop by an information table to learn more: Information Session Wednesday, Oct. 8th  at 7:00pm in Maybank 115 Tuesday, October 14th at 5:00pm in Maybank 115 Tuesday, Oct 21st at 11:00am in Lightsey 203 Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 1:30pm in Lightsey … Continue reading Alternative Spring Break Applications Due October 24th
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