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 long-term programs. Our office also organizes the Alternative Break 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.

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Civic Engagement has expanded its offering of non-traditional volunteering opportunities. We will be advertising various virtual and remote volunteer opportunities. For volunteering opportunities that you can do from home, check out our "Volunteer Opportunities" Tab. 

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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?

Consider signing up for our Weekly Digest for even more volunteer opportunities. Find instructions on our "Volunteer Opportunities" tab. 

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 Gracie Paterson at


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