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Make a Difference in October!

Hello Lakers! Can you believe it is already October?! Our team in the Office of Student Life Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) is working hard to create opportunities for you to get engaged and give back!  Learn more below about great opportunities during the month of October! 
You can also stop by to see us at 1108 Kirkhof Center in the CSLC!
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Check out CSLC Sponsored Programs Below!

Make a Difference Day 2021!

Make a Difference Day is a national day of service, recognized on campuses and in communities across the country.
Join GVSU on Saturday, October 16th from 8:30am-3:30pm as we celebrate this national day of service!
Registration closes on October 8th.

National Voter Registration Day 2021

National Voter Registration Day was a success! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and registered to vote in the Kirkhof Center. Our partners from the Michigan Secretary of State and Allendale Township Clerk's Office helped us to register nearly 100 new student voters. 
Want to host a Voter Registration Drive on campus? We can help you!
Host a Voter Registration Drive
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Want to get to know our community? 

Get out there! 

Check out the events below for other ways to get involved and give back with off campus partners!

Michigan Student Voter Summit

The Michigan Student Voter Summit invites all participants to come together for a day of civic learning and reflection! Campus Vote Project is pleased to be able to put on this virtual event!
Date: Friday, October 8th
Time: 12pm-2:30pm
Register here!

Haunted Arboretum 

In the mood for a spooky adventure? GVSU Alumni Association, Student Life, CAB, RHA, and STAGE are hosting a haunted arboretum. They are in need of student volunteers to help set up work behind the scenes or even to play a role! They need as many hands on deck and are super flexible, Snacks and costumes will be provided.
Date: Friday, October 14, and 15
Time: Show time is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

Grand Rapids Light the Night is a walk put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to donate and raise awareness to end cancer. They need your help to make this upcoming event thrive!
Date: Saturday, October 9th
Location:  Monroe North 555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI
Register to Volunteer
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Find More Volunteer Service Opportunities!

Check out many more service and community engagement opportunities on our website! This page is regularly updated. If you don't find an opportunity that suits your interests, feel free to reach out to us at the Community Service Learning Center and we would love to help you find an opportunity that is right for you! Email the CSLC at
You can also find volunteer opportunities through the Heart of West MI United Way.  
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Track your Volunteer Service Hours!

Using Laker Link to track your service hours couldn't be easier! Keep track of your hours for scholarships, classes, for your resume and just to remember all of the great service experiences that you've had! Easy to use instructions can be found here
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