Understand, Serve, Learn, Engage, Lead
To prepare students to be global citizens who are concerned with improving our world, Earlham has long emphasized volunteer service. The experience of volunteering and forming relationships with others in the community complements the knowledge gained through classes, reading and research. This dialogue between theory and practice is a rich source for learning and for developing practices of critical reflection.
Volunteer service is a great way to develop relevant knowledge and skills and to build your resume. In addition, joining with community partners to serve the area in which you live enables you to have an immediate impact on challenges affecting your community.
Need a Job?
Some of the same community partners who offer volunteer opportunities also hire student employees who have federal work-study as part of their financial aid package. Paid positions of up to 10 hours of work per week are available with a variety of nonprofit agencies and schools. Off-campus positions are listed in Handshake as student employment positions, and more information is available on the Student Employment page. Because of visa restrictions, off-campus student employment is not available to international students with work awards.