Chinese Studies is available in Thailand. Contact Jennifer or Julie.

Student Community Engagement

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.

Ask Alexis | Should I Include Potentially Controversial Volunteer Experience On My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

Over the last few years, I’ve been doing quite a bit of volunteering. I’m concerned, however, that some of my stints may be just a little controversial depending on the organization I’m applying to work for now …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
Read more »

Adulting in Boston

I always thought I wouldn’t enjoy city life that much. Bustling neighborhoods with tireless people walking with purpose to start off their day, the busy public transportations, crowded local places at lunch hours, and young professionals with their business casual …

By Sonam Tsomo
Sonam Tsomo
Read more »

El dia en Costa Rica

“Pura Vida!” Greets my host-dad in the morning, as I sit for breakfast with the family. I have lived here for enough time to greet him back with “Pura Vida,” yet with a certain softness and unfamiliarity in my tone. …

By Shruti Belitkar
Shruti Belitkar
Read more »

Health Externship Fall 2021 Application

Welcome back! We are excited to return our Health Externship program to in-person experiences within the community.  The program is designed to allow students discernment opportunities within various healthcare fields while gaining necessary volunteer and job shadowing hours for graduate …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
Read more »

Earlham Epic Grand Challenge

Eligibility for Participation
Individuals and teams comprising up to five members can participate in the Epic Grand Challenge. The CEIC encourages team participation, as one of the criteria for judging is interdisciplinary academics. Current students from Earlham College, Earlham School …

By Eboni Dixon
Eboni Dixon Asst. Director of Epic Communications and Career Coach
Read more »

Sidebar

Latest News

Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
(765) 983-1424
Address

1st Floor Landrum Bolling Center
801 National Rd W
Richmond, IN 47374
Richmond, IN 47374

Office Hours

M 8:30am - 12pm; 1pm-5pm
T 8:30am - 12pm; 1pm-5pm
W 8:30am - 12pm; 1pm-5pm
TH 8:30am - 12pm; 1pm-5pm
F 8:30am - 12pm; 1pm-5pm