The Office of Community Service works to increase engaged citizenship, sustainable community partnerships and responsibility by helping students, community members, faculty and staff build connections, explore the complexity of identity and values and identify community needs. This occurs in reciprocal relationships that foster an understanding of one's strengths, values and contributions to the community.

Enhancing your experience at Dickinson College can occur by making a contribution to the Carlisle Community and beyond.  There are many ways to engage the community at Dickinson which include: service learning, ALLARM, community studies, internships and volunteering.

To get involved with volunteering in the local community, the Office of Community Service is the place to go.  Weekly over 200 students volunteering in the Carlisle community.  Another 100+ get involved in a service trip each year.  An additional 100+ participate in a Day of Service throughout the year.  In 2011-12, over 44,000 hours of volunteer community service was given by Dickinson students.  To check out all that happened last year, see the 2012-13 Year in Review.

This office assists students, community members, faculty and staff to build connections, explore complexity of identity and values, and identify community needs.  This occurs in reciprocal relationships by developing an understanding of one’s strengths, values, and contributions to the community.  Through our programs we aim to foster engaged citizenship, support sustainable community partnerships,and increase responsibility and accountability.

Ready to get involved? Not sure where to start? Check out this information compiled with community partners on Volunteering: Tips to Know Before You Go.  Then come to the Office and see where volunteers are most needed in our local community.

Employment Opportunities in the Office of Community Service:

Apply to live in the Community Service Special Interest House for the 2014-15 Year:

Contact Info

Department Head:
Donna Hughes

Caitlin Cluck
Administrative Assistant


Landis House
Mailing Address