Service Learning, Virtual Volunteering and Engagement

We are committed to community engagement and citizenship at Owens but we also consider your safety FIRST!

Please consider the following options for locating virtual volunteering opportunities.  In-person volunteering/engagement opportunities must be carefully researched to ensure proper Covid-19 guidelines and safety protocols are being followed.

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United Way of Greater Toledo offers opportunities through the following site:

The following organizations offer databases of opportunities by region or zip code:

Participate in the 2020 Census

Transcribe with the Smithsonian

Observe Birds for EBird

Contribute to Ecological Research with Zooniverse

Volunteer Globally

Service Learning Goals:

  • To increase academic retention through involvement with community service.
  • To encourage student citizenship on campus and off campus.
  • To develop student leaders who can support, mentor and model success for first year Owens students.
  • To develop sustainable and mutually beneficial community partnerships with local agencies.
  • To support scholarship and increase opportunities for professional recognition and reward for students and faculty.
  • To extend campus resources into the community and reinforce the value of engagement.

For More Information

For more information about academic service learning, please contact Krista Kiessling, Director Campus and Community Connections,, (567) 661-2275.

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