Community Service & AU G.I.V.S.

Our Mission

The Community Service Office will strive to provide meaningful service opportunities locally, nationally and even globally in an effort to encourage social responsibility, community involvement and thoughtful action. 

Reach Beyond Your Boundaries to Help Make a Difference

Through Community Service at Ashland University, you will find many opportunities for reaching beyond your boundaries. From building houses with Habitat for Humanity to making blankets for local children in need, participation in community service gives you the opportunity to have great experiences while making new friends and connecting with others in our local community. We offer volunteer opportunities in the Ashland area, and also throughout our state and nation.  We also continue to add opportunities through outside organizations to make sure that you have the best chance possible to participate in whatever program interests you! There are so many opportunities to try something new through our office-we hope that you find something that interests you! 

If you would like to receive our weekly newsletter or would like more information on any of our programs, please email and ask to be put on our mailing list. Thank you for your interest in volunteerism!

Ashland University Gets Involved with Volunteer Service

Think you have what it takes to make a difference locally, nationally and even globally? We do! Get involved with AU G.I.V.S. – Ashland University’s student-led organization that provides awesome service opportunities throughout the Ashland area and beyond.

Examples of programs include dog walking at the local animal shelter; FEED Ashland – the largest food drive in Ashland County; youth story times; and CROP Walk – a program with local churches to help end hunger. There are also opportunities to connect with  folks at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home; build locally and nationally for Habitat for Humanity and so much more!




Princess's Closet Service Event

“The Princess’s Closet,” a non-profit afternoon of pre-prom pampering, glamour & fun for high school girls! Our goal is to help young women with low incomes find an affordable prom dress and ensembles for this special occasion. We need volunteers to assist with set-up in Redwood on Friday, March 22nd from 2 pm - 7 pm and then we will need volunteers to help facilate the event on Saturday, March 23rd. Please click here to review the volunteers jobs open and to sign-up for a spot today!

Join an AU G.I.V.S. Service Team(s)

Get involved with Community Service with other AU students by signing up for a team(s) that you share a passion to receive infromation regarding upcoming service opportunities for that team. We have six team to choose from which include: Youth Team, Senior Citizens Team, Hunger and Homelessness Team, PAW (Peers for Animal Welfare), Community Engagement (Unity) Team, and U.S. Service Members team. There is no committment to join a team(s). It's just our way of sending you the opportunities that will be of interest to you. Please select "Yes" to any teams you would like to join by clicking here!

Submit Community Service Hours Here!

Click here to submit your completed service hours!

Fundraising and In-Kind Donations

Donations (monetrary or material goods) are a wonderful way to help out people all over the globe! Much of the time organization, departments, or athletic teams are recognized for their community service hours but not the amount of donations they collect or money they raise. We want you to be recognized! Please CLICK HERE to fill out the below form to show your commitment to philanthropy.

Contact Us

Community Service Office
Department of Student Life

Hawkins Conard Student Center
Room 230

Jennifer Washock
Director, Community Service

Jaret Baker
Intern, Community Service

Jordan Martin
AU G.I.V.S. President

Abbey Eichler
Community Service Hour Tracker

Office: 419.289.5325
Fax: 419.289.5328

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