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!




Cabin Fever Festival 3/29

Come help families celebrate spring after a long winter! Volunteers will be assigned tasks once they arrive, tasks include assisting with the obstacle course, running food for the concession stand, and registering families. Volunteers will also help either set-up or tear-down the event. Click here to sign-up for a shift today!

Campus Store Easter Eggstravaganza 4/6

Help young children ring in spring in style! There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day. Children will be guided through a variety of Easter themed stations. Please click here to review the volunteers jobs open and to sign-up for a spot today!

Under His Wings Respite 4/13

Under His Wings Respite is a religous-based organization that allows parents of children with disabilities to have a night out while their children are cared for in a safe environment understanding of their needs- the needs of all children-to be loved and accepted just as they are! Vounteers will be paired with a child for the evening as their buddy to play with them and watch over them. Click here to sign-up to help!

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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