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!




AU G.I.V.S. Team(s) Sign-Up

Did you know that AU G.I.V.S. has five different teams that service different needs in our community? We have the Senorcitzens Team, Government Relations Team, Unity Team, Youth Team, P.A.W. (Peers for Aniamal Awareness) Team and Hunger & Homelessness Team. Sign-up today to be a part of a team(s) that you have a special passion to serve. By signing up of a team(s) you will receive an email with new service oppotunity before anyone else with event details and a link to sign-up!  Click here to sign up for a team or teams today! 

Submit Fall 2019 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

Abby Wilhelm
AU G.I.V.S. President

Anessa Berry
Community Service Assistant

Office: 419.289.5325
Fax: 419.289.5328

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