Civic Engagement

Many students want to volunteer in Southeast Texas but don't know how to get started. We can help!

Civic Engagement is an integral part of life at Lamar University. We empower students to be active citizens through volunteering and service learning. We partner with local non-profit organizations to provide opportunities for growth and giving for Cardinal Nation.

Our office provides service opportunities for students that can be as short as one afternoon or as long as a semester or academic year. We're here to help you individually or as a student organization to identify and achieve your service goals.


The Big Event

The Big Event is LU's biggest one-day service project. Student sign-up will open in January 2023. Local non-profits and charitable organizations can request services here until March 15, 2023.


Service Hours

Do you have service hours to submit? Track them now on LU HUB! Make sure that the service hours you submit adhere to the university’s guidelines on what counts as community service.

Learn how to track your hours on LUHUB

Volunteer Fair

The Volunteer Fair gives you the opportunity to connect with various organizations seeking volunteers. Our partners represent a variety of social issues, including youth and education, the elderly and hospice, environmental justice and animals, healthcare access, food insecurity, and much more.


Volunteer Listserv

Want to stay in the loop when service projects or opportunities are available? Sign up to receive an email whenever opportunities are available.

Request for Volunteers

If your organization or agency is looking to recruit volunteers for a special event or project, we would be love to hear from you. Submit a request for volunteer help, and we will get in contact with you about fulfilling your needs.

Contact Us

Get involved on campus for a true Cardinal experience. Contact the Office of New Student and Leadership Programs for more information.

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