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 in the 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.

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

Service Opportunities 
For a list of local service opportunities and places to volunteer please click here.
You can also find current opportunities listed on LU Hub

The Big Event

The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, hundreds of LU students come together to say “Thank You” to the residents of the Southeast Texas Community.

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break is an all-expenses paid, volunteer service project held during Spring Break each year.



Volunteer Fair

Join us at the Volunteer Fair! The Volunteer Fair gives students the opportunity to connect with various organizations seeking volunteers. Our partnering community organizations will represent a variety of social issues, including opportunities to engage in

  • service related to youth and education,
  • the elderly and hospice,
  • environmental justice and animals,
  • poverty,
  • healthcare access,
  • food insecurity,
  • homelessness,
  • and much more

If you are an agency and would like to attend please RSVP Here

Food Pantry

To help prevent this issue, we've teamed up with our partners across campus to create the Cardinals Food Pantry, a free and anonymous food pantry especially for LU students.

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Location: Wesley Foundation at LU
Between Combs Hall and Brooks Shivers Dining Hall

Service Partners

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 here, and we will get in contact with you about fulfilling your needs.