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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Office Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities

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The student volunteers and the staff of the Community Engagement Office develop on and off campus service and engagement opportunities that promote student leadership development while lending dimension to academic experience. This page and others under this menu highlight some those opportunities. Please contact our office if questions arise of if you have other areas of interest that you would like to explore. Thanks for taking time to consider community engagement.


Community Engagement Office Initiatives ....

Campus and Community Fair, September 9, 2015 in the CSU Ballroom, 10 am - 1 pm

Meet community agency representatives looking for volunteers, as well as employeers looking for paid employees at this annual campus event.  To volunteer with this event, sign up for the 8-10:30 shift, the 10 an to noon shift, or the 11:45 am - 1:45 shift.

Sibley Park and River Clean Up, September 12, 2015 9:30-11:30 am 

Blue Earth County Community Farm Program, September 29, 4:15 - 7:15 pm

Cram a Van Food Drive, October 5-11, 11 am - 1 pm

Salvation Army Social, November 20, 6:45-9 pm 

 Maverick Holiday Carnival, December 6, 1-3:30 pm

 MLK Day of Service, January 18, 1-5 pm

MLK Day of Service Blood Drive, January 18, 1-5 pm

Community Engagement Fair, January 21, 10 am - 1 pm

Fare For All, January 25, 2:45 - 5:45 pm

Dancing with the Mankato Stars, February 13, Times Vary

 Dr Seuss Birthday Celebration, February 19, 9 am - 1:30 pm

Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, March 4

Alternative Spring Break, March 6-12, 2016

The BIG Event



 Join An Ongoing Committee

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2015

MLK Day of Service 2016   

 Community Engagement Events Corps

Sign up for CEO Sponsored Service on OrgSync

OrgSync is a venue to connect students to a full scope of opportunities. In addition to serving as a communication center for events and activities it may be used to log your service hours and provide valuable information on your service experience. Consider joining the Community Engagement Office portal on OrgSync to sign up for a volunteer opportunity. If you sign up to participate in a service event using this method, your service will automatically be recorded. If you serve on your own, and would like your service to be recorded on you OrgSync account or you would like your service to count towards the University total hours of service, simply visit your OrgSync page, click "Involvement", then click the "Add Involvement Entry". You will need the name and e-mail address of the person at the service agency responsible for coordinating your service. For more information, visit this tutorial site.


Other Places to Learn About Service Opportunities

Community Engagement Office Search

You can always start with the CEO's Search.


Greater Mankato Area United Way

Visit United Way of Greater Mankato's Get Connected site to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others through service or to highlight volunteer opportunities in your organization!

Volunteer Match

Sometimes local organizations will register with this national volunteer opportunity search engine. Visit for more information.


 To search for national or international opportunities, as well as current news and events surrounding various topics of community and civic engagement, visit the Idealist website.


Not Seeing Something that Works for You?

Call our office today to explore the possibilities and consider how you can shift your passion into action in support of your community! 507-389-5789 or at