Be engaged ... with your peers, your community, and the world.

Bucknell values participation in community affairs and seeks to cultivate civic responsibility. Academically based service-learning and co-curricular community service, or volunteering, are integral parts of the educational experience for faculty and students. They find it's a way to make a difference in the community, learn important lessons, and explore community issues that are important to them. Not only does civic engagement help others, it helps students develop leadership skills as educated citizens and make connections between classroom learning and real-world experience. Students interested in nonprofit work can also explore career options.

Bucknell students can volunteer on an individual basis or with a group of friends, join one of our community service organizations, or become active through academic classes, clubs and organizations, sports teams, or fraternities and sororities. Participating in community service and service-learning is a great way to give back to the community, share your talents with others, and learn valuable skills for life beyond college.

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Be a part of your community.

Community Service

Bucknell students can volunteer on an individual basis or with a group of friends, join one of our community service organizations, or become active through academic classes, clubs and organizations, sports team, or fraternities and sororities.

Learn more about community service.

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Lewisburg Community Garden

The Lewisburg Community Garden features individual plots for groups, families or individuals interested in gardening.

Learn more about the garden.

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Make a Difference on Your Break

Bucknell students have made a big difference away from class. Learn more about how can take part in enriching learning and service opportunities, and pursue your passion for making a difference. 

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Service-learning refers to educational experiences that link academic course work with efforts to meet a community need. This kind of learning promotes: knowledge of course concepts and application of disciplinary material, understanding of the field of study in a broader context, a sense of civic responsibility

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Did You Know?

The Community Service Federal Work Study Program (CSFWSP), seeks to match your non-profit organization with Bucknell student workers at no cost to you. 61 students served over 4,960 hours at 26 community partner sites last year.

Since its inception in 2012, the Lewisburg Community Garden has donated more than 10,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce has been donated to 11 hot meal and food bank programs in Union, Snyder, and Northumberland counties.

More than 125 community organizations, K-12 classes, and Bucknell courses and programs have used the Lewisburg Community Garden as an educational resource to learn about food insecurity, environmental sustainability, organic agriculture, and other topics.

Since 2012, more than 1,000 Bucknell and community-based volunteers have provided approximately 5,000 hours of service to the Lewisburg Community Garden, supporting both food access efforts and educational endeavors.

Upcoming Service Events


When it comes to the nuts and bolts of service, visit myBucknell for practical information like this:

•  General Guidelines for Working in the Community
•  Clearances for Tutors
•  Submit Your Service Hours


Service-Learning can reinvigorate a course, strengthen student understanding, and build bridges with our community. Go to myBucknell for resources like these:

•  Service-Learning Overview
•  Sample Course Activities


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