Welcome to the
Community Service Office!
Student, faculty & staff commitment to social responsibility has been a large part of Grinnell College's history. Grinnell was a center for abolitionist activity before and during the Civil War, and later it played a key role in the Social Gospel Reform Movement. During the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Grinnell alumni, including Harry Hopkins, Paul Appleby, and Hallie Flanagan, to positions in his "New Deal" administration.
Today, the Community Service Office offers support for both co-curricular as well as curricular service opportunities at the College. In the co-curricular realm students may volunteer in the community, participate in the Community Service Work-Study Program or volunteer with the AmeriCorps ICAP education award program. The office also offers support to faculty, students, and community partners as the embark in academic experiential or service learning endeavors.
Service at Grinnell is unique in that most co-curricular volunteer projects are student initiated, led and organized. Through their service activities, students are able to make a difference in the community while they learn to collaborate and network with local national .and international organizations. The Community Service Office offers various forms of support to students as they coordinate such projects.
If you are intereststed in learning more about some of our services and opportnities please feel free to explore some of the tabs on the left side of this page or contact Susan Sanning, the Community Service Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 641-269-4827.