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Tommies Together Volunteer Center

The Tommies Together Volunteer Center provides our campus community with a range of co-curricular opportunities to invest their time, talent, and skills into the community. Whether you want to participate in one of our established programs like Shelter Crew or find a specific opportunity related to your field of study, we can help you get started.

With over 400 approved community partners, countless volunteer opportunities exist to advance the common. Volunteers can find opportunities that match their career path or personal interests, broaden their perspective, and become engaged in the work happening on the ground to create positive social change.

The center provides one-on-one coaching for those seeking assistance planning a volunteer event, maintains a database of local volunteer projects, and provides several leadership development opportunities.

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Highlighted Programs

Students attend volunteer fair

Community Partner and Volunteer Fair

The Center for Common Good hosts a bi-annual volunteer fair for students, faculty and staff in collaboration with the Business 200 Learning Through Service, Student Affairs, and Campus Ministry. Students learn various ways to directly impact our local community in a partnership to advance the common good.

Over 60 non-profit organizations set up booths to share information and connect with students, faculty and staff interested in exploring and even signing up for any of the many community engagement opportunities made available through these fairs.

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Annual Events

Community Engagement Day

Community Engagement Day connects students to community partners across the Twin Cities that welcome student creativity to address issues in education, food insecurity, animal rights, immigration, civil rights and more. Students who attend Community Engagement Day will learn how they can contribute to social justice in our community and understand what it means to be a Tommie who engages with our community for the common good.

Habitat for Humanity Builds

A safe, decent, affordable home is fundamental to a family forging a path out of poverty. Each semester, we are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to support 1 to 2 home builds or home improvement projects. We look forward to seeing you at a future build!

Family Homelessness: Journeys in Minnesota

This educational tool was created to actively engage participants in learning about the realities facing families experiencing homelessness in our local community. The purpose of the activity is to make homelessness experiential and personal. Participants are invited into the struggles of a family facing homelessness and prompted to make decisions about how to handle the many challenges that arise.

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Become a Community Partner

Are you a non-profit organization or school looking to partner with the Center for the Common Good?