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Community Partnership Opportunities

At Drexel University, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement’s community partnerships are integral to meeting the learning goals and civic engagement outcomes for the educational mission of the University. Beyond that, we seek to consistently improve the quality and depth of Drexel University’s impact on Philadelphia. The Lindy Center intentionally partners with community non-profits, public and private schools, and local government agencies to provide over 150 unique civic engagement opportunities each year to for students, faculty, and staff.

In addition to services and programs provided by the Lindy Center to organizations and schools, we also connect community organizations and individual community members to resources offered by the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Let's Partner!

  • Request students and employees for one-time and long-term volunteer opportunities. 

We are always looking for quality opportunities for our students and employees to serve with Philadelphia-based non-profit organizations. To be considered, your organization must be registered as a 501c3, have a physical location, and a designated staff member to supervise the volunteers. Please send the following information to

  1. Name of Community Partner
  2. About the Community Partner (mission statement and/or description of what the organization does)
  3. Community Partner Website
  4. Contact Full Name, Email Address, and Phone Number
  5. Location(s) Where Services Will Take Place (Please include building name, floor and room #s if applicable)
  6. Please describe in detail the time commitment that you need volunteers to make. Indicate whether you need a long-term commitment or if it's a one/multi day event. (Examples: Volunteers must commit to at least 3 hours per week between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, at least 2 shifts per month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm, Saturday June 1 from 8am-2pm, etc.)
  7. For one/multi day events, how many volunteers are you hoping for at a time? (Example: a clean-up activity might want 30 volunteers at once) 
  8. Please describe in as much detail as possible the volunteer position and any necessary qualifications.
  9. How can volunteers sign-up or apply?
  • Host a Drexel Community Scholar. Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) is a student leadership program within the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. DCS provide 5-15 hours per week of either direct service or capacity building to a non-profit organization. Positions range in scope but may include duties such as tutoring elementary school youth, serving meals to homeless individuals or providing administrative support. In addition to their work at their placement sites, DCS engage in leadership development and team-building activities. To apply for a Drexel Community Scholar, please click here.

  • Collaborate with us to run a large-scale "Day of Service Opportunity" or Alternative Break opportunity. For more information, please contact

  • Explore the path to becoming a service site for CIVC 101, Drexel’s first year required community-based learning course. Students complete 8-10 hours of service during the 10 week term. For more information, please contact Cara Scharf at
  • Collaborate with a faculty member to offer a Community-Based Learning Course. For more information, please contact Carrie Hutnick at