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Why Volunteer?

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Our History:
President and Mrs. Boren started the Volunteer Office in 1996. The mission of the Volunteer Office is to promote "service to state and society," which is part of the mission statement of the University of Oklahoma. During the summer of 2007 the Volunteer office merged with the Center for Leadership Development. Now the office is one: Leadership & Volunteerism.

Why Volunteer:
Volunteerism offers tremendous rewards both to the volunteer and to those you help. By volunteering you are helping to improve yourself and making a difference in the world. The office of Leadership & Volunteerism has more than 100 agencies, located throughout the state, needing volunteers.

Volunteer Initiatives

Volunteer Corps


The all-encompassing volunteerism initiative to promote community engagement and service.  More info

Big Event


The University of Oklahoma's official day of community service.  More info

Fall Drives


How will you and your group give back in Fall 2015?  More info

Arbor Day


The day is recognized with a campus-wide picnic and students assist the Landscaping staff in planting trees.  More info

The Sooner Standard

Sooner Standard

This award recognizes OU students who go above and beyond in the area of volunteerism.  More info

United Way Sooner Ambassadors


A partnership between the United Way of Norman, the university campus, and the community at large.  More info



A beautification program on campus in which students participate.  More info

Other Student Service Organizations