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Why Volunteer?

Our History:
The Volunteer Office was created in 1996. The mission of the Volunteer Office was 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. 

Volunteer Initiatives


Find volunteer opportunities and track hours



Serve throughout the year with other
OU students



How will you and your group give back in Fall 2020?  

Give Back

For students who go above and beyond in volunteerism



OU's official day of community service

Big Event


A beautification program on campus in which students participate

More info

Nonprofit Studies

If you enjoy volunteering with local nonprofits and would like to learn more, check out the Nonprofit Studies program offered at OU. You can pursue a major or minor through the Department of Political Science.

Other Student Service Organizations