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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 Opportunities

View our calendar of upcoming service opportunities. Click on each event to see more details for each.


Local Agencies

Explore our catalog of local agencies organized alphabetically and by category. Find a place you would love to volunteer at!


Track Your Volunteer Hours

As an OU student, staff, or faculty, we encourage you to keep track of your service hours, especially for future scholarships, awards, internships, and job applications.

OU values and encourages others to give back to the community. Acts of service done freely outside of academic requirements or work counts towards The Sooner Standard Award.

You can now track your service hours on OrgSync, just follow the link below!

Track Service Hours

Volunteer Initiatives


Volunteer in your local community!



Serve throughout the year with other
OU students



How will you and your group give back in Fall 2018?  Give back

For student who go above and beyond in volunteerism



The University of Oklahoma'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