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Volunteer Services

Getting involved through community service is a great way to make a difference, build community connections, meet new people and build your resume all at the same time.

SALP offers a variety of ways to volunteer throughout the school year. Click on any of the logos below to learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you or your RSO looking for a one-time or long-term volunteering opportunity? Learn about the resources available to you as a WMU student.

Alternative Summer experience

Alternative Summer Experience

Alternative Summer Experience is a great way to end the school year and kick off your summer! Have a blast volunteering with issues of your interest, meet fellow Western students, gain leadership skills, and explore the United States in the gorgeous spring time. We strive to change the way you think of volunteering! Our volunteer excursions take off the week after Spring semester finals. Applications are due February 23rd! Email for an application and more information on how you can get involved!

Fall into the Streets

Fall into the Streets

Fall into the Streets is a coordinated effort through the Student Activities and Leadership Programs office (SALP) and the First-Year Experience Office. All participating students will be from First Year Seminar sections. Each participating class will be assigned an agency, and on the day of the event, students will serve at that site. Fall into the Streets will be on September 26, October 10, and October 18, 2014.

Fall into the Streets

Spring Into the Streets

Spring Into the Streets is a program that gives Western students the opportunity to give back to the surrounding Kalamazoo community.

During their participation in this day of service, students will have a chance to work alongside community agencies on a variety of tasks ranging from neighborhood clean ups to painting to landscaping projects and more.

The hope is that students will have the opportunity to show Kalamazoo that they care about the community and that they are committed to making it a better place for everyone.

Spring into the Streets will be taking place on the afternoon of Friday, April 10, 2015.
If you need more information, or have any comments, questions, or concerns please contact Jesus Romero at 269-387-2565 or email

Student Organizations

Some volunteer opportunities for students are directly administered through a Registered Student Organization. Learn more about Alternative Spring Break and Drive Safe Kalamazoo.