Connect with the community!

The mission of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement is to collaborate with the campus community and external stakeholders in an effort to increase the quality of student learning, engagement, and civic roles as realized within intentional and mutually beneficial community service-learning experiences that uphold the University's mission and Franciscan values.

Adapting to Change

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Madonna University Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement (OS-LCE) is adapting its outreach and programming to help protect the safety of our community members. Please continue to check in here for more information, or contact OS-LCE Director Colleen McLellan at cmclellan@madonna.edu.

For information about campus operations and health advisories, please visit https://madonna.edu/coronavirus/ 

Current Opportunities

Opportunities for service-learning and civic engagement are described below. These reflect recent changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates are made on a rolling basis. If you would like to add your organization to this list, please contact Colleen McLellan at cmclellan@madonna.edu.

Organization Description
2020 Census

The 2020 Census is currently taking place. If you have not yet done so, you can visit 2020census.gov in order to take part or submit your answers by phone or mail. College students who live off-campus should submit information that reflects their off-campus housing, even if they were not there on April 1, 2020. More information is available here.

Community Opportunity Center

Community Opportunity Center is accepting volunteers who would like to help with yard clean-up, raking leaves, and pulling weeds. Items for donation include masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and coloring books. For more information please contact Glean Heran: ghearn [at] cochomes [dot] net.

Forgotten Harvest

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Forgotten Harvest is providing “pop-up pantries” throughout our area. Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution of emergency food boxes throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County. For more information, visit their website here.

If you volunteer, please log your hours on Presence here.

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan 

The My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery is currently accepting a limited number of volunteers. Here is a link to learn more and to register. If you don’t see a shift that is supposed to be scheduled it because it is full.

Gleaners is also partnering with Kroger to reduce food waste by rescuing food from Kroger retail stores at our Pontiac Distribution Center. Here is a link to learn more and to register.

Volunteers are needed to help with food distribution at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) 2 Mobile Pantry. Here is a link to learn more and to register.

Voter Registration

Michigan voter registration information is available here. The next election date is November 3, 2020. If you would like to register to vote outside of Michigan, resources like Vote411 are available online. If you would like to be more involved in voter engagement on campus, please reach out to Colleen McLellan at cmclellan@madonna.edu.

Zaman International

Zaman International is accepting donations for COVID-19 outreach through this link: bit.ly/zamancovid. Non-perishable food items and hygiene items may also be donated for client families. To learn more, contact Abigal Demars: ademars [at] zamaninternatoinal [dot] org.

Our Values in Action

Franciscan Day of Service 2018 Sign up form
Urban Garden
Franciscan Day of Service
MLK 2019