The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is charged with creating civic engagement opportunities for entire UH campus community. Led by the ideals of transformational leadership, CSI fosters an environment that integrates learning, service, and leadership to empower students to become active, global citizens who lead with a lifelong commitment to service. To that end, CSI assists students in developing the skills necessary to become civically responsible citizens and to take action on social issues that impact their community.
Getting involved in civic engagement with CSI is simple, as we provide a range of programs that promote civic engagement at UH.
Through the Center for Student Involvement, the University is able to continue to expand its role in cultivating and sustaining stronger communities. Your service in the community of a few hours a week will make a difference to people and the society. The immersion in another culture deepens your understanding of our society in a way that goes beyond your preconceived orientation. Serving in the community helps students learn what challenges communities face and see how their work furthers the community’s goals. It also helps build valuable relationships with the people whom you serve. You can make a difference by supporting and contributing to meet a need in the community that affects the lives of the elderly, homeless, people with disabilities, schools, childcare centers and many other community organizations.
Please review the Guidelines for information on what can and cannot be counted as volunteer hours.
A list of volunteer opportunities in Houston. Please keep in mind that the organizations must be contacted directly for all volunteer appointments.
For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Directory or sign up with the Metropolitan Volunteer Program.
If your RSO is looking for volunteer opportunities or one time projects CSI serves as a resource. Contact email@example.com with your request. Large group projects (more than 25 participants) generally need to be planned a semester in advance.
Alternative Service Breaks offers students the opportunity to travel during their spring break to perform volunteer work. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue. ASB is the Center for Student Involvement’s news civic engagement program that allows students to experience diverse cultures and environments around the world where they can create unforgettable memories and long-term friendships.
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Constitution Day is observed by spotlighting historic events, influential people and the document itself.
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Though our office and student organizations serve in the community daily in various ways, the entire University of Houston community band together to make an even larger impact for two of our major community service events: MLK Day of Service and WOW Day of Service.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.
Join us for an experience-based opportunity to learn about global hunger. This event will include the opportunity to engage with local community agencies and student organizations working to end hunger in our own community.
Do you love where you live? Living in the Impact Living Learning Community will give you the chance to explore the city of Houston in a new way. Together we will explore one of the most culturally diverse cities through participating in service projects, learning about social issues, and learning about all that Houston has to offer. As we explore each social issue, you will learn how to think globally and act locally to have a positive impact on your community.
The University of Houston is dedicated to supporting the needs of the City of Houston during the aftermath of Harvey. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and appreciate the time you are giving back to our beloved community.
The EPIC Question Wall was established in 2016 as an opportunity for students to write about, read, discuss, and deliberate with their peers on current events and political, cultural, and social issues.