Civic Engagement Resources
The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) believes that civic engagement is at the core of a high functioning community. This section of resources is designed to help you learn about your community and the positive impacts that engagement can have on both you and others.
Additional resources will continue to be added. If you would like to recommend an article or video relating to civic or community engagement, please email your suggestion to Serve@uh.edu.
You can still put some good out into the world from their couches. Multilingual students can serve as webpage translators, empathetic listeners can volunteer with 7 Cups, and sighted students can download Be My Eyes to lend a hand — er, eye — to blind and visually-impaired.
You can find more opportunities below.
Plus, the local non-profit groups that your campus usually partners with and the philanthropies that student orgs support may also appreciate virtual help. Reach out to see how you can continue supporting their work.
- Tour a National Park virtually
- Learn more about our National Parks!
- This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs
- Volunteer Match
- Points of Light
- Do Something
- Volunteer Houston
- Amnesty Decoders
- Crisis Text Line
- Letters Against Isolation
- Learning Ally
- Library of Congress: By the People
- Operation Gratitude
- Soldiers' Angels
- The Trevor Project
- United Way: Houston
- Star of Hope
- Attack Poverty
- Houston Food Bank
- Target Hunger
- Houston Humane Society
Do you have other ideas for civic engagement? Please send your ideas to email@example.com. We would love to hear them. The information on this page was compiled from a variety of online sources by the Center for Student Involvement staff; in some cases, it is original content. If you would like to know the specific source of any of the above information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out!