Volunteer ETSU

  • Scoop on Faith and Service ETSU students learning about volunteer opportunities at the Scoop on Faith and Service.
    Scoop on Faith and Service
  • Service Saturday ETSU students folding clothes for a Service Saturday event.
    Service Saturday
  • Volunteer ETSU Booth Members of Volunteer ETSU supporting the Angel Tree with a booth and hot chocolate.
    Volunteer ETSU Booth
  • Service Saturday Students working on a construction project during a Service Saturday event.
    Service Saturday
  • Alternative Break Trip A group of students posing for a picture on an alternative break trip.
    Alternative Break Trip

Volunteer ETSU is a student-organized community service resource center that promotes, organizes, and supports a variety of public service opportunities for the campus community. It continues a long tradition of service to the community by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of East Tennessee State University.

Volunteer ETSU promotes volunteerism and coordinates the major service projects and activities for students, encouraging thoughtful experiences in service, and challenging participants to actively address the problems we face as a society. Among the many activities planned and implemented by Volunteer ETSU are Blood Drives, the Scoop on Service—a community service agency fair that connects agencies with potential volunteers, Service Saturday Events, Angel Tree, The Hunger Banquet, and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. 

How can i get involved with Volunteer ETSU?

Volunteer ETSU is open to all students who are interested in serving on campus and in the local community. With multiple levels of involvement, students can connect with non-profit agencies through volunteer placement or join the leadership team. Leadership team members are responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of major service projects. If interested in applying for a leadership position please complete the leadership team application located on the right.  

Why should I volunteer?

Getting involved outside of ETSU helps students understand important social issues and develop a desire to address concerns of their own through service projects. Community service guides students in the development of leadership skills, thus impacting others and enhancing the collegiate experience. Volunteering while at ETSU gives students the chance to meet new people who have similar interests and develop lasting friendships.

What type of service opportunities are available for students?

Each semester, Volunteer ETSU focuses on a wide variety of social issues including health, environment, youth, literacy, hunger/homelessness, and holiday sharing. Many service projects are developed around these social issues such as community agency fairs, blood drives, and a hunger banquet. Partnering with non-profit agencies in the Johnson City and surrounding areas, students have the flexibility of one-time, short-term, or long-term commitments to community service. Please see the event list below for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Where can I get more information about Volunteer ETSU? 

For more information, to become involved in Volunteer ETSU, or any of its numerous projects call (423) 439-4254, or email serve@etsu.edu. Volunteer ETSU is located in the Student Organization Resource Center C, lower level of the D.P. Culp University Center. 

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 24th - Scoop on Faith and Service 

Wednesday, September 2nd - Thursday, September 3rd - Blood Assurance Blood Drive

Saturday, September 19th - Service Saturday

TBD, October - Marsh Blood Drive

Saturday, October 17th - Service Saturday 

Tuesday, November 10th -  Wednesday, November 11th - Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 11th - Hunger Banquet

Saturday, November 21st - Service Saturday 

Monday, November 16th - Friday, December 4th - Salvation Army Angel Tree


Volunteer ETSU Logo

Learn more about these service organizations:
Service Opportunities Fair
Alternative Break
Community Service Programs


Volunteer ETSU Leadership Team Application 

Service Saturday Sign Up:

September 19th 2015 

Current Volunteer ETSU  Executive Team:

President: Cyerra Wilburn

Vice President: Allie Copeland 

Secretary: Sam Garritson

Service Saturday Coordinator: Caitie Duke  


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