Volunteer Center

For Faculty & Staff

Below is some information especially for faculty/staff members.

Faculty today are increasingly turning towards integrating community service into the classroom, called service-based learning, in an effort to give students real-world experience and a connection to the community. If you'd like to know how your organization can be part of a class that integrates service-learning, contact Donald Braid, Director of the Center for Citizenship & Community, at (317) 940-8353 and by email at dbraid@butler.edu.

If you are planning a project and need access to reflection information or would like to learn more about the Five Critical Elements, please feel free to contact us at the Volunteer Center, and we can assist you!

Here are some ways that you can be involved with the Volunteer Center.

  • FAB/ASB Advising
  • The Center for Citizenship and Community Information C.C.C.
  • Sign-up to be on Volunteer Center Listserv

FAB/ASB Advisor Info

Fall Alternative Break and Alternative Spring Break are unique student organizations that spend their scheduled breaks from school helping others in a planned service-learning experience. Advisors participate to provide support, assistance, and van driving for students. It is an exceptional opportunity for Faculty/Staff to interact with students as well as giving back to the community.

Fall Alternative Break (FAB) The students involved in this volunteer organization spend their Fall Break improving the living conditions of the individuals they serve. Each year, a work site is chosen and the students supply the manual labor necessary to meet the fundamental or emergency needs of the site. Past site includes H.O.M.E.S, Inc. located in Neon, KY an impoverished town in the heart of Appalachia.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) The students involved in this volunteer organization spend their Spring Break improving the living conditions of the individuals they serve. Each year, a work site is chosen and the students supply the manual labor necessary to meet the fundamental or emergency needs of the site. Past sites include Hands On Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, God's Katrina Kitchen in Pass Christian, MS, and Southwestern Help Association in New Iberia, LA.

For more information visit the PuLSE Advising page.

The Center for Citizenship and Community

The Center for Citizenship and Community (CCC) is non-partisan and seeks to engage Butler University faculty, staff, and students in collaborative work to address a host of educationally related issues with community partners.

If you are interested in getting involved in community outreach that relates to citizenship and incorporating it into the classroom, you can get more information at the Center for Citizenship & Community website

Volunteer Center Listserv

The Volunteer Center sends out a weekly listserv to inform individuals of one-time, ongoing, and new opportunities, as well as Volunteer Center news. If you would like to sign up to be a part of the listserv, stop by the Volunteer Center in AU 100 or contact our listserv advisor at volunteer@butler.edu. To see the current listserv content, visit our ongoing opportunities page!