Community Engagement and Service Learning

The Career and Community Engagement Center is committed to encouraging service learning and aiding our community through volunteerism. The CCEC is responsible for facilitating volunteer placement and service learning projects on campus and in the community. Be sure to check out our events to see how the CCEC is engaging students in service and helping our community.

If you are interested in seeing specific needs of the community, be sure to check Ship Career Connection for volunteer and service positions and sign up for our Volunteer email list with the subject line: Sign me up for the volunteer email list.

Employers and Organizations

By connecting with the Career and Community Engagement Center, employers and organizations gain the advantage of meeting highly talented and skilled candidates and potential volunteers from over 100 distinguished undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs, along with a number of concentrations, minors, and certifications.

The Career and Community Engagement Center proudly follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers " Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals" and expects employers and organizations to adhere to these policies. In addition, the office has developed a comprehensive " Recruitment and Employment Guidelines" to serve as a guide in approving employers and organizations, volunteer opportunities, job postings, and promoting opportunities to Shippensburg University students and alumni.

There are several ways to recruit top talent from Shippensburg University. The list below outlines some of the most popular methods. Please contact Javita Thompson, Assistant Director, to discuss a personalized plan for your organization, or (717) 477-1484.

Post Vacancies on Ship Career Connection: SHIP Career Connection is a free online job, internship, and volunteer, opportunity database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff. Some of the great services available through SHIP Career Connection include: internship and job search, volunteer opportunity search, post your resume for employers/organizations to view, on-campus recruiting, career event registration, and more.

To create a SHIP Career Connection account, please visit the employer login page, complete the required fields, and create a username and password. You will need your username and password to access your account in the future. If you have forgotten your password, please see the Employer FAQs. The employer reference sheet is also helpful in creating your account.

Career Fairs and Volunteer Networking Expos: held each fall and spring, Shippensburg University's career fairs/volunteering expos are a great way to connect with Shippensburg University students. Please see upcoming events for a full schedule of programs.

On-Campus Recruiting Program: our on-campus recruiting program helps you connect with students and alums to fill volunteer opportunities, full-time jobs and internship positions by interviewing for those positions using our office space. Dates are available in September, October, November, February, March, and April each year.

To reserve a date, login to Ship Career Connection, click “On-Campus Recruiting,” then click “Request a Schedule.” For more information, contact Javita Thompson, or (717) 477-1484.

Information Table: reserve the Career and Community Engagement Center Information Table available Monday- Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Information Table is located inside Shippensburg University's Ceddia Union Building, located in a high traffic area right outside of the Raider Room, campus dining.

To reserve a table, login to Ship Career Connection, click on “Events,” then “Information Sessions,” then on “Request Information Session.” You can then select “Information Table” from the first drop-down menu.

For directions to the university, please visit /visit/directions/.

Our office is located in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Room 108, building 28 on the campus map.

When visiting our office, please park in lot V-2 or C-7 as noted on the parking map.

One time volunteer opportunities and on-going opportunities can be found at Ship Career Connection. Use your Ship email username and password to login.

Click on the Jobs tab, and then enter the keyword search “Volunteer and Service Opportunities”.

All volunteer opportunities will generate.

For additional assistance or to schedule an appointment contact Javita Thompson at or (717) 477-1484.

Shippensburg University Community Service Report Form

We want to know what volunteer work your group/ course is doing in the community! By reporting your accomplishments, we can publicize your hard work, nominate your organization for awards, apply for grants, and better support your efforts. We ask that ALL student clubs, organizations, teams, residence halls, departments, and course curricula complete the Community Service Report.

All reports are due by the first of the month, reflecting on activities for the previous month.

Questions? Has your service contact changed? Please contact Javita Thompson in the Career and Community Engagement Center (CCEC) with any questions via email at, in person in CUB 108, or by phone at (717) 477-1484.