Community Engagement and Service Learning

We are committed to encouraging service learning and aiding our community through volunteerism. The Office of Community Engagement 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 Office of Community Engagement 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 us, employers and organizations gain the advantage of meeting highly talented and skilled candidates and potential volunteers.

We proudly follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals and expect employers and organizations to adhere to these policies. In addition, the office has developed 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.

How to Recruit Volunteers at Ship

There are several ways to recruit top talent from Shippensburg University. Please contact Javita Thompson, Director of Community Engagement, to discuss a personalized plan for your organization. She can be reached by emailing jlthompson@ship.edu or calling (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, the ability to 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: Shippensburg University's career fairs/volunteering expos are a great way to connect with Ship 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, log in to Ship Career Connection, click “On-Campus Recruiting,” then click “Request a Schedule.” For more information, contact Javita Thompson at jlthompson@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Information Table: Reserve the Information Table, available Monday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Information Table is inside Shippensburg University's Ceddia Union Building, located in a high traffic area right outside of the Raider Room.

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

Planning Your Visit

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.

The directions page details how to get to campus.

Students Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

One-time volunteer opportunities and ongoing opportunities can be found at Ship Career Connection. Use your Ship email username and password to log in.

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 jlthompson@ship.edu or (717) 477-1484.

Register Your Volunteer Hours

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.

If you have questions or your contact information has changed, please contact Javita Thompson via email at jlthompson@ship.edu, in person in CUB 108, or by phone at (717) 477-1484.