Community Service Work Study

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. "

-Winston Churchill

Developing Skills While Serving the Community

While earning your Federal Work-study dollars, you have the opportunity to do work that will help the community, develop job skills, gain insights into your career preferences, feel good about making a difference into the lives of others, and have fun!

  • Get paid to volunteer with a local community service organization
  • Improve the quality of life for the residents in the community, while earning a paycheck
  • Work close to campus
  • Participate in community services focusing on literacy training, neighborhood improvements, recreation activities and youth programs

Organizations and Jobs

Southern New Hampshire University students have worked in a variety of organizations having many different responsibilities, including the following:

  • Tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club
  • Designing community outreach materials and programs at the Red Cross
  • Helping to run the Teen Center at the YMCA
  • Working with the children's programs at the Millyard Museum
  • Creating marketing materials and press releases at the Millyard Museum
  • Helping with meals and activities at Kid’s Café
  • Mentoring high school juniors and seniors in the SNHU Partnership Program

Getting Started

  • Complete and return this application  (PDF 56 kb) to the Center for Service and Citizenship
  • Learn about current opportunities that your may be interested in
  • Meet with the community organization supervisor
  • Start making a difference

What students are saying

“I’ve always done community service. I’m glad that I can continue in college and not have to worry about getting a job.”

“I’ve enjoyed helping the kids with their homework and really feel like I am making a difference”

“I decided to do community service work-study because I wanted a job that was fun and interesting.   I’m so glad I decided to do it”

“My community service work-study experience has a huge help in getting my internship.   I was able to transfer the skill I developed to my new position”  

"Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.” -- Marian Wright Edelman