This website is not fully compatible with Internet Explorer. For a better experience, consider using a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a private Christian university firmly committed to guiding students to become compassionate and socially responsible service leaders, while achieving a lasting impact on their local, national, and global communities. GCU offers students, staff, and alumni a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Our ministry and community outreach programs provide training and guidance so you can use your unique talents to serve the Kingdom of God. Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity was one of my favorite memories from my time at GCU. A group of students went to a neighborhood across the street and people were so excited to see us, knowing that we were going to help fix their houses. I chose GCU because the light that the campus sheds in the city of Phoenix is unlike any other university.
Learn about GCU CityServe and how its financial support through donations and sponsorships helps transform communities across Arizona. When you donate to L, O, P, E, S. Academia, you help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive by developing their academic, social and work skills. Has God called you to serve others who are vulnerable, at risk, and need your compassion and support? GCU offers local and global community outreach programs to answer your call.
GCU CityServe is a Christian outreach ministry that prepares resources and collaborative partnerships to provide transformative solutions to individuals and families in need. This ministry is truly a complete university movement that includes all universities and several departments. GCU staff and students are encouraged to seek volunteering opportunities close to their hearts. Academy at the Cardon Center is a two-year program without degree or credit within a university setting to help young adults with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities find personal purpose through the development of academic, social, and work skills.
The Academy was inspired by a young woman with intellectual disabilities who wanted to live university life, like her brother, and gain skills for satisfying employment. The academy is funded solely through grants and private donations. Academia, you help a population with different abilities to thrive. Through the Department of Spiritual Life at GCU, there are many opportunities for students to serve others and demonstrate the love of Christ.
Ministries are led by students and are held throughout the week of each school year to reach local and global communities. GCU partners with Habitat for Humanity for routine service projects and organizes two annual events called Lopes Go Local, which help neighbors with home repairs and gardening projects. There are 12 ministry programs that provide transformative experiences for both students and the people they serve. These programs serve refugee populations, sensitize and promote promotional initiatives among students regarding global needs and crisis support, and equip them to participate in short-term mission trips around the world.
Each October, the GCU Honors College supports more than 150 volunteers to plan, coordinate, and execute a wide range of projects and service programs throughout the local community. The purpose is to represent the community and to show love and support to our neighbors, local non-profit organizations, and all those in need. Volunteer hours provided through Habitat for Humanity1 Are you passionate about education and have a talent for teaching? Consider volunteering in local schools or in the GCU learning room, which serves elementary and secondary school students. Our GCU learning room has resources to help K-12 students with their most difficult subjects by offering free tutoring in small groups or individuals.
In addition to academic support, the GCU Learning Hall provides other enrichment opportunities for K-12 students in partnership with several GCU entities, such as dance, soccer, technology, and digital design. K12 Educational Development supports district and charter public schools, Christian schools, homeschooling groups, and educational organizations through partnership programs. GCU and GCE staff are encouraged to participate in the Assign to Raise program, which earmarks state tax money to schools. In addition, employees can use community service time to volunteer at schools participating in the alliance.
Lopes for Literacy is the outreach program and committee sponsored by the GCU College of Education that encourages children from neighboring schools to read and develop a passion for books to ensure their future success. The Lopes for Literacy committee of the COE maintains a YouTube channel with local and prominent authors and influential texts. The videos available to educators include author interviews, readings aloud, and advice for teaching standards using featured literature. Lopes for Literacy is also committed to encouraging a love of reading and literature in students of all ages by participating in local outreach activities, such as Family Reading Nights and book collection campaigns for local schools.
Community Outreach partners with community organizations in multiple ways. Realistically, we can't meet every need, but we try to offer a variety of services that help organizations accomplish their missions. In addition to the programs and services offered by HPD, other organizations offer community assistance throughout Georgia. HPD African-American program staff provide assistance to anyone interested in preserving Georgia's historic African-American resources through presentations, site visits, and reflections.
In addition, HPD African-American program staff can provide assistance to anyone interested in preserving Georgia's historic African-American resources through presentations, site visits, and reflections. .