Student Community Engagement Center

Who We Are

The Student Community Engagement Center is the hub for student civic engagement at Portland State University.

Through meaningful service opportunities ranging from one-day service events to year-long service commitments, we strive to provide robust and varied co-curricular opportunities for all students at Portland State to engage with the community and become catalysts for change. If you are looking to volunteer, to fulfill hours for a class, explore something you are passionate about, or to make connections and explore Portland, stop by our office in the Hub for Service and Sustainability (SMSU m103) in the Smith Memorial Student Union or email us directly at » More About Us

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Our Programs:
» Alternative Spring Break 
» Student Leaders for Service  
» Mentoring Program  
» Days of Service  
» Serve Your City Days

Term Long Service Opportunity with

 Meals on Wheels!

Student Volunteers Sorting Food

Looking for a way to plug into the community this term and make a difference?

Join PSU's Student Community Engagement Center to volunteer your time on a new term-long service opportunity with Elm Court Meals on Wheels!

This project is open to Portland State University students who are able to commit to volunteering on Fridays from 10:15 - 1:45 (includes travel time) during the following four dates this winter term:

  • Friday,  January 24th
  • Friday, February 7th
  • Friday, February 21st
  • Friday, March 6th 

Learn More & Sign Up


Winter Term Serve Your City/Campus DaysStudents volunteering with Sunshine Division

There are a lot of one-time opportunities for you to participate in and make a difference this term! Below are winter term's scheduled Serve Your City/Campus events! Be sure to check back to see newly added events. 

Help Care for the PSU Seed Library                                   Friday February 7th, 2020 12pm - 1:30pm

Get Books to Kids with the Children's Book Bank          Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 3:15pm - 6:45pm 

Serve Dig in at the PSU Orchard                                  Thursday, February 20th, 2020 10am - 11:30pm 

Plant Trees with Friends of Trees                            Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 7:45am - 1:45pm

Learn More

MLK’s Beloved Community:
Exploring Black Activism, Creativity, and Resilience in Portland

Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:00AM - 5:00PM

@ Portland Community College - Cascade Campus
(Optional Tranportation Provided from PSU)

In observation of the MLK Day of National Service, Portland State, PCC, Reed College, and Oregon Campus Compact invite students, faculty, staff, and community members for a day of discussion, conversation, and engagement that centers the history and narratives of Portland’s Black community during, and around, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- the only national holiday committed to a Black leader. 

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Location & Contact

Smith Memorial Student Union
1st Floor Mezzanine - M102 & M103
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201



Drop-In Office Hours
Drop into the Hub for Service & Sustainability in SMSU M103 during the following hours to chat with someone about how to get involved:

Mon - Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thurs: 10am - 2pm

Or schedule an appointment by emailing


The Student Community Engagement Center is housed within Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP) at Portland State University.

» More About SALP