Community Service

Community Service requires students to involve themselves in the community with the intent to better the world around them. We offer many opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in community service. We also serve as a resource for community partners seeking TU volunteers.


5 ways to volunteer virtually


This volunteer search tool is exclusively for online volunteer projects that support not for profit organizations with various tasks like writing thank you letters or editing photos.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.



The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers —who come together to assist professional researchers in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.


LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain and make them available for free on the Internet. All recordings (including yours, if you volunteer for us) are also donated into the public domain.

7 Cups

Become an online volunteer listener by providing emotional support to millions via online chat. The goal of 7 Cups is to make sure nobody has to face their problems alone and having someone to listen can be all it takes to make a difference. Training is provided for all volunteers.

How can I volunteer? 

Students can participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities on and off campus throughout the year.

Track your community service using Involved @ TU. Service hours can be tracked in association with a student organization or as an individual.  Involvements are reported on your Student Engagement Record.

What counts as community service?

  • Community service is completed at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, or serves a community or skill in need,
  • The service is completed without receiving payment or remuneration for services completed. 

What counts as philanthropy?

  • The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money or gifts in kind to good causes.
  • Donated to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, TU Foundation, public school, religious organization, or a community in need.