Discover new opportunities for community involvement. Create a new service learning project. Partner with the campus on engaged civic opportunities. There are many ways you can make a difference.

Prospective Students

Participate in one of the many ways to make positive change while building lifetime skills at Rutgers–Camden.

As a public research university, Rutgers–Camden provides students with opportunities to learn by engaging directly with the challenges facing Camden and the region. Through academic courses and programs, along with co-curricular experiences, Rutgers–Camden students become active participants in making positive change. Along the way, our students build skills that will serve them well in their lives as professionals and as members of communities.

Students can get involved by taking courses that include engaged civic learning. Students in some courses conduct research for a community organization. In other courses, students do hands-on service work that enhances their learning. Students can also participate in volunteer service, internships, or paid work as tutors for students in local schools.

Another way for students to get involved is through the Rutgers-Camden Civic Scholars program. This program selects dedicated students who commit to 300 hours per year of community service and participation in educational activities. Civic Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship each year and are eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps and earn an additional $1,175 education award.

For more information on the Rutgers-Camden Civic Scholars program, contact Chris Countryman:
ccountry@camden.rutgers.edu

Apply to the Civic Scholars program.

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Current Students

Use your talent, know-how, and vision as an individual or as a group to create stronger communities.

Students at Rutgers–Camden are crucial to our civic engagement efforts. Through engaged civic learning, volunteerism, and public-interest student jobs, Rutgers–Camden students bring their talent, knowledge, and energy to communities in Camden and throughout the region. Students can get involved by:

  • Taking courses involving engaged civic learning
  • Working as a tutor or mentor in one of Rutgers–Camden’s many education partnerships
  • Volunteering with an organization doing work to benefit communities in the region
  • Pursuing a public-interest internship with a community partner or government agency

Getting involved is a great way for students to make a contribution while developing skills that will serve them as citizens and professionals throughout their lives. Opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students in all fields. Student clubs, teams, and organizations can also engage as a group.


Faculty & Staff

Advance civic learning through teaching, research, and collaborative projects by creating partnerships in Camden and the region.

Through research, teaching, and collaborative projects, faculty and staff from across the campus play a key role in advancing civic engagement. The Office of Civic Engagement supports Rutgers–Camden faculty and staff in all aspects of civic engagement—conceiving courses, projects, and programs; connecting with community partners; locating resources; and meeting logistical challenges.

For faculty seeking to connect civic engagement to their teaching and research, examples of available support include:

  • Consultation with OCE staff on opportunities and approaches.
  • Implementation assistance by OCE staff.
  • Chancellor’s Grants for Civic Engagement: These are small grants to support course development and implementation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Civic Engagement Faculty Development Workshops