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Pepperdine Volunteer Center

Service Opportunities

Service opportunities

Weekly Service Programs

Each weekly service program focuses on a particular social issue and works with a specific non-profit organization. A student program coordinator leads each program and provides guidance for the volunteers.

Education and Literacy

America Reads
Camp David Gonzales
Camp Miller
Language Connection

Hunger and Homelessness

FOOD Share and Food Forward
Habitat for Humanity
Missions on Skid Row
School on Wheels
The Kingdom Center

Environmental Justice

Program Information


Health and Wellness

Boys and Girls Club of Malibu
Equine Therapy
Senior Connection
United Friends


Since 2002, the PVC's Jumpstart program has paired almost 100 Pepperdine students with pre-school children in local low-income neighborhoods. Students volunteer a total of 300 hours in one academic year and earn their work-study award in the process.

One-Time Service Opportunities

One-time service events are held throughout the year to provide students, staff, faculty, and alumni with short-term opportunities to serve. Each service event is unique and offers participants a meaningful way to connect with a variety of service organizations in our community.

Project Serve

Project Serve, the heart of Pepperdine spring break opportunities, sends teams of students to domestic and international locations to serve alongside local organizations. The Pepperdine Spring Break Catalog Reveal, where the Project Serve sites are announced in late September. Project Serve applications are accepted in October.

New Volunteer Programs

Have you been volunteering with an organization that you would like to see implemented as a PVC program or event? To do so, please complete the New Volunteer Program proposal form. Proposals for new volunteer programs or events are accepted on a rolling basis. Once submitted, we will meet with you to discuss the next steps. All proposals should be submitted to