Each ongoing volunteer program focuses on a particular social issue and works with a specific non-profit organization. A student program coordinator leads each program and provides overall guidance for the volunteers.
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 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, 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.
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 Peter Thompson.