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Serve The Community

You want to make a difference. Do something that matters. A worthy goal, and a value that Boise State stands behind and fully supports. You’ll find a number of ways to do that during your time here. Here are just a few starting points.

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks are service trips during academic breaks (like Spring Break) that help you learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming a catalyst for collaborative social change. It’s a hands-on mix of service, education and reflection that adds up to life-altering experiences and meaningful change in our communities.

Learn more about Alternative Breaks


Service-Learning is a way to connect your classroom to your community. Some courses offer a Service-Learning (SL) component, where you’ll apply course concepts to a community service project.

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Service Saturday

Service Saturday is a direct service opportunity for all members of the Boise State community. This is Boise State’s way of providing easily accessible volunteer opportunities to the university community with the help of charitable and non-profit agencies.

Learn more about Service Saturday

Community Service Stories

Getting My Hands Dirty With Trash Club
A Place For Everyone: The Sustainability Club Community Garden
Alternative Breaks: An Oasis in the Desert
Barbe Tom: Building a Legacy for Native Communities
I Didn't Know That: Sustainability Efforts on Campus
5 1/2 Things To Help Your Neighbor