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Community Service

MSU students

Community service is an opportunity to engage with others while developing a variety of skills and competencies, including problem solving, communication, planning, and empathy. Community service is an important component when applying to professional schools and there are many ways to get involved. Explore the resources and tips below to learn more! 

Volunteer Opprtunities

MSU Center for Community Engaged Learning: Service-learning students contribute their time, energy, and unique talents to nonprofit organizations, schools, hospitals, health care facilities, government agencies, and advocacy groups in ways that help to meet community needs. The service may be connected to a specific MSU course or academic major, or may simply be related to a personal passion.

VolunteerMatch: Explore a variety of volunteer opportunities in your local area using the VolunteerMatch database.

Ideas for Pre-Health Students During COVID-19: The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) offers a list of ideas, articles, and resources compiled by pre-health advisor to help students identify safe and meaningful opportunities during COVID-19.

MSU Pre-Health & Health-Related Student Organizations:
Students involved in MSU's pre-health and health-related RSO's are leaders in community service. Each organization is involved in service at a local, regional, national and/or international level.

Tips for volunteering

  • Start with what you are passionate about and ask yourself these questions:
    • What causes are important to you?
    • What populations do you want to work with (i.e. children, elderly, low-income, cancer patients, etc.)?
    • How much time can I commit? 
  • Use the resources above to find community service opportunities 
  • Join a student organization and participate in group volunteer activities 
  • Get creative and consider creating your own fundraiser or charity drive, or developing a student organization that hasn't been created yet
  • Track each volunteer experience, including hours, dates, and supervisor contact information using the Pre-Health Co-Curricular Tracker

Pre-Health Advisors

Request Pre-Health Tracking Code

Contact for Current Students 

Undergraduate Academic
Student Affairs
Natural Science Building
288 Farm Lane, Room 108
East Lansing, MI 48824

Email: natsci.prehealth@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 355-4470

Schedule an Appointment

Contact for Alumni and MSU Graduates

Please call (517) 355-4470 to schedule a Pre-Health Appointment

Follow us on Instagram @msu_prehealth and visit the Pre-Health Student Blog!

Contact for Prospective Students

Gabby Wahla, M.A.
Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator
Email: natsci.explore@msu.edu  
Phone: 517-355-4470