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Volunteer Programs

Office of Community Outreach

Volunteer Programs 

Gain relevant skills and experience for your career development through volunteer programs! The CSU Center for Career Development connects students to non-profit organizations in the community through Volunteer Referrals. Visit our office at Schuster 102 or email us at to ask how you can be referred to one of our 90+ community partners for an individual volunteer role. 




Columbus State University is proud to present Cougarthon, our annual campus-wide philanthropy benefitting Children's Miracle Network at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital! Join us on April 5th 6pm - 12am  in the Lumpkin Center to dance the night away #ForTheKids! To register a team or make a donation please click here. 



Whether you are volunteering individually over the course of a semester or you are volunteering as a part of one of our group events, be sure to log your hours on CSUInvolve! Those who volunteer over 250 hours while enrolled at CSU will be eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award!


The CSU Food Pantry is a program of the Office of Community Outreach and led by the Community Outreach Ambassadors. The Food Pantry provides free food and related items to students facing food insecurities who are in need of assistance. The Food Pantry provides supplemental support, by means of canned vegetables, fruits, soups, pasta or rice, canned protein, breakfast items, toiletries and other non-perishable items. Thanks to donations made from student organizations, staff, and faculty, we also supply grocery store gift cards for perishable items.
Students seeking Food Pantry items must complete an application that includes providing what meal preparation items they have available so we can best serve them. If a student is in need of additional food, we help by referring them to other food programs in the Columbus, Fort Benning, and Phenix City area. The CSU Food Pantry is a welcoming and supportive student community - we are here to serve.