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Community Partners

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How can your nonprofit or government organization connect with the Clark community and recruit students?

Many community partners host volunteers or interns, or collaborate with faculty on courses with a community-based learning focus.

How to Connect

Check out the opportunities below so we can connect your nonprofit or government organization intentionally and meaningfully to Clark.

Building on Clark’s long commitment to the neighborhood, our primary focus is on the Main South neighborhood of Worcester and supporting the goals of the University Park Partnership.

To discuss strategies for recruiting students, email us at community@clarku.edu or call 508-793-8815.

Post in Handshake

Clark University uses Handshake as a platform for sharing job, volunteer, and internship openings with our students. The Community Engagement and Volunteering Center helps manage this system and maintains curated lists of opportunities with local community organizations.

We encourage you to create an account and post opportunities, including long-term volunteer needs, day-of-service events, internships, or postgraduation job opportunities. We’re committed to making Handshake work for your organization. Give us a call, and we can talk to you about best practices.

Visit Campus

  • Annual Community Engagement Fair: At the start of the fall semester, our annual Community Engagement Fair hosts local nonprofit and government organizations on campus. Hundreds of students attend, most often seeking opportunities to volunteer. Some are looking for internships, but this is less common due to the early fall semester deadlines for Clark’s Academic Internship Program.
  • Table in University Center: During the year, we can facilitate tabling outside the cafeteria in the Higgins University Center. Most organizations prefer tabling during lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), but tabling during dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) is also available. Depending on availability, we may also be able to facilitate space on campus to hold an information session or volunteer training.

Host a Site Visit

There’s no substitute for seeing an organization’s work firsthand. The Community Engagement and Volunteering Center would love to visit you to learn about your programming and see how Clark students and faculty are already involved.

Contact Information

Community Engagement and Volunteering

Reach Out
  • Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC), 209B
  • Drop-In Hours:
    Weekdays, 12 – 2 p.m.
  • community[at]clarku[dot]edu
  • 1-508-793-8815