An important part of a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education is understanding and responding to the needs of your community. At Puget Sound, we’re deeply connected to our Tacoma community and strive to create meaningful partnerships that enrich student learning and give back to our city and our region. Community-based learning opportunities allow you to make a positive impact volunteering with more than 250 local organizations while complementing what you’re learning in the classroom.

Community Engagement Initiative

The Community Engagement Initiative at University of Puget Sound aims to create meaningful connections between students and the local Tacoma Pierce County community. Students have the opportunity to receive financial support in order to engage in community-based learning projects and volunteerism.

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Local Organizations & Opportunities

Students looking to get involved in the community by volunteering can identify and secure their own opportunity or they can browse our list 
of community organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Community organizations who would like to be listed within our resource pages or explore other partnership opportunities should complete the Community Partnership form. Once we receive your form, a member of our Experiential Learning Programs & Support team will get in touch with you!

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