Interested in community service?  Community-engaged scholarship? 

Options at Williams are wide-ranging. We at CLiA provide and/or connect students and faculty to experiential learning and community-engaged scholarship opportunities in every major area of interest. To aid in your search, we categorize curricular and extra-curricular offerings and opportunities into a dozen action areas including arts and culture, education, community and economic development, history, government and politics, media and technology, health and wellbeing, religion and spirituality, social services, and more. A sampler of options is available here. If you do not see an opportunity or resource that suits you, we’ll help you find one or build your own! Contact CLiA Director Paula Consolini at [email protected] for help.

Below, we list major programs and projects beginning with those directed by staff and faculty, followed by those run by students. Below these lists, you’ll find specific opportunities provided by outside organizations and other on-campus hosts.

For further information about the various ways in which our opportunities are categorized, please visit http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community/glossary.

For upcoming events and late-breaking opportunities, please visit the Center for Learning in Action Events page.

Questions?  Call or email us at 413-597-4588 or [email protected].

Staff-Directed Programs

Student-Run Programs

The following programs and partnerships are coordinated by student leaders, with support from the Center for Learning in Action, Lehman Community Engagement, and other campus departments. Work-study and volunteer positions are available, as are student leadership positions. We have opportunities to serve from 8:30am to 9pm. Follow the links below or contact [email protected] for more information.

When available, the complete list of active Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the current academic year can be found on the Office of Campus Life website. If you would like to contact the student leader(s) of any of the following organizations, please email [email protected].

Groups Active in 2023-2024 Academic Year

* = New this year

Outside Organizations & Other On-Campus Opportunities

Below, you’ll find entities offering to host students for volunteering, course fieldwork or in some cases, paid work. Please contact the listed liaison or the Center for Learning in Action (413-597-4588 or [email protected]) for more information.