Leadership Opportunities


Center for Community Outreach

The Center for Community Outreach works to encourage active volunteerism in both local and global communities. There are 12 unique student-run programs that respond to different community needs.

The different leadership opportunities within the CCO, consisting of 12 Coordinator positions, as well as 5 Staff positions. A variety of leadership positions turnover each year. If interested, contact CCO for more information.


Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks is a student-run service learning organization operated by a group of 18 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas. Alternative Breaks provides annual volunteer trips for approximately 800 students, serving over 50 volunteer organizations. There are week-long Winter, Spring and Summer programs, as well as weekend breaks.

For more information, go to Alternative Breaks coordinator positions.



CSL Student Ambassadors

The Center for Service Learning's Student Ambassadors is a leadership opportunity those who are actively involved in service to gain leadership skills and promote service among other KU students.  The CSL Ambassadors will advance service by connecting students to service opportunities and promoting ethical service, service learning classes, and creating workshops and programs for the student body.


CSL Student Advisory Board

The Center for Service Learning's Student Advisory Board is a leadership opportunity those who are actively involved in service and would like to help shape the Center's efforts in student engagement. The members may range from KU freshman to graduate students, and will help cultivate and foster the relationship CSL has with KU students, faculty, and community partners.

Student Advisory Board Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Develop recruitment tools to encourage students to become certified in service learning.
  • Be available for Center for Service Learning outreach activities such as speaking in classes, tabling events, and Pathways to Service workshops.
  • If not certified with the certificate in service learning, be flexible to gain general understanding of the certificate.
  • Help CSL staff plan and carry out educational programs such as the Pathways to Service workshops. 
  • Assume responsibility for special assignments as requested by the Director and Assistant Director. 



  • Opportunities to promote change and education among KU students, faculty, and community organizations on behalf of the Center for Service Learning.
  • Gain leadership and volunteer experience.
  • Make connections with other students, KU staff and community partners involved in service.


Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment as a student in good academic standing at the University of Kansas.
  • Ability to meet two times a semester with the entire board, along with a Center for Service Learning staff member.
  • Assist directly in planning at least 2 Pathways to Service workshops per semester.
  • Commit to serving at least one year on the Student Advisory Board. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with community service, service learning, and program development.
  • Experience in working with students and student groups. 

CSL is committed to KU students, to advise and guide the CSL Student Advisory Board. If you are passionate about gaining leadership experience, helping to cultivate a KU community that values the importance of service, and interested in introducing different service pathways to KU students, submit your application below.