Community Engagement Programming

Aligning with the TCU Mission Statement, we strive to lead students, faculty, and staff in local, national and global community service collaborations on an organizational and individual basis.

"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth."
~ Shirley Chisholm

Why We Do It

Community Engagement Programming works to foster social responsibility and lifelong learning through community-based partnerships. We provide meaningful service opportunities that prepare students to be engaged citizens and global leaders working toward impacting communities by enhancing social responsibility, increasing community engagement, and cultivating citizenship skills.

How You Can Do It

Students are encouraged to participate in meaningful service opportunities in order to become better leaders in their community. Check out the opportunities our department provides below!

Change a kids life. Mentor a fourth grader!  Academy 4 Mentoring Program provides the opportunity to mentor and provide support to a 4th grader at local Fort Worth schools. Mentors provide support for one hour a month on Academy 4 Fridays. Sign up here

Read On is a program where volunteers provide reading support to students struggling in school. This program is through the Fort Worth ISD school system and seeks to achieve the FWTX 100×25 goal to have 100% of third-graders reading on or above grade level by 2025. Click here to sign up!

Do you want to participate in service but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for serving the Fort Worth community and need help getting connected with a community partner? Set up a consultation with us! The Community Engagement Staff is here to help students, faculty, & staff find service opportunities and get connected.

You can email Erin Wilson at or Marit Winborn at

TCU Day of Service is a campus-wide Day of Service that takes place once each semester at TCU. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni meet on campus, then volunteer together at multiple sites around Fort Worth. TCU Day of Service is envisioned to introduce the members of the TCU community to the surrounding Fort Worth community and aims to establish ongoing relationships with local service organizations. Our mission: a TCU tradition of service, impacting the community and uniting our community.

For updates an info click here to visit our Engage page.

We value our community partners for this event to provide service opportunities to the TCU family. If you think your organization fits the criteria for TCU Day of Service. Please email

Alternative Student Breaks is a program that allows students to engage in service opportunities along side other students and staff. Groups travel across the country and partner with local organizations to serve their community.

Past Trips

Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Homes 2020

March 8-13

The Hurricane Harvey Alternative Spring Break partnered with SBP in Houston to help rebuild a resident’s home that was destroyed by flooding.



Southern Service Tour 2019

March 12-15

The Spring Southern Service Tour explored three vibrant cities in the South: Little Rock, Arkansas/Memphis, Tennessee/ Shreveport, Louisiana. Trip participants worked with local partners in each city and service areas for the trip to include: Youth Services, Homelessness/Hunger Insecurity, and Community Renewal.


Break A Difference 2018

March 11-17

Break A Difference Spring Break service trip participants traveled to Galveston, Texas where they worked with Break a Difference and Rebuilding Together Houston on Hurricane Harvey disaster relief projects.

Sign Up For Service Opportunities

Check out our calendar of service events.

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Looking for Volunteers?

Due to the volume of requests for volunteers that we get, we serve primarily as an information bank for our students. The more we know about your organization and the volunteer opportunities, the better we are able to make a “match” or direct the opportunity to an appropriate student, student group or organization. We provide information about organizations and opportunities to students, and it’s up to them to contact you directly to arrange the volunteer work. We’re unable to guarantee any volunteers, but we do our best to promote the opportunities to our students.

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