The Haas Center offers many ways for student athletes to get involved and make an impact through meaningful service. Below are some examples of service opportunities that typically work well with a student athlete’s schedule. We encourage student athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators to get in touch with a Haas Center advisor to find a service option that works well for you and your team.
Public Service Advising
Haas advisors are available to help you plan one-time or ongoing service projects for you and your team. We can also help match your public service interests with projects, programs, and organizations both on and off campus. Workshops and trainings are also offered each quarter to help you build service skills, explore careers, and develop as a leader.
Student Service Organizations
Visit OrgSync for a current listing of community service and political/social awareness student groups on campus. Participating in a student organization is a great way for student athletes to get involved with public service at Stanford. These organizations offer flexibility in scheduling and numerous leadership opportunities. In more than 100 service organizations, students work toward social justice on a broad range of issue areas through activism, advocacy, direct service, philanthropy, and politics/policy.
Undergraduate fellowships offer support for Stanford students who wish to make contributions to public service organizations and communities. Depending on the fellowship, summer and year-long fellows can participate in either pre-arranged placements or self-designed fellowship opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate fellowships are awarded each year.
The Emerging Leaders Retreat provides freshman and sophomores passionate about public service an opportunity to learn skills such as strategizing, community-building, and reflection. The Public Service Leadership Program is a five-quarter experience for sophomores or juniors of any major who wish to improve as leaders through skill-building, reflection and the support of peer community. Workshops and training sessions are also offered by the Haas Center each quarter for the Stanford community to cultivate exposure, knowledge, and skills on a wide range of topics and issue areas relating to public service.
Community Service Work-Study
If work study is included in your financial aid package, the Community Service Work-Study Program provides an opportunity for you to develop and participate in a significant service experience while earning a portion of your financial aid award. This program is available both during the academic year and summer quarter, and provides the freedom for eligible students to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization.
For more information, please contact Kristen Azevedo.