Get Involved

Become a volunteer!

Save the date, Fresh START is on August 30th! To sign up and ensure you'll be placed at a service site, go to A link to the event with additional instructions on signing up is displayed. Simply follow the instructions to ensure your place has been reserved. All freshmen and change of campus students are welcome to apply! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to continue getting updates.

As part of Penn State's largest day of service, you'll be volunteering with your fellow students at both Penn State and the surrounding community. Previous service sites include working with animals at Centre County PAWS, helping out at the Penn State Arboretum, and preparing for THON by washing THON mats. For a complete list, go to the Service Sites page. Don't forget to pick up your free shirt and water bottle when you arive on the day-of!

When your group returns from your service site, free food and entertainment will be offered. An opportunity to talk about your experiences or leave a Fresh START blog post will be available at the Reflection Alcove. Service organizations from campus and the local community will also have informational booths set up for those interested in continuing their volunteering experiences.

Become a Team Leader or a Pod Captain!

The Fresh START Pod Captain and Team Leader application is now available! Applications will be accepted from now until January 24, 2014.