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


We truly believe that service is using your time and talents to make the world around you a better place. Through providing meaningful service opportunities, we guide students to discover conducive and engaging ways to connect their passions to hands on community volunteer opportunities. Our programming leads students in finding their fit on campus, creating lifelong friendships and learning how to make an impact on communities. We use service to enable students to acquire life skills and knowledge to equip them to make positive change locally, nationally or on a global level.

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!

Please visit our TCU Engage page for our current service opportunities.

Contact Marit Winborn at if you have any questions or need additional opportunities.

In collaboration with TCU’s Human Resources, this year we are offering students the opportunity to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Partner. To find out more information or sign up, please complete the form below.

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.

Sign up for Read On

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 each fall 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.

TCU Students Interested in Participating

For updates and information visit our Engage page.

TCU Day of Service Engage Page

Community Partners

Are you a community partner that has a project that needs volunteers? We value our community partners. If you have a project that may be a great fit for TCU Day of Service, please out this form.

Community Partners Day of Service Interest Form

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.

Unfortunately, we are unable to host an Alternative Spring Break trip for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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.

Is your organization looking for TCU students to volunteer?  Please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Request Form

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.

“Service has given me the opportunity to ignite hope in myself and the community around me. It has given me a sense of connection. Through service projects, I have been able to surround myself with individuals who want to make a difference in the world while also having fun along the way. Seeing the lives we impact is truly the best part. There is no better feeling than knowing the positive impacts one’s actions can have on the community”.

-Serena Nguyen, TCU ’22

Sign Up For Service

Check out our calendar of service events.

Explore Opportunities

Looking for Volunteers

We value our community partners! Let us know how we can help.

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Transitions Programs


The Sophomore Pinning celebrates your return to campus. The purpose of this event is to recognize the demonstrated intent of sophomores to complete their education at TCU, encourage sophomores to assume their role as rising campus leaders, and foster a stronger connection and deeper affinity to their class and the institution as a whole.

Lunch Lottery is an opportunity for students in their junior year to dine with a faculty or staff member and begin a new mentoring relationship. Lunch Lottery discussions can center around topics like educational journeys, career development, internships, graduate school, and healthy lifestyles.

Many rewarding mentoring relationships and connections have been made as a result of a Lunch Lottery match up! From connections in industries to internships to learning more about professions or fields of study- both juniors and TCU faculty and staff enjoy and benefit from Lunch Lottery.

Lunch Lottery happens each spring and registration takes place online.