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Community Service

The Community Service Office (CSO) works to engage Smith students in a variety of community service and social action projects, workshops and placements.




Our mission is to support student engagement in meaningful community service work and leadership training that enhances the educational experience, meets community-identified needs, provides opportunities for reflection, models the development of effective, collaborative community partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and encourages a lifelong commitment to community engagement.

Our philosophy, which focuses on community service and social action, centers around building bridges among diverse groups of people and encouraging learning through community work. The CSO works with the Center for Community Collaboration and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on these initiatives.


CSO Seeking Office Assistant


Interested applicatants please complete the online application.

Duties include: Data entry; Create flyers, posters and other publicity in print and digital forms; Conduct research; Help with set up and clean up of events; General office help: filing, copying, scanning, etc.; Able to work in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc); Able and willing to greet students and staff coming into office. Must be reliable, honest, organized and thorough. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and be flexible. The working environment is relaxed, air-conditioned, and pleasant.

Desired skills include: Familiarity with Microsoft Office software; Previous office experience desirable; Community service or volunteer experience helpful; Willingness to learn how to work in new programs; Friendly; Ability to maintain a sense of humor and good spirits.

5-6 hours per week. 2 positions available. Seeking one to cover lunch hours.



Join the CSO Student Board!


Thank you everyone who applied. We will share the 2016-17 board members soon.


Being a member of CSO Board offers students a voice in the scope and direction of the administrative side of the CSO, helping to shape community service projects and programs. Board members gain life-long leadership and project management skills.