Community Service & AU G.I.V.S.

Our Mission

The mission of AU G.I.V.S. is to provide Ashland University, including students, faculty and staff, with service opportunities to expand their social and educational experiences as well as create an atmosphere of committed lifelong service to others and an understanding of social responsibility and civic engagement in the following areas: Senior Citizens, Hunger and Homeless Relief, Animal Welfare, Youth, Ashland Community (Unity Team), and Veterans & First Responders.

Reach Beyond Your Boundaries to Help Make a Difference

Through Community Service at Ashland University, you will find many opportunities for reaching beyond your boundaries. From feeding the homless at a local breakfast center to visiting with local senior citizens at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Participation in community service gives you the opportunity to have great experiences while making new friends and connecting with others in our local community. We continue to add opportunities through outside organizations to make sure that you have the best chance possible to participate in whatever program interests you! There are so many opportunities to try something new through our office!

Ashland University Gets Involved with Volunteer Service

Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference in the Ashland Community? We do! Get involved with AU G.I.V.S. – Ashland University’s student-led organization that provides awesome service opportunities throughout the Ashland area and beyond.

Examples of programs include dog walking at the local animal shelter, Feed Ashland- one of the largest food drives in Ashland County, and SOAR Respites- a program where volunteers spend an evening playing with kids with disabilities while their parents get a night off! There are also opportunities to help out with a local Father-Daughter Dance, socialize cats up for adoption, make holiday cards for veterans, and so much more!

Find us on Social Media

Facebook: AU GIVS

Twitter: @AU_GIVS

Instagram: @AU_GIVS


Mohican River Clean Up

Students who helped with the Mohican River Clean Up

Hot Meals and Food Pantries

If you are in need of a hot meal or groceries for home, please click here to view resources in Ashland County. 

Submit Your Community Service Hours Here!

Log into your GivePulse account to submit your completed service hours!


Community Service Guidelines

Wondering what does or doesn't count as service? You can use the Community Service Guidlines here! This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change. 

AU G.I.V.S. Team(s) Sign-Up

Did you know that AU G.I.V.S. has six different teams that service different needs in our community? We have the Senior Citzens Team, Government Relations Team, Unity Team, Youth Team, P.A.W. (Peers for Animal Welfare) Team and Hunger & Homelessness Team. Sign-up today to be a part of a team(s) that you have a special passion to serve. Complete the AU G.I.V.S. Sign-up form to sign up for a team or teams today! By signing up, you will receive emails regarding upcoming service opportunities including details and the link to sign-up for the team(s) you registered for. 

Contact Us

Department of Community Service
Jack W. Liebert Veteran and Military Resource Center
Office 106

Randy Spade 
Director, Community Service

Caitlin Puff
Intern, Community Service

Sarah Fisher
Special Projects Coordinator/Tracker

Morgan Mauller

Office: 419.289.5358