University of Jamestown students are never far from an opportunity to serve others. As you can see in the following examples, service is incorporated into courses, organizations, and athletics.

As part of the Journey to Success Look Outward, all students perform service at Jamestown’s many agencies and organizations.

University of Jamestown Ministry Teams visit area churches to organize worship services, teach Sunday School, and do mission work. Groups have also traveled to Guatemala to work for the God’s Child Project.

University of Jamestown is a National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Program Center. Jimmie athletes reach out to the community through camps, volunteering, and service projects.


Building 28, the University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, participates in Spring Break trips to build homes for deserving families. Past destinations include West Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida.

Students of Service, or SOS, is an organization whose mission is to involve all students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens, increasing character, and promoting life-long dedication to service. Each year, SOS collects gifts and school supplies to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Students in the Character in Leadership program organize and carry out group service projects as a part of their coursework toward their minor in leadership.

Senior nursing students travel each year to Chogoria, Kenya, to provide care at the local hospital and at outlying sites.

Accounting students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to prepare tax returns for low-income and elderly taxpayers.


Volunteer Opportunities

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With Children &/or Youth

Anne Carlsen Center

Jamestown Arts Center

Salvation Army

Victory Lutheran Church

United Presbyterian Church

Youth for Christ

With Senior Adults

Ave Maria Village


Eventide Hi-Acres Manor

Rock of Ages Nursing Home

With Animals

James River Humane Society

With Supplying Basic Needs

Community Action Food Pantry

Goodwill/Easter Seals

Orphan Grain Train – North Dakota Branch

Salvation Army


Jamestown Volunteer Center

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Buffalo Museum

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1