Serve Your Community

Apply your passions and skills to create positive social change in our local communities through volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings: nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies and community- and faith-based groups.

Community dinner

Every campus and Community needs time and place to come together. What better way to do this than with warm food around tables in friendship, laughter and connectedness. We invite Doane University students, faculty, staff and community members to our table to enjoy a free pancake meal at the United Church of Christ, First congregational in Crete from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.  Upcoming dates include: Jan. 30; Feb. 27 and March 27. 


alternative break trips

Designed to develop students into active citizens in local, national and global communities through direct service experiences. Day Trips occur during 9/11 National Days of Service (September 11th, 2018) and MLK National Day of Service (January 21, 2019). Week long trips occur during  Fall Break (October 12 - 15, 2018) and Spring Break (March 11 - 15, 2019). An application process and multi week orientation will be completed before the trips begin. Trips are limited to 10 students and 1 trip advisor.


Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry is held on the third Tuesday of every month at Doane University, Butler Gym from Noon - 1:00pm and is open to any area community member, including Doane students, faculty and staff, who is in need of hunger-relief. Upcoming dates include: Dec.18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March. 19 and April. 16. 


Back 2 School Drive 

The Back 2 School Drive is held from August 1 - August 8 at Doane University, Nexus Multicultural Center and provides an opportunity for our campus and community to help students achieve their potential through quality education by providing all elementary school classrooms in Crete, NE with much-needed school supplies. 

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