Signature Events

Make a difference in our local communities by showing your Coyote Pride through community and volunteer service activities throughout the Inland Empire! During the 2014 – 2015 academic year, CSUSB students contributed more than $2.1 million to local communities in 82,000 hours of service to over 200 community partners.

Fall Quarter
National Voter Registration Day

On Wednesday, September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will increase awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing us to reach and register CSUSB students, faculty and staff voters. Register in September and make it count in the future.

Volunteer Fair
The Community Engagement and Volunteer Service Fair is an annual event hosting over 50 local non-profit agencies and attracting many service-oriented CSUSB students. Agencies showcase their volunteer, advocacy, and service-learning and internship opportunities. Students can find service opportunities that match their interests, major, and career goals. The Volunteer Fair will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Pfau Library front lawn.

Winter Quarter
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service

This year's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service celebrates Dr. King's relentless spirit in helping his community. Volunteers will attend an inspirational breakfast program with a keynote, and then be challenged to go out and relentlessly serve others in our community.

Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break trips send students to other cities and states to engage in daily volunteer service projects and social issue awareness. Through service, participants are able to experience, discuss, and understand social issues while learning how to become active citizens in their own communities. Visit Recreational Sports Alternative Spring Break for more information.

Spring Quarter
Coyote Cares Day

Coyote Cares Day is an annual community engagement and volunteer service day for CSUSB students, faculty and staff. This event will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in conjunction with National Volunteer Week.

“How Will You Leave Your Paw Print?”
Designed to expose the CSUSB campus community to the needs of the Inland Empire and to provide a platform where alumni and community leaders can share time and talents with the CSUSB campus community. Come show your Coyote Pride by getting involved on and off campus with other students, faculty and staff. Look for monthly volunteer service opportunities at! If you have any questions please contact us at

Summer Quarters

Panetta Congressional Internship Program
The Panetta Institute’s annual Congressional Internship Program, held from August through November, combines a rigorous two-week academic orientation at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, regular seminars in Washington, D.C., and experiential education as a Panetta intern in the Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon completion of all requirements, interns will earn 20 academic semester units for their university transcripts. All program costs are covered, including academic fees and tuition, food and housing, a modest living stipend, and air and ground transportation.

The Congressional Internship Program is open to undergraduate students who will be enrolled in their junior or senior year during the period of internship. Students who have accumulated more than 120 units are ineligible. Any academic major may apply and the program is open to qualified students regardless of income.

Alternative Summer Break
CSUSB Alternative Summer Break is a low-cost service trip that takes CSUSB students to communities outside of Inland Empire, where they take part in volunteering and hands-on learning. Students perform short-term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as health, literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. Visit Recreational Sports Alternative Summer Break for more information.