Panthers at Work Serving

Panthers at Work Serving
  The Purdue North Central PaWS (Panthers at Work Serving) program is offered through the Office of Student Activities and provides opportunities for students who want to volunteer on campus and in their community. PNC students participate in several  volunteer service projects  throughout the year. Projects vary from annual events that are hosted by the campus or that are sponsored by clubs and organizations. Purdue North Central is dedicated to giving back to our community. 

 Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving Food Drive The drive is sponsored by Dean's Leadership Group with Accounting Club and Business Leadership Society collaborating with this year's drive. This year's Thanksgiving Food Drive is from November 6 through November 21. How Can YOU Help? 1.)Donate non-perishable food items to make the baskets. Boxes are located in the following areas on campus:
  • Bursar's Office- Schwarz 127
  • Dean of Students Office- Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 103
  • Financial Aid Office- Technology Building Room 157
  • Purdue Porter County- Undergraduate Building
2.) Purchase paper turkeys outside LSF 144 Monday-Friday from 11:00-1:00.
  • Paper turkeys are a minimum $1 donation
  • The money raised is used to help buy the turkey's for the baskets, and any other staples that are needed to prepare a wonderful meal.  
Let us start off the holiday season right; by donating non-perishable food items to this wonderful cause. The baskets that are made benefit our own campus community.

Stuff the Sleigh Annual toy drive in which the Purdue North Central community donates new and unwrapped toys.

New Student Orientation Team Leader's Wanted We are looking for student leaders who can represent Purdue North Central at New Student Orientation (NSO).   Responsibilities include:
  • Welcoming guests to New Student Orientation
  • Guiding guests to workshops
  • Facilitate the Student Session
  • Mentoring incoming freshman 
  • Coaching your NSO team during Purdue Pride Week
  • Gathering a roster of your NSO attendees to participate in Purdue Pride Week games
Inquire by e-mailing This is a great resume builder! 

Annual Service Projects

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project- Check back going into the spring 2015 semester for opportunities to volunteer at the breakfast hosted on campus and for the service project.  Thanksgiving Food Basket- Dean's Leadership Group members collect non-perishable food items and raise money to purchase turkeys for deserving students on campus.  Christmas Toy Drive- In December we sponsor a toy drive to benefit less fortunate families.  Alternative Break Opportunities- We are planning an Alternative Fall and Spring Break programs for the 2014- 2015 academic year. Thinking locally is our goal! Volunteer projects will benefit local non-profits in the area. 

For more information on finding volunteer opportunities contact:

Office of Student Activities