PNC PaWS Program

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

New Student Orientation Volunteers Needed

Help us greet our incoming freshmen class and their families by volunteering as a New Student Orientation Volunteer. 

Duties include:

  • Setting up refreshments
  • Greeting guests
  • Guiding guests to workshops

Sign up to be an NSO Volunteer.

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 NSO
  • 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

Sign up to be an NSO Team Leader. 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 Spring Break- We are planning an Alternative Spring Break program for the spring 2015 semester. 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