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

Alternative Spring Break March 9-13 
The Alternative Spring Break program is provided to give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to volunteer in their community during spring break. Each day of the week we are at a different non-profit agency in Northwest Indiana. 
Monday, March 9- Housing Opportunities
Project: Painting an Apartment
Location: 2001 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Time: 9:00-1:00
Tuesday, March 10- Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
Project: Packing Backpacks
Location: 2248 W. 35th Avenue, Gary, IN 46408
Time: 8:30-12:00 
Wednesday, March 11- LaPorte Salvation Army
Project: General Cleaning
Location: 3240 Monroe Street, LaPorte, IN 46350
Time: 9:30-3:00
Thursday, March 12- La Porte County YMCA
Project: Converting Elston Middle School into a YMCA Location
Location: 317 Detroit Street, Michigan City, IN 46360
Time: 9:00-1:00
Friday, March 13- Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City
Project: Painting and Reorganizing a Storage Room
Location: 301 East 8th Street #126, Michigan City, IN 46360
Time: 9:00- 3:00
Register for the Alternative Spring Break

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