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Find your passion, apply your education, make an impact.

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Here at USU, we encourage every student to find their passion, apply their education, and make a positive and meaningful contribution through service and civic engagement. It’s a win-win: You build your experience and skills, try new things, and create connections—all while making a positive impact within your community. AggiePulse is the tool to help you achieve this.

How to Volunteer and Engage with Your Community

Getting Started

1

Claim your account

As a USU student, you already have one. Go to aggiepulse.usu.edu and select “Log-in” at the top right. In the pop-up menu, select “Log-in with USU”. Once you’ve logged in, select “Account” in the dropdown menu under your name.

 
2

Fill out your profile

Enter your personal information in your account, including causes you care about and skills you have. This helps you find activities that fit your interests.

Find Community Engagement Opportunities

USU has dozens of non-profit, school, and civic partnerships in all facets of the community. This is a small sample of the ways you can get involved:

  • Implement community-based research projects in collaboration with community partners
  • Help with blood drives
  • Build friendships with people who have developmental disabilities or senior citizens
  • Design a playground or campground with universal access
  • Develop and implement a community nutrition course
  • Design and oversee after-school mentoring programs in response to school needs
  • Assist at a food pantry or community farm
  • Respond to the needs of the local refugee community
  • Volunteer at the Humane Society
  • Translate for community members who do not speak English fluently
  • Become an AmeriCorps member

How do I find opportunities?

1

Get Involved

Scroll down to the “events” section of the AggiePulse homepage and you can see what’s coming up OR click “Get Involved” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

 
2

Browse by...

On that page, browse by keyword, causes, skills, type, date, and other parameters.
Once you have found an event, you can register for it by scrolling to the “Shifts and Dates” section of the event page.

 
3

Register

Select “Register” for the date and time you wish to serve.

Some groups may ask for more information than others while registering. Once you have filled out the proper information, (most will be auto-populated typically) it will confirm your registration.

Track and Log Volunteer Hours

We want to be able to see the accomplishments and impact you and your peers are having on our community. Please track your hours through AggiePulse.

How do I add my impacts (volunteer hours)?

On any page within AggiePulse, you can add an impact by following these simple steps:

1

Go to “Hi [Name]”

Go to "Hi [Name]" on the top of the screen and click “Add Impact” in the dropdown.

 
2

You will be asked to fill in the following questions:

  • Where did you create the following Impact?
  • Did you attend a listed event or volunteer opportunity?
  • Is this impact for a course(s)?
 
3

Type and Measurement

Select the impact type and measurement (time and hours).

 
4

Review and rate your experience

You’ll be able to rate your experience, provide a review or reflection, and notes. Fill out what you can/feel most comfortable with.

 
5

Change Settings

Select your sharing and privacy settings.

 
6

Click “Add Impact”

Click "Add Impact" to successfully add your impact.

*For more information, visit GivePulse article on adding impacts.

How do I see a report or summary of my impacts?

For your own reporting purposes or for a CEL course assignment, you can generate a PDF summary of your verified impacts by following these steps:

1

Impacts

Go to “My Activity” on the top of the screen and click “Impacts.”

 
2

Print Summary

On the right side of your impacts page, click “Print Summary.”

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand using a new platform comes with a learning curve, and we are here to answer any questions.

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