Annual volunteer impact on local community
Lipscomb University isn’t just big on service — we’re built on it.
Our founder David Lipscomb was known for his commitment to serving his community and the city of Nashville. Around here, it’s commonly known that he always sought to put others before himself, so much so that he almost lost his life during Nashville’s cholera epidemic in the mid-1800s, while transporting nuns to care for contagious patients around town.
Throughout the university’s history, we have followed this tradition set in place by our founder — a tradition of service-oriented, faith-based care for our community and world. It’s ingrained in all that we do, and it’s what we’ve become known for. In fact, Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service have recognized Lipscomb for its high rankings in student service volunteer hours, clocking in at an average of 60,000 hours per year.
We are intentional about living out our Christian values and following the example of Christ, putting our knowledge and faith to use to serve others. And we seek to develop the same lifelong commitment in our students, who will go out and continue to build their communities.
Here are some of the opportunities you will have to serve in Nashville and beyond at Lipscomb University.