The Future of Community Service

Community service at Hopkins would not be what it is today without the passion of student volunteers. In this video interview, Tiefenwerth describes how Hopkins’ student volunteers “approached their service initiatives the same way they approached their studies.” Whether they were Tutorial Project organizers, student workers in the Office of the Chaplain, or volunteers in the Jail Tutorial Project, these Hopkins students helped break down barriers and form relationships with individuals outside the Hopkins community.

Over the past few decades, student volunteerism has grown at Johns Hopkins to the point where President Ron Daniels sees student volunteers “contributing to the university mission in much the same way that research is the university mission.” As Tiefenwerth describes in this interview, community service at Hopkins has an exceptionally promising future.