Community Bound

2018 Date: Friday, August 17 

LSU first-year students come together once a year to serve together in Baton Rouge area schools and other local non-profit organizations.

Community Bound is a service program designed especially for first-year LSU students. The program works in close collaboration with the East Baton Rouge school system and Volunteers in Public Schools. Most projects focus on teacher assistance and classroom help. Opportunities also exist to assist with  general fix-up projects, like painting and landscaping. This program is a great way for students to meet friends and classmates and to get involved in their new community.

Community Bound was first hosted by the LSU Honors College, but became a Campus Life program in 2006. The program is coordinated each summer by a committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders through Volunteer LSU.

This year’s program will be held the Friday before school begins, August 17.


8:30 a.m.: Volunteer check-in at the LSU Union Theater
9 a.m.: Kick-off and Welcome
9:20 a.m.: Load buses and depart for elementary schools

Lunch provided at schools.

1:00 p.m.: Buses pick up at schools and depart for LSU
1:30 p.m.: Students back on LSU campus no later than this time

1-4 p.m.: Volunteer Fair–Find more opportunities to serve!
Fair will be located in the LSU Student Union Royal Cotillion Ballroom.


Community Bound is open to all LSU students, including incoming freshmen, new transfer students, and new students to the LSU Graduate School, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School.

Participation is free; transportation and lunch will be included.

Students wishing to participate should register by Friday, August 3.

Because we will be working with school children, all Community Bound participants will be required to complete a background check. The cost of the background checks will be borne by LSU, so this will not add any costs to students. Volunteers who do not complete a background check will work on alternative projects, outside of school children interactions. Information about background checks will be sent in mid-July leading up to the close of volunteer registration.

Help with Registration

Students will register for Community Bound 2018 through TigerLink, LSU’s network for student involvement.

Use your myLSU username and password to log in and take a moment to create your user profile once you’ve logged in and registered for Community Bound.

TigerLink allows you to learn more about and join student organizations online, to view and register for upcoming campus events, to track your service hours. Along the way, TigerLink will collect and organize your involvement and leadership experiences into a print-friendly Involvement Record, a transcript of your experiences to accompany your academic transcript when you start to apply for internships.

Partner Links

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Volunteers in Public Schools