Great Opportunities for Assistance and Leadership Program
The Great Opportunities for Assistance and Leadership (GOAL) program was established on campus in 1988 through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
The GOAL program coordinates volunteer opportunities between members of the student body and various nonprofit organizations in Hillsdale County.
Through the leadership of GOAL scholarship students, members of the general student population are given the opportunity to bring alive the volunteer spirit that has been a part of Hillsdale College throughout its history.
Throughout the history of the GOAL program, Hillsdale College students have given on average over twelve thousand documented hours of volunteer service annually to the local community.
GOAL also leads in the development of additional service activities for students not only during the school year but also during various breaks during the academic year.
GOAL promotes service above self, thereby providing unity and focus to existent campus-wide volunteer activities.
Volunteer Programs & Organizations
There are currently twenty volunteer programs and organizations under the GOAL program. Volunteering in any of these organizations fulfills the community service requirement of certain scholarships.
- A Few Good Men
- Gier Reading and Journal Buddies
- Buddy Reading
- Community Action Agency Preschool
- Community Health
- Community Sports Outreach
- Crossroads Farm
- Domestic Harmony
- High Rise
- Hillsdale Buddy Program
- Hillsdale County Career Access Planning
- Hillsdale Youth Mentoring
- Hospital Volunteering
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Like any of the programs above, volunteering with any of these opportunities fulfills the community service requirement of certain scholarships.