service projects

Positively impact the causes that matter to you. 

While the members of ESA are united by their desire to give back, each individual has different interests. By giving members the freedom and support to pursue the causes that matter to them, we’ve created a well-rounded community service program that enriches our members, broadens our reach, and leaves an even greater impact. This flexibility provides the rewarding opportunities that instill passion, understanding, and lasting memories in all of our members.

Our hands-on endeavors provide more than 850,000 direct service hours and $15 million in cash and pledges for charitable causes each year. Members and chapters raise money and awareness for local, national, and international charities.

Collegiate ESA members participate in ESA’s national service programs, as well as student volunteer activities on a local and state level. With the flexibility to pursue causes that matter to their chapters, communities, and themselves, collegiate members broaden their educations, build their resumes, and touch lives. Learn more >>

National service projects
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
In 1972, ESA adopted St. Jude as its major philanthropic project. Since that time, ESA has helped to raise more than $225 million in cash and pledges – enabling the hospital to continue to treat thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses.
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Care Connection
Provide caring services to those in need. Learn more>>

Hope for Heroes
Honor and appreciate our country’s service men and women, their families, and veterans. Learn more>>

Share the gift of reading with children, seniors, and the disadvantaged. Learn more>>

Warm Welcome
Support newborns and their families who need a helping hand. Learn more>>

Local service programs - causes you support
As a member of ESA, you aren’t limited regarding the causes and organizations you can support. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. We want you to create new projects and introduce other members to different service opportunities – as this furthers our education, broadens our interests, and enables us to make an even bigger impact. Learn more>>
Participate online
Regardless of where you live, you can connect with other members of ESA online through our interest groups. Share ideas and encouragement, participate in discussions, and even make some new friends – all from the convenience of your computer. Learn more>>

Regional groups
Geographically based online networking groups connect members and facilitate friendships and shared activities.
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- See what a typical ESA community chapter looks like.

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Pursue community service opportunities you're passionate about – from national organizations to local nonprofits.

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