Two students helping the community through Baker Serves, a student organization.

Student Groups

Baker Serves

At Baker, we believe in developing students into responsible contributors to society and caretakers of their communities.

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Director of Career Services & Community Outreach

Gary Handy

Long Student Center, 2nd floor

Service Learning | Building Your Community

Baker Serves

Baker Serves is the community service organization that serves as a liaison between Baker students and volunteer opportunities. The organization coordinates community service activities on campus and in surrounding communities.

Career Services

P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Experience

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There’s a type of gratification that comes from helping other people. Baker Serves provides me a way to be an active part of my community and help in any way that I can on my very own campus.
Baker Serves brings people together as well as aids its community in a positive way. Being able to lead Baker Serves has provided me with a lot of joy, and I hope to share that feeling with anyone interested in joining.

Amy | Baker Serves

Service Learning

Most Baker students get involved in at least one service project during their college career, engaging in community service locally and in the region, nation, and even the world. Voluntary community service may be a one-time, short-term project or a lengthy, ongoing commitment by a group or just one student.

Every service experience is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the student. Baker knows student learning takes place not only within the classroom but also outside and within our community. Service-learning promotes hands-on learning by accomplishing the following:

  • Addresses community needs
  • Engages in civic responsibility
  • Actively reflects on the learning taking place
  • Develops strengths that last a lifetime

Projects organized by Baker students reach beyond the campus to directly affect communities, often through partnerships with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and Harvesters Community Food Network. Organizations such as Baker Serves and projects such as The Big Event and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service gives students an opportunity to have fun in selfless support of worthwhile causes.