Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

friesen center

Huntington University's Friesen Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Friesen Center involves students in the local community, instills a lifelong tendency toward service, and promotes the idea that one person can make a difference. You can get involved with the Friense Center by either signing up at the beginning of fall term, or by calling the the office (located in the upper level of the HUB) anytime throughout the year at 260-358-3696.

Founded in 1992, the Friesen Center, formally the Joe Mertz Center, has become and integral part of Huntington University campus life. Many students, faculty and staff give generously of their time and talents to serve God and His people. More than 70% of resident students are involved in some form of volunteer service, and more than 10,000 hours of labor are contributed by the campus community each year. The Friesen Center was named in May 2013 in honor of Dr. Norris Friesen, for his his lifelong commitment to serving others.

 Our Mission: 

  • Involve students in meeting the specific needs of the community.
  • Instill a tendency towards service, realizing one person can make a difference.
  • Inspire a lifelong commitment to unselfish acts.

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Call us at 260-358-3696

Or email us at friesencenter@huntington.edu

 

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Students continue to serve at HUSpring Break saw more than 40 Huntington University students traveling to far-away lands, visiting sunny shores, and all while serving the community abroad.
HU students assist Huntington with flood reliefIn the midst of rising rivers and flooding streets, 16 Huntington University students chipped in to help Huntington County residents fill sandbags and deliver them across the area. The effort was the result of a Volunteer 911 request through the Friesen Center for Volunteer Services.