Community engagement & service-learning projects offer students the opportunity to build skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, cultural competency, empathy, and team work. In other words volunteering can help you build skills for career and community success and prepare you to be a Civic Minded Professional.
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The following resources are available to students interested in community engagement:
- Employment opportunities in the Office of Community Engaged Learning exist through the year. Service Learning Ambassadors (SLAs) are students committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. There are also Federal Work-Study jobs available in the community.
- Programs - There are a number of programs to get involved with such as the SPROUT Community Garden, Next Course Food Recovery, and National Volunteer Week.
- Student Service Organizations - See what recognized student organizations have a focus on service to the community.
- Volunteer Opportunities – See what volunteer opportunities exist with local community partners.
- Service-Learning Mini Grants are available on a first come first serve basis to students designing and participating in service-learning projects.
- Training and Conferences - A number of local, regional, national, and international conference opportunities exist around the topics of community engagement.
- Awards and Fellowships- Check out fellowship and award opportunities available to students participating in social change and community engagement.
- Partner Development - Looking to form a partnership with a local nonprofit? Check out these resources first.
- Post-Graduate Opportunities – CEL staff are knowledgeable about and can provide information on programs like AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.