Community Service Learning (CSL) is the purposeful integration of community service with academic work to enhance both service and learning. Becoming involved with CSL puts you in the company of engaged, proactive, and passionate colleagues. Many students have the desire to get outside the classroom – to connect with the community, be involved with social justice issues or synthesize their academic coursework with real world experiences. If you are one of these students CSL can help you find a niche.
UMass Amherst offers many CSL opportunities. You may get involved with service as a volunteer, through a work-study opportunity or for credit, as part of a UMass or Five College course.
The office of Student Activities & Involvement is organizing a comprehensive, co-curricular, community service program that is designed to enhance the total learning experience for students by providing out-of-class service activities. This service includes an online database for all UMass students, faculty, and staff to search various opportunities sponsored by departments and organizations across campus as well as community partners in the local area. The office of Students Activities & Involvement will use Campus Pulse to keep track of all volunteer hours which can be applied towards completion of the service component of the LeadUMass Program.
Please contact us at Volunteer@umass.edu for more information.
Student Bridges is an outreach program connecting UMass students with community- based organizations and schools through tutoring-mentoring, college awareness activities, and policy advocacy.
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