Becoming involved with community service activities while in college puts you in the company of engaged, proactive, and passionate classmates and staff members. Through partnership with various community organizations, you will have the ability to synthesize your academic coursework with real world experiences and give back to the community in which you live. If you desire to get outside the classroom – to connect with the community, be involved with social justice issues or advocate for a cause that you are passionate about, you have come to the right place!
Community Service Fair
The Community Service Fair is designed to bring civically engaged UMass students, faculty, and staff together with local organizations that will have volunteer opportunities throughout the year. This fair is a great opportunity to learn more about these organizations as well as connect with the organization leaders who are doing great things in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.
The Community Service Fair will take place on Monday, September 9th from 12:30pm-3:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom.
“Mass Impact” Day of Service
“Mass Impact” is a day where UMass students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to serve the local community through volunteering at various project sites. Community needs are identified in advance and projects are established to address these needs. Projects can range from planting trees and gardening, to painting an elementary school, to singing to the elderly. There are many different projects that will appeal to many different interests.
UMass will have a “Mass Impact” on Saturday, September 28th, 2013. Check-in begins at 9am on the Haigis Mall in front of the Fine Arts Center.
Are you a volunteer who would like to sign up to have a “Mass Impact”? Please click HERE. If you are registering as part of a group, please have your group/team name ready for the registration and remember that each individual must register and use the same team name.
Are you an alum or a community organization who would like to register a project site for the “Mass Impact” event? Please click HERE.
Volunteer UMass Database
The Office of Student Activities & Involvement has organized a co-curricular community service database that is designed to enhance the total learning experience for students by providing out-of-class service opportunities. This online database is designed 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 many Lead UMass programs in the future.
Please contact us at Volunteer@umass.edu for more information or browse the database by clicking the link on this page.
Student Bridges is an outreach program connecting UMass students with community- based organizations and schools through tutoring-mentoring, college awareness activities, and policy advocacy.