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!
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.
Service Events on Campus
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. Our most recent fair was held in September 2013 and linked over 100 students with 25 different community partners. Look out for our Spring Service Fair!
“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. In September 2013 we had over 400 students and Alumni participating in projects at over 40 different sites across the Pioneer Valley. Check out the “Mass Impact 2013” video here and stay tuned for the chance to get involved with next fall semester!
For more information please contact us at Volunteer@umass.edu.
Student Bridges is an outreach program connecting UMass students with community- based organizations and schools through tutoring-mentoring, college awareness activities, and policy advocacy.