EDUCATION TO CREATE CHANGE: Service-Learning 

Each year over 2000 CSUCI students serve the local and global community through service-learning courses. Service-learning links what is being learned in the classroom to service experiences centered on a community need or issue. Through reflection activities students are given the opportunity to understand what was learned and experienced, and how the community was benefited. Service-learning equips students with the knowledge and experience necessary to transform them into future leaders and socially-conscious citizens. Use your education to make a difference and create change in the community - take a service-learning course!

GET INVOLVED: Student Resources

Due to social distancing and the continued impact of COVID-19, many traditional volunteer opportunities are on hold. But this doesn’t mean volunteerism itself is in decline. Fortunately, our increasingly digital world allows for virtual volunteering opportunities that let you support your cause while staying safe at home. Virtual volunteering opportunities are diverse, wide-ranging, and draw from a broad pool of skills and expertise. Whether you’re turning to remote work due to the pandemic or looking to balance your busy schedule, there is something for everyone—you just need to know where to look and how to get started.

Virtual Volunteer Fair coming! Check back November 17 &18

How to Become a Virtual Volunteer - Your Guide to Getting Involved Online: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/volunteering/how-to-become-a-virtual-volunteer/

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER DATABASE - helps students interested in making a positive impact in the community find a volunteer opportunity. Volunteer today using the easy-to-search online database provided by United Way of Ventura County.

Virtual Tutoring Opportunity  Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center has worked with local LAUSD schools to offer high quality, private tutoring in an online setting at no-cost to students attending schools in the South LA area. The Center is a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis with a 30-year track record of effectiveness. Tutors needed for weekly, 45-minute sessions offering privatetutoring (math, English language arts, science) OR math and writing lab tutoring (small study group, project-based). Requires volunteer application, background check (no cost to applicant), and orientation. Please see www.wootencenter.org/online for flyers and other details on the CollegeTrek Afterschool Program. Please contact Dr. Lezlee Matthews for more information at lmatthews@wootencenter.orgor call (909) 353-4419. 

PEACE CORPS - Become part of a community of like-minded students interested in international service and the betterment of all peoples by joining CSUCI’s Peace Corps Prep program and earning a Peace Corps (PC) Prep certificate from the United States Peace Corps. Learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program or contact Dr. Andrea Grove at andrea.grove@csuci.edu

SEED GRANTS are available to student clubs or organizations working to "grow" a social action project or program that would benefit or create change on campus or in the community. SEED grants are available up to $500. For more information visit the application page.

VOICES OF CI is a campaign to highlight the existing culture of service on campus. Many students, staff, and faculty have found meaningful ways to give back though volunteering. We want to hear your stories of service - so that others are inspired to serve! To be featured, submit your story.

CLUBs & ORGANIZATIONs - Many CSUCI clubs/organizations have a service and social justice mission. Join a  campus service club and get involved in the community.

To learn more about how you can get involved in the community contact Community Partner Coordinator, Jennifer Raymond at jennifer.raymond@csuci.edu.

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