Community Partners

Requesting Volunteers

The Center for Civic Engagement encourages students to participate in volunteer opportunities on campus and in the Charleston community. If you're a non-profit organization in the Charleston area in need of volunteers, please complete this form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. You can also share event information with us at so that we can promote it across campus.

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Here are few tips to guide your interactions with student volunteers. Please note that many students volunteer independently of the Center for Civic Engagment and may not be familiar with these points.

Center for Civic Engagement

    • The Center for Civic Engagement cannot guarantee student volunteer attendance for one-time events or ongoing service opportunities
    • When student volunteers engage in service through a Center for Civic Engagement event, they will receive basic training and education regarding the community issue from CCE staff

Community Partner

    • Expectations, responsibilities and background on your organization should be communicated to student volunteers prior to their commitment 
    • A service supervisor should be appointed to provide and manage onsite support and safety

Student Volunteer 

    • Communicate your availability to the organization and provide sufficient notice of absence or change of plans
    • Be flexible and open to learning and challenges during your service
    • Practice professionalism in your interactions with Community Partners and community members

Volunteers and Community Partners are encouraged to consider scheduling an initial meeting with each other prior to service to discuss schedules, expectations, skill sets and work plans.

More Info for Community Partners

If you are interested in more information regarding resources and opportunities for local community partners, please join us our ListServ as noted below:

  1. Email
  2. Leave the subject heading blank
  3. In the body of the email write this: “Subscribe Your Full Name” 
  4. Make sure that the email address in the body of the message is NOT a hyperlink. 
    IF it is underlined-hyperlinked, right click it, and click Remove Hyperlink.
  5. You will receive an email from College of Charleston LISTSERV Server with "Command confirmation request".
    It will read: Your command: SUBSCRIBE COMMUNITYPARTNERS Your Name has  been received. You must now reply to this message (as explained below) to complete your subscription. The purpose of this confirmation procedure is to make sure that you have indeed requested  to be added to the list.  
  6. To confirm the  execution of your command, simply click  on the following link: the link, like the one above, in the email you receive to complete your listserv subscription.
  7. You are subscribed to the listserv when you receive this email: 

    OK 2E728E49
    You have been added to the COMMUNITYPARTNERS list.

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