Community Partners

Requesting Volunteers

The Center for Civic Engagement will continue to encourage students to participate in remote and (if comfortable) in-person volunteer opportunities. You may request volunteers for in-person and/or remote positions by completing the form below.  

 

Expectations

While there are many elements that comprise a strong volunteer relationship, we have outlined a few basic expectations here to guide your interactions with student volunteers. These expectations are a starting point, not an exhaustive list. Please note that many students volunteer independently and are not necessarily affiliated with our office or familiar with the following 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 and responsibilities should be communicated to student volunteers prior to their commitment 
    • Orientation to your organization should be provided to student volunteers prior to service
    • A service supervisor should be appointed to provide support and oversee matters of safety onsite

Student Volunteer 

    • Communicate your availability 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 alike are encouraged to consider scheduling an initial meeting with each other prior to service to discuss schedules, expectations, skill set, and to develop a work plan. 

Community Partner Listserv

If you are interested in joining our listserv for more information regarding resources and opportunities for local community partners, please follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Email listserv@listserv.cofc.edu
  2. Leave the subject heading blank
  3. In the body of the email write this: “Subscribe COMMUNITYPARTNERS@listserv.cofc.edu 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:
    http://listserv.cofc.edu/scripts/wa.exe?OK=2E728E49&L=COMMUNITYPARTNERClick 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: 

    LISTSERV Command Response (COMMUNITYPARTNERS)
    OK 2E728E49
    Confirming: > SUBSCRIBE COMMUNITYPARTNERS Your Name
    You have been added to the COMMUNITYPARTNERS list.

Weekly Digest Emails

Are you looking for students for ongoing/semester long volunteer opportunities? Do you have an upcoming event that requires volunteers? We send a weekly email detailing upcoming service opportunities to those registered for our campus listserv.  If you would like us to advertise your volunteer requests or event anouncements, email volunteer@cofc.edu

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