Community Service-Learning has not been able to review or vet most of the following opportunities, so please thoroughly conduct your own research.  However, we still want to share any opportunities that we are aware of in the event it may be a great fit for another service opportunity for you.  Please direct all questions about these opportunities directly to the contacts listed within the post.  If you do indeed connect with any of these opportunities, we'd love to hear about your experience (csl@jmu.edu).  Best wishes as you seek out more ways to become an active and global citizen.

 

For Current Students:

 The Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education and Future Forward programs of JMU’s Institute for Innovation in Health & Human Services

In keeping with the mission of IIHHS, which is to engage students in career preparation by promoting scholarship, providing interprofessional learning experiences, and connecting our campus communities through innovative
programs that advance quality of life, the SVMEP and Future Forward are excited to offer this unique and valuable opportunity to enthusiastic JMU students.

Would you like to: 
• Work with ELL (English Language Learner) students in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County?
• Tutor based on your interests and expertise?
• Improve your résumé?

If you are:
• Willing to commit 2-3 hours per week,
• Interested in connecting with local communities,
• And passionate about making a difference in the
lives of young people!

Contact them today!
540-568-3666
shenvalleymigranted@jmu.edu
http://www.iihhs.jmu.edu/svmep/ 

 

Trail Building and Maintenance with Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

 SVBC has two ongoing trail projects from Spring-Fall, one at Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg and the other at Massanutten's Western Slope in Keezeltown. The Hillandale project takes place every Thursday at 5pm and is generally maintaining and repairing the existing trail network. The Massanutten Western Slope project work days are every other Saturday, at 9:00am (beginning April 14). The aim is to building additional single track connector trails in an effort to tie together the existing trail network. Groups who would volunteer would need no experience in trail building. Tools/work gloves provided, and "trail bosses" guide the project. It would also be a good way for those participating to check out the trail networks of each location if they've never been to them. Questions/want to bring a group? Contact chrismoore1795@gmail.com.

 

For Recent Graduates: 

 Avodah Jewish Service Corps

Applications are now open for the Avodah Jewish Service Corps, a year long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America. Applications due Feb. 20.

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. 

We’re looking for leaders and not-yet-leaders, activists and organizers, challah bakers and Shabbat dinner hosts, teachers, learners, and everyone in between to pursue social and economic justice with Avodah.

 

Catholic Charities (Baltimore)

is accepting applications for Project SERVE (hyperlink to: https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/volunteer/project-serve/). Project SERVE is a year-long opportunity for recent graduates to serve full-time with Catholic Charities while living in intentional community with fellow volunteers. Volunteers experience the depth, love, and support of life in intentional community, while challenging themselves both professionally and personally as they walk alongside Catholic Charities’ and community partners.

To support our volunteers Catholic Charities offers free housing, health insurance, a stipend to cover transportation and living costs in Baltimore, and three retreats throughout the year.

Placement opportunities typically include:

  • Hunger and homelessness services
    • Pre-vocational classes for students with behavioral and emotional needs
    • Services for adults living with developmental disabilities
    • Legislative advocacy on anti-poverty policies
    • Immigration services

Our priority application deadline is February 1, at which point individuals have the widest selection of placement sites. After that we accept applications on rolling admission until placements are filled. Students can find our application and more information at www.cc-md.org/serve or write to Sarah McIlvried at smcilvried@cc-md.org.

 

Passion Impact 

Passion Impact is a nonprofit devoted to empowering students to chase their passions through community service. We serve low income students and students of color with the goal to minimize the opportunity gap through the application and reflection of job skills learned through volunteerism. 

The organization was started by a 2013 JMU alum after a study abroad experience. He was motivated to start a nonprofit based on an entrepreneurship class and the connection he'd had volunteering as a Big Brother with BBBS all 4 years he was on campus. He would love to make sure more JMU students have an opportunity to give back in a way that is meaningful to them!

They are currently hiring a full time AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA Member. 

 

Read more (www.passionimpact.org)

 

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest

is seeking applicants for a six-month Forestry Technician Internship through Greening Youth Foundation.

For questions, please contact:
Michelle Marsich
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps - Recruitment Assistant
Arizona Conservation Corps - Administrative Assistant
Cell: 540.372.0794
michelle@conservationlegacy.org

 

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