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  • Alternative Break ProgramEach year, James Madison University offers student led and developed service breaks to locations in the United States and abroad. Each service team typically consists of 12 student participants, two student co-leaders and a faculty or staff learning partner. Most breaks take place during the spring break period, but breaks are offered during various JMU academic breaks (January, May, weekends, etc.).
  • C3 Program - The Office of Human Resources developed the C3 (Career, Community, Connection) program to complement recruiting and retention efforts by assisting newly hired faculty or staff members that will be relocating to the area. 
  • Campus Volunteer Opportunities
    • Commencement
    • Forbes Center
    • The Big Event - The Big Event is an annual university-wide day of service that happens every April at JMU. It is an opportunity for JMU students to show their appreciation for the surrounding Harrisonburg community by participating in service and beautification projects in and around Harrisonburg. Look for information each spring semester.
  • Center for Global EngagementThe Center for Global Engagement is committed to the principle that international experiences and perspectives are essential to any undergraduate and graduate education. To that end, we promote and encourage a critical awareness of world issues; a knowledge of and an appreciation for other cultures, languages, and belief systems; a sense of global community; and a commitment to engagement at the international level, that we may educate active and responsible global citizens.
  • Civic Learning ProgramThe Civic Learning Mentor Experience is an informal mentoring program that gives students the opportunity to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with a JMU faculty member, staff member, or graduate student.
  • Community Service LeaveClassified employees receive 16 hours of paid leave per leave year to perform volunteer services through eligible non-profit organizations within or outside their communities.

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