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JMU Sport Club program members are incredibly dedicated to their sport and the JMU and Harrisonburg Community. We strive to emphasize recreational participation opportunities, student development and leadership, as well as community involvement.

Our 51 teams have volunteered in many different types of service activities, ranging from helping fellow club teams with home events to Adopt-a-Highway. Some of the most popular projects and activities are:

  • Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
  • Virginia Quilt Museum
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • R.I.S.E.
  • Rockingham Memorial Hospital
  • 5K Events (DR-100, ZTA, Donut Dash)
  • Relay For Life
  • Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation
  • Lego League Tournament
  • VDOT
  • Adopt-A-Street
  • Harrisonburg Rescue Squad
  • Massanutten Regional Library
  • University Program Board
  • Food and Clothing Drives
Community Service Hours

The Sport Club program has been consistently involved with these causes. The total number of hours for this academic school year has reached at least 450 per month. With our growing program, we have also seen a significant increase in community participation as seen below showcasing our historical numbers.

  • 2017-2018: 5,476 hours
  • 2016-2017: 4,972 hours
  • 2015-2016: 5,510 hours
  • 2014-2015: 6,940 hours
  • 2013-2014: 5,782 hours
  • 2012-2013: 7,316 hours
  • 2011-2012: 4,666 hours
  • 2010-2011: 5,913 hours
  • 2009-2010: 2,398 hours

The Sport Clubs in our program are always looking for new service opportunities. Do you have a service opportunity for a Sport Club? Contact the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Youth Programs.  

Community Service Opportunities

Adopt a Street

Organizations can adopt a street in Harrisonburg. You will be required to clean the street three times a year. All equipment needed will be provided. Anyone wanting information regarding our Adopt-A-Street program may call the Public Works Department at 540-434-5928.

JMU Community Service

This site provides a list of ongoing community service projects in and around Harrisonburg. Projects included in this site are Alternative Spring Break information, Semester or Year Long projects (e.g., providing care for the elderly, disabled or learning challenged), Community Projects (e.g., tutoring, reading to children, etc.) and many other opportunities. 

Trail Building and Maintenance with Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

SVBC has two ongoing trail projects from Spring to 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 5 p.m. and is generally maintaining and repairing the existing trail network. The Massanutten Western Slope project work days are every other Saturday at 9 a.m. starting on April 14, 2018. The aim is building additional single track connector trails in an effort to tie together the existing trail network.

Groups who would volunteer do not need any experience in trail building. Tools/work gloves will be 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. If you have questions or want to bring a group, contact Chris Moore at

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