Improving Student Access to Civic Engagement Opportunities

Posted January 22nd, 2016 at 1:24 pm.

Project Team

Ellie Esmond and Vippy Yee, Director of Service and Leadership Programs & Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs
Miranda Canilang, Summer 2015 Intern
Esther Chiang and Elizabeth Reilly, Post-Bac Educational Technologists


Project Developed: Summer 2015
Project Implemented: Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Project Link

“Volunteering 101” Tutorial on the Civic Engagement website.

Project Description and Goals

This project will expedite and improve the Civic Engagement Office’s process of matching students with volunteer opportunities. The CEO, with help from Mellon Digital Curriculum Summer Interns, will create an online course that will help students assess their motivations and interests, learn about the options available through the CEO, and direct them to the appropriate resources.

This course, which will be required for students as a first step when contacting the CEO, will include an interactive survey, scheduling information, and opportunities for self-reflection. In the future, the CEO hopes to include testimonial videos from student volunteers and community partners. In addition to helping students, this information will assist the CEO staff better and more quickly identify opportunities that are a good fit for each student.

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