How to Volunteer
Registering with a community organization is a multi-step process. Read below for more information about required and optional steps. Registration closed on Sept. 16, 2015, for most CCE partner organizations, however, the following organizations are still registering volunteers at least through fall break:
- Henderson Middle School still has a few openings for ESL mentors/translators.
- Youth Life is still recruiting mentors for all age groups Monday-Thursday afternoons and enrichment-program leaders for the teen program on Thursday evenings.
- Peter Paul Development Center is still recruiting for classroom aides Monday-Thursday afternoons and H3 mentors.
- Bon Secours' Class-a-Roll is still recruiting Prescription Rx volunteers for Thursday mornings.
- Voices for Virginia's Children is still in need of a Volunteer Intern for the remainder of the semester.
Working with the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) begins with searching our map of community organizations. Use the filters to explore our partners by CCE program or by interest area. Then read on to find available opportunities with each organization and continue with the registration process.
To learn more about working with the CCE, you can also attend the following:
- ENRICHmond: Meet many of our 30+ community partner organizations and discover ways to engage at ENRICHmond on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3-5 p.m., on the University Forum.
- Drop-In Advising hours: Visit the CCE in Tyler Haynes Commons 201 for one-on-one advising
- Monday–Friday, 2-4 p.m., through Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
- Monday-Thursday, 2-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 24
- Available by appointment only from Monday, Nov. 30 through the end of the semester
If you do not have your own car or a carpool, you can use UR transportation to get to the community organization site. Check the transportation website for the service shuttle schedule and other transportation options before choosing a volunteer opportunity.
To begin your registration process with the CCE, log into SpiderConnect with your UR Single Sign-On. Click the blue "Surveys" tab on the top right. Click the grey "Respond" button for the "CCE Program Registration Fall 2015" survey. Registration will open on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 24, and will close on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m.
Once you have registered with the CCE in Spiderconnect and have selected an organization, you will be contacted by email within three business days with an invitation to sign up for a volunteer position at your chosen organization.
Students who do not have their own car or a car pool and need to utilize one of the university's service shuttles will receive an email message from UR Transportation about service shuttle sign ups. Not all organizations have university provided transportation; please be sure to review transportation options on the university's transportation website before signing up for a volunteer position.
If you are a new volunteer, you must attend a program orientation. Check our Important Dates page for orientation dates, times, and locations. Students who wish to earn their Federal Work-Study award through the CCE Community Work-Study (CWS) program must also attend a brief training session.