Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning
Community Partner Guide to Service Learning:
Part 1: Working with UVM
Is CUPS the Right UVM Office to Contact? Just who do I call?
some help deciding what you are looking for? There are a variety of UVM
offices that connect the community with university partners. You may
call any of these offices for guidance if you are unsure who might best
fit your project; here are a few guidelines:
Volunteerism: the engagement of students in activities where the primary emphasis is on the service being provided and the primary intended beneficiary is clearly the service recipient. (see offices listed under community service).
Community Service: the engagement of students in activities that primarily focus on the service being provided as well as the benefits the service activities have for the recipients.
If you are looking for information about student community service programs for one-time, short-term, or long-term projects as well as volunteer groups, contact:
- The Department of Student Life about one-time service events, and/or Volunteers in Action (VIA).
- The Center for Student Ethics and Standards about one-day or short-term community restitution.
- Also note that the United Way of Chittenden County is a non-UVM resource for posting community volunteer opportunities.
If you are looking for an intern or a work-study student to staff your nonprofit, contact:
Career Services Office about the Service-Learning Internship Program,
the Nonprofit Program, or the off-campus Work-Study Program.
- Contact individual academic departments for information about Field Education placements.
If you wish to create a long-term community partnership that might be linked with an academic research project or an academic course, contact:
- The CUPS Office (Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning)