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Volunteer and Service Learning Opportunities

Why volunteer?

A few reasons why …

  • Make the world a better place
  • Receive on-the-job training in the "real world"
  • Strengthen your résumé with volunteer experience
  • Enhance your major field of study
  • Make professional business contacts and references for future jobs
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Discover potential new career paths
  • Contribute to a cause that you care about
  • Express your religious faith, beliefs and ethics in action

Where to volunteer?

Here are just a few of the many available websites featuring information on broader service opportunities:

    Site coordinated by United Nations Volunteer Programs.
    Connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
    Washington, D.C.–based foundation that advocates community service through a partnership with the Volunteer Center National Network.
    Program of Youth Services America that specializes in young people, ages 5–25.
    National coalition of university and college presidents that promotes community service which develops students’ citizenship skills and values.
    Corporation for National and Community Service web site.

Looking for more places to volunteer? Click here for a list of other volunteer possibilities.

Learn about local and regional volunteer opportunities by:

  • Contact the Center for Career Development and Experiential Education at ext. 3583 to make an appointment.
  • Using our online system: Blazer Career Connection.
  • Attending our annual fall community service fair every fall which is open to the campus and the community to place students in local community agencies.
  • Checking out the volunteer opportunities posted on the community service bulletin board located on the second floor of Apple near the student loft.

Service Learning Opportunities

Social Visionary Speakers Series

In our efforts to reach the broader Frederick community and to encourage meaningful dialogue regarding contemporary social issues, the Social Visionary Speaker Series is committed to introducing extraordinary local, state, and national leaders from nonprofit, academic, government and business sectors. The most important goal of the series is to introduce Hood College and local community members to individuals who have successfully guided and nurtured unique visions and ideas into real and practical solutions that enhance the quality of life for others. The intent of the Social Visionary Speaker Series is to inspire new ideas and provoke fresh and imaginative ways of thinking about issues with which we are confronted today.
Click here to see the list of our past Social Visionary speakers.

Contact us in the office of Volunteer and Service Learning Opportunities

Jill Hermes 
Phone: 301-696-3583