Service-Learning & Volunteering

Faculty Opportunities

Faculty Interest Group: Engaged Scholarship

The four meeting times this Spring semester will be: March 1st, April 18th, and May 16th. 

Faculty are welcome to engage in discussion centered around Engaged Scholarship! Please email Samantha.Frisk@maine.edu to get involved. This particular faculty interest group will be predominantly focused on assessment of community-engaged learning. Conversations may also lead into other areas of that faculty wish to explore, namely: best practices in Engaged Scholarship, review, promotion, and tenure, and utilizing or securing institutional resources.


Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference!

Registration Closes: Monday, March 4th, 2019. 

This conference will be held at the College of the Holy Cross on  March 6th from 8:00am-4:30pm and feature Michael Dietze as the keynote speaker who will address ecological forecasting and its applicaiton to citizen science!

Information about the conference and registration can be found here. 


Exploring the Connection: Community Engagement and College Completion

Webinar: March 5th, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm

Information about this webinar can be found here. 


Furthering Engaged Futures at USM: Strategies for designing interdisciplinary, problem-focused, and innovative courses for and with community partners

Dr. Sean McCarthy is coming to USM! Thursday, 3/28 and Friday, 3/29

Email Paula.Gerstenblatt@maine.edu to RSVP for a potluck dinner at her house on 3/28, or to participate in the brown bag lunch on 3/29. 


Census 2020 and Higher Education

Webinar: April 16th, 2019 4:00pm

Learn more and register here. 


Crowd Cafe: Online Crowdsourcing Group

The 3rd Friday of every month.

The digitial scholarship groups at Boston University and Boston College are co-hosting a monthly informal gathering for people wishing to contribute to crowdsourced projects. There are opportunities to get involved for anyone regardless of their educational background, all that is required is a laptop and internet connection. 

Learn more about Crowd Cafe and how to get involved.  


Environmental Education: Professional Development Opportunity

Project Learning Tree is hosting this event at the Kennedy Learning Center November 30th-December 1st.

The registration deadline is November 16th. The registration form can be found here, more information here


 Save the Date: 20th Western Region Continuums of Service Conference

"Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being" held in San Diego, California: March 6-8, 2019. 

Save the Date: 14th Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit

Fighting Hunger in a World of Plenty: Shifting Power and Taking Action. March 16-17th, 2019 on USM's Portland Campus. 

Save the Date: Eastern Region Campus Compact Bi-Annual Conference

Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times. March 25-27, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Save the Date: Engaged Scholarship Consortium 2019

The 20th Annual Conference will be held on October 6-9, 2019 in Denver, Colorado at Colorado State University.