Service-Learning & Volunteering

Faculty Opportunities

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.  


Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Annual Conference: Transforming Higher Education Through Engaged Scholarship: September 30-October 3rd

The 19th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Minnesota. Find registration information here. 

Values-Based Academic Leadership Institute

October 5th and 6th

Co-hosted by Success 4 Higher Education and the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, this institute will be held at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Find registration information here. 

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

Annual Conference: Partnering for Equity: October 22-24th

The 2018 CUMU Annual Conference challenges each of us to reflect on the changing role of our urban-serving institutions in tackling major themes through an equity lens. Learn more about the Conference and its major themes here. 

NEW: A Service-Learning Certificate Program 

Offered: Fall of 2018

The certificate will be offered online with some synchronous meetings and will be for high school and college faculty, undergraduate and graduate education majors, instructional designers, student life and community professionals.  The certificate will cover the practical aspects of Service-Learning, both for the traditional classroom or online. For more information about the course, see the program flyer

Call for Proposals: Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times

Proposals Due: November 1st, 2018

Through a lens of the conference theme and framing questions, proposals may cover a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Civic and democratic learning pedagogies and initiatives 
  • Evidence-based work including community-engaged scholarship and/or research, assessment, and evaluation of service-learning and civic engagement
  • Place-based initiatives such as anchor institution activities, community partnerships, and collective impact.
  • Community engagement programs and practices, especially those positively impacting the priorities of student learning and success and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The role technology plays in communication, democratic expression, organizing, community development, and program management

For more details on the conference theme, session types, submission, and review process, please view the full Call for Proposals.

Call for Proposals: Fighting Hunger in a World of Plenty: Shifting Power and Taking Action

14th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. Proposals Due: November 9th, 2018. 

Save the Date: 9th Annual Service Engagement Summit

Listen. Talk. Transform. In Indianapolis February 25-26, 2019.

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.