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Information for Community Partners

Welcome Community Partners! The Office of Community Engagement provides information to help you engage Radford University students and faculty in service learning, volunteer, and research projects with your organization.

General Volunteers

We promote two databases for Radford University students to find out about service and volunteer opportunities, Hire-a-Highlander and the United Way’s VolunteerNRV. Please consider posting your volunteer and service-learning needs to one or both of these sties, with a three to four sentence description of your need for volunteers, including requirements, what volunteers will be doing, dates, times and location; and a contact person, along with their phone number and email address. The OCE will post your request on a weekly listserv message for up to four weeks. 

Please note that while we will publicize your need, we cannot guarantee volunteers for your project. You can encourage students to volunteer with you by providing meaningful, challenging projects, and submitting the request several weeks in advance.

Service-Learning & Community-Based Research Projects

The Office of Community Engagement is establishing a database of community projects, needs, assets, and opportunities to assist faculty in connecting their research and academic courses with the community. Provide information on project possibilities or research needs by completing our Service Project Request Form online. Check out past service-learning and research projects for examples of ways Radford University faculty have worked with the community. 

Community Partner Listserv

If you would like to receive email notifications about Radford University service-learning and civic engagement updates, please contact Tim Filbert to be added to the Community Partner Listserv.  

Volunteer Fair

Each fall, the Office of Community Engagement holds a Volunteer Fair to introduce students to community engagement opportunities in our area. Contact Tim Filbert for more information.

Student Interns

If you are interested in creating an internship opportunity for students, please refer to Career Services regarding how to post internships to Hire-a-Highlander.  

Transportation

Please note that many students do not have access to an automobile.  Please consider public transportation options when listing opportunities.

Commitment and Scheduling

Many of our students are involved in various campus activities, in addition to intense academic schedules, work and volunteer commitments. We recommend that you have conversations with student volunteers about their commitment to you, particularly asking about their academic schedules (tests, papers) and how you might work together to design a schedule that will be effective for both sides.