Resources for Community Partners
Montclair State University has more than 19,000 potential volunteers on campus. The VRC's primary goal is to help those students - many of which are involved with campus groups or enrolled in courses that require community service - identify and connect with one-time, short-term, or long-term community-based service projects.
These projects should address critical community and organizational needs and offer meaningful and impactful learning experiences for volunteers outside the classroom. We depend on community partnerships, with organizations like you, to help us create those learning experiences for our students.
Connect with the VRC!
If you are a community-based nonprofit organization with a need for one-time, short-term, or long-term volunteers, let us know by filling out a community service opportunity form. All submissions will be processed by the VRC and posted on NobleHour and our website – in addition to using our social media websites and email listservs – to help publicize your volunteer needs to the campus community.
Please send any and all relevant flyers, job descriptions, and applications with your request. You can submit these documents via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
** If you would like to communicate with the VRC further, feel free to contact us! We'd love to hear from you.
Other Resources for Community Partners
Montclair State University features a variety of different co-curricular and extracurricular units that support community engagement among members of the campus community. If your volunteer opportunity would benefit from semesterly interns or more regular, skills-based volunteers, here are several other programs and intiativies on campus that engage students in service activities outside the classroom.
To find out if a particular program is right for you, contact the appopriate director or program coordinator for more information.
Service-learning is a form of experiential education that provides college students with an opportunity to link academic study with real world, hands-on experiences. The program is course-based and credit-bearing, so students enrolled in a service-learning class receive college credit for participating in an organized community-based service activity that complements their coursework.
Service-learning projects are arranged by semester (with requests submitted several months in advance) and must
- meet identified community needs
- provide students with enough time to reflect on their volunteer experience, to insure that students gain a greater understanding of course content and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility
For more information, visit the Service Learning and Community Engagement website or contact SLCE Director Bryan Murdock at email@example.com, 973.655.6831.
Internship Programs, Professional Experience
Community-based organizations can also partner with students who are completing internships – some with class credit, others without – arranged by individual colleges or departments of study at the University.
These are much more formal and structured arrangements that may require an application and approval process. Community partners should inquire with departments of interest directly for more information.
Career Services, Colleges
- College of the Arts, Career Services – Director, Elaine Russo firstname.lastname@example.org, 973.655.7495
- College of Education and Human Services, Career Services – Director, Linda Flynn email@example.com, 973. 655.6874
- College of Science and Mathematics, Career Services – Director, Gennae Hinson firstname.lastname@example.org, 973.655.7793
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Career Services – Director, Beverly Ververs email@example.com, 973.655.5194
- School of Business, Career Services – Director, Diane Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org, 973.655.6965
Departments – Individual Internship Programs
- Family and Child Studies – 973.655.4171
- Health and Nutrition Studies – 973.655.4154