Volunteering is an excellent way for students to become more involved in the FVCC community while addressing the unmet needs of the community. Some courses allow students to volunteer at a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity for extra credit.

Finding Volunteer Opportunities

  1. For a list of Community Partners to volunteer with  check out our Community Partner List
  2. For biweekly information on volunteering opportunities sign up for the The Eagle Volunteer e-Newsletter
  3. For volunteering opportunities that are on-going check out our On-going Service Projects

If you have any questions please email student-engagement@fvcc.edu, call (406) 756-3908, or stop in the Student Engagement Office (Blake Hall 155) at FVCC. Thank you for volunteering for your community!

Students

Many courses participate by giving extra credit for volunteer hours. The number of required hours to receive extra credit is up to the professor. Here’s how to complete your hours:

  1. Find a Community Partner
    Find a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity to volunteer at. As long as you are meeting unmet needs within the community it qualifies as volunteer hours. NOTE: Volunteering for a church group is okay as long as you are helping the wider community and not just the church. The number of required hours per course is up to the professor. Use the Find My Community Partner Form to contact the Community Partner you are interested in and set up a time to volunteer. If there is an organization you would like to volunteer at that is not on the list, please let us know so we can work with them to make them a Community Partner.
  2. Complete Volunteer Agreement and Liability Form
    Before volunteering download the Volunteer Agreement and Liability Form and turn it in to FVCC’s Student Engagement Office (Blake Hall 155) in person or by email at student-engagement@fvcc.edu.
  3. Reporting Hours
    The Community Partner is responsible for reporting your hours using an email link we send them near the end of the semester. When you volunteer make sure your hours are being recorded. The Community Partner needs to submit them by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Faculty

Volunteering is a way for students to give back to the community while exploring new areas within the community. To participate in the volunteering program, follow the steps below:

  1. Contact Student Engagement Office
    Submit an email to the Student Engagement Office (student-engagement@fvcc.edu) stating course(s) participating in volunteering and 2. the extra credit / hours ratio you are giving your students.
  2. Required Hours
    As mentioned above, the number of required hours for extra credit is up to you.
  3. Community Partners
    As long as they have unmet needs within the community, any nonprofit organization, school, or government entity qualifies for volunteering hours. NOTE: Volunteering for a church group is okay as long as you are helping the wider community and not just the church. An updated list of Community Partners can be found using the Find My Community Partner Form. From there, students will contact the Community Partner they are interested in and set up a time to volunteer. If there is an organization you would like to see on the list, please let us know so we can work with them to make them a Community Partner.
  4. Student Hours
    Community Partners are responsible for reporting student hours to the Student Engagement Office by Monday, December 9th, 2019. Once collected, we will send you the student hours via email.
Community Partners

Volunteering is a great way to fulfill the unmet needs within your organization while giving students the opportunity to explore new areas within the community. If you would like to be a Community Partner with FVCC, follow the steps below:

  1. Community Partner Questionnaire
    Submit a completed Community Partner Questionnaire to wjeschke@fvcc.edu or turn it into the Student Engagement Office (Blake Hall 155). Download the form here (Community Partner Questionnaire).
  2. Unmet Community Needs
    Based on your submitted Community Partner Questionnaire, we will update the Community Partner List.
  3. Student
    Students will contact you to setup a time to volunteer.
  4. Student Hours
    It is the Community Partner’s responsibility to report student hours to the Student Engagement Office by Monday, December 9th, 2019. We will send you an email near the end of the semester to report hours.