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.

Volunteer hours are due December 9, 2019.

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.

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. Student Agreement and Liability Form
    Complete and submit the Student Agreement and Liability Form to the Student Engagement Office (Blake Hall 155) or email at student-engagement@fvcc.edu.
  2. MobileServe Account
    Once you submit the form above, you will receive an email to complete an account for MobileServe. You will need your student ID number to finish creating the account. MobileServe will be used to track and verify your volunteer hours.
  3. 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 acceptable 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. To find a Community Partner log on to your MobileServe account (from step 2), click on “Events” on the left dashboard, click on “Discover” and search locally for opportunities. Click on an opportunity you are interested in, select “I Want to Help” and reach out to the organization contact person to set up a time to serve.
    Trouble Finding a Community Partner?

    • Look at the Community Partner List for ideas.
    • Ask your professor. They will most likely have a few in mind.
    • If you find a Community Partner that does not appear on MobileServe stop in to the Student Engagement Office (BH 155) or email student-engagement@fvcc.edu so we can get the opportunities on MobileServe.
  4. Track Your Hours
    Log in to MobileServe and select “Log Your Hours”. An email will be sent to the organization supervisor to verify them.Find a Community PartnerFind 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
    • 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. MobileServe Account
    Once you submit the email above, we will create a profile on MobileServe for your courses so students may sign up and track hours. With this account, you will be able to track your student’s hours and verify appropriate organizations. Remember, the Community Partner must be a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity.
  4. Student Hours
    MobileServe will be used to track student volunteer hours. Once the student logs their hours on their MobileServe account, an email will be sent to the Community Partner to verify them.
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).
  2. VolunteerMatch Account
    Create a free account on volunteermatch.org
  3. Post Organization Needs
    Post opportunities for students to sign up for. Without posting students will not be able to see your organization. For information on how to post opportunities for students, visit vmhelp.zendesk.com
  4. Connecting With Students
    Students will see the opportunities on MobileServe, an online platform that allows verification and tracking of hours. When students sign up for opportunities on MobileServe you will be able to discuss times with them and fulfill your organization needs.
  5. Tracking Hours
    MobileServe will be used to track student volunteer hours. Once the student logs their hours on their MobileServe account, an email will be sent to you to verify their hours.