Resource Links for Community Partners

Mason's Resources for Engaging Students

Career Services

Promotes student and career development through internships, workshops and job resources. Post internship opportunities through Patriot JobWeb and learn about internship and job fairs where you can visit campus to present opportunities. Contact: 703-993-2470, http://careers@gmu.edu 

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS)

The School of Integrative Studies is committed to education based on experiential learning and collaboration that prepares graduates for the demands of responsible citizenship as well as the world of work. SIS requires that all students complete twelve credits of experiential learning, some which may be earned through internships. http://integrative.gmu.edu/current-students/internships

Student Involvement

This office supports the over 250 recognized student clubs and organizations on campus. The webpage is maintained with up-to-date information recognized clubs. Contact: 703-993-2909, http://si.gmu.edu

National Resources About Community-Based Learning 

The Corporation for National and Community Service

This organization, sponsored by the federal government, provides grants, training and other resources to support the goal of providing opportunities for all American citizens to contribute to their communities in meaningful ways. 

AmeriCorps

One program within the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps is a specific kind of funding that can provide part-time or full-time volunteers in your organization for a full year or more. 

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse 

Sponsored by the federal government's Learn and Serve America, this resource provides background information on quality service-learning, information on funding resources, and helpful publications, such as Service-Learning in Community-Based Organizations

 

Regional Resources 

Volunteer Fairfax 

Volunteer Fairfax serves a network of more than 900 member public and private agencies in the region. The Center provides its members with a wide array of programs and service opportunities to enhance their effectiveness in meeting critical community needs. Volunteer Fairfax provides training, education and outreach opportunities to nonprofit members as well as to the broader community.

Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships

The Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3) develops partnerships between the business community and local community organizations that address critical needs in Fairfax County. OP3 creates and develops public private partnerships to stimulate positive change in the community and encourages civic involvement and responsibility. One of the goals of OP3 is to bring together resources between the public and private sectors to effectively transform the quality of life in the community.

Foundation Center, Washington DC 

An excellent resource for information about grants and fundraising, including a directory of Foundations.

Northern Virginia Association of Volunteer Administration
 

This is a membership organization for volunteer managers.  They provide educational opportunities, networking with other nonprofit professionals, and help advance cooperation among organizations that use volunteers.  

Caring.com Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.

As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million.

On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students.

We understand that student caregivers may not shave the time to scour the Internet to find available scholarships to help them pay for college. That’s why we’re handling some of that research by compiling and updating the below list to ensure they have access to the latest caregiver scholarships and information.

George Mason University and Social Action and Integrative Learning offers this resources list solely as a public service to the members of the university community.  The University and SAIL makes NO REPRESENTATION OR RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE ORGANIZATIONS LISTED. Unless expressly noted, the organizations listed are fully independent of the university.  Further, George Mason University and Social Action and Integrative Learning ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY for personal or property injuries resulting to the student, or for damages caused by the student, resulting from the student's participation in the activities of these organizations outside of professional duties assigned by the organization.  Students are responsible for providing their own health insurance.  Students are responsible to check with the organization to find out if it provides any insurance or liability coverage for its volunteers.