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, 

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.

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,

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. 


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.  


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 the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement 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.

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