See below for opportunities available for students, faculty and staff to engage more with community engagement and civic learning!

VA Engage Journal: Call for Submissions

The VA Engage Journal for Student Scholarship is a publication where Virginia college students and recent graduates reflect critically on their community/civic engagement experiences. The journal is now seeking submissions for Volume 11. Submissions could range from a well-received class project to a compelling paper.

Students can also visit this site to learn more about the variety of submission categories, explore previous articles, and view next steps in the submission process. Students can submit HERE

VAEJ authors report that their publication experience increased their confidence as an emerging scholar. One recent author said: “I really feel that I grew as a writer, researcher, and critical thinker throughout the process. I was so excited to see the publication of my paper, along with those of the other student authors.”

Do not hesitate to reach out to the editor of the journal, Steve Grande (grandese@jmu.edu), if you have questions.

Newman Civic Fellowship

Campus Compact is now accepting nominations for the 2024-2025 Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports outstanding community­-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

The fellowship is a yearlong opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to nurture their assets and passions, engage in collaborative action, and act to address inequality and polarization. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on building the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change.

Info sessions
Want to know more about the benefits of the Newman Civic Fellowship program or how to get started nominating a fellow? Join us for an upcoming info session to learn all the ins and outs of the program. 

  • December 1st, 3–4 PM EST
  • January 11th, 4–5 PM EST
  • February 1st, 4–5 PM EST

Register for an Info Session HERE

2024 Registration for VA Volunteerism Summit

This all-virtual summit is Virginia's leading event for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. Hosted by Serve Virginia and the Virginia Service Foundation, the event features a diverse array of workshops, networking events and inspiring keynote speakers to promote innovation across the sector.

Taking place May 15-16, the virtual 2024 Virginia Volunteerism Summit will empower stakeholders through engaging in powerful conversations and workshops to re-energize our shared passions for service. The 2024 theme is “Mapping the Future of Civic & Community Engagement.” Click here to learn more about this opportunity and register.


CONNECT: Over 300 Virginians gather each year for this event, representing over 53 counties and cities and hundreds of different nonprofit, faith based, and governmental organizations and volunteer programs.

LEARN: Expert speakers will share invaluable resources through keynote and workshop sessions, connecting you with the tools you need to expand your capacity and maximize your impact. 

ENGAGE: Serve Virginia and the Virginia Service Foundation are honored to host this event; however, we want to make space for the community to gather! This event centers volunteer engagement professionals, and is designed to support flourishing in the nonprofit and volunteerism sector.

What to Expect:

300+ attendees from across Virginia
National, state, and local experts as speakers and panelists
Workshops designed to teach hands-on skills, facilitate lively discussion, and share information in an interactive format
Inspiring keynote sessions
Opportunities for networking, resource sharing, and more!