It can be hard figuring out where to spend your time serving - Connect 2 Community makes it easier. Managed by the University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center (ginsberg.umich.edu), in collaboration with United Way of Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University, Connect 2 Community is an online platform that connects University of Michigan students (and staff or faculty!) to service opportunities in the local community. With over 300 volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time events to year commitments, there’s something for everyone.
Use Connect2Community.umich.edu to:
Explore a large list of local community partners (think: nonprofits, schools, churches, etc)
Search through hundreds of community-identified service opportunities that match your time availability, skills, and interest. Get started with our “How to Search” page here.
Use the “Map View” tool to search opportunities that are walking distance from campus, or on a bus route.
Find opportunities for your student organization, class, or group of friends by filtering by “groups.” Check out our start-to-finish group volunteering guide here.
After the experience, Use Connect 2 Community to record your volunteer hours! It will create an automatic Volunteer Resume for you to export.
Already doing work in the community, or need support getting started? As a center that strives to prepare students for their interactions with the broader community, The Ginsberg Center can offer support and resources to you or your student group, such as: group workshops, advising appointments, and transportation. Fill out a service request here, or stop by our building at 1024 Hill St.
Contributed by Sarah Gallagher - AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Coordinator