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Outside Sources for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Hands on Genesee

Create a volunteer profile at Hands On Genesee! You can search and sign up for volunteer opportunities as an individual or a group. Create your own volunteer teams-- great for families, service groups, corporate volunteering and faith-based groups. You can create private, invitation-only teams or public teams. Hands On Genesee tracks your volunteer service and creates a civic transcript for you. Hands On Genesee is a program of Resource Genesee

1-800Volunteer is a national database of volunteer opportunities powered by a volunteer management system for non-profits. Search today to find a place to volunteer or help in your local community.


Virtual Volunteering! At its core, Sparked is a Labor-On-Demand platform, which enables Requesters to post and route "Challenges" to Solvers. Challenges are small activities or projects that can be completed collaboratively and entirely online. When a user logs into Sparked, our challenge-matching engine recommends a series of challenges based on the person's skills and interests profile. We use this same engine to select and email a "Weekly Challenge" to the users. While Sparked has its roots in online volunteerism (Requesters being nonprofits and Solvers being volunteers), the platform can and has been private-labeled and used for multiple purposes centering on online engagement.


VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 81,000 nonprofit organizations. VolunteerMatch lets you search for volunteer opportunities in your community and for virtual opportunities!

Flint Corps

Flint Corps is the Student Volunteer and Service Group at Baker College, Kettering University, Mott Community College, and UM Flint. They believe that it doesn't matter where you live, if you go to school in Flint, this is your community! They want to see as many students possible performing volunteerism and service in the community.

The Mission of the College Town Collaborative is to create a cooperative effort among Flint's Colleges and Universities that increases volunteering and community awareness of students, faculty, and staff.

The Vision is to instill in students, faculty, and staff a sense of ownership and pride in the Greater Flint Community, working in diverse and creative teams to improve the quality of life in Genesee County through volunteering.

You can find Flint Corps on Facebook (Flint Corps) or on Twitter (@Flint_Corps)

Resource Genesee

Contact Resource Genesee when you want to give help (through volunteerism and donations), get help (we can connect you with any human or social service in the county, tax help, homeless outreach), or learn to lead (through our youth and adult leadership programs). They are located in Flint, Michigan and serve all of Genesee County, Michigan. Resource Genesee collaborates with local charities, non profit organizations, businesses and educational institutions to fulfill their mission: Mobilize people and resources to build a thriving, vibrant community.

Michigan Campus Compact

Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact member presidents are joined together in their commitment to the development of personal and social responsibility as integral to the educational mission of their campuses. Currently MCC has 43 member campuses and Michigan members are part of national Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students.

Michigan Campus Compact hosts Michigan Service Scholars, AmeriCorps*VISTAs, the College Coaching Corps, and Summer Associates, as well as providing grant and award opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.

Michigan Service Scholars

The Michigan Service Scholars Program (MSS) provides $400,000 annually in education awards state-wide to students attending Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) member campuses through a grant from The Michigan Community Service Commission and The Corporation for National and Community Service. Students willing to complete 300 hours of community service during one calendar year will be awarded an AmeriCorps education award, to be used for qualified educational purposes. Community service hours can be completed during the academic year and/or over class breaks. To complete 300 hours during a regular academic year, students would need to average 9.5-10 hours of community service per week. For the 2012-2013 year, Mott Community College has 14 Michigan Service Scholars. For more information about eligibility and other general resources, check out their website.

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. They provide similar resources and opportunities as Michigan Campus Compact, but on a larger scale.

Member of National Society of Experiential Education

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide. In addition, NSEE serves over 800 members and maintains a network of over 15,000 non-members who are teachers, professors, principals, deans, directors of service-learning programs, professionals in career development and youth employment, counselors, directors of internships and cooperative education programs, school-to-work coordinators, superintendents, college presidents, researchers, and policymakers. The website for NSEE can be accessed at

Member of Association for Experiential Education

The Association for Experiential Education is a nonprofit, professional membership organization that supports the highest caliber of professionals in the fields of experiential education. AEE has been transforming education since 1972 and currently has 1,100 members in 32 countries engaged in more than 15 areas of professional practice. People and organizations interested in or practicing experiential education include the fields of Higher Education and Service Learning. AEE supports the entire experiential education community by supporting research, program quality and safety, advocacy, events, training, professional development and the connectivity of the entire community. The website for AEE can be accessed at

May 20, 2015